A construction worker supervising.

Students must be currently in, or have completed, a state of MN registered apprenticeship in order to be eligible for this program.

This program will prepare students for technical and supervisory positions in the construction of commercial, industrial and civil buildings and structures. The curriculum combines the technical knowledge and skills of building construction with key courses in applied management necessary to manage complex construction projects. (See below for special admission requirements).

 

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2018 - 2019

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses 14-27 Credits*
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:1500
    Course Title:Construction Technology I      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:5

    Course Description:This course is an introduction to the technical mastery of the constructing of buildings and structure. Course learning objectives will be covered in the context of a specific construction craft.
    Construction Technology IView-CMSV 1500n/a5
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:1550
    Course Title:Construction Technology Field Experience      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course is an introduction to the application of techniques necessary to construct buildings and structure. Course learning objectives will be covered in the context of a specific construction craft and will be completed during the construction of an actual industry project.It is strongly recommended that the following course(s) be taken prior to or concurrent with this course:CMSV1500 Construction Technology
    Construction Technology Field ExperienceView-CMSV 1550n/a4
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:1600
    Course Title:Construction Technology II      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:5

    Course Description:This course is an intermediate review and application of techniques necessary to construct buildings and structure. Course learning objectives will be covered in the context of a specific construction craft.It is strongly recommended that the following course(s) be taken prior to or concurrent with this course:CMSV1550 Construction Technology Field Experience I
    Construction Technology IIView-CMSV 1600n/a5
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:1650
    Course Title:Construction Technology Field Experience II      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course is an intermediate introduction to the application of techniques necessary to construct buildings and structure. Course learning objectives will be covered in the context of a specific construction craft and will be completed during the construction of an actual industry project.It is strongly recommended that the following course(s) be taken prior to or concurrent with this course:CMSV1600 Construction Technology II
    Construction Technology Field Experience IIView-CMSV 1650n/a4
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:1700
    Course Title:Construction Technology III      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:5

    Course Description:This course is an advanced review and application of techniques necessary to construct buildings and structure. Course learning objectives will be covered in the context of a specific construction craft.It is strongly recommended that the following course(s) be taken prior to or concurrent with this course:CMSV1650 Construction Technology Field Experience II
    Construction Technology IIIView-CMSV 1700n/a5
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:1750
    Course Title:Construction Technology Field Experience III      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course is an intermediate introduction to the application of techniques necessary to construct buildings and structure. Course learning objectives will be covered in the context of a specific construction craft and will be completed during the construction of an actual industry project.It is strongly recommended that the following course(s) be taken prior to or concurrent with this course:CMSV1700 Construction Technology
    Construction Technology Field Experience IIIView-CMSV 1750n/a4
     
    General Education Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:Gateway College Writing      Goal Areas:01       Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
    Gateway College Writing orView-ENGL 120001 4
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1201
    Course Title:College Writing I      Goal Areas:01       Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
    College Writing I andView-ENGL 120101 4
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1940
    Course Title:Technical Writing      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course further develops writing skills as applied to technical subjects for a specialized or lay audience. Credit does not apply to the 40 MnTC credits required in the A.A. degree except in programs where students are permitted to substitute English 1940 for English 1112 or 1202.Prerequisite: Engl 1200 or Engl 1201
    Technical WritingView-ENGL 1940n/a3
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1110
    Course Title:Principles of Interpersonal Communication      Goal Areas:01,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:This introductory course looks at communication in one-to-one relationships in friendships, families, the workplace, and elsewhere. Students will be challenged to discover and assess their own communication strengths and weaknesses as they define and discuss what it means to be a competent interpersonal communicator. Course content includes both theory and practice (skill development).
    Principles of Interpersonal Communication andView-COMM 111001,07 3
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:1230
    Course Title:U.S. Labor History      Goal Areas:05,09       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course covers the major changes in the nature of work, the workforce, and the institutions involved in the labor history of the United States, and it addresses the social, economic, and political aspects of labor history in both a U.S. and a global context. This course is intended as a general elective or required for Construction Technology AS or A.A.S. degree.
    U.S. Labor HistoryView-HIST 123005,09 3
     
