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College Catalog 2014-2015

Career Studies Certificate
Offered through 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
ARC 133 Construction Methodology and Procedures I 3
BLD 232 Construction Estimating II 3
CAD 201 Computer Aided Drafting and Design I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1___ Technical Elective 2
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 academic advisor. May be selected from the following: ARC 134, BLD 102, BLD 247, CIV 225, CIV 228, CAD 202, EGR 115, or EGR 206.