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Owning a home or a business has been part of the American Dream since the country's founding. But residences and office parks don't build themselves. At MTSU, students learn the wide range of skills it takes to help provide the homes, communities, office buildings, and other construction projects that are the literal foundation of the American Dream.

This program is approved for the Academic Common Market.


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Competing to learn

Competing to learn

The phrase “Residential Construction Management Competition” may be mouthful, but for students seeking a degree in Construction Management, the annual national contest presents an unequalled opportunity. Members of the competition team learn firsthand what it takes to put together a winning development proposal. During the last decade, MTSU's team has been dominant, placing at least in the top nine and winning the competition outright in 2007 and 2012.

Calling all women

Calling all women

In many science and engineering fields, female students too often overlook the opportunities and pay potential. That is true of the jobs available to graduates with a degree in Construction Management. “As a woman home builder and land developer, I have found that home building is a truly rewarding career in so many ways, not the least of which is earning potential,” says Peggy Krebs, president of Elite Homes and one of the industry's many supporters of the program. The path to that earning potential and career satisfaction starts right here.


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A degree in Construction Management prepares students for entry-level careers in land development and residential home building construction industry. Examples include

  • Construction business manager
  • Construction foreman
  • Construction materials salesperson
  • Construction superintendent
  • Electrical contractor
  • Electrical materials and equipment salesperson
  • Estimator
  • Homeowner's warranty manager
  • Land development manager
  • Land development sales and marketing
  • Mechanical contractor
  • PreFab housing industry builder
  • Project manager
  • Purchaser
  • Quality control manager

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Barlow Exteriors
  • Batson Homes
  • Beazer Homes
  • CPS Land
  • Civil Constructors
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Goodall Homes
  • Grant New Homes
  • Huskey Truss
  • Magnolia Homes
  • Regent Homes
  • TDK Construction
  • TVA
  • Tennessee Valley Homes
  • The Jones Company
  • The Pulte Group

Students in the Construction Management program can pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a concentration in Commercial Construction Management, Electrical Construction Management, or Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management.

For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS button to the right.

Students interested in studying architecture may take a set of courses that allows completion of up to 24 general education hours commonly found in accredited architecture programs, but it is necessary to transfer to another university to complete a degree in architecture.  

There is an undergraduate minor in Construction Management.

Another major in the School of Concrete and Construction Management leading to a B.S. degree is Concrete Industry Management. Majors choose between two concentrations: Concrete Contracting or Production, Sales, and Service.

Working with the paving industry, the School of Concrete and Construction Management has developed a certificate program in Road Construction Technology and anticipates considering applicants for this program in 2017. 

Graduate students can pursue a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A. degree) in Concrete Industry Management with five years of work experience required (degree offered in conjunction with the Management Department in the Jones College of Business).

Electrical Construction Management

Construction Management, Electrical Construction Management Concentration, B.S.

Concrete and Construction Management 
615-494-8737
Duane Vanhook
Duane.Vanhook@mtsu.edu

www.mtsu.edu/ccm

The Construction Management major is a broad-based program designed to prepare students for positions in the construction industry. Corporate and private construction companies seek graduates to fill job positions in the field and in management. Students may select from three concentrations: Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management, Electrical Construction Management, and Commercial Construction Management. The merging of a strong technical background with the ability to lead personnel and manage systems produces a graduate who is invaluable to the construction industry.

The Electrical Construction Management concentration is a result of the collective efforts of the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC), the National Electrical Contractors Association, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Pellissippi State Community College, and Middle Tennessee State University to establish this program nationwide. Typically, students transfer to MTSU to complete 33 hours of distance learning and receive advanced credit to finish their degrees. It is possible for a student who is or is not seeking a journeyman's license to start taking courses at MTSU or online their freshman year. If a student wants to become an electrical journeyman, an interview with MTSU's construction advisor for Electrical Construction Management program and NJATC educational director can be arranged. Availability of space will be deciding factors as to when a student can start training. A four-year degree in this concentration will provide a strong background in technical and management skills to help graduates obtain middle management positions in the electrical construction management field.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Construction Management, Electrical Construction Management, B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education41 hoursMajor Requirements49 hoursSupporting Courses31 hours*Electives0-6 hoursTOTAL120-121 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following courses required by the program meet General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (49 hours)

  • CMT 1100 - Introduction to Construction Systems

    3 credit hours

    Introduces the major systems encountered when managing construction. Includes those operations of the residential and commercial construction industry, their similarities and how they differ in scope and daily practice. Basic entry-level plan reading skills, specifications, estimating and scheduling concepts incorporated as part of the business management functions pertaining to the construction industry. Seminar style to include student research, guest lecturers, and potential site visits. Required for graduation in Construction Management and should be taken prior to beginning CM upper-division coursework.

  • CMT 3155 - Land Development and Residential Building

    3 credit hours

    Provides an overview of planning, land development, and residential building. Students examine the real estate development process, materials and methods used in the construction of residential buildings, and the broader economic context of land development and residential building.

  • CMT 3160 - Cost Estimating I  3 credit hours  

    CMT 3160 - Cost Estimating I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CMT 1100 or CMT 3150. Principles and practices involved in the preparation of a cost estimate for a residential home. Topics include introduction to cost estimating, materials, and labor costs for residential building.

  • CMT 3210 - Residential Codes, Regulations, Specifications, and Plan Reading

    3 credit hours

    Examines building codes, regulations, and specifications in construction and the role of building and quality control standards, the regulatory environment, and specifications for designing, estimating, and building construction. 

  • CCM 4010 - Concrete and Construction Law

    3 credit hours

    Provides an overview of the American legal system as applicable to concrete and construction project delivery and contracts. Topics covered include legal theory, ethics, forms of firm ownership, licensing, contracts, project phases, delivery methods, change orders, claims, dispute resolution, and risk management. 

  • CMT 4120 - Scheduling  3 credit hours  

    CMT 4120 - Scheduling

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CMT 3300. Introduces students to the fundamentals of construction scheduling and the critical path method (CPM). Work breakdown structures, activity sequencing, durations, network diagrams, scheduling logic, and bar charts developed using software. Students apply scheduling techniques to create and update project schedules, measure progress against baselines, and manage the construction process.   

  • CMT 4130 - Construction Administration

    3 credit hours

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the administrative aspects of project and organization management in construction. Students examine cases and practical scenarios to develop skills in managing the construction process, project accounting, leadership, team management, communication, negotiating, conflict resolution, and risk management. 

  • CMT 4172 - Capstone for Electrical Construction Management

    3 credit hours

    A capstone course for students pursuing their degrees and careers in electrical construction management. Students develop an electrical project proposal and portfolio to present to a board of industry representatives. Pass/Fail.

  • ENGR 3920 - Engineering Safety

    3 credit hours

    Safety and health in the manufacturing, construction, and utilities industries, including pertinent laws, codes, regulations, standards, and product liability considerations. Organizational and administrative principles and practices for safety management and safety engineering, accident investigation, safety education, and safety enforcement.

    NOTE: This was formerly ET 4420 - Industrial Safety.

  • ET 2310 - Computer-Assisted Drafting and Design I

    3 credit hours

    Covers basic technical drawing/sketching and drafting concepts using personal computers, plotters, and appropriate CAD software. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.  

  • ET 3610 - Introduction to Electricity and Electronics

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 or MATH 1730. Orientation to direct current, alternating current, magnetism, filters, and semiconductor devices. Rectifier-filters and basic transistor amplifiers are also examined as representative electronic circuits. Use of meters, oscilloscopes, and other test instruments are stressed in the laboratory. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • ET 3620 - Digital Circuits Fundamentals

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ET 3601 or permission of instructor. Provides thorough coverage of basic digital electronic circuits analysis and design. TTL and CMOS families examined. Number systems, mapping, and minimization techniques covered. Digital design using random logic and programmable logic devices (FPGAs and CPLDs). Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • ET 3630 - Electronics  3 credit hours  

    ET 3630 - Electronics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ET 3602 or permission of instructor. Introduction to analog electronics. Defines basic parameters and theory of operation of discrete semiconductor devices. Introduces fundamentals of electronic circuits analysis and design. Applications illustrate use and laboratory projects provide hands-on experience. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • ET 4600 - Programmable Logic Controllers

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ET 3602 or permission of instructor. Introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Selection, operation, and troubleshooting. Ladder diagrams and programming of PLC emphasized. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • ET 4610 - Instrumentation and Controls

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ET 3620 and ET 3630. Devices and techniques used in the measurement of physical parameters. Consideration of accuracies and sources of error, identification of typical measurements, sensors and transducers, control stability and response. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • ET 4640 - Industrial Electricity

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ET 3602 or permission of instructor. AC power theory and circuits for industrial applications, polyphase systems, power factor correction, and transformers. Theory, applications, and selection of motors and generators. Industrial motor control and power transmission. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

Supporting Courses (31 hours)

  • ACTG 3000 - Survey of Accounting for General Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Accounting cycle given minor emphasis; financial statement analysis and managerial uses of accounting given major emphasis. May be used for general business minors or M.B.A. candidates who have had no previous accounting courses. (Not open to Accounting majors and students with credit in ACTG 2110 and ACTG 2120.)

