J. Jones, Chairperson


MAJOR IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (BA/BS), 96 credits

Students preparing for management positions in the field of construction will complete the program below with a required minor in business administration. This prepares graduates to become project managers, estimators, project planners, technical trainers, CAD technicians, safety officers, site superintendents, product marketing representatives, and purchasers.

Two required internship experiences provide students with relevant work experience in the field of construction.

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 CREDITS
       
ECON 201  Elementary Microeconomics   3 
MATH 132  Brief Calculus
3
  181 Elementary Probability Stats (3)
 
  or    
ECON 221 Business Statistics (3)  3
PHYC 110  General Physics 1   4
  112  General Physics 2 (4)  
  or     
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 1 (4)  4
NREM 211 Water Resources (3)  
  or    
NREM 221  Soil Resources (3)   3
TCST 104  Introduction to Construction
 3
  106 CAD for Const Management  3
  180  Construction Documents   3
  200  Site Preparation   3
  222  Technical Presentation    3
  250  Construction Methods Matls 1   3
  261  Mechanical Construction   3
  262  Electrical Construction   3
  300  Structural Mechanics   3
  310  Ethics in Construction   3
  320  Estimating   3
  355  Planning and Scheduling   3
  365  Construction Safety   3
  400  Const Prof Mngmnt   3
  420  Construction Finance and Law   3
  460  Capstone in Construction   3
TDPT  380  Internship in Technology    6
TCST technical electives approved by advisor  7
 
81 crs
The prerequisite for MATH 132 is a C- or better in MATH 111, or an appropriate score on the SAT/ACT or on the mathematics placement test, or permission of the department chairperson. The prerequisite for ECON 221 is a C or better grade in MATH 111, or a passing grade (D- or better) in MATH 132, 161, 162, 165, or 166 and a C or higher grade in ISOM 125. Other prerequisites may be necessary for MATH 111.

CHEM 111, ECON 201, MATH 132, PHYC 110, and TCST 460 are required as part of the University Core Curriculum.


Students may elect to take MATH 112, 125, and one additional science course (PHYC 112 or CHEM 112) instead of taking MATH 132 to meet accreditation, university, and program requirements. This election may take more than 120 credits for graduation.

Minor in Business Administration for Construction Management, 15 credits

ACC 201  Principles of Accounting 1
 3
BL  260 Principles of Business Law
 3
ISOM  251  Introductory Operations Mgt
 3
MGT 300  Managing Behavior in Org
 3
Business elective     3
     
15 crs
     
96 crs

Students may choose the business elective from ACC 202; ECON 202; RE 230; RMI 270; MGT 241, 261; or other business elective as approved by the construction management student advisor.

MAJOR IN INTERIOR DESIGN (BA/BS), 87 credits

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AHS 100  Introduction to Art  3
FCID  101  Rapid Visualization   3
  110  Design Fundamentals  3
  111  Graphic Communication 1  3
  112  Design Presentation    3
  115  Interior Materials and Appl  3
  120  Graphic Communication 2  3
  210  Hist and Theoretical Studies 1   3
  221  Graphic Communication 3  3
  222  Interior Design Studio 1   3
  224  Interior Design Studio 2   3
  225  Hist and Theoretical Studies 2   3
  228  Graphic Communication 4   3
  261  Universal Design   3
  300  ID Professional Practice   3
  314  Color and Light in ID   3
  320  Furniture Design   3
  324  Interior Design Studio 3   3
  334  Interior Design Studio 4   3
  362  Inst Const Build Systems   3
  369  Internship in Interior Design (1-6)   5
  400  NCIDQ Preparation   1
  420  ID Programming    3
  424  Interior Design Studio 5   3
  484  Interior Design Studio 6   3
FCS  103 FCS Body of Knowledge     3 
  403  FCS in Practice    3
 
6 credits from 
ACC 201  Principles of Accounting 1 (3)   
ACR  221  Introduction to Metals (3)   
  231  Introduction to Glass (3)   
AFA 101  Drawing 1 (3)   
ARCH  100  Introduction to Architecture (2)   
  329  History of Architecture 2 (3)   
ECON  116  Survey of Economic Ideas (3)   
FCID  220  Sustainable Interiors (3)   
MKG  300  Principles of Marketing (3)  
TCST  104  Introduction to Construction (3)   
  180  Construction Documents (3)   
  250  Construction Methods Matls 1 (3)   
TDPT 299X  Experimental Development Topic (3 or 6)  6
     
87 crs

Students are placed in the pre-interior design program for the first two years. All pre-interior design students are required to participate in Portfolio Review during the second semester of the second year to be admitted to the 300-level courses and higher. Students will be admitted to the interior design program, upon successful completion of the review. See interior design Web site for more details. A grade of C or better is required in all required courses with the exception of AHS 100 and FCS core courses. Students with grade of C- or lower need to retake the course. Students may not progress through the program until they satisfy the requirements.

MINOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, 15 credits

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ACC 201  Principles of Accounting 1  3
BL  260  Principles of Business Law   3
ISOM  251  Introductory Operations Mgt   3
MGT  300  Managing Behavior in Org   3
Business elective  3
     
15 crs

Students may choose the business elective from ACC 202; ECON 202; RE 230; RMI 270; MGT 241, 261; or other business elective as approved by the construction management student advisor.

Open only to construction management majors to meet the requirements for accreditation by the American Council of Construction Education. ACCE standards require specific courses in law, accounting, management, and economics.

MINOR IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, 18 credits

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Construction core, 15 credits
TCST 104  Introduction to Construction   3
  180  Construction Documents   3
  320  Estimating   3
  355  Planning and Scheduling   3
  400  Const Proj Mngmnt   3
     
15 crs
3 credits from
 TCST 106  CAD for Const Management (3)  
  200  Site Preparation (3)   
  250  Construction Methods Matls 1 (3)  
  252  Building Diagnostics (3)   
  300  Structural Mechanics (3)   
  302  Highway Construction 1 (3)   
  310  Ethics in Construction (3)   
  350  Mechanical Electrical Systems (3)   
  365  Construction Safety (3)   
  420  Construction Finance and Law (3)   
Approved technical elective  3
     
18 crs

MINOR IN INTERIOR DESIGN, 24 credits

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For architecture majors:
ARCH 201 Architectural Design  4
CAP 102 Environment Design and Plan 2    3
  162  Design Communications Media 2    2
FCID 111  Graphic Communication 1   3
  115  Interior Materials and Appl   3
     
15 crs
 
For all other majors:
FCID 101  Rapid Visualization    3
  110  Design Fundamentals    3
  111  Graphic Communication 1   3
  115  Interior Materials and Appl   3
  222  Interior Design Studio 1    3
     
15 crs
 
For all interior design minors, 9 additional credits from the following:
FCID 112  Design Presentation (3)  
  120  Graphic Communication 2 (3)   
  210  Hist and Theoretical Studies 1 (3)   
  221  Graphic Communication 3 (3)   
  224  Interior Design Studio 2 (3)   
  225  Hist and Theoretical Studies 2 (3)   
  228  Graphic Communication 4 (3)   
  261  Universal Design (3)   
  314  Color and Light in ID (3)   
  320  Furniture Design (3)   
  324  Interior Design Studio 3 (3)   
  362  Int Const Build Systems (3)   
  420  ID Programming (3)   9
     
24 crs

Students completing this minor must receive C or better grades in all interior design courses. Students receiving a grade lower than C are required to retake the course. 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES: INTERIOR DESIGN (FCID)

101 Rapid Visualization (3) 
An introduction to the techniques of freehand drawing and technical sketching to develop confidence in design visualization. Students will learn a systematic approach to drawing imaginary 3-D objects, concepts, and metaphors. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

110 Design Fundamentals (3)
Basic elements of design and composition, their theories and application in interior design. Understanding the fundamentals of design through two- and three-dimensional design projects and through creative problem solving.
    
Open only to interior design majors and minors.

111 Graphic Communication 1 (3)
Various graphic communication techniques used as tools of interior design. Emphasis will be on sketching, perspective drawing, paraline drafting, color rendering, and 3-D model making.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 101.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

112 Design Presentation Techniques (3)
An introduction to the use of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and four-dimensional (digital) presentation design techniques. Students will learn the integrated use of traditional and digital media tools to articulate their concept development, design process, and design decision into informative and visual documents, and professional layouts.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 101.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

115 Interior Materials and Applications (3)
Study of interior materials, finishes, furniture, and architectural components. Covers floor, wall, and ceiling finishes, furniture, cabinetry, and casegoods. Selection criteria, green design, cost, quality, application, sources, and specifications will be discussed and analyzed.

120 Graphic Communication 2 (3)
Visual communication techniques for interior designers. Emphasis on computer applications and basic training for Computer Aided Drafting (CAD).

210 Historical and Theoretical Studies 1 (3)
Chronological survey of the development of major historical periods and accompanying theoretical precedents that shape the design of the built environment from antiquity through the mid-18th century. This interactive course encourages students to articulate theories based upon historical precedents providing a catalyst for future design solutions.
   
