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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Career Studies Certificate AL

Purpose:  The curriculum is designed to qualify personnel in both building construction and engineering technologies. Occupational objectives include: employment within construction companies, assisting project managers and general contractors in preparing estimates, contract document interpretation, and construction administration. Independent employment may include construction site supervision and facilities management.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
BLD 101 Construction Management I 3
BLD 165 Construction Field Operations 2
BLD 231 Construction Estimating I 3
CAD 165 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
CIV 171 Surveying I 3
Total   14
2nd Semester
1___ ___    Technical Elective 2
ARC 133 Construction Methodology & Procedures I 3
BLD 232 Construction Estimating II 3
CAD 201 Computer Aided Drafting and Design I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
Total   15
Total credits for the Construction Supervision Career Studies Certificate=29

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

1 Technical elective courses must be approved by the program faculty advisor. Technical electives may be selected from the following: EGR 115, EGR 206, CIV 225, CIV 228, ARC 134, CAD 202, BLD 102 or BLD 247.