Construction Project Supervision
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The Construction Project Supervision (CSUP) program addresses the increasing demand for formally trained construction superintendents and project managers. Construction supervisors are professionals who require highly developed critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to manage individual and team performance and provide functional oversight throughout the project life cycle. Students are exposed to the varied job responsibilities of construction supervisors including project implementation, scheduling, estimating, safety, cost controls and sustaining industry relationships. Dunwoody’s program, the first of its kind in Minnesota, prepares students for various entry-level positions in supervision roles within the construction industry. The curriculum contains essential theories, practical applications, industry standards and best practices to evaluate the interdependencies of quality, time and cost. The program combines service learning projects, site visits, speakers and lab exercises, introducing students to industry and community partners with a directed focus on gaining an appreciation for the social and environmental responsibilities that extend beyond creating the built environment. Curriculum is designed to coach students to make ethical choices, communicate effectively and become leaders in the construction industry. Arts & Sciences courses enhance students’ technical education through study in oral and written communications; math and science; social/behavioral studies; and the arts and humanities. Students complete a professional development project, which includes an internship alternative, as part of the curriculum. The program concludes with a capstone class focused on the two key areas: project management and construction supervision.
The Construction Project Management (PMGT) certificate provides individuals familiar with the construction industry training in the field of construction project management. Construction project managers facilitate successful projects during all phases of construction. They are the construction team leaders in the field and in the office. Construction project managers develop and manage schedules and estimates and control and track construction costs. They also seek to minimize risk by understanding risk management techniques including safety concerns, legal ramifications, and financial decisions. Construction project managers monitor and report on the progress of construction activities to stakeholders. Through the use of instructional projects, students learn the tools to become leaders of the construction team, including how to develop and manage schedules and estimates; how to monitor and report on the progress of construction activities to stakeholders; and how to track and control construction costs. Key themes include risk and safety management, ethical and legal implications, and financial decision making. Courses utilize tangible local projects to examine best practices, industry standards and applications with curriculum specifically designed to emulate various jobs performed in the professional work environment. Current industry software is used to create and manage documents for student projects. Instructed by practicing industry professionals, students learn to facilitate successful projects during all phases of construction. The credits from this certificate are directly transferable to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Construction Supervision.
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