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Construction Management

Current Course Offerings

CMGT 100 Concepts of Construction 3.0 

 This course introduces fundamental construction management concepts including the roles and responsibilities of project stakeholders, project delivery systems, contract types, estimating, scheduling, safety, quality control, cost management, trade coordination, and documentation of the work. 3 hours discussion. (002055)

CMGT 101 Construction Management Career Preparation 1.0 

This course helps Construction Management students prepare for careers in the construction industry. It provides students with the opportunity for creating their resumes, learning successful interviewing techniques, obtaining internships, and exploring the many different possible careers in the construction industry. 3 hours laboratory. Credit/no credit grading. (020453)

CMGT 105 Computer Applications in Construction Management 3.0 

Corequisite: CMGT 100

This course introduces industry foundation technical computing for Construction Managers. It introduces commercial software commonly used int he management and control of construction projects. Application areas include office suite of programs, paperless workflows, estimating, and scheduling. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (022069)

CMGT 110 Construction Graphics 3.0 

Prerequisite: CMGT 100, CMGT 105 both with a grade of C or higher. 

This course introduces the use of lines, symbols, and annotations in construction drawing. It also includes 3D modeling software to visualize and build a model of commercial building from a set of construction documents. This model is used to produce 2D construction documents. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002056)

CMGT 135 Construction Materials and Systems 3.0 

Prerequisites: CMGT 100, CMGT 105 both with a grade of C or higher. 

This course includes a comprehensive study of principal materials used in the construction industry and the various systems employing these materials to build structures. 3 hours discussion. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002057)

CMGT 210 Analysis of Construction Drawings and Specifications 3.0 

Prerequisites: CMGT 110, CMGT 135 both with a grade of C or higher.

This course includes a detailed and interactive study of construction drawings and specifications. Software is utilized to aid in understanding the plans and specifications and extract key project information with emphasis on material quantity takeoff. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002058)

CMGT 235 Electrical and Mechanical Systems 3.0 

Prerequisite: CMGT 210 with a grade of C or higher.

This course includes an introduction to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems; integration of these systems into the building design and construction process; with an emphasis on sustainability. 3 hours discussion. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002059)

CMGT 270 Building Information Modeling 3.0 

Prerequisites: CMGT 110.

This course covers understanding and using building information models. Students learn about BIM, from a technology, design, and building practice perspective. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (000687)

CMGT 275W Architectural History (W) 3.0 GE

This course presents a study of architectural history with an emphasis on contemporary projects. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (021203)

CMGT 330 Soil Mechanics, Concrete, and Construction Surveying 3.0 

Prerequisites: CHEM 107, CMGT 210 (with a grade of C or higher), MATH 109 or MATH 120 (either with a grade of C- or higher), PHYS 202A.

This course includes a study of the properties and behaviors of soils, aggregates, and concrete when used as construction materials. Introduction to concrete including mix design, slump tests, and compressive strength. Fundamentals of surveying including staking, layout, and elevation control. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002063)

CMGT 332 Construction Method Analysis 3.0 

Prerequisites: GE Oral Communication (A1) requirement; CMGT 210, CMGT 235 both with a grade of C or higher.

This course analyzes methods and techniques of a construction project in a multi-team planning environment. Using Building Information Modeling, students analyze constructability through jobsite logistics, clash detection, log books, and short term resource scheduling. Jobsite labor risk is studied with a focus on productivity tracking, analysis, methods improvement, and safety. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002064)

CMGT 335 Construction Equipment 3.0 

Prerequisites: CMGT 330.

This course includes a study of the equipment used in the construction industry. Included are the types, capabilities, selection, purchase/lease/rent options, and balancing of equipment. 3 hours discussion. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002066)

CMGT 350 Principles of Statics and Strength of Materials 3.0 

Prerequisites: MATH 109 or MATH 120 with a grade of C- or higher; PHYS 202A.

This course includes a study of applied engineering mechanics including forces, static equilibrium, and simple truss analysis. An emphasis is placed on the concepts and mathematical calculations of stress, strain, and deflection within structural elements encountered in construction. The rationale and factors of safety for sizing and design of these elements is reviewed. 3 hours discussion. (022067)

CMGT 352 Electrical Construction Estimating 3.0 

Prerequisites: CMGT 120.