    Program Technical Electives 18-31 Credits
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:1000
    Course Title:Construction Professionalism Seminar      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course is designed to be an introduction to careers in the construction industry. It will be an exploration of the breadth and depth of construction opportunities and the diversity of the occupational career pathways open to students. The differences between residential, commercial, civil, industrial, and specialty construction will be explored as well as exposure to the different occupation opportunities as a tradesperson, project manager, staff management specialist, design professional and business owner. Industry standards and expectations will be part of the course, and at its completion students will have had the opportunity to complete course work to receive an OSHA 10 hour training certification.
    Construction Professionalism SeminarView-CMSV 1000n/a4
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:Construction Graphics      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:Study of graphic solutions to problems conditioned by traditional and emerging construction document standards. Students will produce construction graphics using computer-assisted processes. The principles of construction graphics are applied to the visualization, communication, and graphical analysis of problems.
    Construction GraphicsView-CMSV 1200n/a3
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:1300
    Course Title:Legal Aspects of Construction      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:Students will study the basic principles of law and its impacts on the business of construction contracting. Topics will include contracts, property law, mechanics liens, drafting a bid, ethics, employment issues, wage laws and hiring practices in both a union and a non-union work setting. The focus of the course is on construction contracting businesses, their employees and customers.
    Legal Aspects of ConstructionView-CMSV 1300n/a3
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:2100
    Course Title:Soils and Concrete Technology      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course familiarizes students with the history and fundamentals of concrete, admixtures, soils and aggregates. The student will understand the interactions of concrete, weather, and soil conditions; the proper placement of concrete; bearing capacity of soils; and the basic principles of concrete and soil inspection.
    Soils and Concrete TechnologyView-CMSV 2100n/a3
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:2200
    Course Title:Construction Quality Assurance and Quality Control      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:Students will be introduced to QA/QC and the concept of Construction Quality Management in the residential, commercial and civil construction industries. It will emphasize QA/QC in civil construction and focus on the types of materials, construction methods and quality control necessary for building road, bridges, underground utilities and other types of civil construction projects. Students will have the option to obtain a Minnesota Department of Transportation Concrete Field 1 certification as part of this course. Prerequisite: CMSV 2100 Concrete and Soil Technology
    Construction Quality Assurance and Quality ControlView-CMSV 2200n/a4
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:2870
    Course Title:Construction Management      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:Students in this course examine estimating, purchasing, bidding, scheduling, coordinating, expediting, and supervising work and dealing with public agencies, the design professions, suppliers, and subcontractors as these activities relate to the operation of a building contracting company.
    Construction ManagementView-CMSV 2870n/a3
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:2875
    Course Title:Mechanical and Electrical Systems      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course will prepare students to identify, analyze, and evaluate all aspects of building mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The students will explore a variety of systems found typical in both residential and commercial buildings and will have the opportunity to gain detailed knowledge on how systems are designed, constructed, and perform. This course is designed for construction managers, project superintendants, code officials, and other construction related industry professionals.
    Mechanical and Electrical SystemsView-CMSV 2875n/a4
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:2885
    Course Title:Construction Estimating      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course explores the basic techniques and guidelines of estimating. The student will develop skills to prepare cost estimates considering the important aspects of material takeoffs, labor, equipment, and time. Practical, step-by-step cost estimating procedures will be applied to an actual building project.
    Construction EstimatingView-CMSV 2885n/a4
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:2890
    Course Title:Building Organization and Technology      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is an introduction to the varied technology that comprise buildings and an exploration into the sequential process of building construction. Theories of building types, functional organizations, and material applications are presented. This course also includes the identification of historic basis for, and comparison between, basic building materials and construction methods. The importance of building assembly sequences also is presented.
    Building Organization and TechnologyView-CMSV 2890n/a3
    Course Subject: CMSV         Course Number:2900
    Course Title:Construction Scheduling      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course explores the basic techniques and guidelines of the critical path method (CPM), and the precedence diagramming method (PDM) scheduling. The student will develop skills to prepare construction schedules by considering the important aspects labor, equipment, and time cost scheduling. Practical step-by-step scheduling techniques will be applied to an actual construction project.
    Construction SchedulingView-CMSV 2900n/a3
     
                                   Total Credits Required60

  • Career Opportunities

    Information on careers, including salary and employment outlook data, is available on the iseek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: www.iseek.org and www.bls.gov.

  • Transfer Information

    The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is intended for those students who plan to use the competence gained through their degree for immediate employment or enhancing current career skills. The A.A.S. degree includes a minimum of 20 semester credits in general education selected from at least three of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). The MnTC courses within the A.A.S. programs transfer to any Minnesota State College or University. Many of the A.A.S. degree programs have articulation agreements with fouryear institutions for transfer of the program.

    A student shall:

    • Earn a minimum of 6071 semester credits as required in the program with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above in courses taken at North Hennepin Community College. Specific programs may have additional requirements or a higher minimum grade point average.
    • Earn a minimum of 15 semester credits at North Hennepin Community College.
    • Earn 20 credits in at least 3 MnTC goal areas

    Completion of an A.A.S. degree fulfills the Goal Area 2 requirement of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

    Developmental Courses
    Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.

    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information
    North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 7634930555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 18006273529.

  • Degree Information

    The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is intended for those students who plan to use the competence gained through their degree for immediate employment or enhancing current career skills. The A.A.S. degree includes a minimum of 20 semester credits in general education selected from at least three of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). The MnTC courses within the A.A.S. programs transfer to any Minnesota State College or University. Many of the A.A.S. degree programs have articulation agreements with fouryear institutions for transfer of the program.

    A student shall:

    • Earn a minimum of 6071 semester credits as required in the program with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above in courses taken at North Hennepin Community College. Specific programs may have additional requirements or a higher minimum grade point average.
    • Earn a minimum of 15 semester credits at North Hennepin Community College.
    • Earn 20 credits in at least 3 MnTC goal areas

    Completion of an A.A.S. degree fulfills the Goal Area 2 requirement of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

    Developmental Courses
    Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.

    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information
    North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 7634930555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 18006273529.

  • Accreditation

    North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the:
    Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
    Chicago, IL 60602-2504
    1-800-621-7440