2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Sep 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog

Construction Management DTA/MRP Course Map


Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field and for transfer to a four-year institution. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. If you want to change a course on this map you must speak with an advisor to assure you meet all degree requirements. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete an  Associate in Construction Management DTA/MRP  Degree, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Important note about transfer: colleges and universities may change their requirements at any time, so this map is not a guarantee of transfer. You will need to check transfer requirements with your intended four-year school.

1. College Success


  • Course purpose:  A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

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  • Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course.

2. English Composition I


  • Course purpose: Clear written communication is necessary for interaction with all parties on a job site in order to ensure that projects are completed on time and within scope and budget.

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  • Note: Your advisor will assist you in reviewing your Guided Self Placement and selecting either the 5-credit or the 7-credit co-requisite ENGL& 101 + ENGLC 101 course. 

Action Item: Identify Transfer Institution


Before MATH& 152/146, please identify transfer institutions and verify transfer requirements. The Construction Management DTA/MRP is for construction programs at CWU, UW, and WSU. Acceptance is selective. Please check criteria for selection by connecting with your future transfer institution.

3. Math Course Recommendation


Choose one group based on transfer institution.

Group A - Required by WSU and CWU


Take one course per quarter until courses are finished.

Group B - Required by UW


Take one course per quarter until courses are finished.

  • Course purpose: In this field a specialist needs to have basic knowledge of how different businesses operate to design buildings, equipment, and interior needs. This includes having knowledge of the applications in banking, merchandising, inventory, depreciation and promissory notes. Introduction to simple statistics and the metric systems.

  • Course purpose: A vital skill in the field is to be able to analyze projections on projects for future project estimating. Skills learned in statistics will allow you to read and interpret data and make projections from that data.

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  • Note: The math course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following, the transfer institution/degree that you select, and your math placement guidance. Your advisor will assist you in selecting the relevant 5 or 7 credit course(s) based upon co-requisite options. 

Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Use your Success Network!  In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps. 

4. Composition/Technical Writing Course Recommendation


Choose one

5. Humanities Course Recommendation


Choose one

· World Language (1)


6. Business Law


  • Course purpose: In this field you will write you own contracts, negotiate claims, dispute resolution with owners and subcontractors, and represent in bankruptcy court.

7. Principles of Accounting I


  • Course purpose: Knowledge of partnerships, bonds, corporations, cash flow statements, and financial statement analysis is important in the construction field to ensure the project is completed on time and budget.

8. Economics Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • Course purpose: This is a good course to develop your understanding of allocation of resources and supply and demand, labor, capital markets and international trade. This knowledge is essential when developing project estimates.

  • Course purpose: Construction is an indicator of the economy doing well or not doing well. Having knowledge of the US economy will help you plan for employment opportunities and dips. Understanding of macroeconomics also aids in keeping business afloat by creating accurate 3-5 year projections for resources and projects.

9. Principles of Accounting II


  • Course purpose: Knowledge of partnerships, bonds, corporations, cash flow statements, and financial statement analysis is important in the construction field to ensure the project is completed on time and budget.

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go!  It is time to apply for graduation.  Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details.  https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

10. Introduction to Physical Geology


11. Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • Course purpose: Marketing, management, economics, international commerce, and finance production are central responsibilities of this career. For example, you may find yourself monitoring the stock market to determine the optimal time to purchase supplies.

  • Course purpose: Construction is an indicator of the economy doing well or not doing well. Having knowledge of the US economy will help you plan for employment opportunities and dips. Understanding of macroeconomics also aids in keeping business afloat by creating accurate 3-5 year projections for resources and projects.

  • Course purpose: In this profession you will work with international partners.  It is important to understand human behavior and belief across cultures and be able to understand the economic systems of other countries.

  • Course purpose: This is a customer relations field.  It is important to have an understanding of the cultural diversity in the United States. 

12. Humanities Course Recommendation


Choose one

· World Language (2)


13. Physics Course Recommendation


14. Public Speaking


  • Course purpose: In this field project success is dependent upon your ability to work on teams. This course will start to develop your abilities to be an effective team member by honing your ability to problem solve as part of a team, listen to team members, and manage group conflict.

15. Natural Science Course Recommendation


Choose one group based on transfer institution.

Group A - Required by UW and WSU


Group B - Required by CWU


16. Transfer Requirements Course Recommendation


Choose one or two courses based on transfer requirements.

17. Course Recommendation for Transfer to UW


Choose one

Total Credits: 102-107