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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Science, Engineering, and Technology - Programs of Study

Construction Management
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
Application Code 290

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.

Construction managers are integral members of design and construction teams responsible for the scope, schedule, cost, and quality of building construction projects. This area of study provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to perform a management role in the building construction industry (strategic thinking, technical know-how/problem solving, and collaborative teamwork). The Construction Management (CNST) area of study prepares students to succeed in architectural, engineering, and general contracting jobs with various titles such as field engineer, project engineer, superintendent, project manager, and project executive. The curriculum includes lecture, lab, and jobsite experiences that give students a solid background in the areas of building materials and methods, building systems, construction contract documentation, planning, procurement, cost estimating, scheduling, operations, safety, and quality control. The area of study also includes a focus on general studies, with coursework in the physical sciences, economics, ethics, and communications. Students who are interested in a bachelor’s degree are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.


CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & 
 LiteratureARTT-101 Two-Dimensional Art and Design 
 ARTT-108 Environmental Design: Introduction
 to the Built Environment
 ARTT-109 Drawing I: Observation and Invention3
 SPCH-105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
 SPCH-110 Interpersonal Communication
 SPCH-142/BMGT-142 Business Development
 and Sales for Emerging Leaders3
Social SciencesECON-101 Principles of Economics (Macro)3
SciencePHYS-101 Technical Physical Science4
MathematicsMATH-141 College Algebra or higher3-5
InterdisciplinaryInterdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core
 Course (see p. 66)1-3
BMGT-203Business Ethics3
BMGT-241Project Management3
CADD-101Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting and
CNST-100Introduction to Construction Management3
CNST-101Building Construction Materials and Methods3
CNST-205Building Construction Contract Documents3
CNST-208Structural Building Systems3
CNST-210Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Other
 Building Systems3
CNST-215Building Construction Operations and
CNST-220Building Construction Cost Estimating and
CNST-225Building Construction Planning and Scheduling3
ENGL-230Technical Writing3
ENST-200Fundamentals of Soil Science4

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST