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Construction Management Fundamentals Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 18
Term Effective: Fall 2023


Students will gain fundamental knowledge and practical experience with construction management skills, tools, and techniques necessary to be employed in an entry-level construction management position at a local residential or light-commercial construction industry firm. Light-commercial construction involves non-residential buildings constructed of light gauge metal framing or wood.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the skills and knowledge required for entry-level positions in construction management.
  2. Identify safety-related issues that occur on a construction jobsite and explain safe use of equipment, techniques, and materials usage.
  3. Describe various construction phases and detailed construction processes for a typical residential or light-commercial project.
  4. Perform basic and accurate quantitative construction material quantity surveys (take-offs) from construction drawings.
  5. Explain the relationship between different professionals or agencies involved in a construction project.
  6. Utilize, write, or modify construction documents or forms such as contracts, specifications, Requests For Information (RFI), and change orders.
  7. Prepare preliminary cost estimates and project construction schedules for residential and light-commercial construction projects.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Construction Management Fundamentals Certificate program are:

  • Complete 18 units from
    • Construction Management Fundamentals

Construction Management Fundamentals - complete 18.00 units
CONS 101Introduction to the Construction Industry3.00
CONS 102Construction Practice and Technologies3.00
CONS 103Construction Materials, Methods and Equipment3.00
CONS 104Construction Management and Scheduling3.00
CONS 105Construction Contract Documents3.00
CONS 106Construction Estimating and Bidding3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2023

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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