  • ET 3920 - Industrial Internship I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Student is employed by an acceptable industry for industrial experience. Credit given for actual work with employer. Arrangement for this course must be made in advance. Pass/Fail.

  • ET 3930 - Industrial Internship II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ET 3920. A continuation of Internship I. Same stipulations apply. Pass/Fail.

 

  • ENGR 3915 - Technical Project Management and Soft Skills  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    ENGR 3915 - Technical Project Management and Soft Skills

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Project management as sanctioned by the International Project Management Institute and how to assess and boost emotional intelligence or soft skills. Student successfully completing course will earn 20 Professional Development Units (PDUs) issued by the International Project Management Institute.

    NOTE: This was formerly ET 4915.

  • ENGR 3970 - Engineering Economy

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Development of capital budgets. Justification of capital projects using time value of money concepts. Replacement analysis. Review of justification of actual capital projects and computer applications. Introduces economic risk assessment and Lean Six Sigma from an economic viewpoint.

    NOTE: This was formerly ET 4970.

 

  • INFS 2200 - Introduction to Microcomputing  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    INFS 2200 - Introduction to Microcomputing

    3 credit hours

    Microcomputer applications and the microcomputer environment. (Not open to CIS majors.)

  • CSCI 1150 - Computer Orientation

    3 credit hours

    A general introduction to computers with an emphasis on personal computing, database, word processing, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and Internet tools. Does not count for Computer Science major or minor.

 

  • MATH 1530 - Applied Statistics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or equivalent. Descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference. The inference unit covers means, proportions, and variances for one and two samples, and topics from one-way ANOVA, regression and correlation analysis, chi-square analysis, and nonparametrics. TBR Common Course: MATH 1530

  • MATH 1710 - College Algebra  3 credit hours  

    MATH 1710 - College Algebra

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: DSPM 0850 or two years of high school algebra; a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or COMPASS placement. Course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement. Topics include functions--linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic; analysis of graphs; linear systems; inequalities; counting principles; and probability. Graphing calculator required. Course may be taken by correspondence. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. TBR Common Course: MATH 1710

  • MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry  3 credit hours  
    (may be counted in General Education)(may be counted in General Education)  dotslash:(may be counted in General Education) title:(may be counted in General Education) 
    (may be counted in General Education) 

    MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Strong background in algebra recommended. Trigonometric functions of the acute and general angle, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric and inverse functions, identities, solutions of right and general triangles, equations, complex numbers, and vectors. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. Graphing calculator required.

 

  • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  
    AND  dotslash: title:AND 
     

    PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910. Required corequisite: PHYS 2011. Web-based discussion class to be taken in conjunction with cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2011. Classical mechanics traditionally covered in a first-semester college physics course. Kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Class time used for discussion of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2010

  • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910. Required corequisite: PHYS 2010. Group-oriented problems course taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2010. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2010 discussion class. Covers kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2011

OR

  • PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  
    ANDAND  dotslash:AND title:AND 
    AND 

    PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2111. A calculus-based introduction to mechanics and wave motion. One and one-half hours lecture. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2110

  • PHYS 2111 - Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2110. Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 2110. Experiments in mechanics, waves, and thermodynamics. Data reduction, error analysis, and report writing. Two three-hour sessions. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2111

OR

  • PHYS 1110 - Discovering Physics  4 credit hours  
    (may be counted in General Education)(may be counted in General Education)  dotslash:(may be counted in General Education) title:(may be counted in General Education) 
    (may be counted in General Education) 

    PHYS 1110 - Discovering Physics

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710, MATH 1730, or MATH 1630. Uncovers the fundamental concepts of physics in a hands-on approach that involves observations, measurements, forming hypotheses, and validation of ideas in groups of students' peers. Combined lecture/laboratory sessions.

 

  • SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I

    3 credit hours

    A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking Spanish with an emphasis on conversation.

  • SPAN 1015 - Spanish for Concrete and Construction Management

    3 credit hours

    Introduces basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar with specific emphasis on facilitating communication, improving productivity, and promoting safety in the concrete and construction work environment. Cannot be used as prerequisite for SPAN 1020. Open only to majors and minors in Concrete Industry Management and Construction Management Technology.

Electives (0-6 hours)

Curriculum: Construction Management, Electrical Construction Management

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Students should consult their advisors each semester to plan their schedules.

Freshman

 

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • MATH 1710 - College Algebra  3 credit hours  

    MATH 1710 - College Algebra

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: DSPM 0850 or two years of high school algebra; a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or COMPASS placement. Course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement. Topics include functions--linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic; analysis of graphs; linear systems; inequalities; counting principles; and probability. Graphing calculator required. Course may be taken by correspondence. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. TBR Common Course: MATH 1710

  • MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry  3 credit hours  
    (Math)(Math)  dotslash:(Math) title:(Math) 
    (Math) 

    MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Strong background in algebra recommended. Trigonometric functions of the acute and general angle, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric and inverse functions, identities, solutions of right and general triangles, equations, complex numbers, and vectors. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. Graphing calculator required.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Introduces principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement. TBR Common Course: COMM 2025

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • CMT 1100 - Introduction to Construction Systems

    3 credit hours

    Introduces the major systems encountered when managing construction. Includes those operations of the residential and commercial construction industry, their similarities and how they differ in scope and daily practice. Basic entry-level plan reading skills, specifications, estimating and scheduling concepts incorporated as part of the business management functions pertaining to the construction industry. Seminar style to include student research, guest lecturers, and potential site visits. Required for graduation in Construction Management and should be taken prior to beginning CM upper-division coursework.

  • ET 2310 - Computer-Assisted Drafting and Design I

    3 credit hours

    Covers basic technical drawing/sketching and drafting concepts using personal computers, plotters, and appropriate CAD software. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.  

 

  • INFS 2200 - Introduction to Microcomputing  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    INFS 2200 - Introduction to Microcomputing

    3 credit hours

    Microcomputer applications and the microcomputer environment. (Not open to CIS majors.)

  • CSCI 1150 - Computer Orientation

    3 credit hours

    A general introduction to computers with an emphasis on personal computing, database, word processing, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and Internet tools. Does not count for Computer Science major or minor.

 

  • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  
    AND(Nat Sci) AND  dotslash:(Nat Sci) AND title:AND 
    (Nat Sci) AND 

    PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910. Required corequisite: PHYS 2011. Web-based discussion class to be taken in conjunction with cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2011. Classical mechanics traditionally covered in a first-semester college physics course. Kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Class time used for discussion of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2010

  • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I  4 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 

    PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910. Required corequisite: PHYS 2010. Group-oriented problems course taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2010. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2010 discussion class. Covers kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2011

OR

  • PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  
    AND(Nat Sci) AND  dotslash:(Nat Sci) AND title:AND 
    (Nat Sci) AND 

    PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2111. A calculus-based introduction to mechanics and wave motion. One and one-half hours lecture. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2110

  • PHYS 2111 - Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I  4 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 

    PHYS 2111 - Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2110. Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 2110. Experiments in mechanics, waves, and thermodynamics. Data reduction, error analysis, and report writing. Two three-hour sessions. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2111

OR

  • PHYS 1110 - Discovering Physics  4 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 

    PHYS 1110 - Discovering Physics

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710, MATH 1730, or MATH 1630. Uncovers the fundamental concepts of physics in a hands-on approach that involves observations, measurements, forming hypotheses, and validation of ideas in groups of students' peers. Combined lecture/laboratory sessions.

Subtotal: 31 Hours

 

Sophomore

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  
    OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  
    OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA)(Hum/FA)  dotslash:(Hum/FA) title:(Hum/FA) 
    (Hum/FA) 

    HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • CMT 3210 - Residential Codes, Regulations, Specifications, and Plan Reading

    3 credit hours

    Examines building codes, regulations, and specifications in construction and the role of building and quality control standards, the regulatory environment, and specifications for designing, estimating, and building construction. 

