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B.S. Degree, Construction

Degree Type: B.S.
Major Code: CONST-BS
CIP: 1101510012
Former CIP: 151001

The Bachelor of Science in Construction provides a program of study that prepares students for a variety of positions in the construction industry (project manager, estimator, scheduler, purchasing agent, superintendent among many others). This program couples the technical skills required for professional success with the applicable business and computer knowledge necessary to effectively build large projects. Students will learn the advanced concepts of materials and methods of construction associated with residential and commercial projects as well as identify scopes of work, estimate quantities of material, equipment and/or labor, and determine the cost of the work for large complex projects. They are also able to write contracts to procure materials and/or subcontractors and then develop schedules that will efficiently control time.

An understanding of the principles taught in the classroom will be enhanced through a variety of real-world applications provided by credentialed faculty with extensive field experience and obtained via internship opportunities. With this degree, the graduate will have many opportunities for advancement with increased responsibility. Many local, national and international opportunities exist within all areas of this industry including residential, land development, public building, commercial, industrial, specialized subcontractors, equipment and materials sales, and construction product research and development.

Though many transfer pathways exist, the recommended pathway into the B.S. in Construction program is the Associate in Science degree. Students are encouraged to meet with Student Affairs specialists and/or academic advisors to discuss their academic goals. The B.S. in Construction consists of 126 credits, including 36 credits of general education courses.

