Minors for Non-Majors 

  • The minor in Construction Management is designed to augment business and design discipline degrees to enhance employment.
  • All students must take CM 2116, CM 1112, CM 2113, CM 3111, CM 4101 and one of the following:  CM 2112, CM 2501, CM 2215, or CM 4211.
  • Students must complete the necessary prerequisites for all CM Course work.
  • Registration in any CM Course above CM 1112 is restricted to students admitted to a senior college with a declared CM major or minor. A grade of “C” or better is Required in each Course.

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Required Courses (18 semester hours)

CM 2116 Construction Plan Reading (3). 2 hr lecture; 2 hr lab. Principles of graphic communication are applied to reading construction plans with emphasis on residential, commercial, industrial, and heavy highway plans.

CM 1112 Construction Materials, Methods, and Equipment (3). Prerequisite: CM 1102. Credit will not be given for this Course and CM 2100. Principal materials and methods used in building construction, emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete; project planning, work methods, materials, equipment and sustainability are also explored.

CM 2113 Construction Equipment (3) Prerequisites: CM 2101. Overview of construction equipment, included economy, selection, and productivity of common construction equipment for commercial, industrial, and heavy civil construction.

CM 3111 Construction Estimating. Prerequisites: CM 2102. Credit will not be given for this Course and CM 3110.  Fundamentals of estimating including document review, quantity survey, material, equipment and labor pricing and bid package preparation for construction projects.

CM 4101 Construction Scheduling and Cost Control (3) Prerequisite:  CM 3111. Credit will not be given for this Course and CM 4100. Fundamentals of planning and scheduling including network-based schedules, resource scheduling, probabilistic scheduling and computer applications.  Project control emphasis on goals, flow of information, time and cost control, and change management


Elective Course (3 semester hours; select one course) 

CM 2112 Materials and Methods II (3) Prerequisite:  CM 1102. Basic fundamentals of materials and methods used in the industrial and highway construction sectors.

CM 2501 Structural Principles and Practices (3) Prerequisite: Math 1550 or equivalent, and PHYS 2001.  Credit will not be given for this Course and CM 2500. Statics and strengths of materials; design of ordinary timber, steel, and reinforced concrete for construction applications.

CM 2215 Construction Safety (3) Construction safety relating to accident causation; contractual obligations; project management and coordination.

CM 4211 Construction Contracting (3) Prerequisites: junior/senior standing. Principles and theory of construction company ownership and organization, the estimate and bid process, construction contracts, bonds, and insurance, business methods and plans, management, and administration, labor law and relations, safety, and avoidance of claims.

Total = 18 Semester Hours