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A.S. Degree, Construction

Degree Type:A.S.
Major Code: CNMGT-AS
CIP: 1646041200

Students graduating from this program typically work for a commercial contractor as a project manager/engineer, estimator, scheduler or purchasing agent. Students will understand the basic principles of business coupled with the technical aspects of the commercial construction industry. During this program, students will learn commercial construction materials and methods. They will also be able to read blueprints, estimate materials quantities, procure materials, schedule work in a commercial environment and possess the skills to pursue construction licensure.

Students may complete the following college credit certificate as part of the Construction degree:

  • Building Construction Technology Technical Certificate
Major Courses
AvailableBCN1221Principles of Building Constructon
This course offers insight into the principles and practices of commercial and industrial building construction using structural steel, timber and concrete. The course introduces the student to the systems, methods and equipment available and commonly used on construction projects - from site work through certificate of occupancy.
4
AvailableBCN2230Construction Materials and Methods I
An introduction to the art of building, this course deals with whole systems of building: heavy timber framing, wood platform framing, masonry load bearing walls, structural steel framing, concrete framing and enclosures. The evolutionary development of the system, the properties of its major materials, the possibilities and limitations of the building method and the basis for choosing among systems is covered.
3
AvailableBCN2231Construction Materials and Methods II
An in-depth study of the techniques, structure, characteristics, analysis and application of modern construction and engineering materials with an emphasis on the processing, structure, properties and performance interrelationship. Students will gain an understanding of material science and use experimentation to discover applications and techniques of materials. An emphasis will be placed on high-performance materials within the built environment.
3
AvailableBCN2721Construction Planning and Cost Control I
This course is an overview of several project scheduling methods for construction, including Gantt charts, logic, diagrams, critical path method, calendar day scheduling and project expediting. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableBCT2731Project Management Simulation
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the project manager's role in the construction process. Students will use their knowledge of estimating, scheduling, materials and methods of construction to manage a simulated construction project. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableBCT2770Estimating Fundamentals
An overview of estimating. Topics include the analysis and determination of costs, the classification of materials, labor and subcontracted work into the smallest manageable units and the development of a simple estimate. Lab fee required.
3
Not availableSUR2101CSurveying
This course covers the theory and practice of surveying, use and care of instruments, instrument error, balancing and closing traverses, introduction to land and construction surveying. Lab fee required.
4
Support Courses
AvailableBCN1001Introduction to the Built Environment
This course will familiarize pre-construction students with the nature and functioning of the construction industry and the building construction curriculum, labs and technology. The specific roles, practices and techniques within the construction industry will be emphasized and will include knowledge of the organizational structure associated with the design and construction process (architect, engineer, general contractor, subcontractor and material suppliers) and current trends in industry.
2
or
AvailableEGS1006Introduction to the Engineering Profession
This course will introduce the student to the role of the engineer as a creative design professional. Emphasis will be on understanding the creative process and the factors that influence it. The student will participate in engineering orientation and make case studies of selected engineering fields.
1
and
AvailableEGS1007Engineering Concepts and Methods
This course is an introduction to computer software applications involving engineering spreadsheets (Excel) and symbolic processing (Mathcad) in order to solve a variety of engineering-related problems.
1
AvailableBCN2251CBuilding Construction and Drafting
This course is a study of the techniques and symbology involved in the preparation of light construction plans, structural sections, framing, elevations and details used in working and presentation drawings. Lab fee required.
3
BCN29xxCooperative Education Internship in Construction2
AvailableEGS1111CEngineering Graphics - Drawing
This course is an introduction to the techniques of mechanical drawing for three-dimensional spatial relationships, spatial visualization, sketching and graphical presentation. Engineering drawing, descriptive geometry and graphical solution techniques using both manual and computer methods will be emphasized. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableETD1320CComputer-Aided Design I
The purpose of this course is to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job in such positions as CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator or CAD technician. This course is designed for students who have already received in-depth training in one or more application areas. Lab fee required.
3
Electives10
Choose 10 credits from the following list:
APA1111COffice Accounting*3
BCNxxxxAny BCN prefix college-credit course
AvailableBCT1001Applied Mathematical Concepts for Design and Construction
This course provides the practical mathematical skills needed in the architectural, construction and associated subcontract professions. The course helps to convey basic mathematical concepts and their specific applications into the architecture and construction industry. The direct, practical approach emphasizes careful, complete explanations with actual on-the-job examples. This course will provide a summary/review of basic mathematical concepts: Arithmetic, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.
