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Catalog year 2015/2016

Provides students with a broad range of knowledge and skills required for success in a career in construction management. Students planning on transferring to a four year college should discuss course requirements with the program manager.

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Michael Leonard
Program Manager
240.629.7927

Doree Lynn Miles
Academic Office Manager
301.846.2505
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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://www.acaff.usmh.usmd.edu/artweb/index.html
 
Course Credits
English
 
EN 101–English Composition 3
Mathematics
 
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) (MA 130, MA 111 or MA 201 recommended) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences
 
HS 102–Human Relations (satisfies cultural competence requirement) 3
Arts & Humanities
 
CMSP 103–Speech Fundamentals  or
CMSP 105–Small Group Communication  or
CMSP 107–Career Communications
3
Biological & Physical Sciences
 
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) (PY 101 or PC 103 or PC 109 recommended) 3/4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues
 
CIS 101–Information Systems and Technology 3
General Education Elective  (GenEd Wellness recommended) 3
PE/Health Requirement  (Wellness elective satisfies this requirement) 1/3
Departmental Requirements
 
BU 272–Supervisory Management 3
BU 273–Business Communication 3
CON 101–Introduction to Construction Management 3
CON 132–Materials & Methods of Construction I 3
CON 133–Materials & Methods of Construction II 3
CON 140–Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
CON 203–Principles of Site Management 3
CON 204–Construction Project Cost Estimating 3
CON 205–Construction Accounting & Financial Management 3
CON 206–Construction Project Scheduling 3
Complete two courses (6 credits)  from those listed below 6
CAD 204–Introduction to Revit (3)
 
CON 131–Construction Law (3)
 
CON 150–Applied Practices in Construction/Construction Management I (3)
 
CON 151–Applied Practices in Construction/Construction Management II (3)
 
CON 171–Green Building-Introduction to LEED & Other Rating Systems (3)
 
CON 200–Construction Surveying (3)
 
CON 202–Mechanical and Electrical Systems (3)
 
CON 210–BIM and Construction Management (3)
 
INTR 103–Internship (3)
 
Electives  Students should check with an advisor or transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting electives.  3
Total 60
Provides students with the technical knowledge and skills required for a career in construction management.

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Course Credits
Departmental Requirements 
 
CON 101–Introduction to Construction Management 3
CON 132–Methods and Materials of Construction I 3
CON 133–Materials and Methods of Construction II 3
CON 140–Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
CON 203–Principles of Site Management 3
CON 204–Construction Project Cost Estimating 3
CON 205–Construction Accounting & Financial Management 3
CON 206–Construction Project Scheduling 3
Total 24
Provides students with the knowledge and skills required for an entry level position in construction management.

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Course Credits
Departmental Requirements 
 
CON 101–Introduction to Construction Management 3
CON 140–Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
CIS 101–Information Systems and Technology 3
CON 132–Materials and Methods of Construction I 3
CON 133–Materials and Methods of Construction II 3
CON/CIS  Take six credits from the following: 6
CIS 111E–Microcomputer Software Applications: Spreadsheets,
Any CON course not included above.
6
Total 21
Prepares students with the basic skills needed in Construction Management. All of the courses in this LOR may be used in the Construction Management degree.

 
Course Credits
Departmental Requirements 
 
CON 101–Introduction to Construction Management 3
Select two of the following courses:
CON 132, CON 133, CON 140, CON 150, CON 151
6
Total 9
Construction managers evaluate building methods and materials, and determine the most cost-effective plan and schedule. Typically they use estimating and scheduling techniques to bring construction projects to timely completion according to the architect’s plans and within budget.

Construction Management & Supervision students learn:
  • technical expertise in construction methods,
  • materials used in commercial and/or residential construction projects,
  • project management and scheduling,
  • how to read architectural plans and estimate job costs,
  • how to financially manage a construction project,
  • knowledge of current computer applications and software,
  • business management and communications skills,
  • safety principles and practices, and
  • an understanding of construction law, including related federal, state, and county codes.
Employment opportunities include jobs as:
  • project managers and general superintendents,
  • estimators, 
  • construction managers in private industry and public service, or
  • self-employed business owners.
Employment opportunities include:
  • Project managers and general superintendents
  • Estimators
  • Construction managers in private industry and public service
  • Self-employed business owners
Skills You Will Learn
  • Technical expertise in construction methods and materials
  • Understanding of construction law, safety, project management and scheduling
  • Ability to financially manage a construction project
  • Ability to read architectural plans and estimate job costs
  • Knowledge of current computer applications and software
  • Management and communications skills
Program Objectives
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of graphic communications (e.g. architectural drawings and specifications) for construction.
  • Students will have an understanding of the methods used in the construction of commercial and/or residential construction projects covering procedures, equipment, materials and techniques.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the complete construction process which includes effective planning, scheduling, and control of the overall construction project. Students will understand construction safety principles and practices, and be familiar with related federal/state/county codes.
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FCC has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students graduating with an A.A.S. in Construction Management & Supervision and who are looking for transfer opportunities. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471 or the Program Manager at 301.846.2611.
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology – B.A. Construction Management
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore – B.S. Construction Management Technology
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Main Campus & Universities at Shady Grove–B.S. Construction Management Technology
Note: Some of the above articulation agreements may not result in transfer of all credits.