Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

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 (5 terms including summer), some required evening classes
Certificate options (See advisor for information)
1 year (2 terms)

Industry endorsements earned

OSHA 10-Construction; Adult First Aid with CPR; National Career Readiness Certificate. Optional credentials: LEED Green Associate; NCCR Certifications - Construction Technologist and Construction Supervisor.

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 skills, 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.

The Construction Estimator certificate is an alternative to the A.A.S. degree, and provides entry-level skills and knowledge for students who want to pursue a career as a construction estimator.

The Construction Supervision certificate is an alternative to the A.A.S. degree, and provides entry-level skills and knowledge for students who want to pursue a career as a construction site supervisor or project manager.

The ACE (Architecture, Construction & Engineering) diploma is an alternative and/or precursor to the A.A.S. degree, and provides entry-level skills and knowledge for students seeking entry-level positions in the construction or architecture industries. This program requires the OSHA-10 Construction third party credential.

Career opportunities: Construction managers and supervisors; building inspectors; project managers; sustainability specialists; material suppliers and cost estimators.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

EGT-460

PLTW-Civil Engineering and Architecture OR

3

EGR-460

PLTW-CIvil Engineering and Architecture OR

 

CON-311

Building Construction Systems I

 

CON-101

Architectural Plans and Specifications

3

CON-410

Construction Modeling

3

ARC-150

Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Professions

2

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers OR

3

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

 

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Math Course

3

 

 

17

Term 2-Spring

CON-313

Structures and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Systems

3

CON-190

Construction Lab

3

CAD-201

Introduction to Revit

3

CON-322

Estimating

3

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Communications Course

3

 

 

15

Term 3-Summer

CON-932

Internship OR

3

CON-239

Construction Project OR

 

GLS-120

Education Experience Abroad

 

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

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Humanities or History/Culture Course

 

 

 

6

Term 4-Fall

CON-324

Commercial Estimating

3

CON-335

Construction Planning & Scheduling

2

CON-134

Surveying and Site Layout

2

CON-316

Sustainable Construction Science

3

MGT-101

Principles of Management OR

3

MGT-130

Principles of Supervision

 

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Humanities Course

3

 

 

16

Term 5-Spring

PHY-190

Physics I OR

3

PHY-120

Introductory Physics OR

 

PHY-162

College Physics I OR

 

PHY-212

Classical Physics I

 

CON-400

Construction Project Management

3

CON-328

Construction Law and Ethics

3

CON-330

Construction Capstone

3

ACC-111

Introduction to Accounting OR

3

ACC-120

Survey of Accounting

 

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Communications Course

3

 

 

18

Total program credit hours

72

Optional Courses

CON-924

Honors Project

1

CON-928

Independent Study

1

Construction Estimator Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

CON-101

Architectural Plans and Specifications

3

CON-322

Residential Estimating

3

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers OR

3

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

 

 

 

9

Term 2-Spring

CON-324

Commercial Estimating

3

CON-335

Construction Planning and Scheduling

2

 

 

5

Total program credit hours

14

Construction Supervision Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

CON-101

Architectural Plans and Specifications

3

CON-400

Construction Project Management

3

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications OR

2

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

 

 

 

8

Term 2-Spring

CON-335

Construction Planning and Scheduling

2

CON-134

Surveying and Site Layout

2

MGT-130

Principles of Supervision OR

3

MGT-101

Principles of Management

 

 

 

7

Total program credit hours

15

ACE Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

EGT-460

PLTW-Civil Engineering and Architecture OR

3

EGR-460

PLTW-CIvil Engineering and Architecture OR

 

CON-311

Building Construction Systems I

 

ARC-150

Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Professions

2

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers OR

3

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

 

CON-410

Construction Modeling

3

CON-101

Architectural Plans and Specifications

3

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Math Course

3

 

 

17

Term 2-Spring

CAD-201

Introduction to Revit

3

CON-190

Construction Lab

3

CON-313

Structures and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Systems

3

CON-322

Estimating

3

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Communications Course

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

32

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