Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
120 Hours

Major

90 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ACC 1010
Principles of Accounting I
3

Introduces students to the concepts of financial accounting, including the completion of the accounting cycle, preparation of the financial statements, and detailed coverage of cash, receivables, inventory, fixed assets and liabilities.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1050

ACC 1020
Principles of Accounting II
3

Enables the students to prepare, evaluate, and use accounting data as an introduction to the accounting profession. The mechanics of financial accounting and the overall effect of accounting procedures on published financial statements are examined in detail. Alternative accounting procedures and their impacts on the financial statements are also examined. Coverage includes extensive examination of the accounting equation as well as the accounting process as it relates to receivables, inventory, fixes assets, and bonds payable.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 1010

CIS 1030
Word Processing
1

Introduces students to word processing software and applications. This will include demonstrating the ability to perform basic Windows operations commands and word processing commands, which include creating, saving, printing, formatting, editing, and retrieving documents.

CIS 1050
Electronic Spreadsheets
1

Introduces the use of Excel spreadsheets for accounting applications, worksheets, and organizing various documents used in preparing various accounting financial information documents and reports.

CM 1010
Introduction to Construction
3

Introduces the overall construction process from initial concept through project completion. Explains the roles and responsibilities in the industry. Focuses on the materials and systems used in construction, with an emphasis on vocabulary building. Explores the career opportunities in the construction industry.

CM 1110
Fundamentals of Drafting and Design
3

Introduces the fundamentals and techniques to communicate graphically in the construction industry. Surveys the use of drafting instruments and focuses on the basic concepts of lettering, geometric construction, sketching, multi-view projection, dimensioning, and sectional view. Sketching techniques is practiced to prepare field drawings/as-builts.

CM 1210
Construction Document Analysis
3

Teaches the interpretation of residential, commercial, and industrial building construction documents including drawings, construction specifications, and general conditions. Students will understand, interpret and efficiently locate information in different parts of a drawing and effectively cross-reference information between drawings and specifications. Students will practice visualizing the three dimensional building from two dimensional drawings.

Prerequisite(s):
CM 1010, CM 1110

CM 2010
Building Codes and Construction
3

Emphasizes the concepts in surveying by measuring distances and angles of objects on or near the surface of the earth with strong emphasis of the technical skills in laying out sites and buildings. Students will use traditional methods and new technology to execute applications of surveying including land property, building stakeout, topographic, and traverse and circular curve surveys.

CM 2110
Computer Aided Architectural Drawing I
3

Introduces students to the use of the computer to draw plans for a single-family residence. A series of drawings will be required.

Prerequisite(s):
CM 1110

CM 2120
Computer Aided Architectural Drawing II
3

Explores wood frame structures as they relate to multi-family, low-rise, office, or small commercial structures. Drawing projects will focus on completion of a set of working drawings.

Prerequisite(s):
CM 2110

CM 2210
Building Materials and Construction
3

Acquaints students with building materials as well as construction methods utilized in residential construction.

Prerequisite(s):
CM 1010, CM 1110

CM 2310
Structural Analysis
3

Studies the structural properties of basic framing material (wood, steel, and concrete). Bending, deflection, shear, and moment diagrams will be developed by students as a method of study.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1310

CM 2410
Builder License/Laws
2

Focuses on the study of the two parts of the residential builder examination and the laws pertaining to it. This course concludes coverage of the State of Michigan pre-licensure education requirements for the Residential Builder Applicants such that at the completion of the Architectural/Construction Technology Associates Degree Program, the student is eligible to take the Residential Builders Examination.

Prerequisite(s):
CM 1110

CM 2510
Environmental Control Systems I
3

Studies the basics of mechanical (HVAC, plumbing, fire protection), electrical (power, lighting, telephone, fire alarm, security, sound, etc.), and building operation (transportation, processing, automation) systems as they are related to the overall planning of a building. Emphasis will be on heating, cooling, ventilation, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, and operation requirements for space planning for various building types.

CM 2610
Construction Cost/Estimating
3

Focuses on the preparation of bid proposals, quantity take-offs, crew sites, daily outputs, and bid packages for general and subcontracted work.

Prerequisite(s):
CM 2210, MTH 1310

CM 3060
Advanced Surveying
3

Continues the development of surveying techniques, with strong emphasis of the technical skills in laying out sites and buildings. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1310

Concurrent requisite(s):
CM 3060L

CM 3110
Construction Safety
3

Studies include safety administration, safety program development, federal and governing construction industry standard for safety, such as: OSHA and MIOSHA.

