School of Drafting and Design
School of Drafting and Design

Construction Management (Online Program): Bachelor of Science
(Tennessee residents will receive a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree.)
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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Course Descriptions

CM310 Commercial Construction Methods | 4 credit hours

The purpose of this course is to provide students an overview of commercial building techniques and materials. Basic materials and installation methods for commercial construction are studied, and include site-work, concrete, masonry, metals, curtain-walls and finishes. Prerequisite: CD230 Architectural Drafting II

CM320 Principles of Building Construction Management | 4 credit hours

This survey of the construction industry includes an overview of the history of construction management, roles and responsibilities typically involved in residential and commercial construction projects, current issues such as environmental considerations in construction, and potential career paths for construction managers.

CM330 Statics and Strength of Materials | 4 credit hours

This course is a study of stresses, deflections and static loads in members and simple structural systems. Emphasis is given to the application of building structures. Prerequisites: CD220 Materials and Processes, GE253 Physics or equivalent

CM340 Building Codes | 4 credit hours

This course familiarizes students with structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing building codes. Organizations responsible for developing building codes and zoning ordinances are referenced. The role of inspections in ensuring compliance with building codes is discussed. Prerequisites: CD230 Architectural Drafting II, CM310 Commercial Construction Methods

CM350 Site Construction and Measurement | 4 credit hours

Site construction methods, soil conditions and storm water drainage are discussed in this course. Additional topics include layout, leveling, surveying and underground utilities as they relate to the building site. Prerequisite: CD310 Civil Drafting and Introduction to GIS

CM420 Construction Documents and Contracts | 4 credit hours

Documents generated during the design and construction of a building, the format and administration of construction specifications, its contracts, and subsequent changes are the focus of this course. Topics include warranties, liability and indemnity and dispute resolution. Prerequisite: CD230 Architectural Drafting II

CM430 Mechanical Systems | 4 credit hours

This course explores electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems in commercial construction. Prerequisites: CD230 Architectural Drafting II, CM340 Building Codes

CM440 Construction Project Scheduling | 4 credit hours

This course introduces the planning and scheduling of construction projects. Topics include time schedules for materials, labor and equipment and use of communication tools in project planning. Prerequisite: CM310 Commercial Construction Methods

CM450 Cost Estimating and Analysis | 4 credit hours

This course focuses on the estimation of construction project costs: direct and indirect, labor, material and equipment. Included is a discussion on overhead and profit, bidding and computer-based estimating. Prerequisite: CM310 Commercial Construction Methods

CM470 Legal Issues in Construction | 4 credit hours

This course explores the legal issues arising from design and construction services. Topics include contracts, land zoning and property ownership, contractor liability, mechanics liens, litigation and arbitration, hazardous waste issues and labor law. Prerequisites: CM340 Building Codes, CM420 Construction Documents and Contracts

CM480 Construction Safety Management | 4 credit hours

This course explores construction safety management from the point of view of the construction manager or general contractor. Studies include safety administration, program development, federal and state regulations, personnel protection and life saving equipment. Prerequisite: CM310 Commercial Construction Methods

CM490 Capstone Project | 4 credit hours

Students will apply the effective use of the estimating and management processes contained in the program in the completion of a similated construction project. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 164 credits earned in the program of study including CM440 Construction Project Scheduling or equivalent and CM450 Cost Estimating and Analysis or equivalent

EC311 Introduction to Project Management | 4 credit hours

This course is an introduction to the discipline of project management. Topics include an overview of its evolution, its various processes and principles, tools and techniques and project life cycle. Students will also be introduced to a project management software. Prerequisite: TB143 Introduction to Personal Computers or TB145 Introduction to Computing or TB150 Computing and Productivity Software

EG371 Research Methods | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

This course offers a step-by-step, systematic approach to conducting research. Emphasis is on using critical thinking, efficient research techniques and the ITT Tech Virtual Library to produce an in-depth white paper. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

EG372 Written Analysis | A 4 credit hour Composition course

This upper level writing course focuses on writing analytical documents. Areas of study include principles and techniques of drafting and refining an analysis of a complex document or situation. Prerequisites: EG371 Research Methods or equivalent, GE217 Composition II or equivalent

EG381 Statistics | A 4 credit hour Mathematics course

This course is designed to offer students the skills necessary to interpret and critically evaluate statistics commonly used to describe, predict, and evaluate data in an information driven environment. The focus is on the conceptual understanding of how statistics can be used and how to evaluate statistical data. Prerequisite: GE127 College Mathematics I or equivalent

EG452 Economics and Change | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

This course examines the issues of the changing global economy in an information society. Topics include contemporary economic issues and the impact they have on our daily lives. Prerequisites: EG371 Research Methods or equivalent, An introductory level Social Science course

EG462 Contemporary World Culture | A 4 credit hour Humanities course

This interdisciplinary study of contemporary world culture focuses on the impact of globalization and electronic communication. This course explores how global economical, cultural, political and communication processes are influenced by the rapid technological changes within our contemporary world. Prerequisites: EG372 Written Analysis or equivalent, An introductory level Social Science course

EG468 Ethics | A 4 credit hour Humanities course

This course provides students the opportunity to explore competing ethical theories and through analysis and critical thinking to determine their own code of ethics. Prerequisite: EG372 Written Analysis or equivalent

EG481 Environmental Issues | A 4 credit hour Science course

This course offers an integrative approach to global, environmental issues. Topics of study include an analysis of environmental challenges confronting contemporary, global society against a political, geographical, cultural and economical backdrop. Students are instructed on how to apply a systematic problem solving approach in reviewing the issues, related policies and recommendations for confronting these challenges. Prerequisites: EG371 Research Methods or equivalent, An introductory level Social Science course

GE364 Art Appreciation | A 4 credit hour Humanities course

This course is a basic introduction to visual art, focusing primarily on drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and architecture. Students will examine well-known works of art through the study of content, technique, form and purpose.


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Paul Groves
Computer Drafting and Design
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2010
Lexington, KY

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- Paul Groves, 2010
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