CMG 101
Introduction to Construction Management – 2 hrs: Study of construction industry practice
emphasizing business organizations and management techniques and career opportunities.
Topics include organizational environments, decision making, design, technology,
leadership, and basic construction management including terminology, quantity take-offs,
estimating, planning, scheduling and inspection.
Occasional field trips required.
Prerequisites: None (Offered Fall)
CMG 105
Introduction to Construction Materials – 2 hrs: Introduction to basic construction materials,
to their properties in place in completed projects and to their characteristics that affect
construction processes. Overview and study of the principal construction materials used
within the construction industry: concrete, masonry, metals, woods, thermal materials,
finishes, construction equipment, and specialties. Labs and field trips are required.
Prerequisites: None (Offered Fall)
CMG 110
Blue Print Reading & Construction Plans – 3 hrs: The students will be exposed to the whole
spectrum of construction blueprint reading—from what a blueprint is to how to make use of a
set of plans. The students will learn the proper meaning of the construction symbols,
abbreviations, and keynotes common to construction for all trades; the difference in the plan
groups and how they are applied to a project; how to associate plans, sections, and details on
blueprints to get a better understanding of the object(s) noted; and how to determine the
coordination of the plans and how to reference the plans to each other. Prerequisites: None
(Offered Spring)
CMG 250
Construction Estimating – 3 hrs: Detailed unit price cost estimating including quantity
takeoff, labor, material, mechanical and electrical systems, equipment unit pricing and
computer-aided estimation applications. The course will also examine bidding strategies,
worker and equipment productivity, and value engineering. Prerequisites: CMG 105 and
CMG 110 (Offered Spring)
CMG 300
Construction Methods – 3 hrs: Introduction to the techniques, methods, and materials of
building and road construction. Excavation, foundations, framing, masonry, roofing,
finishing, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems are covered. Prerequisites:
TGC 217, TGC 218, CE 201, CMG 105 and CMG 110 (Offered Fall)
CMG 301
Construction Materials & Testing – 3 hrs: Properties of concrete, masonry, metals, woods,
thermal materials and hot mix asphalt. Construction materials testing and inspection
procedures in laboratory and field situations using standard testing equipment, methods and
field inspection techniques. Testing concrete, steel, wood, soils, aggregate, asphalt and
masonry materials and samples relative to ASTM testing standards, laboratory reports,
computer analysis, data collection and simulated field inspections. Tow hours lecture and 2
hours lab. Prerequisites: CMG 105, TGC 217 and TGC 218 (Offered Fall)
CMG 306
Construction Planning & Scheduling – 3 hrs: Study the fundamentals of planning and
scheduling of construction projects. Introduction to all of the aspects and techniques of
scheduling such as precedence diagrams, activity durations, contract provisions, resource
allocation and leveling, money, project monitoring and control, computer scheduling, CPM
and PERT methods, earned value, productivity, litigation, short-interval schedules, linear
scheduling, arrow diagrams and, scheduling using Primavera and Microsoft projects.
Prerequisites: CMG 110, CMG 300 (Offered Fall)
CMG 308
Soil Mechanics & Foundations – 3 hrs: Study of origin, formation, classification,
identification and subsurface exploration of soil. Physical and mechanical properties of soils,
shear strength, consolidation, settlement, lateral earth pressure and bearing capacity.
Introduction to foundation analysis. Two hours lecture and 2 hours lab. Prerequisites: TGC
217 and TGC 218 (Offered Fall)
CMG 310
Construction Contracts and Law – 3 hrs: Examine the major legal issues concerning the
construction industry. Topics include an overview of participants; bidding and contract
formation; typical construction contracts and conditions; subcontracts; architects and
engineers; privacy of contracts; defaults/termination; changed conditions; changes/extra
work; lien law; surety bonds; fraud, duress, and mistakes; delays; and alternative dispute
resolution. Prerequisites: MGT 207 (Offered Fall)
CMG 315
Heavy Constructions – 3 hrs: Construction methods and management of heavy construction
projects including highways, bridges, tall buildings, dams, tunnels, waste treatment facilities,
governmental buildings and underground facilities. Prerequisites: CMG 300, CMG 301,
CMG 308, (Offered Spring)
CMG 318
Mechanical and Electrical Systems – 3hrs: Basic study of the primary mechanical and
electrical equipment and systems used in buildings. Design principles for selecting and
sizing various systems are stressed throughout the course. Mechanical topics include
plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, water supply, fire protection, and sanitary
sewer systems. Electrical topics include basic principles of electricity, single and three phase
systems, transformers, branch circuits and feeders and residential and commercial
illumination. Prerequisites: Junior Standing (Offered Spring)
CMG 320
Leadership in Construction – 3 hrs: Models of construction leadership for the 21st Century,
application of transformational leadership to strategic planning and marketing in construction
contracting and, leadership and strategic problem solving in construction and methods.