Costs dictated by the contract documents for the electrical systems in residential, commercial, industrial, specialty, and line construction projects are studied. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (002073)

CMGT 360W Construction Project Management (W) 3.0 

Prerequisites: GE Oral Communication (A1) requirement, GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, ACCT 201, CMGT 210 (with a grade of C or higher).

This course introduces students to the life-cycle of a construction project from conception through completion. The processes to effectively manage a construction project are introduced and practiced, including: project delivery systems and contracts, pre-construction services, construction safety practices, RFI's and submittals, quality control processes, cost control, project closeout, and commissioning. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Course. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (020325)

CMGT 380 Green Building Practices and LEED Certification 3.0 

This course explores how new buildings are designed and constructed using green building strategies. Students learn how LEED Accredited Professionals manage the building certification process and the documents required by the US Green Building Council to verify that the requirements for LEED certification are met. The course also prepares students to take the USGBC LEED AP Certification exam. 3 hours lecture. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (020504)

CMGT 385 Concepts of Sustainable Construction 3.0

Prerequisite: CMGT 235 with a grade of C or higher.

This course evaluates green building techniques, sustainable practices, and Lean Construction throughout the entire project life cycle. Students are introduced to the various requirements for green building rating systems and certifications. Content is provided to assist students in their self-study to take the LEED Green Associate exam. 3 hours lecture. (022068)

CMGT 440 Temporary Structures 3.0 

Prerequisites: CMGT 350.

This course includes a study of temporary structures used in construction, including scaffolding, support of excavations, decking and ramps, temporary bridges and trestles, concrete shoring formwork, and support of existing structures. The engineering basis for design is studies, with an emphasis placed on factors affecting cost and risks. 3 hours discussion. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002079)

CMGT 450 Building Estimating 3.0 

Prerequisites: ACCT 202, CMGT 332, CMGT 360W, CMGT 385.

This course leads the students through the steps of creating a detailed building estimate utilizing construction documents. Direct costs are generated by performing quantity take-offs and pricing with historical construction data, labor, and productivity rates. Students analyze subcontractor bid, generate indirect costs, and apply project margin to complete a building estimate. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002080)

CMGT 455W Construction Cost Management (W) 3.0

Prerequisites: CMGT 450.

This course studies construction cost monitoring and analysis techniques. The industry tools of budgets, billing instruments, earned value, forecasting and cost data collection are reviewed. Students create a schedule of values, including development of overhead allocation. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved Writing Course. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002081)

CMGT 457 Project Scheduling and Control 3.0 

Prerequisites: CMGT 332, CMGT 360W.

This course involves the study of the methods used to plan and control construction projects. Critical path scheduling techniques, project planning processes, Lean practices of scheduling, and schedule diagramming are developed. Students create and update cash and resource loaded digital schedules using current industry scheduling software. Schedule update reports are analyzed and narratives produced. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002078)

CMGT 458 Heavy Construction Estimating 3.0 

Prerequisite: CMGT 335.

This course explores the process involved in creating a heavy construction estimate. Direct costs are formulated using production rates developed from cycle time analyses, burdened labor rates, quantity take-off, equipment rates, and material pricing. Estimates are prepared using industry standard unit-price computer applications. Distribution of indirect, overhead, and markup into bid items are applied to complete a unit-price estimate. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002072)

CMGT 460W Legal Aspects of Construction (W) 3.0

Prerequisites: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, BLAW 203, MGMT 303, senior standing, BCOM 300W for CMGT majors only.

This course provides an overview of basic construction laws, construction-related acts and orders, rules and regulations affecting construction, and construction contracts. Construction risks are identified and methods to allocate and mitigate these risks are developed. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002075)

CMGT 462 Construction Contracts 3.0

Prerequisite: CMGT 460W.

This course reviews current contracting systems and documents utilized for construction contracts. Students examine and analyze the US Department of Labor Laws and the California Labor Code as these laws pertain to construction labor contracts, employment regulations, workers' compensation, and safety. 3 hours lecture. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (021409)

CMGT 485 Construction Management Competition 3.0

This course prepares interested students for regional and national construction management competitions sponsored by the Associated Schools of Construction, National Association of Home Builders, Associated Builders & Contractors, and other competition sponsors. Areas of preparation include construction management business and cost management, contracts, plan reading, specifications, estimating, scheduling, equipment, safety, team building, leadership, and presentation skills. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020396)