3
BCTxxxxAny BCT prefix college-credit course
AvailableBUL2241Business Law I
This course is a study of law as it relates to the sources of law, courts and court procedures, torts, crimes and contracts.
3
CHM1020Contemporary Chemistry*3
or higher level chemistry course.
EET1035CFundamentals of AC/DC Electricity*4
Not availableETD1340CComputer-Aided Design II
In this course students will learn advanced two- and three-dimensional drafting techniques. Menu and program modification will be emphasized along with improved speed and accuracy. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableENC1210Technical Writing
This course is a study of and practice in various forms of technical writing: complete formal reports, letters of application, resumes, articles or technical essays and oral presentations. Emphasis is on the grasp of scientific and technical ideas and effective verbal presentation of these ideas. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
AvailableETD2390Computer-Aided Design III (Revit)
This course is a three-dimensional CAD course which introduces the student to Autodesk Revit Software. The student learns to work with architectural computer models rather than the basic geometric drawing approach. The Revit platform for building information modeling is a complete design and documentation solution which supports all phases of design, drawing production and schedule development for a given project. This software allows the student to work in various views of the parametric building model at the same time.
3
FIN2001Business Finance*3
AvailableMAN2300Human Resources Management
The purpose of this course is to explore the theories and practices relating to the management of human resources (HR). The role of the human resources department will be discussed regarding its role in the corporate organization as well as meeting personnel corporate goals and objectives. The course will also explore HR's relationship with functional departments, departmental supervisors, as well as middle and executive management. The principles of job analysis, job description, job skills, recruitment and selection techniques, motivation and performance evaluation will be explored in depth.
3
AvailableMAR2011Marketing
This is an introductory course in marketing, emphasizing the four elements of the Marketing Mix: Product, Price, Place and Promotion. The course focuses on the marketing concept, role of strategic planning and development of marketing strategies. In addition, the concepts of market segmentation, demographics and selection of a target market will be studied. Importance of market research, consumer and industrial buying habits and the differences between consumer and industrial goods are also explored. Concepts behind product development and product acceptance are reviewed in the context of pricing and promotional techniques throughout the product life cycle. Importance of branding is evaluated. The concept of an integrated marketing campaign is explored within the context of the promotional mix - advertising, direct selling, sales promotion and public relations. Online marketing is explored utilizing the Internet.
3
AvailableSPN1120Elementary Spanish I
This is a beginning course consisting of the fundamentals of Spanish functional grammar and speech taught by developing skills in hearing and understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Through a multimedia approach, students will develop proficiency and confidence in the language. In addition, the course provides a basis for understanding the culture of Spanish-speaking areas. Lab fee required.
4
Note: Courses denoted by an asterisk are recommended for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Construction.
General Education Courses
AvailableENC1101English I
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher.
3
AvailableGLY1000Introduction to Geology
This beginning course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of Earth. Emphasis is on Earth materials, geologic hazards, the water cycle and plate tectonics. This course satisfies a natural science requirement and provides background knowledge for further courses in Earth sciences.
3
or
Not availableGLY2010CPhysical Geology with Laboratory
This course provides a survey of introductory ideas in physical geology including Earth materials, geologic hazards, plate tectonics, the water cycle and surficial landforms. Laboratory work will consist of identification of minerals and rock specimens, interpretation of stratigraphic units and work with topographic, physiographic and geologic maps and imagery. Field trips may be required. Lab fee required.
4
AvailablePHY1020Conceptual Physics
This course is for non-science majors. Fundamental concepts of physics with application of everyday experiences are covered. Topics include kinematics, mechanics, electricity and magnetism and special topics. This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the physical factors in our environment.
3
or higher level physics course
Mathematics General Education course3
(Recommended: MAC 2233 Concepts of Calculus or higher mathematics course for students pursuing the B.S., Construction)
History General Education course3
Humanities General Education course3
Social Science General Education course 3
(Recommended: ECO 2013 Priniciples of Economics MACRO)
Total Credits:67
Note: This A.S. degree is transferable into the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Construction offered at Seminole State.
Note: Students planning to transfer into the B.S. program must also fulfill the state's modern language requirement by exhibiting a modern language proficiency (at the intermediate level) equivalent to two years in high school or eight college credits in a single language. A standardized examination for modern language may be used to meet the requirement. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement.
Note: Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

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