American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

(Effective Fall 2016)

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.

Remediation Strategies

Success in college-level coursework requires minimum levels of proficiency in math, reading, and English. Therefore, all new students must meet placement requirements to demonstrate their skills in these three areas. 

Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting).

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/transferringcredits). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

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.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
BCM103 Construction and Program Orientation 3 3 M REQ
BCM105 Materials and Methods of Construction I 3 3 M REQ
MGT115 Principles of Management 3 3 S REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCM115 Drafting and Plan Reading 3 1 6 M REQ
BCM125 Materials and Methods of Construction II 3 2 3 M REQ
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 3 S REQ
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3 3 S REQ
or
SPC201 Interpersonal Communication 3 3 S REQ
MTH182 College Algebra and Trigonometry II 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCM270 Construction Documents and Specifications 3 Writing Enriched Requirement 3 M REQ
BCM230 Construction Surveying 3 1 6 M REQ
BCM280 Construction Estimating 3 2 3 M REQ
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
MGT301 Business Law I 3 3 S REQ
MTH230 Applied Calculus 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCM220 Construction Equipment Applications 3 3 M REQ
BCM240 Computers in Construction 3 1 6 M REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
BCM Directed Construction Management Elective 3   M BCM
MGT249 Small Business Management 3 3 S REQ
PHS115 College Physics I 4 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fifth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCM304 Advanced Estimating and Cost Control 3 2 3 M REQ
BCM305 Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings 3 3 M REQ
BCM309 Construction Structural Analysis and Design 3 2 3 M REQ
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 3 3 S REQ
BSC Directed Construction Management Science Elective with lab 4   S BSC
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Sixth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCM340 Project Planning, Scheduling and Control 3 2 3 M REQ
BCM350 Construction Jobsite Management 3 3 M REQ
BCM390 Advanced Topics in Construction Technology 3 Science, Technology and Society Requirement 3 M REQ
BCM Directed Construction Management Elective 3   M BCM
BPT Cultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science/Art/Foreign Language/Applied Arts/Int'l Field Exp 3   S BPT
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3 S REQ
or
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Seventh Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCM420 Construction Safety 3 3 M REQ
BCM430 Construction Project Management 3 3 M REQ
BCB Directed Construction Management Business/Management Elective 3   M BCB
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Eighth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCB Directed Construction Management Business/Management Elective 3   M BCB
BCM497 Senior Capstone Project 3 3 M REQ
BCM440 Construction Project Development 3 2 3 M REQ
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3   S SSE
or
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3   S FOR
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3   S AAE
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3   S IFE
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Accreditation

American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).