  • ET 3610 - Introduction to Electricity and Electronics

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 or MATH 1730. Orientation to direct current, alternating current, magnetism, filters, and semiconductor devices. Rectifier-filters and basic transistor amplifiers are also examined as representative electronic circuits. Use of meters, oscilloscopes, and other test instruments are stressed in the laboratory. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • ET 3620 - Digital Circuits Fundamentals

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ET 3601 or permission of instructor. Provides thorough coverage of basic digital electronic circuits analysis and design. TTL and CMOS families examined. Number systems, mapping, and minimization techniques covered. Digital design using random logic and programmable logic devices (FPGAs and CPLDs). Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (ECON 2410 recommended) 3 credit hours
  • Electives 6 credit hours
  • Natural Science 4 credit hours (CHEM or GEOL recommended)

 

  • SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I

    3 credit hours

    A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking Spanish with an emphasis on conversation.

  • SPAN 1015 - Spanish for Concrete and Construction Management

    3 credit hours

    Introduces basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar with specific emphasis on facilitating communication, improving productivity, and promoting safety in the concrete and construction work environment. Cannot be used as prerequisite for SPAN 1020. Open only to majors and minors in Concrete Industry Management and Construction Management Technology.

Subtotal: 32 Hours

 

Junior

 

  • CMT 3155 - Land Development and Residential Building

    3 credit hours

    Provides an overview of planning, land development, and residential building. Students examine the real estate development process, materials and methods used in the construction of residential buildings, and the broader economic context of land development and residential building.

  • CMT 3160 - Cost Estimating I  3 credit hours  

    CMT 3160 - Cost Estimating I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CMT 1100 or CMT 3150. Principles and practices involved in the preparation of a cost estimate for a residential home. Topics include introduction to cost estimating, materials, and labor costs for residential building.

  • CCM 4010 - Concrete and Construction Law

    3 credit hours

    Provides an overview of the American legal system as applicable to concrete and construction project delivery and contracts. Topics covered include legal theory, ethics, forms of firm ownership, licensing, contracts, project phases, delivery methods, change orders, claims, dispute resolution, and risk management. 

  • ET 3630 - Electronics  3 credit hours  

    ET 3630 - Electronics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ET 3602 or permission of instructor. Introduction to analog electronics. Defines basic parameters and theory of operation of discrete semiconductor devices. Introduces fundamentals of electronic circuits analysis and design. Applications illustrate use and laboratory projects provide hands-on experience. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • ENGR 3920 - Engineering Safety

    3 credit hours

    Safety and health in the manufacturing, construction, and utilities industries, including pertinent laws, codes, regulations, standards, and product liability considerations. Organizational and administrative principles and practices for safety management and safety engineering, accident investigation, safety education, and safety enforcement.

    NOTE: This was formerly ET 4420 - Industrial Safety.

  • ACTG 3000 - Survey of Accounting for General Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Accounting cycle given minor emphasis; financial statement analysis and managerial uses of accounting given major emphasis. May be used for general business minors or M.B.A. candidates who have had no previous accounting courses. (Not open to Accounting majors and students with credit in ACTG 2110 and ACTG 2120.)

  • ET 3920 - Industrial Internship I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Student is employed by an acceptable industry for industrial experience. Credit given for actual work with employer. Arrangement for this course must be made in advance. Pass/Fail.

  • CMT 4130 - Construction Administration

    3 credit hours

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the administrative aspects of project and organization management in construction. Students examine cases and practical scenarios to develop skills in managing the construction process, project accounting, leadership, team management, communication, negotiating, conflict resolution, and risk management. 

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours

 

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2010

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2020

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. TBR Common Course: HIST 2030

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Senior

 

  • CMT 4120 - Scheduling  3 credit hours  

    CMT 4120 - Scheduling

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CMT 3300. Introduces students to the fundamentals of construction scheduling and the critical path method (CPM). Work breakdown structures, activity sequencing, durations, network diagrams, scheduling logic, and bar charts developed using software. Students apply scheduling techniques to create and update project schedules, measure progress against baselines, and manage the construction process.   

  • CMT 4172 - Capstone for Electrical Construction Management

    3 credit hours

    A capstone course for students pursuing their degrees and careers in electrical construction management. Students develop an electrical project proposal and portfolio to present to a board of industry representatives. Pass/Fail.

  • ET 3930 - Industrial Internship II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ET 3920. A continuation of Internship I. Same stipulations apply. Pass/Fail.

  • ET 4600 - Programmable Logic Controllers

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ET 3602 or permission of instructor. Introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Selection, operation, and troubleshooting. Ladder diagrams and programming of PLC emphasized. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • ET 4610 - Instrumentation and Controls

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ET 3620 and ET 3630. Devices and techniques used in the measurement of physical parameters. Consideration of accuracies and sources of error, identification of typical measurements, sensors and transducers, control stability and response. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • ET 4640 - Industrial Electricity

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ET 3602 or permission of instructor. AC power theory and circuits for industrial applications, polyphase systems, power factor correction, and transformers. Theory, applications, and selection of motors and generators. Industrial motor control and power transmission. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

  • MATH 1530 - Applied Statistics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or equivalent. Descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference. The inference unit covers means, proportions, and variances for one and two samples, and topics from one-way ANOVA, regression and correlation analysis, chi-square analysis, and nonparametrics. TBR Common Course: MATH 1530

  • Elective 1 credit hour

 

  • ENGR 3915 - Technical Project Management and Soft Skills  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    ENGR 3915 - Technical Project Management and Soft Skills

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Project management as sanctioned by the International Project Management Institute and how to assess and boost emotional intelligence or soft skills. Student successfully completing course will earn 20 Professional Development Units (PDUs) issued by the International Project Management Institute.

    NOTE: This was formerly ET 4915.

  • ENGR 3970 - Engineering Economy

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Development of capital budgets. Justification of capital projects using time value of money concepts. Replacement analysis. Review of justification of actual capital projects and computer applications. Introduces economic risk assessment and Lean Six Sigma from an economic viewpoint.

    NOTE: This was formerly ET 4970.

 

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2010

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2020

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. TBR Common Course: HIST 2030

Subtotal: 27 Hours

Land Development/Residential Building Construction

Construction Management, Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management, B.S.

Concrete and Construction Management 
615-494-8737
Duane Vanhook
Duane.Vanhook@mtsu.edu

www.mtsu.edu/ccm

The Construction Management major is a broad-based program designed to prepare students for positions in the construction industry. Corporate and private construction companies seek graduates to fill job positions in the field and in management. Students may select from three concentrations: Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management, Electrical Construction Management, and Commercial Construction Management. The merging of a strong technical background with the ability to lead personnel and manage systems produces a graduate who is invaluable to the construction industry.

The Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management concentration offers preparation for a variety of construction-related positions. The concentration is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). As students progress, they are expected to develop creativity and the communication skills necessary to meet the challenges of industry. Students engage in a variety of activities to build a strong background in the field, including lectures by industry members, field trips, and hands-on activities in the classroom and in the field. The program is designed to prepare graduates for supervisory or staff positions in a variety of construction-related businesses (land development, construction firms, wholesalers of construction materials, construction material manufacturing, lumberyards, etc.) Employment opportunities for graduates include general supervision, project management, human relations, sales and marketing, production and inventory control, quality control, estimating, scheduling, and land development.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Construction Management, Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management, B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education41 hoursMajor Requirements54 hoursSupporting Courses29 hours*Electives0-7 hoursTOTAL120-124 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following courses required by the program meet General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (54 hours)

Concrete and Construction Core (6 hours)

  • CCM 1010 - Introduction to the Concrete and Construction Industry

    1 credit hour

    Overview of the history, career opportunities, job functions, and professional organizations in the concrete and construction industries. Serves as an introduction to the majors within the School of Concrete and Construction Management. Seminar style to include student research and internship presentations, guest lecturers, and potential site visits.

  • CCM 2050 - Plan Reading  2 credit hours  

    CCM 2050 - Plan Reading

    2 credit hours

    Introduces students to the terminology, symbols, conventions, layout, scales, and general specifications used to develop construction plans. Students examine plans and develop skills in plan reading and interpretation. Topics also include utilizing plans for documentation purposes, creating as-built drawings, quantity take-offs, estimating, and project planning.

  • CCM 4010 - Concrete and Construction Law

    3 credit hours

    Provides an overview of the American legal system as applicable to concrete and construction project delivery and contracts. Topics covered include legal theory, ethics, forms of firm ownership, licensing, contracts, project phases, delivery methods, change orders, claims, dispute resolution, and risk management. 

Major Courses (48 hours)

  • CCM 3200 - Project Estimating

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CCM 2050. Introduces students to the fundamentals of preparing detailed construction estimates. Plan reading skills and building systems knowledge applied to determine the scope of work and work sequencing for estimating construction projects. Students use software to perform take-offs and estimate the value of material, labor, equipment, overhead, profit, contingencies, and subcontractor costs.

  • CMT 3150 - Residential Building Construction and Materials I

    3 credit hours

    Provides an introduction to construction documents, building materials, components, systems, construction equipment, and methods of construction. Examines materials and methods with regard to design, specifications, assembly, quality assurance standards, and sustainable building practices.

