Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

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.

Construction Management AAS

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 ACE diploma

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.

Construction Supervision certificate

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.

Construction Estimator certificate

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.

Construction Management certificate

The Construction Management certificate provides thorough, up-to-date preparation for effective entry-level leadership within the broader industry. Specialized training in project planning, budgeting, scheduling, quality control, contracts and stakeholder relations is provided. Graduates of this certificate program will be well equipped for positions such as project engineers, estimators, construction schedulers and small business owners.

Project Management (Design/Build) certificate

The Construction Project Management Certificate builds skills and knowledge to successfully coordinate the design and construction process from the conceptual development state through the project close-out phase. It includes foundational courses including construction documentation, sustainability, pre-construction, construction services, project close-out and commissioning. Graduates of this certificate program will receive knowledge and practice for entry level project management positions that include assistant project manager, project engineer and sustainable building technologist.

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

ARC-153

Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Professions

3

EGT-460

PLTW-Civil Engineering and Architecture OR

3

EGR-460

PLTW-CIvil Engineering and Architecture

 

CON-101

Architectural Plans and Specifications

3

CON-410

Architectural Modeling

3

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Math Course

3

 

 

15

Term 2

CON-932

Internship

2

CON-313

Structures and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Systems

3

CAD-201

Introduction to Building Information Modeling

3

CON-190

Construction Lab

3

CON-322

Estimating for Construction and Architecture

3

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Communications Course

3

 

 

17

Term 3

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Communications Course

3

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Humanities or History/Culture Course

3

 

 

6

Term 4

CON-324

Advanced Construction Estimating

3

MGT-101

Principles of Management

3

MGT-130

Principles of Supervision

3

CON-330

Construction Capstone

3

 

 

12

Term 5

CON-316

Sustainable Construction Science

3

CON-328

Construction Documentation

3

CON-257

Pre-Construction Services

3

CON-400

Construction Services, Project Close-Out and Commissioning

3

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Behavioral/Social Science Course

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

65

Optional Courses

CON-924

Honors Project

1

CON-928

Independent Study

1

ACE Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

EGT-460

PLTW-Civil Engineering and Architecture OR

3

EGR-460

PLTW-CIvil Engineering and Architecture

 

ARC-153

Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Professions

3

CON-410

Architectural Modeling

3

CON-101

Architectural Plans and Specifications

3

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Math Course

3

 

 

15

Term 2

CAD-201

Introduction to Building Information Modeling

3

CON-190

Construction Lab

3

CON-313

Structures and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Systems

3

CON-322

Estimating for Construction and Architecture

3

CON-932

Internship

2

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Communications Course

3

 

 

17

Total program credit hours

32

Construction Supervision Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

CON-101

Architectural Plans and Specifications

3

CON-400

Construction Services, Project Close-Out and Commissioning

3

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications OR

2

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

 

 

 

8

Term 2

CON-257

Pre-Construction Services

3

MGT-130

Principles of Supervision

3

MGT-101

Principles of Management

3

 

 

9

Total program credit hours

17

Construction Estimator Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

CON-101

Architectural Plans and Specifications

3

CON-322

Estimating

3

 

 

6

Term 2

CON-324

Advanced Construction Estimating

3

CON-257

Pre-Construction Services

3

 

 

6

Total program credit hours

12

Construction Management Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

CON-324

Advanced Construction Estimating

3

MGT-101

Principles of Management

3

MGT-130

Principles of Supervision

3

CON-330

Construction Capstone

3

 

 

12

Total program credit hours

12

Project Management (Design/Build) Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

CON-328

Construction Documentation

3

CON-316

Sustainable Construction Science

3

CON-257

Pre-Construction Services

3

CON-400

Construction Services, Project Close-Out and Commissioning

3

 

 

12

Total program credit hours

12

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