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Construction Management Technology

10-455-4 Associate Degree (AAS) Full Time 63 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Oshkosh

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Are you ready to move up to project manager or supervisor in residential, commercial or industrial construction? This program will give you the necessary skills to determine the human, physical and financial resources necessary for project activities. You’ll learn to control costs, manage documents and supervise others to be an effective project manager. Your training will include work with subcontractors, suppliers and field staff to learn how to provide timely, cost-effective project completion. If you have limited construction background, internships will give you valuable experience. You will be well prepared to assume the duties of a construction project manager.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (45 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Site Layout and Construction (CMT)
10-455-101
2Credit
45
68
N/A
45 hours in class and estimate 68 hours outside of class. Focuses on the materials, methods and equipment used in site construction. Topics include soil characteristics, survey practices, building layout, excavation and shoring, utility placement, engineered fill, and water management. Students learn to interpret codes, prints and specifications pertinent to site construction.
Prereq: Admission to Construction Management Technology program; Coreq: College Technical Math 1A (10804113) or College Technical Math 1 (10804115); Introduction to Construction Management (10455102)
Introduction to Construction Management (CMT)
10-455-102
1Credit
18
36
N/A
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Serves as an introduction to the construction management profession and the Construction Management program at FVTC. Provides students with an overview of residential, commercial and industrial construction practice prior to student co-op experience.
Prereq: Active in Construction Management; HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Understanding Construction Drawings (CMT)
10-455-121
1Credit
18
36
N/A
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Introduces graphic communication methods used in construction. Basic sketching techniques are taught along with basic drafting procedures. Students will use their knowledge in architectural and engineering techniques to interpret construction drawings.
Prereq: Active in Construction Management; HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Construction Safety Management (CMT)
10-455-127
2Credit
45
68
N/A
45 hours in class and estimate 68 hours outside of class. Provides training in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Teaches strategies for creating a successful safety management plan. Students receive their OSHA 30-hr. Construction Safety card upon successful completion.
Prereq: Active in Construction Mgmt plan or cert; ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read/Sent 250+, ACT Read/Engl 18+, HS GPA 2.75+, Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree
Foundation System (CMT)
10-455-105
2Credit
45
68
N/A
45 hours in class and estimate 68 hours outside of class. Focuses on the materials, methods and equipment used in various foundation systems. Students will investigate various types of foundations used in buildings and other structures with an emphasis on concrete properties and principles. Students learn to interpret codes, prints and specifications pertinent to foundation construction.
Prereq: Site Layout and Construction (10455101) and Intro to Construction Management (10455102)
Structural Systems (CMT)
10-455-111
2Credit
45
68
N/A
45 hours in class and estimate 68 hours outside of class. Focuses on the materials, methods and equipment used in the frame of a structure. Topics include structural systems built from wood, steel and reinforced concrete. Students learn to interpret codes, prints and specifications pertinent to structural systems.
Prereq: Site Layout & Construction (10455101); Intro to Construction Management (10455102); Coreq: Foundation Systems (10455105)
Exterior Enclosure Systems (CMT)
10-455-112
2Credit
45
68
N/A
45 hours in class and estimate 68 hours outside of class. Focuses on the materials, methods and equipment used in building enclosures. Topics include masonry, precast, metals, glazing and EIFS (exterior insulation and finish systems). Emphasis is on proper detailing to avoid moisture penetration. Students learn to interpret codes, prints and specifications pertinent to building enclosures.
Prereq: Site Layout & Construction (10455101) AND Intro to Construction Management (10455102); Coreq: Structural Systems (10455111)
Interior Building Finishes (CMT)
10-455-118
2Credit
45
68
N/A
45 hours in class and estimate 68 hours outside of class. Focuses on the material, methods and equipment used to complete a building's interior. Topics include framed partitions and falsework, masonry partitions, ceiling systems, floor coverings, interior millwork and hardware. Students learn to interpret codes, prints and specifications pertinent to building interiors.
Prereq: Site Layout & Construction (10455101); Intro to Construction Management (10455102); Coreq: Structural Systems (10455111)
Construction Management Internship (CMT)
10-455-107
2Credit
405
10
N/A
405 hours in class and estimate 10 hours outside of class. Provides on-the-job learning for students to work within the management function of a residential, commercial, or industrial contractor, developer, or consultant. Students are responsible for securing their own employment--with assistance from the instructor. Students currently employed in the construction industry may receive credit for prior learning.
Prereq: Intro to Construction Mgmt (10455102); Construction Safety Mgmt (10455103) if admitted to Construction Mgmt program. If admitted to Construction Project certificate, Construction Safety Mgmt (10455103).
Construction Management Field Study (CMT)
10-455-125
1Credit
58
8
N/A
58 hours in class and estimate 8 hours outside of class. Provides the student an opportunity to pursue and study, in depth, a specific Construction Management function or practice to enhance personal interest or apply towards their base learning knowledge for enhancement and marketability in a specific construction field. Preparation, study and evaluation will be done in the form of research and presentation or in the form of a standardized professional certification and discussion.
Prereq: Intro to Construction Mgmt (10455102); Construction Safety Mgmt (10455103) if admitted to Construction Mgmt program. If admitted to Construction Project certificate, Construction Safety Mgmt (10455103).
Accounting, Principles of
10-101-107
3Credit
72
90
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Introduces basic concepts and general principles of accounting to non-accounting students. Topics include financial statements, merchandising accounting for cash, inventory, payroll, budgeting and accounting software.
Supervision
10-196-191
