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

All students entering the major will be tested for English, mathematics, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies during the first semester as explained in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting). Math placement level 3 or successful completion of MTH005 is recommended prior to enrolling in the BCM course work. Students testing at Math placement level 2 should consult with an academic advisor or the school office.

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

Accreditation

American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).