Construction Management Technology

Construction Management Technology (CMT)

CMT 112 Construction Estimating

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:CMT 310
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.
  • Function independently by attending or logging in to class regularly.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively (orally and/or in writing).
  • SLO #2: Development of introductory skills in construction estimating.
  • Identify the elements required to prepare an estimate.
  • Identify the skill set required by an estimator.
  • Understand and demonstrating the use of internet search, subcontractor communication and employee contributions to an estimate.
  • SLO #3: Define skills necessary to measure and quantify the elements in a residence or building.
  • Understand units of measure for different materials.
  • Perform calculations required to convert dimensions from feet and inches into feet expressed as a decimal.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the relationships between the quantities measured and pricing as used in estimating.
  • Estimate quantities and materials for a complete bid.
  • Identify the logical inclusion of green products within a construction project and be able to perform value engineering.
  • SLO #4: Demonstrate entry-level proficiency in generating a construction materials Take-Off list.
  • Identify and quantify required materials.
  • Construct cost reports for material, labor and production quantities.
  • Calculate reliable cost of a construction task or project.

CMT 120 Legal Aspects of Construction

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.
  • Employ learning by functioning independently in terms of attending or logging in to class regularly.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively (orally and/or in writing).
  • SLO #2: Identify and recall the foundations of the law as they apply to the many phases of construction.
  • Identify appropriate insurances and contracts for different types of parties and projects.
  • Comprehend the steps of developing and executing the different contracts of a construction project.
  • Identify the steps and options for legal action in all phases of a construction project.
  • SLO #3: Apply learned knowledge of legal aspects in project/construction management.
  • Employ the use of construction documents to support/clarify a position and/or manage a project.

CMT 134 Construction Scheduling and Critical Path Method

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:CMT 112
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.
  • Employ learning by functioning independently in terms of attending or logging in to class regularly.
  • Serve and function effectively in project teams simulating real project coordination requirements.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively (orally and/or in writing)
  • SLO #2: Utilize and apply manual and computer aided scheduling systems used in the construction industry.
  • Develop and explain a work breakdown structure, identifying activities, groups of activities, milestones and critical path.
  • SLO #3: Apply the use of a schedule for many different project aspects – procurement, contract administration, calculating manpower needs, construction and closeout.
  • Calculate real costs and develop historical data for all aspects of construction for specific activities by organization and sorting mechanisms.

CMT 136 Construction Safety

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:CMT 300
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.
  • Employ learning by functioning independently in terms of attending or logging in to class regularly.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively (orally and/or in writing).
  • SLO #2: Express and explain a basic safety attitude with an understanding of safety laws that apply to construction.
  • Describe and explain the importance of proper planning and equipment for remaining safe on a jobsite.
  • SLO #3: Explain and demonstrate how to perform safety administration.
  • Design a safety plan.
  • Present weekly tailgate/safety meetings.
  • Describe the growing opportunities for job placement in the safety field.

CMT 295 Independent Studies in Construction Management Technology

  • Units:1 - 3
  • Hours:54 - 162 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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).
  • Discuss and outline a proposal of study (that can be accomplished within one semester term) with a supervising instructor qualified within the discipline.
  • Design an independent study (to be completed individually or by collaboration of a small group) to foster special knowledge, skills, and experience that are not available in any one regularly scheduled course.
  • Use information resources to gather discipline-specific information.
  • SLO #2: Utilize modes of analysis and critical thinking to apply theoretical perspectives and/or concepts in the major discipline of study to significant problems and/or educational activities (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 3).
  • Analyze and apply the knowledge, skills and experience that are involved in the independent study to theoretical perspectives and/or concepts in the major discipline of study.
  • Explain the importance of the major discipline of study in the broader picture of society.
  • SLO #3: Communicate a complex understanding of content matter of the major discipline of study (College Wide Outcome – Area 3).
  • Demonstrate competence in the skills essential to mastery of the major discipline of study that are necessary to accomplish the independent study.
  • SLO #4: Identify personal goals and pursue these goals effectively (College Wide Outcome – Area 4).
  • Utilize skills from the “academic tool kit” including time management, study skills, etc., to accomplish the independent study within one semester term.