Prerequisite(s):
CM 2410

CM 3310
Structural Design I
3

Studies the fundamental concepts/principles of mechanics and strength of materials in dealing with the state of rest of bodies under the action of forces. Applies the equilibrium conditions to the analysis of concrete structures formed by connected members, including reinforced beams, columns, floors, walls, and footings. The design process is studied in depth, utilizing AISC and ACI Standards. A brief review of trigonometry and algebra is to be included.

Prerequisite(s):
CM 2310

CM 3320
Structural Design II
3

Continues the study of material strength, basic design, and calculations of structural systems utilizing lumber and structural steel. Includes the strength, stiffness, and stability of various materials. Discusses the stresses caused by bending moments, shear forces, vertical and horizontal loadings, and how to size load supporting structural members under those influences. The design process is studied in depth, utilizing AISC and AF and PA.

Prerequisite(s):
CM 3320

CM 4060
Construction Estimating and Bidding
3

Focuses on detailed cost estimates including quantity takeoffs, labor/material pricing, and overhead/profit. Also, included are bid strategies, and factors affecting construction cost. Computer applications are explored as part of the course.

Prerequisite(s):
CM 2610

CM 4110
Legal Aspects of Construction
3

Introduces students to the US legal system as it applies to construction. Emphasis is placed on fundamental concepts of contract and law, claims, risk management, business formation and licensing, agency, insurance and bonding, and real property.

Prerequisite(s):
CM 2410

CM 4160
Construction Contract Administration
3

Provides an overview of construction contract administration and enforcement of contract requirements during the construction phase of the project. Computer applications are explored as part of the course.

CM 4210
Sustainable and Energy Efficient Design and Construction
3

Provides a thorough understanding of ecological site systems and sustainable building systems. Current aspects of sustainability will be explored including the impact of the LEED rating system, legislation, environmental law, corporate culture evolution, and integrated design process.

Prerequisite(s):
CM 2210, CM 4410

CM 4310
Construction Project Planning and Scheduling
3

Develops advanced construction planning and scheduling techniques, building on previous experience with the critical path method. Integrates the use of computer software as a scheduling tool throughout.

Prerequisite(s):
CM 2610

CM 4410
Environmental Control Systems II
3

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Prerequisite(s):
CM 2510

CM 4910
Construction Project Management
3

Provides exploration of the roles and tasks required of a construction manager to utilize and extend their knowledge in all areas of expertise used. This is the program capstone course which integrates all aspects of the construction management process.

Prerequisite(s):
CM 3320, CM 4210

MGT 1010
Introduction to Business
3

Provides a basic understanding of many aspects of business through an overview of the changing business environment, the roles of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the importance of customer relations, management, and marketing. Financial management, accounting and banking will also be discussed.

MGT 1110
Professional Management Behavior
3

Examines the role that professional management behavior plays in the success of any organization. Emphasis is on the importance of customer service, ethical behavior, and effective communication, building relationships and recognizing diversity. Students will participate in role plays, team projects, networking assignments, and case studies.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010, MGT 1010

MTH 1310
Pre-Calculus
5

Examines functions, their inverses, graphs, and properties. Students solve equations and real-world problems involving polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Topics also addressed are: conic sections, complex numbers, vectors, sequences and series. Limits are introduced.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1110 or MTH 1210

PPM 3010
Project Management
3

Introduces students to the five processes of project management: initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. Topics include an overview of the evolution of project management, tools and techniques, and the project life cycle. Students will gain experience with the basic techniques of project planning, scheduling, execution, and closure.

WRK 3010
Work Experience
3

Provides a 160-hour bachelor's level, learning experience in a technical environment structured to allow students to further develop skills and gain training in their major field. Students must achieve 70% or better in all coursework and 70% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.

General Education

30 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

HUM 4010
Philosophy of Ethics
3

Identifies and analyzes ethical situations in modern society. Examines the philosophical foundations for personal and professional ethics.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

MTH 1110
College Algebra I
3

Introduces elements of algebra including graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, rational equations, and functions. The combination of MTH 1110 and MTH 1120 satisfy the MTA College Algebra Pathway. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.

SCI 2150
Integrated Physics
3

Introduces the principles of physics. Concepts explored include mechanical, fluid, electromagnetic, and thermal systems.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1110, MTH 1120, MTH 1210

SOC 3210
Cultural Diversity
3

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

WRI 1150
Workplace Communication
3

Addresses professional standards of communication with a focus on 21st century technology. Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them to be effective communicators in the workplace. Students evaluate the audience before choosing and applying the appropriate communication medium and style. Required elements include an employment portfolio, a group project/presentation, and an exploration of communication in the student's individual career field.

WRI 3010
Report Writing
3

Addresses the ability to write professionally and ethically for business and technical purposes relevant to a student's major field or career aspirations. Emphasis is on learning and applying rhetorical principles for writing formal reports including researching published technical information. Less formal aspects of business and technical communication are also studied.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

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