Jan 23, 2020
Construction Managers are in high demand to meet local, regional and national needs of the growing construction industry. The Construction Management program will prepare students for rewarding careers in construction such as a general contractor, project manager, jobsite superintendent or estimator.
The Construction Manager may be involved in the day-to-day planning, design, and construction of many types of facilities including, but not limited to:
- commercial (i.e. office buildings and shopping centers)
- institutional (i.e. healthcare facilities and schools)
- industrial (i.e. factories and refineries)
- residential (i.e. homes and apartments)
- civil (i.e. highways and utilities)
Construction Managers are responsible for the oversight of construction projects from the delivery of materials, tools and equipment, to the quality of construction, worker productivity and safety. They coordinate and manage people, budgets, schedules and contracts with the ultimate goal of finishing the construction project on a timely and economical basis.
- Southeast Tech Laptop Required
Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Construction Management, a student will be able to:
Science & Technology
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze, calculate and determine various materials and methods of construction projects.
- Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret plans and specifications for residential, commercial and civil construction.
- Perform calculations for estimating and scheduling purposes.
- Understand the basic concept of mechanics, the action of forces on rigid bodies as applied to bridge and structural load computations through the study statics and strength of materials.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
- Effectively balance the cost, time, quality and safety of each construction project.
- Be able to recognize a problem and quickly implement a response and/or solution.
- Demonstrate an awareness of safety issues that should be carefully observed while completing field inspection.
- Apply problem solving principles through the layout and planning of building structures and civil construction.
- Perform quantity take-offs and apply cost estimating to various construction activities.
- Students must represent themselves in a positive and professional manner when communicating with architects, engineers, building suppliers, construction personnel and sales persons in the engineering/construction fields.
- Students will become life time learners as they continually strive for improvement, always looking for ways to shorten the project duration and lower the cost. They must also keep current with standards, specifications and the latest software/technology used in the field of construction.
- Maintain memberships in professional organizations.
- Use various forms of communication—oral, written, nonverbal—effectively when interacting with architects, engineers and contractors.
- Communicate in a clear and concise manner with peers and management, verbally and in writing, through the preparation of technical reports, effective interoffice and business correspondence, construction specifications, and other written contract documents.
Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 72
Satisfactory completion of all required coursework and approval of program chair.
All CMT and ACT courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better to continue on with the next sequential course.
Students entering a program in any semester other than outlined may not graduate in the expected amount of time.
Estimated total program fees
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