  • CMT 3180 - Construction and Materials II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CMT 3150. Provides an advanced study of building materials, systems, product specifications, testing, standards and inspections, and construction methods. Sustainable building practices, efficiency standards, and structural load calculations also examined.

  • CMT 3190 - Construction Land Development Operations

    3 credit hours

    Introduces the business, process, and management functions of land development operations. Applies a systems approach to the organizational environment and operating functions in land development.  Students examine ownership structures, planning, organizing, coordinating, and allocating resources for construction land development.   

  • CMT 3195 - Sustainable Construction

    3 credit hours

    Introduces current green building technologies and practices, LEED (Leadership in Energy Environmental Design), and NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Green Building Guidelines. Examines the environmental impact of the building industry and strategies for mitigating environmental impacts by the use of green technologies. 

  • CMT 3210 - Residential Codes, Regulations, Specifications, and Plan Reading

    3 credit hours

    Examines building codes, regulations, and specifications in construction and the role of building and quality control standards, the regulatory environment, and specifications for designing, estimating, and building construction. 

  • CMT 3300 - Construction Management Internship  1 to 9 credit hours  
    (3 hours required)(3 hours required)  dotslash:(3 hours required) title:(3 hours required) 
    (3 hours required) 

    CMT 3300 - Construction Management Internship

    1 to 9 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Opportunity for students to gain supervised, practical work experience in their particular field of interest within the construction industry. Student will be evaluated by his/her supervisor, and a final report/presentation will be submitted by the student to the faculty member detailing the internship experience.

  • CMT 3320 - Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

    3 credit hours

    Applies Building Information Modeling (BIM) to develop skills in intermediate drafting, model manipulation, 3D imaging, visualization, clash detection, constructability, and coordination. 

  • CCM 3500 - Land Surveying  3 credit hours  

    CCM 3500 - Land Surveying

    3 credit hours

    Examines surveying operations such as horizontal measurements, differential leveling, transverse loop calculations, layout, topographic mapping, and slope staking for roads and utilities in subdivisions. Surveying instruments used include automatic level, one man laser, theodolite, EDM and drone technology. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory. 

  • CMT 4100 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CMT 3320. Provides an overview of the design, cost, and installation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in commercial and residential construction. Topics covered include MEP plan reading, technical specifications, plan and specification development, codes, and cost estimating. Also examines procurement, contracting, commissioning, and management methods as performed by contractors and construction managers.

  • CMT 4110 - Cost Estimating II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CMT 4100, CMT 4120, and CMT 4130. Builds on the principles of prior courses in estimating, codes, scheduling and contract administration to provide a culmination project in which the total cost of a residential real estate development is explored.

  • CMT 4120 - Scheduling  3 credit hours  

    CMT 4120 - Scheduling

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CMT 3300. Introduces students to the fundamentals of construction scheduling and the critical path method (CPM). Work breakdown structures, activity sequencing, durations, network diagrams, scheduling logic, and bar charts developed using software. Students apply scheduling techniques to create and update project schedules, measure progress against baselines, and manage the construction process.   

  • CMT 4130 - Construction Administration

    3 credit hours

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the administrative aspects of project and organization management in construction. Students examine cases and practical scenarios to develop skills in managing the construction process, project accounting, leadership, team management, communication, negotiating, conflict resolution, and risk management. 

  • CMT 4170 - Capstone-LDRB Construction Management

    3 credit hours

    A capstone course for students preparing to enter the land development and residential building industry. Students plan a residential land development project from conceptualization to close-out. Students develop skills in land use planning, land development, feasibility studies, market analysis, site analysis, design, codes, estimating, scheduling, financing, marketing, and business planning. A final project portfolio is prepared and presented to a board of industry representatives. Pass/Fail.

  • ET 2310 - Computer-Assisted Drafting and Design I

    3 credit hours

    Covers basic technical drawing/sketching and drafting concepts using personal computers, plotters, and appropriate CAD software. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.  

  • ENGR 3920 - Engineering Safety

    3 credit hours

    Safety and health in the manufacturing, construction, and utilities industries, including pertinent laws, codes, regulations, standards, and product liability considerations. Organizational and administrative principles and practices for safety management and safety engineering, accident investigation, safety education, and safety enforcement.

    NOTE: This was formerly ET 4420 - Industrial Safety.

Supporting Courses (29 hours)

  • ACTG 3000 - Survey of Accounting for General Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Accounting cycle given minor emphasis; financial statement analysis and managerial uses of accounting given major emphasis. May be used for general business minors or M.B.A. candidates who have had no previous accounting courses. (Not open to Accounting majors and students with credit in ACTG 2110 and ACTG 2120.)

  • FIN 3030 - Principles of Real Estate

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Real estate practices and procedures, basic principles of real property ownership utilization and transfer, mortgage financing, brokerage, management, valuation, subdividing, and legislation.

  • MATH 1710 - College Algebra  3 credit hours  
    (may be counted in General Education)(may be counted in General Education)  dotslash:(may be counted in General Education) title:(may be counted in General Education) 
    (may be counted in General Education) 

    MATH 1710 - College Algebra

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: DSPM 0850 or two years of high school algebra; a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or COMPASS placement. Course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement. Topics include functions--linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic; analysis of graphs; linear systems; inequalities; counting principles; and probability. Graphing calculator required. Course may be taken by correspondence. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. TBR Common Course: MATH 1710

  • MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Strong background in algebra recommended. Trigonometric functions of the acute and general angle, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric and inverse functions, identities, solutions of right and general triangles, equations, complex numbers, and vectors. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. Graphing calculator required.

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

 

  • INFS 2200 - Introduction to Microcomputing  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    INFS 2200 - Introduction to Microcomputing

    3 credit hours

    Microcomputer applications and the microcomputer environment. (Not open to CIS majors.)

  • CSCI 1150 - Computer Orientation

    3 credit hours

    A general introduction to computers with an emphasis on personal computing, database, word processing, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and Internet tools. Does not count for Computer Science major or minor.

 

  • SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I

    3 credit hours

    A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking Spanish with an emphasis on conversation.

  • SPAN 1015 - Spanish for Concrete and Construction Management

    3 credit hours

    Introduces basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar with specific emphasis on facilitating communication, improving productivity, and promoting safety in the concrete and construction work environment. Cannot be used as prerequisite for SPAN 1020. Open only to majors and minors in Concrete Industry Management and Construction Management Technology.

 

  • GEOL 1030 - Introduction to Earth Science  3 credit hours  
    ANDAND  dotslash:AND title:AND 
    AND 

    GEOL 1030 - Introduction to Earth Science

    3 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1031. The earth and its relationship to its space and environment emphasized. Forces and processes which combine to mold the face of the earth and its atmosphere, as well as the internal constitution of the earth. Three hours lecture. Together, GEOL 1030 and GEOL 1031 satisfy 4 hours of the Natural Sciences portion of the General Education requirement.

OR

  • GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology  4 credit hours  
    ANDAND  dotslash:AND title:AND 
    AND 

    GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1041. The origin, composition, and structure of the solid earth: rock-forming minerals; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; earthquakes and plate tectonics; surface processes; geologic time. Identification and description of minerals and rocks in hand sample. Use of topographic and geologic maps. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

  • GEOL 1041 - Physical Geology Lab  0 credit hours  
    (may be counted in General Education)(may be counted in General Education)  dotslash:(may be counted in General Education) title:(may be counted in General Education) 
    (may be counted in General Education) 

    GEOL 1041 - Physical Geology Lab

    0 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1040.

 

  • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  
    ANDAND  dotslash:AND title:AND 
    AND 

    PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910. Required corequisite: PHYS 2011. Web-based discussion class to be taken in conjunction with cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2011. Classical mechanics traditionally covered in a first-semester college physics course. Kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Class time used for discussion of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2010

  • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910. Required corequisite: PHYS 2010. Group-oriented problems course taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2010. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2010 discussion class. Covers kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2011

OR

  • PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  
    ANDAND  dotslash:AND title:AND 
    AND 

    PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2111. A calculus-based introduction to mechanics and wave motion. One and one-half hours lecture. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2110

  • PHYS 2111 - Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2110. Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 2110. Experiments in mechanics, waves, and thermodynamics. Data reduction, error analysis, and report writing. Two three-hour sessions. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2111

OR

  • PHYS 1110 - Discovering Physics  4 credit hours  
    (may be counted in General Education)(may be counted in General Education)  dotslash:(may be counted in General Education) title:(may be counted in General Education) 
    (may be counted in General Education) 

    PHYS 1110 - Discovering Physics

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710, MATH 1730, or MATH 1630. Uncovers the fundamental concepts of physics in a hands-on approach that involves observations, measurements, forming hypotheses, and validation of ideas in groups of students' peers. Combined lecture/laboratory sessions.

