Construction Technology Management (CNS)

The purpose of this program is to meet the educational needs of the construction industry by training entry-level construction managers and by providing continuing education for construction employees. Graduates will be qualified to be draftspersons, engineering and construction aides, building materials and manufacturing representatives, planning aides and detailers. Dutchess Community College graduates will be able to transfer many credits to accredited construction management programs at four-year colleges.

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Upon successful completion of the CNS program, graduates can be expected to have knowledge in the following areas of study:

• Communications – Student will be able to graphically, orally and in writing meet the requirements of an entry-level project manager.

• Technology – Student will have an understanding of structures, material and methods and environmental systems.

• Field – Student will have the skills necessary to work as an entry level project manager including the ability to read and interpret construction documents, recognize and understand contract construction documents, basic estimating and scheduling skills, surveying skills as they relate to construction and will have an understanding of the activities, organization and ethics of the profession.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 3
MAT 132 Technical Mathematics II (a) 3
ARC 103 Basic Architectural Drawing (b) 3
ARC 105 Building Materials & Construction I 3
ARC 104 Introduction to Computer Graphics 1
ARC 113 Architecture Introductory Seminar 1
TOTAL   14

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 102 Composition II 3
ARC 106 Building Materials & Construction II 3
ARC 110 Architectural Drawing (c) 3
ARC 214 Professional Practice 3
ENR 215 Surveying I 3
Elective (e)   3
TOTAL   18

Third Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ECO 105, GOV 121, HIS 104, HIS 108  3
ARC 202 Mechanics of Structures 2
ARC 205 Working Drawings 4
WFE 101 Lifetime Wellness and Fitness 3
ARC 211 Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings 3
TOTAL   15

Fourth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today's World 3
CNS 240 Capstone Project 4
ARC 207 Structural Analysis 3
Business Elective (d)   3-4
Elective (e)   3
TOTAL   16-17

a. Students whose mathematics background does not include intermediate algebra and trigonometry first must take MAT 131. Qualified students may take a more advanced mathematics course.

b. ARC 100 and ARC 101, in combination, may be taken in place of ARC 103.

c. ARC 107 and ARC 109, in combination, may be taken in place of ARC 110.

d. Business Elective to be BUS 104 or ACC 104.

e. Elective courses to be taken in Mathematics (Appendix A), Humanities (Appendix G), Social Sciences (Appendix C) or Natural Science (Appendix B). See General Education Appendices for available courses.