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Construction Management Minor

CCE Applied Professional Studies
College of Continuing Education
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 18
A minor in construction management provides foundation knowledge, industry insight, and business competencies essential in the construction sector. The facility management option provides core competencies for ensuring functionality of the built environment.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
With approval of the program, up to 7 credits of transfer coursework may be used to satisfy requirements for this minor.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
General Construction Management
Required Courses
CMGT 3001W - Introduction to Construction [WI] (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4011 - Construction Documents and Contracts (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4022 - Construction Estimating (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4031 - Construction Safety and Loss Control (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4073 - Building Codes for Construction Managers (1.0 cr)
CMGT 4861 - Construction Management Capstone (3.0 cr)
Facility Management
Required Courses
CMGT 3024W - Facility Programming and Design [WI] (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4022 - Construction Estimating (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4211 - Facility Cost Accounting and Finance (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4213 - Facility Operations and Maintenance Intensive (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4215 - Facility Quality Assessment and Commissioning (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4073 - Building Codes for Construction Managers (1.0 cr)
CMGT 4861 - Construction Management Capstone (3.0 cr)
 
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CMGT 3001W - Introduction to Construction (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A wide range of construction-related topics and an overview of the industry itself are presented: type and size of projects, where the industry has come from and where it appears to be heading, and roles and responsibilities of participants. Through assignments and projects, the course defines project and construction sequences, materials and building systems, and project scheduling and delivery methods. Students will conduct research into construction materials, sustainability, and self-selected topics. As a writing intensive course focused on developing skills crucial to professionals, it requires the production and revision of a variety of construction documents, including drawings and specifications.
CMGT 4011 - Construction Documents and Contracts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Definition, interpretation, and utilization of drawings. Specifications, agreements, bidding forms, general conditions. Bonds, contracts, subcontracts, and related documents. Appropriate provisions for minority business participation, such as tax exempt status and wage rates. prereq: 3001, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Project planning, scheduling, and control. Considering/understanding alternatives. Industry techniques. Introduction to critical path method. Using commercial software on personal computers. Updating/analyzing project schedules. prereq: 3001, 3011, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4022 - Construction Estimating
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Purposes/uses of various estimates. Performing quantity take-off, organizing bidding process. Requesting/analyzing subcontractor proposals. Unit pricing. Using published resources. Preparing systems-based estimates. Related software, spreadsheets, custom applications. Linkages among estimates, budgets, cost control systems, and cost records. prereq: 3001, 3011, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4031 - Construction Safety and Loss Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to construction safety, health, and loss control. Hazard recognition. Control procedures. Management systems for measuring/evaluating loss-control performances in construction industry. prereq: 3001, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4073 - Building Codes for Construction Managers
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Building codes history, foundation, structure, and organization. Importance to the built environment throughout building life cycle: design, construction, occupancy, demolition. Code compliance and role of building code official. Interpretation and application to specific scenarios. Recognizing and correcting code deficiencies. prereq: 45 cr or instr consent
CMGT 4861 - Construction Management Capstone
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Using a case study approach, explores concepts of project management, decision theory, and leadership needed to solve critical, complex, and even routine problems within construction businesses and their projects. Students will be required to think critically and creatively about the possible solutions and be able to effectively articulate those solutions. It will apply all prior construction management-related coursework into a comprehensive construction and facility project management capstone intended to demonstrate mastery of the construction and facility management body of knowledge prior to graduation. prereqs: CMGT 4011, 4013, 4021, 4022, and 4031 (which may be taken concurrently WITH instructor permission), and CMGT 4041 and 4201 (which may be taken concurrently WITHOUT instructor permission).
CMGT 3024W - Facility Programming and Design (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Facility Programming and Design moves through the process of defining a building-related need, evaluating the existing facility, exploring design solutions, and presenting a business case for the final project. This course is constructed from the viewpoint of the facility manager, and each step of the instruction and each assignment builds to the final project and presentation. It is a requirement for Construction Management degree and certificate students. It can also be used as an elective for undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in architecture, civil engineering, facility management, interior design, housing studies, and other related majors. There are no formal prerequisites, but it is recommended that students have completed at least one of the following: 1. CMgt 3011 (Construction Plan Reading) or CMgt 3001/3001W (Introduction to Construction) taken before or simultaneously with this course; 2. completion of a first or second year architecture or interior design studio; 3. relevant prior experience in the facility management industry; 4. approval of the instructor.
CMGT 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Project planning, scheduling, and control. Considering/understanding alternatives. Industry techniques. Introduction to critical path method. Using commercial software on personal computers. Updating/analyzing project schedules. prereq: 3001, 3011, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4022 - Construction Estimating
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Purposes/uses of various estimates. Performing quantity take-off, organizing bidding process. Requesting/analyzing subcontractor proposals. Unit pricing. Using published resources. Preparing systems-based estimates. Related software, spreadsheets, custom applications. Linkages among estimates, budgets, cost control systems, and cost records. prereq: 3001, 3011, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4211 - Facility Cost Accounting and Finance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of different types of leases. Relevance of BOMA (Building Office & Managers Association) space standards. Understanding components of total annual and capital facility costs. Analyzing and interpreting facility financial statements and reports. Constructing facility capital and operating budgets. Illustrating GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) related to asset capitalization, and applying financial terminology when speaking to the chief financial officer. Recommended prereq: ABUS 4101 or basic accounting/finance knowledge/experience
CMGT 4213 - Facility Operations and Maintenance Intensive
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Managing operation/maintenance of building systems and facility management department. Operation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Critical spaces, fire/life safety systems, utilities. Maintenance for specific building systems. Technology/resources used to support building operations/maintenance. prereq: [2021 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 2021], [3001 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3001], [4011 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4011], [4562 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4562] recommended
CMGT 4215 - Facility Quality Assessment and Commissioning
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to assess condition/quality of building site, exterior/interior of facility, and building equipment. Evaluating effectiveness/efficiency of facility operations/maintenance program. What to look for during building audits. How to write professional assessment reports. How to make useful recommendations for improvements. Value/purpose of building commissioning/ re-commissioning. prereq: 3001, [4213 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4213}, 4542, 4562
CMGT 4073 - Building Codes for Construction Managers
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Building codes history, foundation, structure, and organization. Importance to the built environment throughout building life cycle: design, construction, occupancy, demolition. Code compliance and role of building code official. Interpretation and application to specific scenarios. Recognizing and correcting code deficiencies. prereq: 45 cr or instr consent
CMGT 4861 - Construction Management Capstone
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Using a case study approach, explores concepts of project management, decision theory, and leadership needed to solve critical, complex, and even routine problems within construction businesses and their projects. Students will be required to think critically and creatively about the possible solutions and be able to effectively articulate those solutions. It will apply all prior construction management-related coursework into a comprehensive construction and facility project management capstone intended to demonstrate mastery of the construction and facility management body of knowledge prior to graduation. prereqs: CMGT 4011, 4013, 4021, 4022, and 4031 (which may be taken concurrently WITH instructor permission), and CMGT 4041 and 4201 (which may be taken concurrently WITHOUT instructor permission).