Electives (0-7 hours)

Curriculum: Construction Management, Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Students should consult their advisors each semester to plan their schedules.

Freshman

 

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • MATH 1710 - College Algebra  3 credit hours  
    (Math)(Math)  dotslash:(Math) title:(Math) 
    (Math) 

    MATH 1710 - College Algebra

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: DSPM 0850 or two years of high school algebra; a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or COMPASS placement. Course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement. Topics include functions--linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic; analysis of graphs; linear systems; inequalities; counting principles; and probability. Graphing calculator required. Course may be taken by correspondence. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. TBR Common Course: MATH 1710

  • MATH 1720 - Plane Trigonometry

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Strong background in algebra recommended. Trigonometric functions of the acute and general angle, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric and inverse functions, identities, solutions of right and general triangles, equations, complex numbers, and vectors. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. Graphing calculator required.

  • CCM 1010 - Introduction to the Concrete and Construction Industry

    1 credit hour

    Overview of the history, career opportunities, job functions, and professional organizations in the concrete and construction industries. Serves as an introduction to the majors within the School of Concrete and Construction Management. Seminar style to include student research and internship presentations, guest lecturers, and potential site visits.

  • CCM 2050 - Plan Reading  2 credit hours  

    CCM 2050 - Plan Reading

    2 credit hours

    Introduces students to the terminology, symbols, conventions, layout, scales, and general specifications used to develop construction plans. Students examine plans and develop skills in plan reading and interpretation. Topics also include utilizing plans for documentation purposes, creating as-built drawings, quantity take-offs, estimating, and project planning.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Introduces principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement. TBR Common Course: COMM 2025

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours

 

  • INFS 2200 - Introduction to Microcomputing  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    INFS 2200 - Introduction to Microcomputing

    3 credit hours

    Microcomputer applications and the microcomputer environment. (Not open to CIS majors.)

  • CSCI 1150 - Computer Orientation

    3 credit hours

    A general introduction to computers with an emphasis on personal computing, database, word processing, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and Internet tools. Does not count for Computer Science major or minor.

 

  • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  
    AND(Nat Sci) AND  dotslash:(Nat Sci) AND title:AND 
    (Nat Sci) AND 

    PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910. Required corequisite: PHYS 2011. Web-based discussion class to be taken in conjunction with cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2011. Classical mechanics traditionally covered in a first-semester college physics course. Kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Class time used for discussion of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2010

  • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I  4 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 

    PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910. Required corequisite: PHYS 2010. Group-oriented problems course taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2010. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2010 discussion class. Covers kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2011

OR

  • PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  
    AND(Nat Sci) AND  dotslash:(Nat Sci) AND title:AND 
    (Nat Sci) AND 

    PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2111. A calculus-based introduction to mechanics and wave motion. One and one-half hours lecture. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2110

  • PHYS 2111 - Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2110. Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 2110. Experiments in mechanics, waves, and thermodynamics. Data reduction, error analysis, and report writing. Two three-hour sessions. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2111

OR

  • PHYS 1110 - Discovering Physics  4 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 

    PHYS 1110 - Discovering Physics

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710, MATH 1730, or MATH 1630. Uncovers the fundamental concepts of physics in a hands-on approach that involves observations, measurements, forming hypotheses, and validation of ideas in groups of students' peers. Combined lecture/laboratory sessions.

Subtotal: 28 Hours

Sophomore

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  
    OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  
    OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA_(Hum/FA)  dotslash:(Hum/FA) title:(Hum/FA_ 
    (Hum/FA) 

    HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • GEOL 1030 - Introduction to Earth Science  3 credit hours  
    AND(Nat Sci) AND  dotslash:(Nat Sci) AND title:AND 
    (Nat Sci) AND 

    GEOL 1030 - Introduction to Earth Science

    3 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1031. The earth and its relationship to its space and environment emphasized. Forces and processes which combine to mold the face of the earth and its atmosphere, as well as the internal constitution of the earth. Three hours lecture. Together, GEOL 1030 and GEOL 1031 satisfy 4 hours of the Natural Sciences portion of the General Education requirement.

OR

  • GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology  4 credit hours  
    AND(Nat Sci) AND  dotslash:(Nat Sci) AND title:AND 
    (Nat Sci) AND 

    GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1041. The origin, composition, and structure of the solid earth: rock-forming minerals; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; earthquakes and plate tectonics; surface processes; geologic time. Identification and description of minerals and rocks in hand sample. Use of topographic and geologic maps. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

  • GEOL 1041 - Physical Geology Lab  0 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 

    GEOL 1041 - Physical Geology Lab

    0 credit hours

    Corequisite: GEOL 1040.

 

  • SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I

    3 credit hours

    A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking Spanish with an emphasis on conversation.

  • SPAN 1015 - Spanish for Concrete and Construction Management

    3 credit hours

    Introduces basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar with specific emphasis on facilitating communication, improving productivity, and promoting safety in the concrete and construction work environment. Cannot be used as prerequisite for SPAN 1020. Open only to majors and minors in Concrete Industry Management and Construction Management Technology.

 

  • ET 2310 - Computer-Assisted Drafting and Design I

    3 credit hours

    Covers basic technical drawing/sketching and drafting concepts using personal computers, plotters, and appropriate CAD software. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.  

  • CCM 3200 - Project Estimating

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CCM 2050. Introduces students to the fundamentals of preparing detailed construction estimates. Plan reading skills and building systems knowledge applied to determine the scope of work and work sequencing for estimating construction projects. Students use software to perform take-offs and estimate the value of material, labor, equipment, overhead, profit, contingencies, and subcontractor costs.

  • CMT 3150 - Residential Building Construction and Materials I

    3 credit hours

    Provides an introduction to construction documents, building materials, components, systems, construction equipment, and methods of construction. Examines materials and methods with regard to design, specifications, assembly, quality assurance standards, and sustainable building practices.

  • CMT 3180 - Construction and Materials II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CMT 3150. Provides an advanced study of building materials, systems, product specifications, testing, standards and inspections, and construction methods. Sustainable building practices, efficiency standards, and structural load calculations also examined.

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 credit hours

Subtotal: 31 Hours

 

Junior

 

  • CCM 4010 - Concrete and Construction Law

    3 credit hours

    Provides an overview of the American legal system as applicable to concrete and construction project delivery and contracts. Topics covered include legal theory, ethics, forms of firm ownership, licensing, contracts, project phases, delivery methods, change orders, claims, dispute resolution, and risk management. 

  • CMT 3190 - Construction Land Development Operations

    3 credit hours

    Introduces the business, process, and management functions of land development operations. Applies a systems approach to the organizational environment and operating functions in land development.  Students examine ownership structures, planning, organizing, coordinating, and allocating resources for construction land development.   

  • CMT 3195 - Sustainable Construction

    3 credit hours

    Introduces current green building technologies and practices, LEED (Leadership in Energy Environmental Design), and NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Green Building Guidelines. Examines the environmental impact of the building industry and strategies for mitigating environmental impacts by the use of green technologies. 

  • CMT 3210 - Residential Codes, Regulations, Specifications, and Plan Reading

    3 credit hours

    Examines building codes, regulations, and specifications in construction and the role of building and quality control standards, the regulatory environment, and specifications for designing, estimating, and building construction. 

  • CMT 3320 - Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

    3 credit hours

    Applies Building Information Modeling (BIM) to develop skills in intermediate drafting, model manipulation, 3D imaging, visualization, clash detection, constructability, and coordination. 

  • ENGR 3920 - Engineering Safety

    3 credit hours

    Safety and health in the manufacturing, construction, and utilities industries, including pertinent laws, codes, regulations, standards, and product liability considerations. Organizational and administrative principles and practices for safety management and safety engineering, accident investigation, safety education, and safety enforcement.

    NOTE: This was formerly ET 4420 - Industrial Safety.

  • FIN 3030 - Principles of Real Estate

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Real estate practices and procedures, basic principles of real property ownership utilization and transfer, mortgage financing, brokerage, management, valuation, subdividing, and legislation.

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

 

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2010

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2020

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. TBR Common Course: HIST 2030

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Senior

 

  • ACTG 3000 - Survey of Accounting for General Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Accounting cycle given minor emphasis; financial statement analysis and managerial uses of accounting given major emphasis. May be used for general business minors or M.B.A. candidates who have had no previous accounting courses. (Not open to Accounting majors and students with credit in ACTG 2110 and ACTG 2120.)