Construction Technical Foundation (see notes)40
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
AvailableBCN1221Principles of Building Construction
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
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
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
BCN29xxCooperative Education Internship in Construction2
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
AvailableEET1035CFundamentals of AC/DC Electricity
This is an introductory course in basic electricity intended for the engineering technology programs. It consists of the concepts, laws and definitions encountered in AC and DC electric circuits.
4
Not availableEGS1111CThe course could not be found.
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
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
Construction Non-Technical Foundation (see notes)9
All Construction Non-Technical Foundation courses are required for the BS degree. Courses designated ** may meet the General Education requirements.
AvailableAPA1111COffice Accounting I
This course provides instruction and practice in the fundamentals of accounting. Selected topics include accounts payable and receivable, cash control systems, worksheets, financial statements, adjusting and closing entries, purchases and cash payments, sales and cash receipts and payroll. This course may be used to provide a foundation for financial accounting. Activities are recorded manually and in an accounting software program. Lab fee required.
3
or any other business elective with the following prefix: ACG, APA, BUL, ECO, FIN, GEB, MAN, MNA, MKA, SBM.
CHM1020Contemporary Chemistry**3
or higher level chemistry course.
AvailableFIN2001Business Finance
This course focuses on the application of financial practices for the entrepreneurial venture. The student will be able to analyze and evaluate the various sources of funding available for small businesses; become conversant in financial terminology; understand, prepare and analyze financial statements and prepare a loan proposal. The student will be able to describe and explain the importance of working capital and cash management. The student will be able to identify financing needs, establish credit policies and prepare forecasts of estimated cash flows, start-up costs, revenues and expenditures for the first two years of the entrepreneurial venture.
3
or any other business elective with the following prefix: ACG, APA, BUL, ECO, FIN, GEB, MAN, MNA, MKA, SBM.
ECO2013Principles of Economics (MACRO)**3
GLY1000Introduction to Geology**3
or GLY 2010C Physical Geology with Laboratory
MAC2233Concepts of Calculus**3
or higher level mathematics course.
PHY1020Conceptual Physics**3
or higher level physics course.
STA2023Statistical Methods I** 3
or higher level statistics course.
Construction Core Courses32
AvailableBCN3708Building Specifications, Contracts and Codes
Encompassing a comprehensive overview of the CSI divisions, this course will focus on local and state building codes and ADA handicap requirements. With an in-depth review of the different types of contracts, students will learn contract development, execution and delivery methods.
3
AvailableBCN3730Construction Safety, Health and the Environment
This course identifies construction safety issues, concerns, requirements and procedures associated with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and construction projects. Issues relating to health and the environment will be addressed. Analysis of cost, planning, administration, inspection, prevention and safety processes on the job site will be emphasized. Loss prevention and control will be discussed and the pursuit of a drug-free workplace will be stressed.
3
AvailableBCN4753Construction Financing/Accounting
This course will focus on the basic principles and applications of construction finance and emphasis on the acquisition and management of funds, mortgages and construction accounting.
3
Not availableBCN4787CConstruction Capstone Project
In this course the student will use everything previously learned in the program to develop and manage a virtual construction project. The student will be responsible for controlling the basic design, site selection and construction processes. Estimating, scheduling and contracting the administration of a professional, commercial or residential project will be covered. The student will produce a formal oral presentation to a jury committee. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
3
AvailableBCN4946Construction Management Internship
Students may earn credits based on the extensiveness of the required learning contract, related concurrent work experience (part-time/full-time) and satisfactory completion of a training assignment. A weekly seminar may be required. Cooperative Education students must receive approval, prior to registration, from the supervising instructor, the associate dean and the Coordinator of Cooperative Education.
2
AvailableBUL3130Legal and Ethical Environments of Business
This course involves an analysis of the law as a dynamic, social and political institution in the business environment including contract law, torts and ethical consideration.
3
AvailableETC3270Building Systems
Students will learn advanced concepts for building systems associated with residential and commercial-type structures. Particular emphasis will be given to the H.V.A.C., mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Different types of systems in each discipline will be discussed. The student will be exposed to design processes and system selections for each building system used.
3
AvailableETG2502Statics
This course will prepare the student for the field of Engineering Technology and/or related sciences. The course will focus on specialized practical knowledge related to the mathematical, scientific or technical aspects of mathematics, science and engineering. Fundamental principles of statics, co-planar and non-co-planar force systems including concurrent and non-concurrent forces will be covered. Additional focus will be placed on both friction and non-friction systems. Stress and strain evaluations on columns, beams, trusses and foundation systems will also be addressed.
3
AvailableETG3533CApplied Engineering Strengths of Materials
This course will continue to prepare the student for the field of engineering technology and/or a related science. The course will focus on specialized, practical knowledge related to more advanced mathematical, scientific or technical aspects of mathematics, science and engineering. Relationships between external forces and action of members of a structure will be covered. Topics include stress, shear, moment, deflections, column and beam connections and Mohr’s Circle.
3
Note: EGN 3310 can be used to satisfy the ETG 2502 requirement.
AvailableETI3630Project Communication and HR Management
Managing the human elements of project management is as challenging as mastering the technical aspects. Innovative approaches are employed to successfully motivate, communicate, negotiate and resolve conflicts among the team members and stakeholders. In this course students develop an understanding of the individual, the group and the project team. Proven techniques to make conflict a constructive rather than a destructive experience are discovered. Students develop effective communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills to successfully lead both domestic and global projects.
3
AvailableMAR3023Principles of Marketing
This is an advanced course covering the essential knowledge required to ensure the success of a business as it launches and maintains product presence in the market place. We will also discuss the impact of marketing on businesses revenue, the relationship of marketing to other organizational functions and the development of marketing strategies for both the domestic and international marketplace. The course also focuses on the role that the Internet and direct marketing have on corporate marketing strategies.
3
Construction Concentrations9
Choose nine credit hours from one of the following categories:
Advanced Construction Management Practices
Not availableBCN3724CAdvanced Construction Planning
This course is an advanced course in project planning and scheduling methodologies involving computer simulation, scheduling software and lean construction. Students will learn lean construction concepts involved in construction planning, work structuring, supply chain management, "pull" scheduling on a multi-story commercial construction project with a goal to reduce waste in all aspects of construction. Students will lead construction planning workshops and perform formal client presentations.
3
Not availableBCN4258Building Information Modeling (BIM)
This course explores a number of related computer graphics programs and how they can be combined to enhance construction communication and presentations. Illustration and drafting software will be introduced. 3D modeling software (Revit) is included.
3
AvailableBCN4612CAdvanced Construction Estimating
This course covers the analysis and determination of cost of construction operations including applicable indirect and overhead costs and the preparation of bid proposals for commercial construction projects. A cost-control system is introduced and implemented with sample field-generated problems. Students will be responsible for the development of a detailed estimate of a three-story building. Client presentation required.
3
AvailableBCN4731COSHA Analysis and Design of Safety Systems
This is an advanced course in the management of construction safety programs including an in-depth analysis of OSHA and the design of industrial safety management programs. Students will develop a safety program that provides sound implementation of OSHA and state provision. Course topics will include the design safety systems, inspection procedures, documentation, corrective measures, incentive programs, management and employee relations.
