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Construction Management Associate in Applied Science

Construction Technology Construction Management

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Instructors are experienced professionals, superintendents or project managers for some of the largest construction firms in the country. 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

65

Program/Plan Number

375

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

15  CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor.  The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.

Program Core Requirements

41  CH
Business
BUSINES 181
Financial Accounting 4
This course presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements, primarily for users external to a business or other enterprise. Students study the forms of business organization and the common transactions entered into by businesses. The emphasis is on understanding and applying basic accounting principles and other concepts that guide the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. How to analyze and interpret historical financial statements as well as the limitations of using these statements in making forward-looking business decisions are included. The primary content emphasis will be accounting for current assets and liabilities, long-term assets and liabilities, corporations, cash flow statements and financial statement analysis. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Business 111 or Business 141 or Mathematics 098 or higher; or concurrent enrollment in Business 141; or placement test; or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 269
Principles Of Management 3
Analysis of major functions and principles of management; emphasis on supervisory and operating levels of management; theories, policy-making, effective communications and art of decision-making. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 111, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Computer Information Systems
CIS 120
Intro to Microcomputers 3
Fundamental concepts of computer information systems as applied to microcomputers in business and personal use; includes hands-on experience with a variety of microcomputer software. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the Consent of Departments Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Construction Management
432CMGT 601
Introduction to Construction 2
The course is designed to give the student a foundation in the basic concepts of construction. The course focuses on the fundamental skills needed in the industry for the core construction class; industry related terminology, construction processes and procedures, scale reading, applying construction calculation, measuring, tools and usage, and industry job descriptions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
432CMGT 602
Methods of Building Construction 3
The course is designed to develop an understanding of the methods of construction of residential and commercial type building and includes a survey of different types of construction and their advantages and limitations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
432CMGT 603
Building Materials and Testing 3
Examination of the characteristics of materials such as wood, masonry, concrete, iron, and steel relative to their basic use in the construction industry. The physical properties of each will be studied relative to actual in-service behavior. This course is an introduction to the field and laboratory methods of testing soils, concrete, and steel. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
432CMGT 604
Blueprint and Specifications 3
Designed to provide proper knowledge of blueprints reading as it relates the architectural or building construction industry. The course covers the theory of orthographic projections, reading floor plans and elevations drawings, symbols and notations, scaling and dimensioning practices, reading blueprints of structural information, electrical and mechanical trade drawings. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
432CMGT 605
Construction Cost Estimating 3
This course is designed to provide the students with a basic introduction to the methods of construction, estimating and developing the associated costs. Students will gain a working knowledge of materials takeoffs, the estimating process, building and estimating spreadsheets, unit cost, assembles for different trades, overhead and profit. Manual and computer approaches to solving estimating problems will be used. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 432CMGT 604 and CIS 120.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
432CMGT 606
Construction Contracting Specs 3
Introduction the functions and operations of a construction office, including bidding, construction contracts and specifications, bonds and insurance, labor law and labor relations. Legal aspects and interpretation of contracts and specifications. This course is designed to give the student a general working knowledge of the various types of contracts, specification, and delivery methods. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 432CMGT 604.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
432CMGT 607
Construction Scheduling/Management 3
An introduction to the methods of construction scheduling and project management. Students will become familiarized with using different scheduling approaches, how to handle worksite paperwork, and to plan the need for manpower, materials, and equipment coordination with the project budget. The course will use manual and computer approaches to solving scheduling programs. Discussion and critical path methods (CPM) and analysis are included in the course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 432CMGT 604 and CIS 120.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
432CMGT 608
Project Management 3
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the process of a construction project and provide the tools that are necessary to estimate or manage a construction project. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 432CMGT 604, 607, and CIS 120.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
432CMGT 609
Construction Safety II 3
This course covers thirty (30) hours of training, required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) that apply toward the 30-hour Construction Industry course completion card. The course covers topics pertaining to regulations covered by Standard 28 CFR 1926. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA construction safety and health 30-hour course completion card from the Department of Labor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
English
ENGLISH 107-1
Report Writing 3
Letters and reports, methods of collecting and organizing data, and methods of presenting facts and ideas effectively. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Technology 332
332TECH 449
Professional Development 2
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the human relations skills necessary to obtain employment and succeed in a quality work environment. This course includes resume development, cover letter writing, job searching skills, networking skills, interviewing techniques, and post-interview skills. Additionally, this course helps students succeed while on the job by exposing students to current workplace trends, team building skills, customer and co-worker relations, attitude and motivation, stress management, and financial management and planning. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

9  CH
Consult with a college Academic Advisor for selection of a minimum of three courses form the following disciplines: Business, CIS, Construction Technology and Environmental Science.
  

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

 CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

Career Pathways

Construction Technology Construction Technology & Drafting

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