  • CMT 3300 - Construction Management Internship  1 to 9 credit hours  
    (3 hours required)(3 hours required)  dotslash:(3 hours required) title:(3 hours required) 
    (3 hours required) 

    CMT 3300 - Construction Management Internship

    1 to 9 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Opportunity for students to gain supervised, practical work experience in their particular field of interest within the construction industry. Student will be evaluated by his/her supervisor, and a final report/presentation will be submitted by the student to the faculty member detailing the internship experience.

  • CCM 3500 - Land Surveying  3 credit hours  

    CCM 3500 - Land Surveying

    3 credit hours

    Examines surveying operations such as horizontal measurements, differential leveling, transverse loop calculations, layout, topographic mapping, and slope staking for roads and utilities in subdivisions. Surveying instruments used include automatic level, one man laser, theodolite, EDM and drone technology. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory. 

  • CMT 4100 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CMT 3320. Provides an overview of the design, cost, and installation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in commercial and residential construction. Topics covered include MEP plan reading, technical specifications, plan and specification development, codes, and cost estimating. Also examines procurement, contracting, commissioning, and management methods as performed by contractors and construction managers.

  • CMT 4110 - Cost Estimating II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CMT 4100, CMT 4120, and CMT 4130. Builds on the principles of prior courses in estimating, codes, scheduling and contract administration to provide a culmination project in which the total cost of a residential real estate development is explored.

  • CMT 4120 - Scheduling  3 credit hours  

    CMT 4120 - Scheduling

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CMT 3300. Introduces students to the fundamentals of construction scheduling and the critical path method (CPM). Work breakdown structures, activity sequencing, durations, network diagrams, scheduling logic, and bar charts developed using software. Students apply scheduling techniques to create and update project schedules, measure progress against baselines, and manage the construction process.   

  • CMT 4130 - Construction Administration

    3 credit hours

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the administrative aspects of project and organization management in construction. Students examine cases and practical scenarios to develop skills in managing the construction process, project accounting, leadership, team management, communication, negotiating, conflict resolution, and risk management. 

  • CMT 4170 - Capstone-LDRB Construction Management

    3 credit hours

    A capstone course for students preparing to enter the land development and residential building industry. Students plan a residential land development project from conceptualization to close-out. Students develop skills in land use planning, land development, feasibility studies, market analysis, site analysis, design, codes, estimating, scheduling, financing, marketing, and business planning. A final project portfolio is prepared and presented to a board of industry representatives. Pass/Fail.

  • Electives 7 credit hours

Subtotal: 31 Hours

Commercial Construction Management

Construction Management, Commercial Construction Management Concentration, B.S.

Concrete and Construction Management 
615-494-8687
Tom Gormley
Thomas.Gormley@mtsu.edu

www.mtsu.edu/ccm

The Construction Management major is a broad-based program designed to prepare students for positions in the construction industry. Corporate and private construction companies seek graduates to fill job positions in the field and in management. Students may select from three concentrations: Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management, Electrical Construction Management, and Commercial Construction Management. The merging of a strong technical background with the ability to lead personnel and manage systems produces a graduate who is invaluable to the construction industry.

The Commercial Construction Management concentration is designed to prepare students to assume positions of responsibility within the commercial construction industry worldwide. Students who graduate are able to secure positions as project estimators, codes inspectors, assistant project engineers, assistant superintendents or superintendents, assistant or project managers, and/or ultimately owners of construction-related companies. Students will get many hands-on opportunities for learning with the project-based program and will also be able to obtain practical experience in the industry through the internship/cooperative education requirements with companies that construct a variety of commercial structures.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Construction Management, Commercial Construction Management, B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education41 hoursMajor Requirements51 hours     Concrete and Construction Core   6 hours     Major Courses   45 hoursSupporting Courses22 hours*Electives6-13 hoursTOTAL120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following courses required by the program meet General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (51 hours)

Concrete and Construction Core (6 hours)

  • CCM 1010 - Introduction to the Concrete and Construction Industry

    1 credit hour

    Overview of the history, career opportunities, job functions, and professional organizations in the concrete and construction industries. Serves as an introduction to the majors within the School of Concrete and Construction Management. Seminar style to include student research and internship presentations, guest lecturers, and potential site visits.

  • CCM 2050 - Plan Reading  2 credit hours  

    CCM 2050 - Plan Reading

    2 credit hours

    Introduces students to the terminology, symbols, conventions, layout, scales, and general specifications used to develop construction plans. Students examine plans and develop skills in plan reading and interpretation. Topics also include utilizing plans for documentation purposes, creating as-built drawings, quantity take-offs, estimating, and project planning.

  • CCM 4010 - Concrete and Construction Law

    3 credit hours

    Provides an overview of the American legal system as applicable to concrete and construction project delivery and contracts. Topics covered include legal theory, ethics, forms of firm ownership, licensing, contracts, project phases, delivery methods, change orders, claims, dispute resolution, and risk management. 

Major Courses (45 hours)

  • CCM 3200 - Project Estimating

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CCM 2050. Introduces students to the fundamentals of preparing detailed construction estimates. Plan reading skills and building systems knowledge applied to determine the scope of work and work sequencing for estimating construction projects. Students use software to perform take-offs and estimate the value of material, labor, equipment, overhead, profit, contingencies, and subcontractor costs.

  • CMT 3000 - Commercial Construction and Materials

    3 credit hours

    Blueprint reading, commercial construction materials and equipment, commercial construction systems, new materials and procedures, and fundamentals essential to knowledge of the commercial construction field. Lecture, field observations, and site/or plant visits required.

  • CMT 3300 - Construction Management Internship  1 to 9 credit hours  
    (6 hours required)(6 hours required)  dotslash:(6 hours required) title:(6 hours required) 
    (6 hours required) 

    CMT 3300 - Construction Management Internship

    1 to 9 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Opportunity for students to gain supervised, practical work experience in their particular field of interest within the construction industry. Student will be evaluated by his/her supervisor, and a final report/presentation will be submitted by the student to the faculty member detailing the internship experience.

  • CMT 3320 - Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

    3 credit hours

    Applies Building Information Modeling (BIM) to develop skills in intermediate drafting, model manipulation, 3D imaging, visualization, clash detection, constructability, and coordination. 

  • CCM 3500 - Land Surveying  3 credit hours  

    CCM 3500 - Land Surveying

    3 credit hours

    Examines surveying operations such as horizontal measurements, differential leveling, transverse loop calculations, layout, topographic mapping, and slope staking for roads and utilities in subdivisions. Surveying instruments used include automatic level, one man laser, theodolite, EDM and drone technology. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory. 

  • CMT 4000 - Soils, Foundations and Earth Moving Equipment

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior or senior status. Properties and testing of soils on a job site, different kinds of foundations used, and an overview of the different kinds and costs of earth moving equipment used in the commercial construction industry.

  • CMT 4100 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CMT 3320. Provides an overview of the design, cost, and installation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in commercial and residential construction. Topics covered include MEP plan reading, technical specifications, plan and specification development, codes, and cost estimating. Also examines procurement, contracting, commissioning, and management methods as performed by contractors and construction managers.

  • CMT 4120 - Scheduling  3 credit hours  

    CMT 4120 - Scheduling

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CMT 3300. Introduces students to the fundamentals of construction scheduling and the critical path method (CPM). Work breakdown structures, activity sequencing, durations, network diagrams, scheduling logic, and bar charts developed using software. Students apply scheduling techniques to create and update project schedules, measure progress against baselines, and manage the construction process.   

  • CMT 4140 - Construction Management Principles

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Detailed look at how the construction industry works. Includes review of model building codes, building officials and their functions, construction industry codes and standards, quality assurance systems, contract documents, and principles of managing construction contracts.

  • CMT 4200 - Commercial Cost Estimating and Bidding

    3 credit hours

    Commercial estimating including take-offs from blueprints, using preferred computer estimating programs, educational trips to Dodge Room in Nashville, actually seeing a job being estimated and bid.

  • CMT 4280 - Commercial Construction Capstone

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Construction portfolio presented to subcommittee of advisory committee. Pictures and/or projects developed in junior- and senior-level commercial construction classes included; all facets of a commercial construction project from inception to completion. To be taken last semester. Pass/Fail.

  • ET 2310 - Computer-Assisted Drafting and Design I

    3 credit hours

    Covers basic technical drawing/sketching and drafting concepts using personal computers, plotters, and appropriate CAD software. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.  

  • ENGR 3920 - Engineering Safety

    3 credit hours

    Safety and health in the manufacturing, construction, and utilities industries, including pertinent laws, codes, regulations, standards, and product liability considerations. Organizational and administrative principles and practices for safety management and safety engineering, accident investigation, safety education, and safety enforcement.

    NOTE: This was formerly ET 4420 - Industrial Safety.

  • CIM 4010 - Design and Construction Issues

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CCM 3200. A review of concrete construction materials and their physical and mechanical properties. Special emphasis placed on the concepts of mechanics of materials and resolving design/construction mismatches.

