Construction Management (9413)

This program prepares students for careers in the construction field with an emphasis on residential and light commercial building construction. The curriculum blends two major content areas: building construction technologies and business management.  Professionals in this field need to have a thorough background in site development, building methods and materials, contract documents, plans and specifications, estimating, bidding, scheduling, building codes, legal principles, project administration, inspection, quality assurance, finances, sound business practices, and people skills. Graduates can enter the workforce in management positions with homebuilders, commercial builders, equipment installers, facility managers, general contractors, specialty contractors, building departments, and construction material manufactures and retailers. Job classifications may include estimators, superintendents, project managers, inspectors, facility managers, and sales and technical support technicians.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CIVT 1011 Construction Methods and Materials 3
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 1
or English Composition I (B)
ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
MATH 1180 Technical Mathematics I 4
1st 8 weeks
CIVT 1012 Reading Construction Drawings 1
2nd 8 weeks
CIVT 1019 Architectural Building Codes and Standards 2
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
BUSM 1300 Introduction to Business 3
CIVT 1016 Civil Drafting 3
CIVT 1021 Construction Materials Testing 2
MECT 1150 Technical Communications 3
PHYS 1100
Applied Physics Mechanics 3
or General Physics I
 Credit Hours14-16
Third Semester
BUSM 1620 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
BUSM 2100 Business Law I 3
CIVT 1410 Building Construction I 3
CIVT 2018 Construction Estimating 3
CIVT 2025 Safety in Construction 2
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives list 3
 Credit Hours17
Fourth Semester
BUSM 1400 Professional Personal Selling 3
CIVT 2016 Scheduling and Building Information Modeling 3
CIVT 2020 Green Building and LEED (R) Rating System 3
CIVT 2024 Construction Administration and Inspection 3
Select course(s) from the Social & Behavioral Sciences list 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours62-64

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).


Students planning to transfer to Kent State University must take MATH 1650 College Algebra (A).


Students planning to transfer to Kent State University must take PHYS 1610 General Physics I.

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.


Course Title Credit Hours
Arts and Humanities Electives
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives
ANTH 1160Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ECON 1150Basic Economics3
ECON 2500Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2600Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOG 1500Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 1600World Regional Geography3
HIST 1150Western Civilization I: Antiquity Through the Reformation3
HIST 1250Western Civilization II: Age of Revolution Through the Present3
HIST 2150U.S. History: Colonization Through Reconstruction3
HIST 2250U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present3
POLS 1300U.S. National Government3
POLS 2500Modern Political Ideologies3
PSYC 1500Introduction to Psychology3
SOCY 1150Principles of Sociology3