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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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • ENG-0995 Applied College Literacies or appropriate score on English placement test.
  • MATH-0965 Intermediate Algebra, with "C" or higher, or qualified Math placement.
  • Complete the following:

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-1290 Construction Print Reading 2
MATH-1530 College Algebra (or higher) 1 4
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications 2
Honors Computer Applications
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CNST-1410 Architectural CAD I 3
CNST-1750 Construction Safety 3
CNST-2131 Construction Methods and Materials 3
MATH-1540 Trigonometry (or higher) 3
PHYS-1210 College Physics I 3 4
 Credit Hours16
Summer Session
Select one of the following: 3
Technical Writing
College Composition II
 Credit Hours3
Third Semester
CNST-2201 Introduction to Building Information Modeling 3
CNST-2210 Mechanical and Electrical Systems 3
CNST-2990 Construction Estimating & Cost Analysis 3
CNST/MET-XXXXCNST or MET Elective (See recommended list below) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Technical Statics
Statics 4
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
CNST-2330 Construction Scheduling 3
CNST-xxxxCNST Elective (See recommended list below) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Strength of Materials
Engineering Strength of Materials 4
Arts and Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Applied Accounting
Financial Accounting ((See Recommended List Below))
Fundamentals of Engineering Economics 4
 Credit Hours15-16
 Total Credit Hours64-65

MATH-1580 Precalculus or MATH-1610 Calculus I will be accepted in place of both MATH-1530 College Algebra and MATH-1540 Trigonometry but an additional 2 credit hours of general electives may be needed to meet degree requirements.


MET-2550 Engineering Analysis Using MATLAB or IT-2670 C/C++ Programming Language will be accepted in place of IT-1090 Computer Applications to meet this requirement.  Recommended for students planning on transferring for Civil/Construction Engineering.


PHYS-2310 General Physics I will be accepted in place of PHYS-1210 College Physics I. Recommended for students planning on transferring for Civil/Construction Engineering.


Recommended for students planning on transferring Civil/Construction Engineering.

Recommended Electives

Construction Management Transfer
CNST-2110Basic Survey Practices3
CNST-1510Green Building & Sustainability I3
ACCT-1311Financial Accounting3
Civil/Construction Engineering Transfer
CNST-2110Basic Survey Practices3
MET-2430Engineering Probability and Statistics3
Advanced Construction Management/Utility Management
CNST-1740Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science3
CNST-2631Construction Management Systems3
CNST-2510Introduction to Asset Management3
CNST-1770Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response2
Construction Materials Tester/Construction Inspector
CNST-1670Highway Inspection2
CNST-2140Advanced Material Testing & Inspection2
CNST-1740Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science3
CNST-2110Basic Survey Practices3
CNST-2535Legal Principles in Surveying3
CNST-2500Construction Surveying3
CNST-2540Ohio Lands2
CNST-2570Geodetic Surveying3

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.