2017-2018 Pierce College Catalog 
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2017-2018 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Management (DTA/ MRP)

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This degree is applicable to transfer students planning to prepare for American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) accredited (www.acce-hq.org/about/advantages-of-accreditation/) majors in Construction Management at Central Washington University (CWU), Washington State University (WSU) and the University of Washington, Seattle (UWS). It also provides information for transfer to Eastern Washington University’s (EWU) BS in Technology, Construction Management.

Degree Outcomes  

General Degree Requirements

  • Minimum of 90 quarter hours of transferable credit
  • College cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I  - required
  • COLLG 110 College Success  required during the first or second quarter of attendance
  • Earn the lesser of (at least) 20 college level credits or 25% of the credits applicable to the degree or certificate at Pierce College
  • 1.5 grade (C-) or better for all requirements, unless stated otherwise
  • “Pass” (P) grades, independent study and cooperative work experience/work-based learning credits may be used for general elective credits only
  • Once a course has been successfully completed, credits earned may be used in only one category


Core Requirements

Communication Skills (10 Credits)

ENGL& 101 is required with a 2.0 grade or higher. Second communications course requires a 1.5 or higher grade. CWU requires an equivalent to ENG 102 - Composition II: Reasoning and Research for program acceptance.

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 Credits)

Intermediate algebra proficiency is required. Course requires a 1.5 grade or higher.

Humanities (15 Credits)

Courses require a 1.5 grade or higher. At least five credits outside of the CMST discipline. No more than five credits in performance skills, and no more than five credits in world language.

Humanities Performance/Skills

Social Science (15 Credits)

WSU requires both ECON& 201  and ECON& 202  .

Social Science Elective

Courses require a 1.5 grade or higher.

Natural Sciences (15-30 Credits)

Courses require a 1.5 grade or higher. Lab courses are indicated with an  Ⓛ. UW-Seattle requires MATH& 146  and General or Engineering Physics and ten additional quarter credits in natural sciences/math at the student’s choice or see electives list. WSU requires MATH& 152  and General or Engineering Physics. CWU requires MATH& 152  and General Chemistry. EWU requires General Chemistry or CHEM& 161  .

Construction Management Courses (13-18 Credits)

Courses require a 1.5 grade or higher.

ACCT& 201 and ACCT& 202 are required.

UW-Seattle requires ACCT& 203  and three credits of Architectural CAD or Engineering graphics equivalent to ENGR& 111 or ENGR& 114  or ENGR& 121, a course that includes 3-D graphics such as AutoCAD or SolidWorks. WSU, CWU and EWU recommend three quarter credits of Architectural CAD or Engineering graphics.

Students may select three credits for the recommended electives list that best fit their future university.

General Electives (20 Credits)

Minimum grade of 1.0 is required. Maximm of five credits additional college-level courses. A maximum of three PE activity credits can be applied to this degree. COLLG 110 is required with a 2.0 grade or higher.

Total Credits Required 93-113


  • Entry to Construction Management majors is selective; students typically require a higher minimum overall GPA than the minimum 2.0 for the general DTA. Students need to check criteria for selection by connecting with their future institution.
  • Courses in humanities/social science must come from the current ICRC distribution list in order to count as General Education or General University Requirements (GERs/GURs) at the receiving institution. Additional general educational, cultural diversity, and foreign language requirements, as required by the transfer institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.
  • Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions in the year prior to transferring.

Program Code: ACMT

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