Prerequisite: FCID 110.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

220 Sustainable Interiors (3)
Focuses on the examination and application of the appropriate sustainable/green principles in interior design. Emphasis will be on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Contract Interiors Green Building Rating System™ (LEED-CI), a national certification program by the U.S. Green Building Council.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 115.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

221 Graphic Communication 3 (3)
An introduction to computer-aided 3-D modeling using a variety of current software. In addition, other computer-aided visual communication techniques will be introduced as tools in the design/problem-solving process.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 120 or permission of the department chairperson.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

222 Interior Design Studio 1 (3)
Introduction to design process and interior planning for small scale interior spaces with more emphasis on residential design.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 110, 111, 115.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

224 Interior Design Studio 2 (3)
Design and space planning for small to medium scale interior spaces integrating aesthetic, social, technical, and graphic communication. Introduction to research and programming processes.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 120, 222.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

225 Historical and Theoretical Studies 2 (3)
Chronological survey of the development of major historical periods and accompanying theoretical precedents that shape design of the built environment from mid-18th century to the present. This interactive course encourages students to articulate theories based upon historical precedents providing a catalyst for future design solutions.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 210.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

228 Graphic Communication 4 (3)
An advanced 3-D modeling course using current modeling and rendering software to produce high quality perspectives and animations.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 120 or permission of the department chairperson.

261 Universal Design (3)
Addresses the established principles of universal design by examining the benefits for people with differing abilities. The history of universal design is addressed, which is a design method providing accessibility to all people (diverse cultures, special populations, disabled, aging, and able bodied).
    
Prerequisite: FCID 120.

300 Interior Design Professional Practice (3)
Legal, financial, management, marketing, and administrative issues facing interior designers, firm principals, and managers. Covers business plan, potential legal problems, contracts, agreements, pricing products and setting fees, marketing and promotion of design services.
Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the department chairperson.
    Open only to interior design majors.

314 Color and Light in Interior Design (3)
Exploration of the principles that govern the use of color and light in interior design. Application of these principles in residential and commercial settings.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 224.

320 Furniture Design (3)
This studio emphasizes the study of furniture design as art and science. Students will be introduced to historical styles and theoretical concepts, aesthetics and ergonomics, technology and design processes of furniture and furnishings, including the examination of differing forms, cultural references, anthropometrics, materials, and traditional to hybrid fabrication processes.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 221, 224, or ARCH 201.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

324 Interior Design Studio 3 (3)
Development and application of planning processes for medium scale commercial and residential projects with focus on accessibility and universal design.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 221, 224.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

334 Interior Design Studio 4 (3)
Development and application of planning techniques of larger scale commercial projects with focus on hospitality and retail design.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 324.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

362 Interior Construction, Building Systems, and Regulations (3)
Covers information required for interior construction and building systems, environmental systems/controls, and regulations. Detailing of interior components, custom cabinetry, construction of partitions, ceiling, and flooring will be discussed. Further, principles of lighting, acoustic, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, structural systems, distribution systems (power, HVAC, mechanical, data, and plumbing) and regulations (codes, standards, and guidelines) will be covered.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 221 and 224.

369 Internship in Interior Design (1-6)
Provides the opportunity for the student to work in an established internship setting in interior design, architecture, or related design firms to gain professional experience in the field of environmental design.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 324 and permission of the internship coordinator.
    A total of 6 credits of credit may be earned.
    Open only to interior design majors.

400 NCIDQ Preparation (1)
Prepares students for the National Council for the Interior Design Qualification exam by simulating the actual testing experience. Covers all the exercises that will be encountered on the actual examination.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 424 or permission of the department chairperson.
    Open only to interior design majors.

420 Interior Design Programming (3)
Methods for gathering, organizing, and assessing data needed to design the interior of any type of building. Design concepts, goals, needs, facts, client values, staff and employee projections, current and future space requirements, adjacencies, furnishing, furniture and equipment requirements, project cost, schedule, and building codes will be discussed.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 324.

424 Interior Design Studio 5 (3)
Development and application of planning techniques, construction documentation techniques of larger scale commercial projects with focus on health care and office systems environments.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 334.

484 Interior Design Studio 6 (3)
Comprehensive studio integrating research and analysis of existing or proposed structures, contextual development of interior solutions, building constraints, and specialized products and materials specifications. A self-directed studio with research completed in fall semester in the programming course.
    
Prerequisite: FCID 420, 424.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

TECHNOLOGY: CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (TCST)

104 Introduction to Construction (3)
Overview of the aspects of construction management including designer-builder relationships, construction documents, estimating, scheduling, project management, safety, materials, and other relevant subjects.

106 CAD for Construction Management (3)
Focuses on the application of computer-aided design processes in construction management.

180 Construction Documents (3)
Overview in the reading and utilization of construction documents, including print reading. Use and analysis of the project manual and specification sections, bidding documents, and other relative subjects.
    
Prerequisite: TCST 104.

200 Site Preparation (3)
The study of the processes related to the preparation of a construction site. Specific topics include the fundamentals of surveying, soil types, and foundation systems.

206 Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Construction Management (3)
Application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in construction management, including creating three-dimensional models of projects, extracting quantities of materials, creating animations, time-phased simulations, and clash detection/correction.
    
Prerequisite: TCST 104 and 180.

