2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog
Construction Management (BAS-CM) Course Map
Students who complete the Associate in Construction Management can seamlessly transition into the Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management (BAS-CM). The BAS-CM provides greater depth into the skills and knowledge needed to gain employment within the construction management field. This degree includes building information modeling.
COURSE AND PROGRAM DETAILS
Program entry requirements:
- Associate degree in construction management or related field
ctcLink Plan Code: CONCMBAS
1. Surveying, Earthwork, and Infrastructure
2. Construction Industry Relationship Building
3. Social Science
- BUS& 101 Introduction to Business (5 credits)
Course Purpose: This course will help prepare students for specific business and construction courses. The class offers an overview of the globalized nature of today’s business and its major functions of operations and finance needed to manage a construction project.
- ECON 110 Survey of Economics (5 credits)
Course Purpose: As a construction management professional you need to have knowledge of supply and demand of products and the skills to determine prices in a market economy to anticipate economic changes which could impact how you develop project estimates, plan, and manage projects.
- ECON& 201 Microeconomics (5 credits)
Course Purpose: You will learn about the allocation of resources, supply, and demand, labor, capital markets and international trade. This is essential knowledge when developing estimates.
- ECON& 202 Macroeconomics (5 credits)
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 macroeconomics also aids in keeping business afloat by creating accurate 3–5-year projections for resources and projects.
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4. Concrete and Foundation
5. Communications and Conflict Resolution
6. Introduction to Ethics
- PHIL 150 Introduction to Ethics (5 credits)
Course Purpose: Construction Managers should be guided in all their relationships by the highest standard of integrity and honesty with their ethical practices, professional excellence, responsibility to the public and should ethically represent the best interests of the owner with our standards.
7. Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Suppression (MEPF)
8. Budgeting and Accounting for CM Projects
9. Organizational Communication
10. Virtual Construction Modeling
11. Means and Methods II
- CONST 410 Means and Methods II (5 credits)
Course Purpose: You will learn the technical aspects of construction systems, including the procedures and methods for masonry, steel, wood, and concrete construction. The latest trends in construction materials are also covered.
13. Estimating II
- CONST 420 Estimating II (5 credits)
Course Purpose: This course will expand student skills in new topics of construction estimating and bidding. It will focus on the bidding procedures with students from the receipt of the bidding documents, through work breakdown, work qualifications, pricing and bid submittal for several types of contracts.
14. Planning and Scheduling II
- CONST 430 Planning and Scheduling II (5 credits)
Course Purpose: The course covers planning and scheduling with an emphasis on the work breakdown structure, work breakdown structure quality, principles, and concepts of best practices for scheduling and developing a project schedule.
15. Ethnic Thought and Culture
16. Virtual Construction Integration with Estimating and Scheduling
17. Internship or Capstone
18. Natural Science with Lab
- GEOL& 101 Introduction to Physical Geology (5 credits)
Course Purpose: Understanding of soils and rocks helps with selecting appropriate types of building foundations, building sites and environmental processes needed for the construction project.
- GEOL& 110 Environmental Geology (5 credits)
Course Purpose: Understanding the Earth with emphasis on geologic hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic activity, landslides, and flooding. You will learn about resources such as energy, water and materials and the disposal of waste and pollution to keep sites safe and become a leader in taking care of the environment.
- PHYS& 110 Physics for Non-Science Majors (5 credits)
Course Purpose: You will learn the physical principles that will impact the construction project.
ctcLink Plan Code: CONCMBAS