Prerequisites: MGT 207, CMG 310 (Offered Spring)
CMG 325
Computer Applications for Construction – 3 hrs: Computer-based construction project
management techniques for planning, scheduling, estimating, cost optimization, cash flow
analysis, bidding, accounting and project control. Prerequisites: CMG 110, CMG 250,
CMG 300, CMG 306, CMG 310 (Offered Spring)
CMG 350
Construction Safety – 3 hrs: Explanation of requirements of the Occupational Safety and
Health Act and other related federal and state legislation as applied to the construction
industry. Standards for accident prevention, hazard identification, and responsibility for
compliance emphasized. Prerequisites: Junior Standing (Offered Spring)
CMG 400
Construction Accounting – 3 hrs: Introduction to the long-term contract methods for
recognizing revenue and their impact on financial statements. An analysis of financial
statements and their use in developing budgets, projecting cash needs, pricing construction
projects, and forecasting the impact of business decisions on profit. Prerequisites: Senior
Standing (Offered Fall)
CMG 410
Concrete, Steel and Wood Design & Construction – 3 hrs: Design and construction of
concrete, steel and wood structures. Principles and fundamental design procedures for
concrete, steel, wood beams, columns, slabs, and footings. Gain experience working with
the building codes for designing, detailing and construction of structural members.
Prerequisites: TGC 217, TGC 218, CMG 301 (Offered Fall)
CMG 420
Internship – 3 hrs: Cooperative education/internship in construction management provides
practical, on-the-job experience in blueprint reading, material takeoffs, estimating,
scheduling, construction safety, equipment management, construction management, and
project planning. Prerequisites: Senior Standing (Offered Fall)
CMG 430
Advanced Construction Cost Estimating – 3 hrs: Examines cost estimating as a key process
in planning, designing and constructing buildings. Topics include the analysis of the elements
of cost estimating; database development and management, productivity, unit costs, quantity
surveys and pricing, and the application of these tools in business situations; marketing,
sales, bidding, negotiating, value engineering, cost control, claims management and cost
history. Computerization is evaluated as an enhancement to the process. Prerequisites:
CMG 110, CMG 250, CMG 300, CMG 306, CMG 325 (Offered Fall)
CMG 450
Construction Codes & Quality Control – 3 hrs: Issues of Quality Assurance and Quality
Control (QA/QC) in the construction process. The constructors' roles in ensuring quality are
analyzed. Interpretation of building code requirements, assessment of the utilization of
QA/QC and its impact on project quality, cost, schedule, productivity, and safety are
examined. Prerequisites: TGC 217, TGC 218, CMG 300, CMG 301, CMG 400, CMG
410 (Offered Spring)
CMG 460
Capstone Project – 4 hrs: This capstone course is designed to provide instruction in the
successful analysis of a construction-related project. Coordination with the CM course
faculty is required to propose, design and implement a project that will analyze, integrate,
and synthesize concepts and knowledge from previous CM and related course work.
Independent research will be performed to develop projects in preparation for a formal final
presentation for the CM course faculty, selected other college professors, and participating
industry professionals. Prerequisites: CMG 306, CMG 318, CMG 325, CMG 400, CMG
410, CMG 450, (Offered Spring)
TGC 217
TGC 218
MGT 207
MGT 315
MGT 352
Statics & Structural Analysis – 3 hrs: Offered by the Department of Technology, School of
Engineering and Technology.
Strength of Materials – 3 hrs: Offered by the Department of Technology, School of
Engineering and Technology
Legal Environment & Ethics – 3 hrs: Offered by the Department of Management and
Marketing, School of Business.
Principles of Management – 3 hrs: Offered by the Department of Management and
Marketing, School of Business.
Entrepreneurship – 3 hrs: Offered by the Department of Management and Marketing, School
of Business.
Business Elective
MGT 433
Human Resource Management – 3 hrs: Offered by the Department of Management and
Marketing, School of Business.
MGT 450
Principles of Real States – 3 hrs: Offered by the Department of Management and Marketing,
School of Business.
FIN 315
Principles of Finance – 3 hrs:Offered by the Department of Management of Economics and
Finance, School of Business.