Construction Management Technology

About the Program

The Construction Management Technology Program at Pearl River Community College is a two-year program of study designed to lead to an Associate in Applied Science Degree or a Certificate of Proficiency.

The program prepares individuals for employment in businesses and firms within the construction industry in mid-level management operations or other construction operations as estimators, material specialists, planners, project manages, layout specialists. The curriculum includes instruction and study in the areas of construction materials, surveying, safety and basic operations of the residential and commercial construction industry. The student has the opportunity to gain on-site construction management experience through the summer internship program in Construction Management Technology.

Applicants for the Construction Management Technology Program must have a high school diploma or a GED.

By completion of the program students will have obtained a 30-Hour OSHA Card and NCCER Certification.

Career Opportunities in the Field

Good employment opportunities for mid-level management within the construction in-dustry are expected through 2012. Jobs are available in South Mississippi and throughout the country. The South Mississippi area is home to many top-notch contractors doing business in heavy, commercial and residential construction. Annual salaries will range from about $20,000 to $30,000 for those starting the business depending on the job description.

Course Descriptions

Course TitleCourse DescriptionCourse Number
Survey of Modern Construction. (3) Fundamentals of the construction environment, methods, materials, and processes from a historical perspective, and the impact on the construction industry. Two lecture and two lab hours per week.CON1113
Construction Materials. (3) Study and testing of the various materials used in the construction industry including on-site asphaltic and portland cement concrete, reinforced concrete, pre-stressed concrete and soils. Two lecture and two lab hours per week.CON1213
Plans and Document Interpretation. (2) Graphic techniques used in the construction industry. Includes computation of areas and volumes, interpretation of building plans and specifications, and symbols and terms used in the residential and commercial construction industry. Two lecture and two lab hours per week.CON1223
Construction Systems I. (3) Common practices of engineering principles and construction methods. Two lecture and two lab hours per week.CON1233
Construction Job Site Management. (3) Basic techniques of the modern methods of managing construction projects including critical path scheduling, resource allocation, and funds flow. Practical applications are made through simulated projects. Two lecture and two lab hours per weekCON2113
Construction Cost Estimation. (3) Estimating, quantity survey, unit cost synthesis and analysis, bid organization and planning, and competitive simulations and exercises. Computer software programs are utilized to develop simulated construction bid. Two lecture and two lab hours per week.CON2123
Construction Systems II. (3) Common practices of construction using engineering techniques to determine relations between equipment production and design criteria. Two lecture and two lab hours per week.CON2233
Construction Systems III. (3) A study of material properties and common practices of design and construction of civil/highway structures. The operation and cost of construction machinery and equipment, power generating equipment, and powered fastening systems will be covered. Two lecture and two lab hours per week.CON2243
Construction Layout. (3) Principles of site preparation and layout of structures. Use of levels, tapes, and surveying instruments. Triangle calculations, differential leveling, and erection of batter boards and markers are included. One lecture and four lab hours per week.CON2313
Construction Safety Standards. (3) Management of safety and health in the construction environment. Basic elements of a safety and health program for the construction general contractor are examined to include Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Two lecture and two lab hours per week.CON2413
Leadership and Organization. (3) Study of the effective leadership and management styles in the construction industry. Organization of the construction industry at the local, state, and national levels. Two lecture and two lab hours per week.CON2513
Internship in Construction Management Technology I. (3-6) Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor A cooperative program between the construction industry and education which is designed to integrate the student?s technical studies with on-site construction experiences. Offered only in the summer term. Credit is awarded on the basis of 1 semester hour per 45 hours of on-site experience. Three to six credit hours scheduled, 135 to 270 work hours.CON261(3-6)
Internship in Construction Management Technology II. (3-6) Continuation of CON 2616 with advanced placement in on-site construction. Offered only in the summer term. Credit is awarded on the basis of one semester hour per forty-five hours of on-site experience. Three to six credit hours scheduled, 135 to 270 work hours.CON262(3-6)
Special Project in Construction Management Technology. (1-3) Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor A course to provide students with an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge gained in other Construction Engineering Technology courses. The instructor and student work closely together to select a topic and establish criteria for completion of the project. Two to six lab hours per week.CON291(1-3)
Supervised Work Experience in Construction Management Technology. (1-6) Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor This course is a cooperative program between industry and education and is designed to integrate the student?s technical studies with industrial experience. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of 1 semester hour per 45 hours of on-site work experience. One to six hours scheduled, 45 hours of on-site work experience. One to six hours scheduled, 45 to 270 work hours.CON292(1-6)
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