This program prepares students for the construction industry with positions in scheduling, estimating, sales & marketing, assistant project management, assistant field superintendents, and project engineers. The program includes comprehensive study in contract documents, construction materials & methods, scheduling, and estimating for residential and light commercial building. Graduates can be employed with construction contractors, engineering/architectural firms, building material suppliers, public building agencies, or they can transfer into university programs in construction management.

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This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.
  • Completion of MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra, with "C" or higher, or appropriate score on MATH placement test
  • Complete the following: CNST-1281 Construction Engineering Orientation, CNST-1731 Construction Print Reading, and IT-1010 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Recognize purpose for building information modeling within building design.
  2. Monitoring project work for compliance with contract documents.
  3. Perform basic surveying tasks including layout of vertical and horizontal alignments, comprehend the underlying mathematical principles and apply the information obtained.
  4. Interpret the intent of plans and specifications as they relate to the various aspects of the construction project from the perspective of the owner, design professional, construction manager, and contractor and have the associated computer proficiencies.
  5. Apply the principles of project management process, innovation and technology to effectively identify characteristics of project delivery systems, perform contract document tasks, and implement project processes for successful project completion.
  6. Using critical path method to organize project requirements into logical inter-related groupings that represent consensus of project stakeholders to develop a management tool that communicates project status using industry standard technology.
  7. Apply sound estimating and cost management principles, using industry standard computer technology to develop and maintain an organized management tool that effectively projects and communicates the projects financial status.
  8. Use critical thinking skills to anticipate, identify, respond to, and resolve problems.
  9. Use verbal and written skills with technological tools to clearly and effectively communicate, using appropriate protocols to project stakeholders.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CNST-1281 Construction Engineering Orientation 3
CNST-1731 Construction Print Reading 3
MATH-1530 College Algebra 4
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CNST-1410 Architectural CAD I 3
CNST-1750 Construction Safety 3
CNST-2130 Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment 3
MATH-1540 Trigonometry 3
PHYS-1210 College Physics I 4
 Credit Hours16
Third Semester
CNST-2200 Architectural Building Information Modeling 3
CNST-2210 Mechanical and Electrical Systems 3
CNST-2990 Construction Estimating & Cost Analysis 3
ENG-2151 Technical Writing 3
MET-1601 Technical Statics 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
CNST-2330 Construction Scheduling 3
CNST-xxxx 2 CNST Elective 3
MET-2200 Strength of Materials 3
Arts and Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Applied Accounting  
Financial Accounting 1  
 Credit Hours15-16
 Total Credit Hours62-63