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TEC-8400 Project Management I, Part 1

In part one of this course, trainees analyze the characteristics of a project manager, basic functions of and ethical approaches to project management, and common construction delivery systems. Project managers recognize the need for and the manager's role in an effective job site safety and loss prevention program. Trainees will identify potential areas for loss and evaluate risks, methods of risk control, and understand OSHA's Focused Inspection Program. Other topics include workforce expectations, stakeholder identification, effective communication, human relations, leadership, mentoring and coaching, behavioral interview techniques, problem-solving techniques, negotiation, dispute resolution, insurance requirements, and change order processes. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-8410 Project Management I, Part 2

In part two of this course, trainees are introduced to construction planning, estimating and cost control, scheduling, resource control, quality control and assurance, and continuous improvement. Topics include performance-based work environments, scope and work breakdown structure, phases of planning, the project manager's role in cost control, cost analyses, formal project schedules, production control, the continuous improvement process, measuring improvement, and the major methods for recognizing employees embracing the continuous improvement process 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-8390 Project Supervision I, Part 2

In part two of this course, trainees learn how to read and interpret documents, project manuals, and construction drawings. Other topics include contracts, documentation, the role of the supervisor in document control, planning and scheduling, the estimating process, goal statements and objectives, task lists, various resources in planning, job analyses, charts, diagrams, and the benefits of short-interval schedules. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-8380 Project Supervision I, Part 1

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TEC-9460 Introduction to Project Management

In this course, you will discover the role and responsibilities of project management, including technical and management skills and an overview of the phases in a construction project. Often, the transition from skilled craftsman to project manager is a challenging role, since additional skills are required. Project management training will help you develop best practices to become an effective and successful project manager. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-9470 Interpersonal Skills

Trainees will analyze the values and expectations of the workforce, as well as the importance of building relationships and satisfying stakeholders. Trainees will practice the principles of effective communication, apply the management grid, and use relationship skills to create a leadership environment. Other valuable topics include behavioral interviewing and professional development of personnel. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-9480 Management Safety

This essential course stresses the importance of job site safety and identifies the project manager’s duties and responsibilities regarding safety. Trainees will recognize the need for loss prevention, learn how to create a zero-accident work environment, evaluate subcontractors based on past safety experience, and understand OSHA’s Focused Inspection Program. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-9490 Issues and Resolutions

Project Managers must know the key elements of successful negotiations and negotiating techniques. Trainees will learn how to recognize nonverbal signals, use negotiating tools, and apply conflict resolution strategies. You will examine the symptoms and barriers to solving project-related problems, apply problem-solving techniques, brainstorm, and identify root cause consequences. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-9530 Construction Documents

Inadequate documentation is the leading cause for most problems in the construction industry. As a Project Management Trainee, you will learn the types of documents, drawings, specifications, and types of contracts and insurance requirements used on a project. Trainees will uncover the methods of obtaining work in the industry and be able to master the change order process, while creating and maintaining the documents required to close out a project. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-9540 Construction Planning

Successful construction projects require formal job planning and a performance-based work environment. In this course, you will explore the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) as the foundation that identifies deliverables, tasks, and time. Trainees will identify the basics of quality control and define the roles and responsibilities of an effective team and learn how to properly allocate resources. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-9550 Estimating and Cost Control

In Project Management, the goal is to construct projects according to standards in drawings and specifications. Projects must be delivered on time and on budget to fulfill a contract. You will learn accurate estimating by using the estimating process and the steps in developing an estimate. You will explore the purpose of a cost control methodology, how to perform simple cost analysis, and realize the project manager’s role in controlling cost and tracking rework cost. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-9560 Scheduling

Time is money. In this course, the trainee will receive instruction in the basics of scheduling from simple to-do lists through bar charts, network diagrams, and methods of managing resources. The project manager must work with estimators, foremen, superintendents, and managers to develop the project schedule. Other topics include formal schedules, job planning, establishing priorities, and alternative scheduling methods. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-9570 Resource Control

This course identifies the resources that must be controlled, the major factors which affect production control, and production control standards. The project manager is responsible for controlling production, but must recognize the distinction between production and productivity. Tools, equipment, labor, time, space, and money are resources to be controlled. You will also discover how to improve production control and productivity. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-9580 Quality Control

Successful construction companies rely on established quality standards from pre-planning to final inspection. The project manager upholds these standards through quality control and quality assurance. In this course, the trainee explores project quality management and how to develop an effective quality control plan, as well as how to identify, assess, and measure weaknesses to avoid rework.

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TEC-9590 Continuous Improvement

Successful construction companies rely on established quality standards from pre-planning to final inspection. The project manager upholds these standards through quality control and quality assurance. In this course, the trainee explores project quality management and how to develop an effective quality control plan, as well as how to identify, assess, and measure weaknesses to avoid rework.

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


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