Supporting Courses (22 hours)

  • MATH 1710 - College Algebra  3 credit hours  
    Gen Ed(may be counted in General Education)  dotslash:(may be counted in General Education) title:Gen Ed 
    (may be counted in General Education) 

    MATH 1710 - College Algebra

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: DSPM 0850 or two years of high school algebra; a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or COMPASS placement. Course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement. Topics include functions--linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic; analysis of graphs; linear systems; inequalities; counting principles; and probability. Graphing calculator required. Course may be taken by correspondence. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. TBR Common Course: MATH 1710

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or MATH 1710. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

  • ACTG 3000 - Survey of Accounting for General Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Accounting cycle given minor emphasis; financial statement analysis and managerial uses of accounting given major emphasis. May be used for general business minors or M.B.A. candidates who have had no previous accounting courses. (Not open to Accounting majors and students with credit in ACTG 2110 and ACTG 2120.)

  • FIN 3000 - Survey of Finance  3 credit hours  

    FIN 3000 - Survey of Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Will not substitute for FIN 3010. An overview of the fundamental concepts and tools for financial decision making within a business firm. (Not open to business majors.)

  • BLAW 3400 - Legal Environment of Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Legal rights and potential liabilities of business persons. Presentation of the dynamic nature of law in responding to the changing social, ethical, political, regulatory, and international environment. Includes the development and nature of the legal system; business crimes; the law of torts and product liability; constitutional limitations on regulatory powers; legislative, judicial, and administrative control of business activity through the laws of business organizations, securities regulations, antitrust laws, employment laws, labor and safety laws, and consumer protection.

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

 

  • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  
    ANDAND  dotslash:AND title:AND 
    AND 

    PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910. Required corequisite: PHYS 2011. Web-based discussion class to be taken in conjunction with cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2011. Classical mechanics traditionally covered in a first-semester college physics course. Kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Class time used for discussion of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2010

  • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910. Required corequisite: PHYS 2010. Group-oriented problems course taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2010. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2010 discussion class. Covers kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2011

OR

  • PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  
    ANDAND  dotslash:AND title:AND 
    AND 

    PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2111. A calculus-based introduction to mechanics and wave motion. One and one-half hours lecture. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2110

  • PHYS 2111 - Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2110. Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 2110. Experiments in mechanics, waves, and thermodynamics. Data reduction, error analysis, and report writing. Two three-hour sessions. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2111

OR

  • PHYS 1110 - Discovering Physics  4 credit hours  
    (may be counted in General Education)(may be counted in General Education)  dotslash:(may be counted in General Education) title:(may be counted in General Education) 
    (may be counted in General Education) 

    PHYS 1110 - Discovering Physics

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710, MATH 1730, or MATH 1630. Uncovers the fundamental concepts of physics in a hands-on approach that involves observations, measurements, forming hypotheses, and validation of ideas in groups of students' peers. Combined lecture/laboratory sessions.

Electives (6-13 hours)

Curriculum: Construction Management, Commercial Construction Management

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

 

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 6 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (ECON 2410 recommended) 6 credit hours
  • MATH 1710 - College Algebra  3 credit hours  
    (Math)(Math)  dotslash:(Math) title:(Math) 
    (Math) 

    MATH 1710 - College Algebra

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: DSPM 0850 or two years of high school algebra; a Math Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or COMPASS placement. Course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement. Topics include functions--linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic; analysis of graphs; linear systems; inequalities; counting principles; and probability. Graphing calculator required. Course may be taken by correspondence. Not open to those who have had MATH 1730. TBR Common Course: MATH 1710

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or MATH 1710. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

  • CCM 1010 - Introduction to the Concrete and Construction Industry

    1 credit hour

    Overview of the history, career opportunities, job functions, and professional organizations in the concrete and construction industries. Serves as an introduction to the majors within the School of Concrete and Construction Management. Seminar style to include student research and internship presentations, guest lecturers, and potential site visits.

  • CCM 2050 - Plan Reading  2 credit hours  

    CCM 2050 - Plan Reading

    2 credit hours

    Introduces students to the terminology, symbols, conventions, layout, scales, and general specifications used to develop construction plans. Students examine plans and develop skills in plan reading and interpretation. Topics also include utilizing plans for documentation purposes, creating as-built drawings, quantity take-offs, estimating, and project planning.

Subtotal: 27 Hours

Sophomore

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  
    OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  
    OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA)(Hum/FA)  dotslash:(Hum/FA) title:(Hum/FA) 
    (Hum/FA) 

    HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 
    ANDAND  dotslash:AND title:AND 
    AND 

    PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910. Required corequisite: PHYS 2011. Web-based discussion class to be taken in conjunction with cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2011. Classical mechanics traditionally covered in a first-semester college physics course. Kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Class time used for discussion of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2010

  • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I  4 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 

    PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730 or MATH 1910. Required corequisite: PHYS 2010. Group-oriented problems course taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2010. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2010 discussion class. Covers kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2011

OR

  • PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I  0 credit hours  
    ANDAND  dotslash:AND title:AND 
    AND 

    PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2111. A calculus-based introduction to mechanics and wave motion. One and one-half hours lecture. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2110

  • PHYS 2111 - Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I  4 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 

    PHYS 2111 - Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). Corequisite: PHYS 2110. Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 2110. Experiments in mechanics, waves, and thermodynamics. Data reduction, error analysis, and report writing. Two three-hour sessions. TBR Common Course: PHYS 2111

OR

  • PHYS 1110 - Discovering Physics  4 credit hours  
    (Nat Sci)(Nat Sci)  dotslash:(Nat Sci) title:(Nat Sci) 
    (Nat Sci) 

    PHYS 1110 - Discovering Physics

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710, MATH 1730, or MATH 1630. Uncovers the fundamental concepts of physics in a hands-on approach that involves observations, measurements, forming hypotheses, and validation of ideas in groups of students' peers. Combined lecture/laboratory sessions.

  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • CCM 3200 - Project Estimating

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CCM 2050. Introduces students to the fundamentals of preparing detailed construction estimates. Plan reading skills and building systems knowledge applied to determine the scope of work and work sequencing for estimating construction projects. Students use software to perform take-offs and estimate the value of material, labor, equipment, overhead, profit, contingencies, and subcontractor costs.

  • CCM 3500 - Land Surveying  3 credit hours  

    CCM 3500 - Land Surveying

    3 credit hours

    Examines surveying operations such as horizontal measurements, differential leveling, transverse loop calculations, layout, topographic mapping, and slope staking for roads and utilities in subdivisions. Surveying instruments used include automatic level, one man laser, theodolite, EDM and drone technology. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory. 

  • CMT 3000 - Commercial Construction and Materials

    3 credit hours

    Blueprint reading, commercial construction materials and equipment, commercial construction systems, new materials and procedures, and fundamentals essential to knowledge of the commercial construction field. Lecture, field observations, and site/or plant visits required.

  • ENGR 3920 - Engineering Safety

    3 credit hours

    Safety and health in the manufacturing, construction, and utilities industries, including pertinent laws, codes, regulations, standards, and product liability considerations. Organizational and administrative principles and practices for safety management and safety engineering, accident investigation, safety education, and safety enforcement.

    NOTE: This was formerly ET 4420 - Industrial Safety.

  • ET 2310 - Computer-Assisted Drafting and Design I

    3 credit hours

    Covers basic technical drawing/sketching and drafting concepts using personal computers, plotters, and appropriate CAD software. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.  

 

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2010

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2020

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. TBR Common Course: HIST 2030

Subtotal: 32 Hours

Junior

 

  • CIM 4010 - Design and Construction Issues

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CCM 3200. A review of concrete construction materials and their physical and mechanical properties. Special emphasis placed on the concepts of mechanics of materials and resolving design/construction mismatches.

  • CMT 3300 - Construction Management Internship  1 to 9 credit hours  
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    CMT 3300 - Construction Management Internship

    1 to 9 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Opportunity for students to gain supervised, practical work experience in their particular field of interest within the construction industry. Student will be evaluated by his/her supervisor, and a final report/presentation will be submitted by the student to the faculty member detailing the internship experience.

  • CMT 3320 - Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

    3 credit hours

    Applies Building Information Modeling (BIM) to develop skills in intermediate drafting, model manipulation, 3D imaging, visualization, clash detection, constructability, and coordination. 

  • CMT 4100 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CMT 3320. Provides an overview of the design, cost, and installation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in commercial and residential construction. Topics covered include MEP plan reading, technical specifications, plan and specification development, codes, and cost estimating. Also examines procurement, contracting, commissioning, and management methods as performed by contractors and construction managers.

