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Metropolitan Community College Construction Management Program

Construction Management Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Business & Technology
Program Coordinator: Leonard Gardner, 816.604.5210

BSAD 109 - Principles of Supervision - 3.00 credits

This course is an integrated approach involving a variety of issues confronting supervisors and provides practical solutions within a diversified workforce and a global marketplace. The course explores how supervisors relate to employees, other supervisors and upper management, and emphasizes skills applications couples with Internet activities that require students to seek current information.

CSMG 101 - Introduction to Construction Management - 3.00 credits

Overview of construction as a profession and of the construction industry, including safety, types of construction, professional organizations, contract delivery systems, ethics, communication and software applications within construction.

CSMG 140 - Beginning Print Reading - 2.00 credits

Participants will learn print reading for construction including how to use symbols, work drawings, survey plats, electrical plans and all other drawings related to construction, as well as the relationship of specifications to drawings.

CSMG 215 - Construction Planning & Scheduling - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSIS 115. Introduction to commonly used techniques and computer applications for the planning, scheduling, monitoring, and controlling of construction projects. Topics include key scheduling techniques such as Gantt Chart, Critical Path Method (CPM), Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT), Linear Scheduling Method (LSM), and Earned Value Method (EVM); practical scheduling practices such as tracking, controlling, and forecasting trends of schedules, cost control, and reporting.

CSMG 225 - Construction Methods & Materials - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSMG 101 w/ C grade or higher. This course is an introduction to the basic building materials, components, methods, and sequences in residential construction. The class is organized around the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Format. We will use a simple set of building prints and specifications to structure our discussion of the building process, and learn about the materials specified for use in that structure, along with possible alternatives.

CSMG 250 - Construction Estimating - 2.00 credits

Participants will learn how to bid on construction projects, including all styles of the bid process and learn follow-up and management techniques.

CSMG 255 - Project Cost Estimating - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: CSIS 115 & CSMG 101 with a minimum grade of C. Principles of construction estimating. Topics include estimating quantities of material using reference books, tables and the Construction Specifications Institute (C.S.I.) format and preparing estimating reports.

CSMG 285 - Construction Contracts & Documents - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSMG 101 w/ C grade or higher. Principles of construction contracts and documents, based on the Construction Specifications Institute format, covering various contract methods, document precedent, phases of the design process and how documents relate to that process. This course will present the value and importance of how construction documents define the rights of, responsibilities of and relationships among all the parties that are necessary for the successful completion of any project.

CSMG 295 - Building Codes and Code Administration - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSMG 101. Study of national, state, and local regulations applicable to specification and performance of building construction standards. The International Building Code is utilized as the primary reference resource.