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American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

Construction Management (BCM)

(Effective Fall 2011)

The Construction Management major focuses on materials and methods involved in the building process, and the managerial and business techniques necessary for successful construction business operation. Students develop skills needed to work as supervisors and construction managers or to specialize in estimating, purchasing, and project scheduling. They also complete a general core of degree requirement courses.

Career Opportunities

Construction manager, project manager, estimator, purchasing/expediting agent, contractor/sub-contractor, code enforcement officer, building inspector

Recommended High School Subjects

Two years of algebra, one year of physics, computer science, architectural drawing and courses requiring writing skills.

Special Admissions Requirements

SAT or ACT tests, math placement Level 3 or higher.

Remediation Strategies

Students must remediate deficiencies in English, mathematics, and reading prior to admission.

Transfer Procedures

Students transferring from associate-degree majors at Penn College or another college will have their transcripts evaluated by Penn College officials prior to acceptance into the baccalaureate. No course for which a student received less than a 'C' grade will be accepted for transfer into the major. Courses taken more than 10 years ago will be evaluated to determine if they meet current course requirements. Transfer students must have completed all math, English and reading requirements or take the College placement exam prior to admission to the major.

Program Goals

A graduate of the Construction Management major should be able to:

  • successfully apply business and management skills in positions within the construction industry.
  • apply technical skills and knowledge in mathematics, science, construction, and technology in support of planning, analyzing, and solving construction problems.
  • use industry resources including associations and organizations, professional publications, and governmental data to analyze, evaluate, and apply current trends within the industry.
  • practice informed decision-making in personal and professional endeavors.
  • manage a quality construction project from start to completion while maintaining budget, schedule, and safety requirements.
  • analyze, evaluate, and select computer applications for the purpose of efficient and effective project management.
  • apply professional and ethical standards of behavior in dealing with all stakeholders in the construction process.


First SemesterCredits
FYE101First Year Experience 1 
BCM103Construction and Program Orientation 3 
BCM105Materials and Methods of Construction I 3 
MGT115Principles of Management 3 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
MTH180College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 
Second SemesterCredits
BCM115Drafting and Plan Reading 3 
BCM125Materials and Methods of Construction II 3 
ACC113Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
SPC101Fundamentals of Speech 3 
SPC201Interpersonal Communication 3 
MTH182College Algebra and Trigonometry II 3 
Third SemesterCredits
BCM220Construction Equipment Applications 3 
BCM230Construction Surveying 3 
BCM240Computers in Construction 3 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 
MGT301Business Law I 3 
MTH230Applied Calculus 3 
Fourth SemesterCredits
BCM270Construction Documents and Specifications 3 Writing Enriched Requirement
BCM280Construction Estimating 3 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
HRM300Human Resource Management 3 
MGT249Small Business Management 3 
PHS115College Physics I 4 
Fifth SemesterCredits
BCM304Advanced Estimating and Cost Control 3 
BCM305Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings 3 
BCM309Construction Structural Analysis and Design 3 
MTH160Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 
BSCDirected Construction Management Science Elective with lab 4 
Sixth SemesterCredits
BCM340Project Planning, Scheduling and Control 3 
BCM350Construction Jobsite Management 3 
BCM390Advanced Topics in Construction Technology 3 Science, Technology and Society Requirement
BCMDirected Construction Management Elective 3 
BPTCultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science/Art/Foreign Language/Applied Arts/Int'l Field Exp 3 
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
Seventh SemesterCredits
BCM420Construction Safety 3 
BCM430Construction Project Management 3 
BCBDirected Construction Management Business/Management Elective 3 
ARTArt Elective 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
Eighth SemesterCredits
BCM440Construction Project Development 3 
BCM450Quality Assurance and Quality Control 3 Writing Enriched Requirement
BCM497Senior Capstone Project 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
ARTArt Elective 3 
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 


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