Commercial Construction Management - CC13

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

The mission of the Commercial Construction Management Degree program is to prepare its students to assume positions leading to increasing managerial responsibility in a variety of firms which plan and construct commercial construction projects. Graduates will be provided with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to effectively coordinate all of the managerial and technical aspects of a construction project. Upon graduation of the degree program, students will possess skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and communication, as well as technical and conceptual application of estimating, contract administration, contracts, scheduling, finance, safety, and means and methods of construction.

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;      

*Be at least 16 years of age;   
  
*Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;  
   
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;      

*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Education Core (18 hours)
Area I - Language Arts/Communication (6 hours)

Prereqs: (ENGL 0098 or Test Score) AND (READ 0098 or Test Score)

Coreqs: None

Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
SPCH
1101
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores

Coreqs: None

Introduces the student to the fundamentals of oral communication. Topics include selection and organization of materials, preparation and delivery of individual and group presentations, analysis of ideas presented by others, and professionalism.
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences - Choose One of the Following (3 hours)

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides a description and analysis of economic operations in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of economic concepts and policies as they apply to everyday life. Topics include basic economic principles; economic forces and indicators; capital and labor; price, competition, and monopoly; money and banking; government expenditures, federal and local; fluctuations in production, employment, and income; and United States economy in perspective
ECON
2105
3

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides a description and analysis of macroeconomic principles and policies. Topics include basic economic principles, macroeconomic concepts, equilibrium in the goods and money markets, macroeconomic equilibrium and the impact of fiscal and monetary policies.
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6 hours)
MATH
1111
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Math Scores

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.
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Natural Sciences/Mathematics Elective
3
Area IV - Humanties/Fine Arts (3 hours)
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xxx
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
Program Specific Required Course - Choose One of the Following (3 hours)

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Develops skills and behaviors necessary for successful supervision of people and their job responsibilities. Emphasis will be placed on real life concepts, personal skill development, applied knowledge and managing human resources. Course content is intended to help managers and supervisors deal with a dramatically changing workplace being affected by technology changes, a more competitive and global market place, corporate restructuring and the changing nature of work and the workforce. Topics include: Understanding the Managers Job and Work Environment; Building an Effective Organizational Culture; Leading, Directing, and the Application of Authority; Planning, Decision-Making, and Problem-Solving; Human Resource Management, Administrative Management, Organizing, and Controlling.
MGMT
1115
3

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

This course familiarizes the student with the principles and techniques of sound leadership practices. Topics include: Characteristics of Effective Leadership Styles, History of Leadership, Leadership Models, The Relationship of Power and Leadership, Team Leadership, The Role of Leadership in Effecting Change.
Occupational Courses (39 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: Provisional Admission

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

This course is a study of the commercial construction process, terminology, participant roles, and phases. Topics include: project types, project stages, construction documents, marketing, contract procurement, estimating, bonding, scheduling, mobilization, materials, methods, change orders, claims, safety, organizational management, computers in construction, communication, high rise construction, contract types, liability and loss control.

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

This course is a study of the materials and technologies utilized in commercial construction. Topics include: site-work, foundations, building structure, interior and exterior finishes, and roofing. A brief overview of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and conveying systems is included. An overview of materials testing is also presented.
3

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

This course provides the skills to read and interpret commercial construction graphical documents. Topics include: dimensioning practices, layout, abbreviations, symbol usage, line types, computer aided design, and principles of drawing.
4

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

This course covers commercial construction safety and loss prevention. Topics include: safety plan management, emergency planning, project security, sources of safety information and supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), fire prevention, hazardous communications, material safety data sheets (MSDS), fall protection, electrical hazards, ladders, scaffolds, stairways, confined spaces, excavations, training techniques, accident reporting, materials handling and storage, cranes, mechanized equipment, steel erection, and concrete construction.

Prereqs: CCMN 1000, CCMN 1020, CCMN 1030

Coreqs: None

This course provides the skills required to develop a material quantity estimate from commercial construction drawings and specifications.  Completion of a quantity survey project is required.

Prereqs: CCMN 1060

Coreqs: None

This course continues the study of the estimating process emphasizing pricing the general contractor's work including: estimating procedures, development of direct and indirect unit costs, evaluation of subcontractor's bids, bidding strategy, and bid opening. The completion of an estimate, bid submission, and development of a schedule of values are required. Also included is an introduction to conceptual estimating.
CCMN
2010
3

Prereqs: CCMN 1000, CCMN 1020, CCMN 1030

Coreqs: None

This course is a study of the legal aspects of commercial construction contracting. Topics include: contracts, drug testing, sexual harassment, labor management relations, discrimination, worker compensation, bonding, claims, arbitration, mediation, business types, minority business enterprises, hiring and firing practices.

Prereqs: CCMN 1060

Coreqs: None

This course is a study of commercial construction scheduling and cost controls. Topics include network diagrams, time-scaled design, Gantt charts and computerized scheduling. Students will complete projects utilizing the critical path method in both manual and computerized formats.

Prereqs: CCMN 1060

Coreqs: None

This course provides a study of financial management and accounting theory with specific application to the commercial construction industry. Topics include accounting data, financial statements, cost control, taxation, ratio analysis, the time value of money, budgeting, cash flow, financing, and receivables.

Prereqs: CCMN 1070

Coreqs: CCMN 2010, CCMN 2030

This course is a study of delivery methods, contract documents, supervision, working with owners and design professionals, control of cash flow, procurement, management of subcontractors, job records, contract changes, and payment procedures.