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2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Learning Compact

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Building Construction
Description of the Major
The Bachelor of Science in Building Construction prepares you for a career in construction management techniques, operations and related areas of the construction industry.

Additional information is available from your major's website.
Before Graduating You Must
  • Pass the performance based capstone course utilizing Construction Project Simulation.
  • Complete BCN 4753 in preparation for the Business and Financial Management portion of the Florida Contractors Exam.
  • Complete financial analysis and construction loan applications.
  • Submit internship assessment (provided by your employers).
  • Submit alumni surveys, which will be used to determine program weaknesses and to propose revisions; receive BCN advisory council annual review; and participate in industry focus groups to assess current curriculum.
  • Successfully utilize and interpret the Florida Building Code in classroom tests and reports.
  • Submit required student presentations and written reports.
  • Satisfy formal presentation requirements; attend field trips and provide reports; and submit professional memos and letters.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Demonstrate and understand knowledge of general construction industry practices and policies.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of estimating, project scheduling, contract documents and payment acquisitions.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of financial management, project safety management and effective employee relations.
  4. Demonstrate ability to recognize and apply appropriate general construction management skills.
  5. Demonstrate ability to recognize and apply engineering theory and physical science principles in ALL design and technique courses.
  6. Demonstrate ability to recognize and apply proper human resource management principles.
  7. Demonstrate effective overall communication skills, in speech, public speaking and writing.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
BCN 3027C X     X     X
BCN 3223C X X   X      
BCN 3224C X     X     X
BCN 3255C X           X
BCN 3281C X     X      
BCN 3431C X       X    
BCN 3521C X       X   X
BCN 3611C   X          
BCN 3700   X          
BCN 3735 X       X X X
BCN 4423C X       X    
BCN 4510C X       X    
BCN 4612C X X   X   X  
BCN 4709C X X X X   X  
BCN 4712C X X X X     X
BCN 4720 X X   X   X  
BCN 4753 X X X X      
BCN 4787C X X X X X X X
BUL 4310 X            

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