2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Construction Management
Degree Plan: Construction Management A.A.S.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

North Lake campus only

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CONSTRUCT.MAN.02

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Few careers provide for the opportunity to leave a legacy. Construction Management lets you say "I built that!" CMs provide leadership to the project, often from initial concept to completion.

Construction managers work in all phases of the construction business - public and private owners; small multi-family projects to the largest of skyscrapers and industrial projects; rural highways to major interstates. Whatever the project, CMs keep the project on track and within budget. Working closely with architects, engineers, owners and the various contractors on a job, the construction manager's duties are varied, challenging and rewarding, both emotionally and financially. Optionally, graduates can go into estimating, field engineering, project scheduling and other management levels, both at the general contractor level and for specialty contractors such as mechanical, plumbing and electrical contractors.

Fully accredited by the American Council for Construction Education, North Lake's Construction Management graduates are in demand in Texas with employment prospects throughout the country. Further educational opportunities allow program graduates to seek both Bachelor and Master's degrees in the field.

Brad Bosher, Program Coordinator, is available to help you structure your degree plan, guide you through course selection, and answer your question. You may contact him at bbosher@dcccd.edu.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
CNBT 2342 Construction Management I 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
OSHT 1213 Accident Prevention, Inspection and Investigation 2
GEOL 1401 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I 4
SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 1344 Construction Materials Testing 3
BMGT 1327 Principals of Managment 3
+Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
CNBT 1359 Project Scheduling 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
CNBT 2337 Construction Estimating II 3
Semester Total 6
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM SUBTOTALS: 39

Students must complete the Semester 1, 2, 3, and 4 Curriculum listed above and all of the courses and/or electives listed in one of the emphasis listed below to receive a grand total of 60-credit hours towards the Construction Management AAS degree.

  • Commercial Emphasis total: 21 SCH
  • Residential Emphasis total: 21 SCH
Construction Management Curriculum (Semesters 1, 2, 3, and 4) Subtotals: 39
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 1302 Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Systems in Construction 1 3
CNBT 1311 Construction Methods and Materials 1 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 2310 Commercial/Industrial Blueprint Reading 3
Semester Total 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 1346 Construction Estimating 1 3
Semester Total 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 2344 Construction Management 2 3
CNBT 2315 Construction Specifications and Contracts 3
+++Elective Commercial Option-Related Elective (one course) 3
Semester Total 9
COMMERCIAL EMPHASIS GRAND TOTAL: 60
Construction Management Curriculum (Semesters 1, 2, 3, and 4) Subtotals: 39
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARCE 1303 Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction 3
CNBT 1372 Residential, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 1300 Residential and Light Commercial Blueprint Reading 3
Semester Total 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 1374 Estimating for Residential Building 3
Semester Total 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 1342 Building Codes and Inspections 3
CNBT 2305 Building and Contracting 3
+++Elective Residential Option-Related Elective (one course) 3
Semester Total 9
RESIDENTIAL EMPHASIS GRAND TOTAL: 60

+Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

+++Option-Related Elective - must be selected from either the Commercial or Residential option listed below:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 1342 Building Codes and Inspections 3
CNBT 2317 Green Building 3
CNBT 2335 Computer-Aided Construction Scheduling 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
ENTC 1323 Strength of Materials 3
SRVY 1309 Surveying Measurement 3
SRVY 1315 Surveying Calculations 3
CNBT 2380 Cooperative Education-Construction Engineering 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 2315 Construction Specifications and Contracts 3
CNBT 2317 Green Building 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
CNBT 2380 Cooperative Education-Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 3

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.