  • CMT 4120 - Scheduling  3 credit hours  

    CMT 4120 - Scheduling

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CMT 3300. Introduces students to the fundamentals of construction scheduling and the critical path method (CPM). Work breakdown structures, activity sequencing, durations, network diagrams, scheduling logic, and bar charts developed using software. Students apply scheduling techniques to create and update project schedules, measure progress against baselines, and manage the construction process.   

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

  • BLAW 3400 - Legal Environment of Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Legal rights and potential liabilities of business persons. Presentation of the dynamic nature of law in responding to the changing social, ethical, political, regulatory, and international environment. Includes the development and nature of the legal system; business crimes; the law of torts and product liability; constitutional limitations on regulatory powers; legislative, judicial, and administrative control of business activity through the laws of business organizations, securities regulations, antitrust laws, employment laws, labor and safety laws, and consumer protection.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication  3 credit hours  
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    COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Introduces principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement. TBR Common Course: COMM 2025

  • Elective 5 credit hours

Subtotal: 32 Hours

Senior

 

  • ACTG 3000 - Survey of Accounting for General Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Accounting cycle given minor emphasis; financial statement analysis and managerial uses of accounting given major emphasis. May be used for general business minors or M.B.A. candidates who have had no previous accounting courses. (Not open to Accounting majors and students with credit in ACTG 2110 and ACTG 2120.)

  • CMT 4000 - Soils, Foundations and Earth Moving Equipment

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior or senior status. Properties and testing of soils on a job site, different kinds of foundations used, and an overview of the different kinds and costs of earth moving equipment used in the commercial construction industry.

  • CCM 4010 - Concrete and Construction Law

    3 credit hours

    Provides an overview of the American legal system as applicable to concrete and construction project delivery and contracts. Topics covered include legal theory, ethics, forms of firm ownership, licensing, contracts, project phases, delivery methods, change orders, claims, dispute resolution, and risk management. 

  • CMT 4140 - Construction Management Principles

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Detailed look at how the construction industry works. Includes review of model building codes, building officials and their functions, construction industry codes and standards, quality assurance systems, contract documents, and principles of managing construction contracts.

  • CMT 4200 - Commercial Cost Estimating and Bidding

    3 credit hours

    Commercial estimating including take-offs from blueprints, using preferred computer estimating programs, educational trips to Dodge Room in Nashville, actually seeing a job being estimated and bid.

  • CMT 4280 - Commercial Construction Capstone

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Construction portfolio presented to subcommittee of advisory committee. Pictures and/or projects developed in junior- and senior-level commercial construction classes included; all facets of a commercial construction project from inception to completion. To be taken last semester. Pass/Fail.

  • FIN 3000 - Survey of Finance  3 credit hours  

    FIN 3000 - Survey of Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Will not substitute for FIN 3010. An overview of the fundamental concepts and tools for financial decision making within a business firm. (Not open to business majors.)

  • Electives 8 credit hours

Subtotal: 29 Hours

   

Construction Management Technology

CMT 1100 - Introduction to Construction Systems
3 credit hours

Introduces the major systems encountered when managing construction. Includes those operations of the residential and commercial construction industry, their similarities and how they differ in scope and daily practice. Basic entry-level plan reading skills, specifications, estimating and scheduling concepts incorporated as part of the business management functions pertaining to the construction industry. Seminar style to include student research, guest lecturers, and potential site visits. Required for graduation in Construction Management and should be taken prior to beginning CM upper-division coursework.

CMT 3000 - Commercial Construction and Materials
3 credit hours

Blueprint reading, commercial construction materials and equipment, commercial construction systems, new materials and procedures, and fundamentals essential to knowledge of the commercial construction field. Lecture, field observations, and site/or plant visits required.

CMT 3150 - Residential Building Construction and Materials I
3 credit hours

Provides an introduction to construction documents, building materials, components, systems, construction equipment, and methods of construction. Examines materials and methods with regard to design, specifications, assembly, quality assurance standards, and sustainable building practices.

CMT 3155 - Land Development and Residential Building
3 credit hours

Provides an overview of planning, land development, and residential building. Students examine the real estate development process, materials and methods used in the construction of residential buildings, and the broader economic context of land development and residential building.

CMT 3160 - Cost Estimating I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CMT 1100 or CMT 3150. Principles and practices involved in the preparation of a cost estimate for a residential home. Topics include introduction to cost estimating, materials, and labor costs for residential building.

CMT 3180 - Construction and Materials II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CMT 3150. Provides an advanced study of building materials, systems, product specifications, testing, standards and inspections, and construction methods. Sustainable building practices, efficiency standards, and structural load calculations also examined.

CMT 3190 - Construction Land Development Operations
3 credit hours

Introduces the business, process, and management functions of land development operations. Applies a systems approach to the organizational environment and operating functions in land development.  Students examine ownership structures, planning, organizing, coordinating, and allocating resources for construction land development.   

CMT 3195 - Sustainable Construction
3 credit hours

Introduces current green building technologies and practices, LEED (Leadership in Energy Environmental Design), and NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Green Building Guidelines. Examines the environmental impact of the building industry and strategies for mitigating environmental impacts by the use of green technologies. 

CMT 3210 - Residential Codes, Regulations, Specifications, and Plan Reading
3 credit hours

Examines building codes, regulations, and specifications in construction and the role of building and quality control standards, the regulatory environment, and specifications for designing, estimating, and building construction. 

CMT 3300 - Construction Management Internship
1 to 9 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Opportunity for students to gain supervised, practical work experience in their particular field of interest within the construction industry. Student will be evaluated by his/her supervisor, and a final report/presentation will be submitted by the student to the faculty member detailing the internship experience.

CMT 3320 - Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
3 credit hours

Applies Building Information Modeling (BIM) to develop skills in intermediate drafting, model manipulation, 3D imaging, visualization, clash detection, constructability, and coordination. 

CMT 4000 - Soils, Foundations and Earth Moving Equipment
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Junior or senior status. Properties and testing of soils on a job site, different kinds of foundations used, and an overview of the different kinds and costs of earth moving equipment used in the commercial construction industry.

CMT 4100 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CMT 3320. Provides an overview of the design, cost, and installation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in commercial and residential construction. Topics covered include MEP plan reading, technical specifications, plan and specification development, codes, and cost estimating. Also examines procurement, contracting, commissioning, and management methods as performed by contractors and construction managers.

CMT 4110 - Cost Estimating II
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: CMT 4100, CMT 4120, and CMT 4130. Builds on the principles of prior courses in estimating, codes, scheduling and contract administration to provide a culmination project in which the total cost of a residential real estate development is explored.

CMT 4120 - Scheduling
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CMT 3300. Introduces students to the fundamentals of construction scheduling and the critical path method (CPM). Work breakdown structures, activity sequencing, durations, network diagrams, scheduling logic, and bar charts developed using software. Students apply scheduling techniques to create and update project schedules, measure progress against baselines, and manage the construction process.   

CMT 4130 - Construction Administration
3 credit hours

An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the administrative aspects of project and organization management in construction. Students examine cases and practical scenarios to develop skills in managing the construction process, project accounting, leadership, team management, communication, negotiating, conflict resolution, and risk management. 

CMT 4140 - Construction Management Principles
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Detailed look at how the construction industry works. Includes review of model building codes, building officials and their functions, construction industry codes and standards, quality assurance systems, contract documents, and principles of managing construction contracts.

CMT 4170 - Capstone-LDRB Construction Management
3 credit hours

A capstone course for students preparing to enter the land development and residential building industry. Students plan a residential land development project from conceptualization to close-out. Students develop skills in land use planning, land development, feasibility studies, market analysis, site analysis, design, codes, estimating, scheduling, financing, marketing, and business planning. A final project portfolio is prepared and presented to a board of industry representatives. Pass/Fail.

CMT 4172 - Capstone for Electrical Construction Management
3 credit hours

A capstone course for students pursuing their degrees and careers in electrical construction management. Students develop an electrical project proposal and portfolio to present to a board of industry representatives. Pass/Fail.

CMT 4200 - Commercial Cost Estimating and Bidding
3 credit hours

Commercial estimating including take-offs from blueprints, using preferred computer estimating programs, educational trips to Dodge Room in Nashville, actually seeing a job being estimated and bid.

CMT 4280 - Commercial Construction Capstone
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Construction portfolio presented to subcommittee of advisory committee. Pictures and/or projects developed in junior- and senior-level commercial construction classes included; all facets of a commercial construction project from inception to completion. To be taken last semester. Pass/Fail.

CMT 4800 - Construction Management Special Problems
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Opportunity to pursue projects of individual interest in construction management. Projects may be technical and/or managerial in nature and may require any combination of literature reviews, lab work, field studies, and other research methods. A faculty member will approve a formally submitted proposal for the study, supervise progress, and grade a report and a presentation which are required upon completion of the project. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of undergraduate credit.

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