222 Technical Presentation for Construction Managers (3)
Examines presentation of technical information for construction managers, including oral and written communication in technical and professional settings.
    
Prerequisite: ENG 103 or 104 or 114 and COMM 210.

250 Construction Methods and Materials 1 (3)
Introduction to the application of sequential construction methods combined with the study of materials as they are utilized in structures. Special emphasis on the role of a construction manager in the proper handling and utilization of construction materials.

251 Construction Methods and Materials 2 (3)
Team-based integration and management of construction, documentation, testing, and application of construction materials for a specified structure. Special emphasis on the use of concrete, steel, and minor supporting materials to fabricate and combine free-spanning structural components for a specified structural project.

252 Building Diagnostics (3)
Overview of building construction and energy systems, energy audit techniques, principles of heat transfer and air movement. Field and laboratory work to include pressurization and remote heat sensing devices to measure energy loss in building.

261 Mechanical Construction Management (3)
The study of managing the construction of mechanical systems, including codes, design, methods, and materials related to plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and fire sprinkler systems.
    
Prerequisite: TCST 104 and 106 and 180.

262 Electrical Construction Management (3)
The study of managing the construction of electrical systems, including codes, design, methods, and materials.
    
Prerequisite: TCST 104 and 106 and 180.

280 Construction Specifications for Construction Management (3)
Examines what construction specifications are, how they are developed, and how they are applied in construction management. Focuses on understanding and interpreting written construction documents and improving communication among all members of the construction team.
    
Prerequisite: TCST 104 and 180.

299X Special Topics in Construction Management (1-9)
Special topics relevant to the construction management profession. Course titles will be announced before each semester.
    
A total of 9 credits may be earned.

300 Structural Mechanics (3)
The study of static equilibrium, free-body, shear and bending-moment diagram. The computation of loads, moment, and shear for beams and trusses.
    
Prerequisite: MATH 112; PHYC 110.

302 Highway Construction 1 (3)
Basic knowledge of sources, properties, design methods, standards, tests, and uses of materials in various types of highway construction.
    
Prerequisite: TCST 250.

303 Highway Construction 2 (3)
Highway construction methods and economic applications. Team development of construction scheduling and cost estimates for highway construction projects under closely simulated conditions.
    
Prerequisite: TCST 302, 355.

310 Ethics in Construction (3)
Examines professionalism within the modern construction industry. Traces the development of building professions with regard to the foundations of current practice. Focuses on career options and planning, leadership, ethics, and ethical practice using case studies and selected readings.
    Prerequisite: TCST 104.

315 Sustainable Construction (3)
Provides detailed knowledge related to sustainable construction. Emphasis will be on green building rating systems, and course work includes case studies, guest speakers, field trips, investigation of green materials, and a term project.
    
Open only to juniors and seniors.

320 Estimating (3)
An introduction to estimating in construction. Reviews and incorporates knowledge of construction planning and processes, developing estimates using labor costs, and standards used by the industry.
    
Prerequisite: TCST 104, 180, or permission of the department chairperson.

350 Mechanical and Electrical Systems (3)
The study of codes, design, methods, and materials related to electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

355 Planning and Scheduling (3)
Planning and scheduling practices for managing construction projects. Topics include parameters affecting planning, presentation of scheduling information, impact of changes, and resource allocation and management. Specific emphasis on critical path method, network diagramming, calculations, and computer applications.
    
Prerequisite: TCST 104, 180, or permission of the department chairperson.

365 Construction Safety (3)
Study of the practices used to establish a safe and healthful environment for construction site personnel/occupants. Includes the codes and requirements of safety and health regulating agencies.

400 Construction Project Management (3)
The study of project management concepts, procedures, and practices common in the construction industry. Includes construction project management concepts, roles, and responsibilities; labor relations; administrative systems and procedures; cost control data and procedures; documentation at job site and office; change orders; submittal processes; quality control philosophies and techniques; and computer applications.
    
Prerequisite: TCST 104, 180, 320, 355, or permission of the department chairperson.

420 Construction Finance and Law (3)
The principles of business law applicable to the construction process including employer, employee, and client rights and obligations, and partnerships. The principles of finance related to construction are also covered.
    
Prerequisite: ACC 201.

460 Capstone in Construction (3)
A construction product, process, or system is studied. Conduct in-depth research on an approved topic related to construction. Results of the research are formally presented to peers and faculty.
    Prerequisite: TCST 222, 320, and 355.
    Prerequisite or parallel: TCST 400 and 420.
    Open only to majors in construction management with senior status.

490 Independent Study in Construction Management (1-9)
Academic project directed by a Construction Management faculty member. Written proposal must be approved by program director prior to term of study.
    
Prerequisite: sponsorship by a CM faculty member and written proposal must be approved by CM program director prior to term of study.
    A total of 9 credits may be earned.