Bachelor of Science (Tennessee residents will receive a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree.)

Construction Management (Online Program)

This program covers the fundamentals and offers a foundation in construction management, construction techniques and legal issues relating to the construction management field. Areas of study include building codes, site construction and measurement, construction documents, construction project management and construction safety management. The goal of the program is to help the student acquire skills that can be used to enter the workplace and be a versatile member of a construction team.

Graduates of this program may begin their careers in a variety of entry-level positions involving construction estimating, construction safety, construction project management or building code compliance.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving construction management.

If you would like an ITT Tech representative to contact you about this program, please click here

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

The student is responsible, at his or her expense, for providing all supplies and equipment for the students use in the online courses in the program, including, without limitation, a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment, including without limitation, a monitor, keyboard and printer), software and Internet service and e-mail account.

All of the courses offered at the school in this program are distance education courses and are taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Each course will be taught over a period of either (a) six weeks or (b) 12 weeks, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Courses are delivered through an asynchronous learning network. There is a prescribed completion schedule for the activities in each course. Support materials for each course will be sent to the student. These materials may include a course syllabus, a textbook(s), a CD-ROM(s) and other printed documents required for the course. Students will be assigned to a class for each course. Students in each course will interact with their classmates and the instructor through discussion board and e-mail systems.

Online Student Preparation - Prior to starting any of the online courses in this program, the student is encouraged to complete the online student preparation, which describes the protocols that the student must follow when taking an online course.

View all online courses

The student must have access to a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment), software and Internet service that satisfy the following specifications:

Minimum Requirements for Computer: Pentium IV or equivalent PC-compatible (MacIntosh or Unix-based machines are not supported), 512MB RAM (1GB preferred), CD-ROM, 5GB free space (10GB preferred) on master hard drive.

Minimum Requirements for Software: Windows XP or 2000 (or higher), Microsoft Office Professional 2003 (or higher), Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher), and functional e-mail address with file attachment capabilities. The student will be required to obtain any software tools, plug-ins and/or applications identified in the course syllabus for any course in the program of study.

Minimum Requirements for Internet Service: 56Kb modem (Cable or DSL connection strongly preferred). The student is obligated for any expense associated with obtaining access to the above specified computer equipment, software and Internet service. No school-owned computer equipment, software or Internet service will be accessible to the student.

Classes generally range in size from15 to 25 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Course Number Course Credit Hours
----------
Unspecified General Education Courses++
24
EG371
Research Methods+

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

(close)
4
EG372
Written Analysis+

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

(close)
4
EG381
Statistics+

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

(close)
4
EG452
Economics and Change+

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

(close)
4
EG462
Contemporary World Culture+

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

(close)
4
EG468
Ethics+

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

(close)
4
EG481
Environmental Issues+

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

(close)
4
GE364
Art Appreciation+

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.

(close)
4
Subtotal 56.0
Course Number Course Credit Hours
----------
Unspecified Core Courses**
56
CM310
Commercial Construction Methods+

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

(close)
4
CM320
Principles of Building Construction Management+

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.

(close)
4
CM330
Statics and Strength of Materials+

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

(close)
4
CM340
Building Codes+

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

(close)
4
CM350
Site Construction and Measurement+

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

(close)
4
CM420
Construction Documents and Contracts+

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

(close)
4
CM430
Mechanical Systems+

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

(close)
4
CM440
Construction Project Scheduling+

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

(close)
4
CM450
Cost Estimating and Analysis+

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

(close)
4
CM470
Legal Issues in Construction+

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

(close)
4
CM480
Construction Safety Management+

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

(close)
4
CM490
Capstone Project+

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

(close)
4
EC311
Introduction to Project Management+

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

(close)
4
Subtotal 108.0
Course Number Course Credit Hours
Unspecified Elective Courses
16
Subtotal 16.0
Course Number Course Credit Hours
Minimum required credit hours for the Baccalaureate Degree (Grand Total)
180
Subtotal 180.0

If you would like an ITT Tech representative to contact you about this program, please click here

Notes

+In this program, this course is a distance education course that is taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses.

++In this program, the Unspecified General Education courses are distance education courses taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of the catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

*General Education courses include courses in the humanities, composition, mathematics, the sciences and the social sciences. The Unspecified General Education courses must include at least one course in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. For Minnesota students, the General Education courses must include at least two courses in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of the catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

**Examples of the subject matter included in the Unspecified Core courses are as follows: 3D modeling, design theory, computer drafting and design, engineering drafting and design, architectural drafting and design, civil drafting and design and visualization skills. Courses offered at this school that satisfy the Unspecified Core course requirement are CD111, CD121, CD130, CD140, CD210, CD220, CD230, CD240, CD245, CD250, CD310, CD320, CD331, CD340, CT100, CT110, CT120, CT130, CT140, CT150, CT160, CT200, CT210, CT220, CT230, CT240, CT250 and CT260. The course descriptions for these courses are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog .

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog . The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.