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TEC-5100 Successful Construction Contracting

Are you considering starting your own business? The number one factor in starting any construction business is risk, ranging from overhead, estimating and expenses, to bidding, and project management skills. In this course, you will gain the training and knowledge to successfully run a construction business. Topics include: operating capital, job cost records, payroll, computer programs, marketing, competitive bidding, design/build, cost planning, figuring overhead and profit, construction contracts, labor and materials, subcontractors and suppliers, and working with clients and building inspectors. Construction industry experience strongly recommended. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-8380 Project Supervision I, Part 1

A successful construction project requires diligent supervision. In this course, trainees review the history, trends, and economic conditions affecting the construction industry, as well analyze the functions of management, company policies and procedures, evaluation of supervisor performance, successful leadership, effective communication, on-the-job training, performance appraisals, managerial decision making and problem solving, implementation of future actions, safety, costs associated with accidents, accident investigation, and quality control.

Prerequisite: TEC-9300 Construction Trades Core Skills

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TEC-8430 Fundamentals of Crew Leadership

The construction industry relies on leadership to execute successful construction projects. In this course, trainees will examine the modern construction industry, business organizations, team building, gender and minority issues, communication, motivation, problem solving, decision making, safety, and project control. Other topics include the need for training, language barriers, employee harassment, substance abuse, leadership styles, employee motivators, successful team building, safety programs and training sessions, accident investigations, estimating and budgeting, scheduling, and production and productivity.

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TEC-8510 Introduction to Construction Project Management

Students involved in the construction process will be given an introduction to construction documents and the principles of project management. There will be a brief review of blueprint reading, during which students in all trades will learn how to interpret basic blueprints and generate beginning-level drawings. Emphasis is placed on the ability to manage projects and read instructions on the job which are conveyed by blueprints. Other topics include: the general contractor's and subcontractor's roles in project management; project compliance with plans, specifications, and quality control; and the role of warranties and operating manuals pertaining to the management of construction projects. Textbook required.

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Center for Trades and Energy Training

These courses are held at the Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building) at the Regional Hughesville Campus.
 

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