3
Sustainable Building Systems
Not availableBCN3565CElectrical Power, Controls and Lighting
This course will examine the fundamental principles of electricity and its modern-day applications as pertinent to the building construction industry. While remaining consistent with curriculum objectives of preparing students with the ability to manage and perform the entire spectrum of facets in the construction industry, this course will prepare the student to be familiar with the electrical portion of the construction project.
3
Not availableBCN4503Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems
Students will be introduced to the advanced building plumbing and fire protection systems associated with residential and commercial structures. Particular emphasis will be given to the plumbing and fire protection systems. Different types of advanced systems in each discipline will be discussed and evaluated. The student will be exposed to design processes and system selections for each building system used.
3
AvailableETC4414CApplied Structural Design I
This course is an introduction to structural analysis. Designs of concrete, timber and steel members will be covered as well as current code and specification requirements.
3
Not availableETM4755Applied Air Conditioning
This course covers the analysis of body comfort, psychometrics, heating and cooling load, specification of air conditioning systems, air distribution systems and system piping requirements.
3
Facilities and Property Management
Not availableBCN3565CElectrical Power, Controls and Lighting
This course will examine the fundamental principles of electricity and its modern-day applications as pertinent to the building construction industry. While remaining consistent with curriculum objectives of preparing students with the ability to manage and perform the entire spectrum of facets in the construction industry, this course will prepare the student to be familiar with the electrical portion of the construction project.
3
Not availableBCN4258Building Information Modeling (BIM)
This course explores a number of related computer graphics programs and how they can be combined to enhance construction communication and presentations. Illustration and drafting software will be introduced. 3D modeling software (Revit) is included.
3
Not availableETD3555Applied Site and Survey Mapping
This course presents site plan development including contour revisions, grading, drainage, utilities and street and road layout. Pipe drawings, both flat and pictorial, utility and working drawings and extensive civil, three-dimensional applications will be included. Students will learn to plan, prepare and interpret engineering drawings. The student will learn the use of drafting equipment and computers to design and draft mechanical, architectural, civil, electrical, structural building systems and related areas.
3
Not availableIND3643CAdvanced Building Barrier-Free Design
This advanced building codes course will further investigate the local and national building codes as well as the Accessibility code. Students will learn how to navigate the online building codes and apply them to design projects and scenarios.
3
Not availableIND4611Applied Sustainable Design Principles
A studio-based format and integrated design approach will apply the sustainable design principles for adaptive use in commercial built environments. Students will also develop an understanding of the various sustainable building certifications and the required documentation process to achieve certification. Lectures, field trips and guest lecturers will reiterate the importance of sustainable design and development. Design professionals will participate in the critique process.
3
Site Planning and Real Estate Development
Not availableBCN3724CAdvanced Construction Planning
This course is an advanced course in project planning and scheduling methodologies involving computer simulation, scheduling software and lean construction. Students will learn lean construction concepts involved in construction planning, work structuring, supply chain management, "pull" scheduling on a multi-story commercial construction project with a goal to reduce waste in all aspects of construction. Students will lead construction planning workshops and perform formal client presentations.
3
Not availableETC4260CSite Development and Feasibility
Principles and practices of residential and commercial land development processes will be discussed in this course. Students will learn zoning and land use requirements and/or restrictions. The course will expose the student to project development processes and the utilization criteria used. Financial requirements and responsibility of the project, feasibility studies, market analysis, site analysis and utilization, project programming and design will also be addressed in this course. Project cost estimates for infrastructure, common buildings, individual specialty buildings and/or houses will be identified and evaluated.
3
AvailableBCN4612CAdvanced Construction Estimating
This course covers the analysis and determination of cost of construction operations including applicable indirect and overhead costs and the preparation of bid proposals for commercial construction projects. A cost-control system is introduced and implemented with sample field-generated problems. Students will be responsible for the development of a detailed estimate of a three-story building. Client presentation required.
3
AvailableFIN3403Principles of Business Finance
With the balance sheet as a reference point, this course provides an introduction and overview of the acquisition, financing and management of business assets.
3
Project Management
AvailableETI3442Project Scope, Schedule and Budget Management
This course provides an overview of the theory and practice of managing projects within various organizational structures. The fundamental building blocks of project management are addressed with special emphasis on the triple constraint. Students gain a solid understanding and foundation to successfully manage each phase of the project life cycle, work within organizational and cost constraints, set goals linked directly to stakeholder needs and utilize proven project management tools to complete the project on time and within budget. The key management aspects and proven techniques that differentiate project management from other types of management are fully addressed.
3
AvailableETI4115Project Quality, Risk and Procurement Management
Quality management ensures that project deliverables meet pre-determined criteria. Methods for quality management are studied including quality planning, assurance and control. Risk management is the systematic process of identifying, analyzing, evaluating and controlling project risks. Both qualitative and quantitative risk analyses are conducted and strategies for proactive risk aversion and reactive risk response are developed. Procurement management is the acquisition of direct project scope and auxiliary services from outside the business unit or organization. Methods for procurement management are studied including planning, solicitation, selection and contract administration.
3
AvailableETI4448Applied Project Management
In this comprehensive course, students will build statements of work and work breakdown structures, make activity and resourcing decisions, set timelines and utilize scheduling and resource allocation methods. Risk management methods will also be used in working as groups to create and manage project plans. Techniques will be appropriate for large and small projects within commercial, academic or non-profit organizations.
3
Not availableETI4675Advanced Project Financial Analysis
Advanced project management requires an in-depth knowledge of finance and engineering economics. This course is divided into three parts. Part I is the study of financial concepts and introduces record-keeping, financial statements and the accounting equation. Part II, financial analysis and time value of money, focuses on the traditional applications of time value of money and project analysis and justification. Part III is the study of Earned Value Analysis (EVA) of projects and development of financial project reports.
3
General Education Courses36
Communications9
History3
Humanities6
Mathematics6
Science6
Social Science6
Total Credits:126
Note: Students transferring into this baccalaureate program with one of the four A.S. degrees listed in the Admissions Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Students section of this catalog will be considered to have satisfied all the Technical Foundation course requirements for this program. However, students must complete or have already completed the Non-Technical Foundation course requirements listed herein.
Note: Students transferring into this baccalaureate program with any other regionally accredited A.S. or A.A. degree must complete or have already completed all the courses listed under Construction Foundation (Technical and Non-Technical).
Note: Baccalaureate students must show 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: Students must meet General Education requirements. Students awarded an Associate in Arts or Baccalaureate degree or who have official transcripts documenting "General Education Requirements Met" from a Florida College System or Florida State University System degree granting institution shall be considered to have satisfied Seminole State's General Education requirements. Please refer to this catalog's General Education section for specific requirements.

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