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There are 2+2 and formal articulation agreements in place for many Ohio and U.S. colleges and universities. Contact the program advisor for details. The Construction Management program has been continuously accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) since 2000.

The Construction Management program prepares graduates for entry-level employment with all types of construction companies. Inside positions include work assignments in marketing, sales, estimating, and purchasing; field assignments include those in scheduling, cost control, quality assurance, assisting field superintendents, and monitoring safety programs. The local job market for graduates is expected to continue to grow as the Columbus construction industry steadily expands.

In addition to technical and management courses taught at the college, associate degree students have the opportunity to work directly with employers through a summer semester cooperative job program that fulfills part of the degree program requirements. Students in the program share a course core curriculum with other programs in the Construction Sciences Department. This core provides students with a strong foundation of technical skills as well as a sense of the teamwork needed in the construction field. Students also complete courses in communication skills, technical math, and computer literacy.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Construction Management, the graduate will be able to:

  • Analyze and interpret all types of construction drawings and documents
  • Develop conceptual programs and detail in order to calculate quantities of material, labor, and equipment needed for a project
  • Analyze financial data relative to cost budget data of construction work in the field and office
  • Apply data analysis to identify construction problems, specify goals, and execute projects including understanding risk management and safety loss prevention
  • Utilize the critical path and Gantt bar chart methods to organize, track and update construction projects as necessary
  • Identify, understand and apply the elements in construction employee relations and contract law
  • Utilize industry standard software for estimating, planning, scheduling and cost control
  • Understand the processes of construction disputes, claims and project documentation
  • Obtain working knowledge of safety, health and environmental issues.

Construction Management Associate Degree

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
CMGT 1105 Construction Documents  3
CMGT 1115 Construction Methods  3
CMGT 1121 Construction Drawings  3
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
CIVL 1120 Construction Material Science  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Semester 2 . .
CMGT 1131 Quantity Survey  3
CMGT 1135 Safety & Loss Prevention  2
ESSH 1650 OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety & Health  2
NAT XXXX Refer to approved GE - NAT list  3
ARCH 1110 Basic Manual Drafting  1
ARCH 1112 Basic CAD Drafting  1
COMM 2200 Business Communication  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Summer Semester . .
CMGT 1141 Estimating  3
CMGT 2241 Planning & Scheduling  3
XXXX XXXX Technical Elective  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 11
Semester 3 . .
CMGT 2251 Cost Control  3
CMGT 2221 Construction Company Management  3
CMGT 2231 Commercial Computer Estimating 3
. or
CMGT 2281 Residential Computer Estimating  3
SURV 1410 Introduction to Surveying  3
MATH 1075 Intermediate Algebra  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Semester 4 . .
CMGT 2699 Project Management  3
STAT 1350 Elementary Statistics 3
. or .
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting  3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology  3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
. or
BMGT 1111 Management  3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS  . 73

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting  3
ARCH 1274 Revit Architecture I  2
ARCH 1276 SketchUp  2
ARCH 2282 Sustainable Design  2
ARCH 2283 Sustainable Energy  2
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills  2
CIVL 1320 Statics & Strength of Materials  3
CIVL 1230 Heavy Construction Estimating  3
CMGT 1106 Field Supervision  3
CMGT 1153 Residential Construction  3
CMGT 1171 Sustainability Management  3
CMGT 1173 Sustainability Applications  3
CMGT 2215 Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) 3
CMGT 2216 BIM Applications  3
CMGT 2231 Commercial Computer Estimating  3
CMGT 2252 Construction Law  3
CMGT 2281 Residential Computer Estimating  3
CMGT 2282 Sustainable Construction  2
CMGT 2910 Field Experience  3
CMGT 2994 Special Topics: Construction Management  1-4
ESSH 1160 OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety & Health  1
ESSH 2282 Sustainable Building Strategies  2
ESSH 2520 40-HR HAZWOPER  2
GIS 1100 Introduction to GIS  3
SURV 1460 Computer Applications in Construction Science  2
SURV 2410 Engineering Surveying  4

 

Approved General Education (GE) List

HUM
GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT                                                       
(SELECT ONE)    ARCH 2100-PREFERRED

ARCH 2100 History of Architecture  3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877  3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877  3
HIST 1181 World Civ. I: Non-Western/Non-Amer to 1500  3
HIST 1182 World Civ. II: Non-Western/Non-Amer since 1500  3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities  3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions  3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History  3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy  3
PHIL 1130 Ethics  3

