Catalog 2019-20

Construction Management Technology

Associate Degree

A.S. in Construction Management Technology

This program offers training of management-level employees for the construction industry, as well as preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university construction program. Graduates may be employed by contractors, business and government agencies for work in project planning, estimating and project coordinating. A student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult the lower division requirements of the anticipated college program.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Current curriculum emphasizes analytical problem solving and management skills
  • Field trips to a variety of construction sites to study construction methods and procedures (instructor option)
  • Transfer potential to four-year programs in Construction Technology

Career Information

Plan Checker; Estimator; Superintendent; Project Manager; Contractor; Retail/Wholesale; Office Manager; Developer; Foreman; Laborer.

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Certificates of Achievement

Construction Management Technology Certificate

This CRC program offers training of management-level employees for the construction industry, as well as preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university construction program. Graduates may be employed by contractors, business and government agencies for work in project planning, estimating and project coordinating. A student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult the lower division requirements of the anticipated college program.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Current curriculum emphasizes analytical problem solving and management skills
  • Field trips to a variety of construction sites to study construction methods and procedures (Instructor option)
  • Transfer potential to 4-year programs in Construction Technology

NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS: If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Career Information

Plan Checker; Estimator; Superintendent; Project Manager; Contractor; Retail/Wholesale; Office Manager; Developer; Foreman; Laborer

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Green Buildings Certificate

The purpose of this certificate is to develop job skills and an understanding of green strategies for high performance buildings and livable communities. It is focused at students and professionals in the fields of architecture; construction; building management; construction management; building inspection; design technology; landscape; and planning, who want to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of an integrated, economic life-cycle approach to the design of the built environment. It includes study of green rating systems, material choices and environmental strategies for a livable, sustainable future.

Certificate Requirements

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

PSLO 1: Establish meaningful ethical, social and environmental objectives for buildings and communities based on the values of energy and resource conscious design.

Compare and contrast societal and economic implications of utilizing renewable and non-renewable energy sources.

Compare and contrast the effect of contextual issues and evaluate their impact on energy consumption, environment and the beneficial experience of interior and exterior spaces.

PSLO 2: Identify and articulate issues related to the choice of various building, landscape and environmental systems; ideate responsive solutions; and compare the alternatives in making effective, sustainable decisions.

Analyze and calculate energy use to make informed, environmentally-sound and economic choices to satisfy human needs for comfort and aesthetics.

Explain the concepts of resource conservation and waste reduction and make sustainable design choices related to materials and construction.

Develop a comprehensive understanding of green rating systems, livable communities strategies and the ability to apply these concepts in decision-making.

PSLO 3: Demonstrate independent learning, teamwork and continuing education habits that will help to encourage a life long pursuit of knowledge.

To use a team work process to identify issues, analyze criteria, research and apply learned principles to synthesize solutions to specific design projects.

To demonstrate habits of visual note making and independent research by developing a sketch and notebook to record learning.

Career Information

This certificate helps to develop the knowledge base related to sustainable green buildings and environments for the careers of architecture, construction, construction management, building inspection, horticulture, landscape architecture and architectural design technology.

Construction Management Technology (CMT) Courses

CMT 112 Construction Estimating

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CMT 310

This course covers construction quantity survey and estimating practices for residential, light commercial and green building projects.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate independent learning and effective communication skills.

CMT 120 Legal Aspects of Construction

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course is a summary of the legal implications of licensing, contracts, specifications and their interpretations. Emphasis on the laws of liability, workers compensation, social security, Cal-OSHA, lien laws, and federal laws affecting construction and compliance problems.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate independent learning and effective communication skills.

CMT 134 Construction Scheduling and Critical Path Method

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CMT 112

This course introduces computer and manual techniques used in planning, scheduling and controlling construction projects. Network analysis and applications using critical path method and current computer programs will be utilized.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate independent learning and effective communication skills.

CMT 136 Construction Safety

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CMT 300

This course addresses the application of safety principles in construction with emphasis on the Occupation Safety and Health Act of 1970 and California OSHA.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate independent learning and effective communication skills.

CMT 295 Independent Studies in Construction Management Technology

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

CMT 300 Introduction to Construction Plans and Specifications

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in CMT 310

Transferable: CSU

This is an introductory course in how to read building plans and specifications. Intended for both the homeowner and the builder, the course gives emphasis to building plan symbols, interpretation of shop and field drawings, and requirements for obtaining building permits.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate independent learning and effective communication skills.

CMT 310 Materials of Construction

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CMT 300, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU

This is a general survey of materials and methods of building construction. An overall view of residential, commercial, and heavy construction practices will be studied.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Compare common construction methods which are currently being used in the field.

CMT 313 Computer Estimating for Construction

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CMT 112

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to meet current demands for computerized estimating in the construction industry. This course will integrate computer technology with current construction estimating practices. This technology will provide the student with experience in determining construction quantities and costs quickly, economically and effectively.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Demonstrate independent learning and effective communication skills.

CMT 495 Independent Studies in Construction Management Technology

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

CMT 498 Work Experience in Construction Management Technology

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Construction Management Technology.

Transferable: CSU

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)

Full-time Faculty

Cory Thomas-Fisk
Office: WINN 253B
Phone: (916) 691-7180
E-mail: FiskC@crc.losrios.edu

This CRC program offers training of management-level employees for the construction industry, as well as preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university construction program. Graduates may be employed by contractors, business and government agencies for work in project planning, estimating and project coordinating. A student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult the lower division requirements of the anticipated college program.