CMSV 1000 Construction Professionalism Seminar

Credits: 4
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1000 (PDF)
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.

CMSV 1200 Construction Graphics

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1200 (PDF)
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.

CMSV 1300 Legal Aspects of Construction

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1300 (PDF)
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.

CMSV 1500 Construction Technology I

Credits: 5
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1500 (PDF)
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.

CMSV 1550 Construction Technology Field Experience

Credits: 4
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1550 (PDF)
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

CMSV 1600 Construction Technology II

Credits: 5
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1600 (PDF)
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

CMSV 1650 Construction Technology Field Experience II

Credits: 4
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1650 (PDF)
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

CMSV 1700 Construction Technology III

Credits: 5
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1700 (PDF)
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

CMSV 1750 Construction Technology Field Experience III

Credits: 4
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1750 (PDF)
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

CMSV 1990 Construction Mgmt/Supervision Special Topics

Credits: 0
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 1990 (PDF)
This course will provide flexibility in offering an in-depth review of topics of immediate importance and topical interest. These topics will go beyond the introductory courses in examining specific aspects of the subject matter.

CMSV 2100 Soils and Concrete Technology

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2100 (PDF)
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.

CMSV 2200 Construction Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Credits: 4
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2200 (PDF)
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

CMSV 2860 Building Construction Plan Reading

Credits: 2
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2860 (PDF)
The basic course in reading of construction working drawings emphasizes symbols used in the production of architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical drawings. Course includes interpretation of drawing details, sections, elevations, floor plans, etc. This course should be of value to students interested in drafting, estimating, and construction.

CMSV 2870 Construction Management

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2870 (PDF)
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.

CMSV 2875 Mechanical and Electrical Systems

Credits: 4
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2875 (PDF)
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.

CMSV 2880 Construction Estimating

Credits: 4
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2880 (PDF)
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.

CMSV 2885 Construction Estimating

Credits: 4
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2885 (PDF)
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.

CMSV 2890 Building Organization and Technology

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2890 (PDF)
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.

CMSV 2895 Construction Management Internship

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2895 (PDF)
Provides the student an opportunity to observe and participate in all aspects of construction management that are typically encountered in the construction workplace.

CMSV 2900 Construction Scheduling

Credits: 3
Goal Areas: n/a
Course Outline 2900 (PDF)
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.