NAT
GE-NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCES REQUIREMENT                          
(SELECT ONE)  ESSH 1101-PREFERRED

BIO 1127 Environmental Science I  4
CHEM 1171 General Chemistry I  5
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology  4
HORT 1130 Plant Sciences  3
ESSH 1101 Intro to Environmental Science, Safety, Health  3

Note: Students planning to transfer to a related baccalaureate program at a four-year institution must take MATH 1148.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
CMGT 2215 Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS .  3
Semester 2 . .
ARCH 1274 Revit Architecture I  2
SURV 1460 Computer Applications in Construction Sciences  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 4
Semester 3 . .
CMGT 2216 BIM Applications  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 10

 
Estimating/Bidding Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
CMGT 1105 Construction Documents  3
CMGT 1121 Construction Drawings  3
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting  3
SURV 1410 Introduction to Surveying  3
CMGT 1115 Construction Methods  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 2 . .
CMGT 1106 Field Supervision  3
CMGT 1131 Quantity Survey  3
CMGT 2281 Residential Computer Estimating  3
CMGT 1135 Safety & Loss Prevention  2
ESSH 1650 OSHA 30-Hr Construction Safety & Health  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Semester 3 . .
CMGT 1141 Estimating  3
CMGT 2231 Commercial Computer Estimating  3
CMGT 2241 Planning & Scheduling  3
CIVL 1230 Heavy Construction Estimating  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 40

Facility Conservation and Energy Management Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 .
CMGT 1171 Sustainability Management  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 2 . .
CMGT 1173 Sustainability Applications  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 6

Field Supervision Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
CMGT 1105 Construction Documents  3
CMGT 1121 Construction Drawings  3
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting  3
SURV 1410 Introduction to Surveying  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Semester 2 . .
CMGT 1115 Construction Methods  3
CMGT 1131 Quantity Survey  3
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
CMGT 1135 Safety & Loss Prevention  2
ESSH 1650 OSHA 30-Hr Construction Safety & Health  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Semester 3 . .
CMGT 2221 Managing Construction  3
CMGT 2241 Planning & Scheduling  3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology  3
CMGT 1106 Field Supervision  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 37

Residential Construction Management Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
CMGT 1105 Construction Documents  3
CMGT 1121 Construction Drawings  3
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting  3
CMGT 1115 Construction Methods  3
SURV 1410 Introduction to Surveying  3
CMGT 1153 Residential Construction  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18
Semester 2 . .
CMGT 1106 Field Supervision  3
CMGT 1131 Quantity Survey  3
CMGT 1135 Safety & Loss Prevention  2
ESSH 1650 OSHA 30-Hr Construction Safety & Health  2
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Semester 3 . .
CMGT 2221 Managing Construction  3
CMGT 1141 Estimating  3
CMGT 2241 Planning & Scheduling  3
BMGT 1111 Management 3
. or .
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics  3
CMGT 2281 Residential Computer Estimating  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 46

Transfer Options

The Construction Management program at Columbus State has articulation agreements with many four-year institutions, including the Technical Education and Training Program of The Ohio State University College of Education. This agreement allows Construction Management students to complete their associate degree at Columbus State, transfer their credits to Ohio State, and complete a baccalaureate degree in Technical Education and Training. Students completing the Ohio State program may be eligible for certification by the Ohio Department of Education to teach in related high school career and technical education programs throughout the state of Ohio.

2 + 2 Program: A.A.S. in Construction Management to a B.S. in Agriculture in Construction Systems Management from The Ohio State University.

3 + 1 Program: A.A.S. in Construction Management to a B.S. in Applied Management from Franklin University.

2 + 2 program: A.A.S. in Construction Management to a B.S. in Construction Management from Northern Kentucky University.

22 + 2 program: A.A.S. in Construction Management to a B.S. in Construction Management from Eastern Michigan University.

Additional Formal Transfer Agreement Options:

Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration from Capital University, Otterbein University, Mount Union College, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Franklin University, and Ohio Wesleyan University.

Baccalaureate Degree in Construction Management from Bowling Green State University and more than 96 other colleges and universities around North America.

Baccalaureate Degree in Construction Engineering and Construction Management from the University of Cincinnati and 96 other colleges and universities around North America.

Interested students should contact the Construction Management program coordinators for curriculum requirements and additional details. Please note that course requirements for this option may differ from the standard plan of study published in the catalog.