Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Construction Management

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time

Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters, 1 summer)

Certificate options available. See advisor for information.

The Construction Management program provides entry-level skills and knowledge for students who want to pursue one of the many careers available in the construction industry. Classes during the first year emphasize hands-on laboratory experiences in construction practices, architectural drafting and CAD, estimating, and microcomputer applications. The summer session allows students to gain practical experience during a full-time, paid internship in the construction field. Second-year classes emphasize skills and knowledge development in management, scheduling, estimating and legal issues.

Career opportunities: residential, commercial or highway construction; material suppliers; building inspection; component manufacturing.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

ARC-112

Architectural Drafting I

3

CON-116

Architectural Plans and Specs

2

CON-134

Surveying and Site Layout

2

CON-311

Building Construction Systems I

3

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

2

MAT-716

Industrial Math II

3

 

 

15

Second Semester (Spring)

CAD-200

CAD SoftPlan and Chief Architect

3

CON-190

Construction Skills Lab

2

CON-313

Building Construction Systems II

3

CON-320

Construction Computer Applications

2

CON-321

Residential Estimating

2

CON-930

Construction Health and Safety Certificate

1

–––––––

Communication elective

3

 

 

16

Summer Term

CON-272

Construction Practices

3

CON-932

Internship

3

 

 

6

Third Semester (Fall)

CON-316

Sustainable Construction Science

3

CON-323

Light Commercial Estimating

3

CON-335

Construction Planning & Scheduling

2

MGT-101

Principles of Management or

3

MGT-130

Principles of Supervision

 

–––––––

Communication elective

3

–––––––

Humanities or History/Cultures

3

 

 

17

Fourth Semester (Spring)

CON-324

Commercial Estimating

3

CON-328

Construction Law

3

CON-330

Construction Management Applications

3

CON-390

Construction Project Management

3

–––––––

Social Science elective

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

69

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