CMT 300 Introduction to Construction Plans and Specifications

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:Concurrent enrollment in CMT 310
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.
  • Function independently by attending or logging in to class regularly.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively (orally and/or in writing).
  • SLO #2: Have a basic understanding of construction contract documents, necessary for progress through advanced construction management courses.
  • Identify how different contract documents affect the outcome of the construction drawings.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the critical support of specifications in combination with drawings to complete a project.
  • SLO #3: Comprehend how to read different kinds of specifications and drawings regardless of architect, discipline or type of construction.
  • Identify Legends, Symbols and Schedules within the drawings.
  • Demonstrate how to read different drawings including construction drawings, shop drawings, details and sections.

CMT 310 Materials of Construction

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:CMT 300, or placement through the assessment process.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of terminology related to construction processes
  • Evaluate appropriate installation techniques for specified materials
  • SLO #2 Evaluate common construction materials which are currently being used in the field.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of terminology related to construction materials
  • Analyze composition of specific materials and products used in construction
  • Collect and analyze information on existing and emerging construction materials.

CMT 313 Computer Estimating for Construction

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:CMT 112
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.
  • Employ learning by functioning independently in terms of attending or logging in to class regularly.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively (orally and/or in writing).
  • SLO #2: Develop, explain and apply the foundations of estimating with historical data and computer based software systems.
  • Demonstrate computer capabilities in producing man-hour labor and material pricing totals efficiently.
  • Produce a variety of computer generated reports to provide format suitable to specific party the information is addressing.
  • SLO #3: Comprehend the importance of historical data and how to accumulate it.
  • research and analyze a scan of internet resources for product pricing and current cost impact trends.
  • analyze an accumulation of estimating data for quantity comparisons in future jobs is also a primary objective.
  • SLO #4: Employ the use of construction documents to support/clarify partial or total cost of a project.
  • Comprehend the difference between budgets, estimates and bids.
  • Identify and clearly separate and support pricing for both soft and hard construction costs.

CMT 495 Independent Studies in Construction Management Technology

  • Units:1 - 3
  • Hours:54 - 162 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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).
  • Discuss and outline a proposal of study (that can be accomplished within one semester term) with a supervising instructor qualified within the discipline.
  • Design an independent study (to be completed individually or by collaboration of a small group) to foster special knowledge, skills, and experience that are not available in any one regularly scheduled course.
  • Use information resources to gather discipline-specific information.
  • SLO #2: Utilize modes of analysis and critical thinking to apply theoretical perspectives and/or concepts in the major discipline of study to significant problems and/or educational activities (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 3).
  • Analyze and apply the knowledge, skills and experience that are involved in the independent study to theoretical perspectives and/or concepts in the major discipline of study.
  • Explain the importance of the major discipline of study in the broader picture of society.
  • SLO #3: Communicate a complex understanding of content matter of the major discipline of study (College Wide Outcome – Area 3).
  • Demonstrate competence in the skills essential to mastery of the major discipline of study that are necessary to accomplish the independent study.
  • SLO #4: Identify personal goals and pursue these goals effectively (College Wide Outcome – Area 4).
  • Utilize skills from the “academic tool kit” including time management, study skills, etc., to accomplish the independent study within one semester term.

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
  • General Education:AA/AS Area III(b)
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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)
  • Understand the effects time, stress, and organizational management have on performance.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of consistently practicing ethics and confidentiality in a workplace.
  • Examine the career/life planning process and relate its relevancy to the student.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic communication tools and their appropriate use.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of workplace etiquette.
  • DESCRIBE THE CAREER/LIFE PLANNING PROCESS AND RELATE ITS RELEVANCY TO ONE'S CAREER.(SLO 2)
  • Link personal goals to long term achievement.
  • Display an understanding of creating a professional first impression.
  • Understand how networking is a powerful job search tool.
  • Understand necessary elements of a résumé.
  • Understand the importance of interview preparation.
  • Identify how continual learning increases career success.
  • DEMONSTRATE APPLICATION OF INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE AND THEORETICAL CONCEPTS AS WRITTEN IN LEARNING OBJECTIVES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMPLOYER WORK SITE SUPERVISOR.(SLO 3)

Construction Management Technology, A.S. Degree

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Construction Management Technology, Certificate of Achievement

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Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction, Certificate of Proficiency

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