Construction Management Minor
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Construction Professionals is expected to grow 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. In addition to new construction projects, a growing emphasis on retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient should create additional jobs for construction professionals.
Given the industry demand for qualified Construction Professionals, the goal of the Construction Management Minor is to offer courses that lead to the key skills, processes and techniques required by the industry for Construction Professionals.
The intent of the Construction Management Minor is to equip students enrolled in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Business, and Global Studies with the ability to integrate Construction Management (CM) knowledge and expertise to their chosen fields of study as stipulated following:
Civil Engineering students will benefit from having a minor in CM based on the premise that CM is an associated Civil Engineering subsector.
Architecture students will benefit from having a minor in CM as viewed from an interdisciplinary platform where Architects and Construction Managers share a mutual operating platform in the industry through various project delivery methods.
Business students will benefit from having a minor in CM as viewed from a commerce standpoint where all construction projects are directly linked to either finance, accounting, marketing, and/or management.
Global study students will benefit from having a minor in CM by developing the needed skills to apply and relate to construction in developing countries through the built environment and sustainable initiatives.
Construction Management Minor (18 units)
Lower Division Requirements
This course will explore fundamental concepts related to the theory and practice of construction management. The course includes an overview of the construction industry, job market, common project management tools, basic materials and methods of construction, risk management challenges, sustainable operations, and leadership skills required to direct a construction company and project activities. (3 units; Fall)
Plan Reading and Estimating introduces students to construction plan reading and interpretation of residential and commercial projects. With a basic understanding in plan reading, students will apply estimating processes and learn cost engineering terminologies. Students will learn how to conduct quantity surveys from residential and commercial plans and understand the principles of unit price cost estimating. (3 units; Spring)
McMillan, Margaret M.
|01/09/2019||TTh||8:45 AM - 10:15 AM||Engineering 230|
Upper Division Requirements
This course explores information about construction materials and methods. The following concepts are presented in this course: (a) site investigation; (b) construction materials characteristics and costs; (c) construction methods; (d) equipment types and uses; and (e) equipment production rates and cost. Prerequisite: CON205. (3 units; Fall)
Construction Law & Safety introduces students to construction law, safety and health conditions as they relate to workers, supervisors, inspectors, and the public. Prerequisite: CON205. (3 units; Spring)
|01/09/2019||TTh||12:15 PM - 1:45 PM||Engineering 129|
This course provides fundamental knowledge for the documentation, administration, and successful delivery of construction projects through the application of industry standard project delivery methodologies. The course will also introduce students to various aspects of construction contracts in respect to project delivery, construction law and ethics. (3 units; Spring)
Lee, Jay J.
|01/09/2019||TTh||10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Engineering 129|
This is a project-based course that provides an opportunity for students to apply state-of-the-art technologies to explore solutions to contemporary technological and managerial challenges in the modern construction industry. Students in this course will utilize their knowledge about computerized simulation and modeling technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), scanning technologies, and virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) technologies to address design and management challenges on construction projects. Prerequisite: CON 315. (3 units; Spring)
Lee, Jay J.
|01/09/2019||MWF||9:30 AM - 10:30 AM||Engineering 129|