2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog 
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2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Virtual Construction for Construction Management Certificate Course Map

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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate 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 certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. 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 the Virtual Construction for Construction Management Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Required Prerequisites

ENGL 099 with a grade of 2.0 or better or placement into college-level English.
MATH 054 with a grade of 2.0 or better or placement into MATH 096.

  • 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.

  • Course purpose: Introduction to the construction management field including estimating, bidding, scheduling, project management, and field operations.

  • Course purpose: Construction Management processes are introduced, including industry terminology, business practices, estimating/bidding, scheduling, project management, field operations and career pathways.

  • Course purpose: You will learn about construction documents and their use as a tool to manage the construction process.

  • Course purpose: You will learn the technical aspects of construction systems, including the procedures and methods for masonry, steel, wood, and concrete construction. Recent trends in construction materials are also covered.

  • Course purpose: You will need to be proficient in using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel and these are tools used daily in the construction management field.


  • 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.

1. Introduction to Virtual Construction

2. Basic Modeling

4. Model Base Collaboration

5. Model Integration: Estimation and Scheduling

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

Total Credits: 23

Program Code: 570V

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