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Uses a practical approach to training people in the basics of supervision and management. This course emphasizes the application of theory and covers management functions, the skills needed to perform those functions, the history of management, contemporary management trends, ethics, communication and total quality management.
Construction Estimating (CMT)
10-455-106
2Credit
48
60
N/A
48 hours in class and estimate 60 hours outside of class. Teaches students the basics of construction estimating with an emphasis on quantity takeoff procedures for both detailed and conceptual estimates. Additional topics include types of estimates, types of contracts and evaluation of subcontractors. Students use Microsoft Excel software to prepare a detailed estimate from a set of working drawings.
Prereq: College Tech Math 1 or 1A (10804115/10804113) Coreq: Construction Scheduling (10455109)
Construction Contracts and Law (CMT)
10-455-108
2Credit
36
72
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Explores the legal aspects of construction. Topics include types of contracts, contract procedures and documents, responsibilities of contractors and owners, reporting requirements, insurance, bonds, and change order management.
Prereq: Active in Construction Mgmt, HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103; OR Active in Const Small Bus Mgmt or Const Proj Sup cert; OR Not pursuing a degree
Construction Scheduling (CMT)
10-455-109
2Credit
48
60
N/A
48 hours in class and estimate 60 hours outside of class. Teaches students to plan and schedule construction projects. Provides information on establishing schedule activities, durations and logic. Students will manually draw and calculate CPM (critical path method) schedules. Students are also introduced to computer-aided scheduling.
Prereq: Admission to Construction Management Technology or Construction Project Supervision
Revit Architecture (CMT)
10-455-120
2Credit
60
57
N/A
60 hours in class and estimate 57 hours outside of class. Introduces students to principles of building information modeling through the utilization of Autodesk Revit Architecture. Basic entry level user skills and advanced modeling and documentation techniques will be mastered utilizing Autodesk Revit. Students will model commercial structures by creating a 3-D set of documents inclusive of plan, elevation, and section views including associated schedules and libraries.
Prereq: Understanding Construction Drawings (10455121)
Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Systems (CMT)
10-455-126
3Credit
72
108
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the materials, methods and equipment used in mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Additional topics to include fire protection, communications and security systems. Students learn to interpret codes, prints and specifications pertinent to M.E.P. systems.
Prereq: Exterior Enclosure Systems (10455112); Interior Building Finishes (10455118)
Construction Engineering Fundamentals (CMT)
10-455-104
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Covers the principles of statics and strength of materials required to understand basic construction engineering and solve simple design problems. Design problems include wood, steel and reinforced concrete frames.
Prereq: Admitted to Construction Management Technology program; College Physics 1 (10806143)
Construction Project Management (CMT)
10-455-113
2Credit
36
72
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Focuses on the day-to-day activities of managing a construction project emphasizing the importance of communication skills. Topics include progress meetings, submittals, field contract, RFI's (requests for information), change orders and project inspection.
Prereq: Active in Construction Management Technology plan or Construction Project Supervision certificate or Construction Small Business Management certificate, Construction Contracts and Law 10455108
Computer-Integrated-Construction (CMT)
10-455-115
2Credit
54
54
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Introduces students to use of database technologies as a construction management tool. Students prepare estimates, create schedules and perform project controls using leading construction software. In addition, students are exposed to Autodesk's REVIT software using building information modeling (B.I.M.) examples.
Prereq: Construction Scheduling (10455109); Construction Estimating (10455106); Revit Architecture (10455120)
Sustainable Design and Construction (CMT)
10-455-116
2Credit
36
72
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Introduces construction management students to LEED's (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System. Information is presented on sustainable building practices which can be incorporated into project design, construction, operation and demolition.
Prereq: Active in Construction Mgmt; HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Construction Financial Management (CMT)
10-455-123
2Credit
36
72
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Introduces the principles of financial management used by construction companies including budget management and cash flow. Emphasis is on the construction manager's role in project profitability. Analyses of construction economic factors through cost, schedule and productivity management. Topics include project cash flow, billing, budget status reports, true profit and value engineering studies.
Prereq: Active in Construction Mgmt Tech plan, Construction Estimating 10455106, Principles of Accounting 10101107; OR Active in Construction Proj Supervision cert, Construction Estimating 10455106; OR Active in Construction Small Business Mgmt

General Studies (18 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
College Technical Math 1A
10-804-113
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Included topics are solving linear equations; graphing; percent; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Math 1.
Prereq: Alg – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 51+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 18+ OR Alg Prep 10834109 OR Math & Logic 10804133 OR Not pursuing a degree.
College Physics 1
10-806-143
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. This course emphasizes problem solving, laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include laboratory safety, unit conversion and analysis, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature and heat.
Prereq: College Technical Math 1 (10804115) or College Technical Math 1A (10804113) or College Algebra and Trigonometry w Apps (10804197)
Economics
10-809-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides a foundation of economic concepts and institutions so that students can apply economic thinking to their own decisions as consumers, employees and citizens in a market-oriented economic system. Topics include supply and demand, employment, prices and production, fiscal policy, monetary policy, market structures, and international trade and finance.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

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