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Construction Management degree program curriculum

Our Construction Management degree program curriculum combines core education courses with specialized classes in essential construction competencies, such as cost estimating, project scheduling, and safety planning. Each course is developed with the input of construction professionals, ensuring career relevance. Graduates have real-world, employer-demanded knowledge and skills they can immediately use on the job.

Semester 1

OR110 - Achieving Academic Excellence 

Achieve your true potential! This course will help you sharpen existing skills, build on your strengths, and discover the best ways to learn. You will identify your learning styles, learn new behaviors to ensure college success and maximize your learning as you complete your program of study.
Credit Hours: 3

C10 - Introduction to Computers  

Introduction to Computers provides students with foundational skills and knowledge needed for today's technology-based careers. Students learn the components of systems—from the CPU and memory to input devices and peripherals—and how these components interact with an operating system to perform critical tasks. Keeping current with fast-changing computer technologies, this course will discuss the computer technologies today that are allowing the creation of a virtualized mobile workforce. It will explore how computers connect to the Internet, what services can be found online, and what dangers exist in the form of viruses, Trojans, and other malware. The course will also familiarize the student with the basics of today's office productivity applications and help to establish a foundation for working with these different types of applications, including spreadsheets, word processors, and presentation-creation tools.
Credit Hours: 3

EN120 - English Composition I  

This course offers an introduction to basic writing skills that is especially relevant to academic assignments. It focuses on paragraph development and organization in conjunction with a review of basic grammar and mechanics. The course also covers the construction of multi-paragraph essays, the development of writing style and tone, and techniques for critically editing and revising one's work.
Credit Hours: 3

SO245 - Social Impact of Technology  

This course examines the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues. Topics covered include technological progress within society, issues of energy use and creation, positive and negative environmental impacts of technology, the use of technology in war and politics, social responsibility, personal health, and economic development.
Credit Hours: 3

B01 - Introduction to Construction  

An introduction to the construction management program, this course includes discussion of the processes, players, and practices in the construction industry. The history of construction, owners, the design team, and the contracting team, communications and documentation in construction, and the sequence of a project are covered.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 2

EN130 - English Composition II  

This course provides an introduction and extensive guidelines for writing multi-paragraph essays in a college environment. In this way, EN130 will help you to better comprehend and assimilate the wide range of written communications that are vital to professional callings in commerce, industry, government, law enforcement, and healthcare—not to mention reports, documents, essays, and books associated with the universe of academic disciplines and the various areas of scientific research. For, as it turns out, the basics of the writing process apply to all forms of academic and professional communications.
Prerequisite for C02
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective (Science 100-200 Level)   B02 - Construction Materials and Methods  

This is an introduction to the materials and methods used in constructing commercial buildings. Topics covered include foundations, using wood in construction, exterior and interior finishes, brick masonry, stone and concrete masonry, masonry load bearing wall construction, steel frame construction, sitecast and precast concrete framing systems, roofing, glass, windows and doors, cladding systems, interior walls and partitions, ceilings and floors.
Credit Hours: 3

B03 - Drawings and Specifications  

This is an introduction to reading construction blueprints. Topics include lines of construction, scales, types of surveys, off-site and site improvements, foundations and below-grade construction, the structure above grade, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, commercial blueprints, construction offices, manufacturing facilities and warehouses.
Credit Hours: 3

B04 - Safety Planning and Administration  

This is an introduction to the role of safety in the construction industry. Topics include the cost and causes of accidents, ethics and safety, workers compensation, OSHA compliance, safety and health programs and policies, job safety and hazard analysis, accident reporting and record keeping, emergency response plans, total safety management, workplace violence, blood borne pathogens, workplace stress, environmental safety and ISO 14000.
Credit Hours: 3

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Program Description

The Associate of Science in Construction Management program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education by combining a core set of general education courses with specialized courses in construction management. The program lays the foundation for a broad base of knowledge with general education courses in a variety of subject areas. In addition, courses within the program discipline, such as Cost Estimating, Project Scheduling, and Drawings and Specifications focus on preparing students for careers within the construction field.

Program Objectives

After completing the Construction Management program, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the history of construction, the construction team project sequencing, communication and documentation, and the use of surveys in commercial, residential, and road construction.
  2. Apply knowledge of how to manage a construction project with responsibility and authority.
  3. Discuss the role of safety in the construction industry, including the cost and causes of accidents, workers’ compensation, emergency response plans, environmental safety, and OSHA compliance.
  4. Display the skills of time management, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, written comprehension, and communication.
  5. Identify and apply the fundamental principles of public speaking, speech criticism, audience analysis, and effective delivery techniques.
  6. Demonstrate a foundation of computer and information systems knowledge, technical skills, and a basic understanding of computer applications.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with English composition, including the ability to develop essays, and revise and edit one's work.
  9. Demonstrate basic mathematical skill by describing mathematical reasoning and logic as the basis for data analysis, and by applying the major concepts of college-level algebra.
  10. Be prepared to enter Ashworth College’s bachelor’s degree programs without any additional academic preparation.

Build a rewarding career

You can take a big step toward career success when you earn your Construction Management degree online. But that’s not the only way we help our students reach their personal and professional goals. We also provide a full suite of Career Tools, including one-on-one interview coaching. You’ll also enjoy exclusive access to The Ashworth EDGE, which focuses on how to develop a personal brand and enhance your job search with the latest digital tools and techniques.

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