Printed on 11/28/2022

Construction, Small Business Management

20-455-4 Certificate (C) 9 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Oshkosh

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Would you like to own your own construction business someday? This certificate will give you the foundational skills in both managing the construction process, as well as owning and operating a small business. In addition to your Construction Management training, you'll also be exposed to all aspects of business ownership including legal formation, taxes and insurance, licensing, funding sources and bookkeeping. This certificate can be combined with other degree programs.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Entrepreneurship, Introduction to
    10-145-104
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10145104
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides students with opportunities to investigate, understand and apply the process of choosing entrepreneurship as a career path. Explores the entrepreneurial experience by focusing on an awareness of entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, business concept development and preliminary feasibility testing. Students gain the knowledge, skills, concepts and strategies relevant for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs. The practical hands-on approach encourages students to immerse themselves in the entrepreneurial experience.

  • Construction Contracts and Law (CMT)
    10-455-108
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10455108
    • Credits: 2.00

    Explores the legal aspects of construction. Topics include types of contracts, contract procedures and documents, responsibilities of contractors and owners, reporting requirements, insurance, bonds, and change order management.

    Prereq: Active in Construction Mgmt, HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103; OR Active in Const Small Bus Mgmt or Const Proj Sup cert; OR Not pursuing a degree
  • Construction Project Management (CMT)
    10-455-113
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10455113
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on the day-to-day activities of managing a construction project emphasizing the importance of communication skills. Topics include progress meetings, submittals, field contract, RFI's (requests for information), change orders and project inspection.

    Prereq: Active in Construction Management Technology plan or Construction Project Supervision certificate or Construction Small Business Management certificate, Construction Contracts and Law 10455108
  • Construction Financial Management (CMT)
    10-455-123
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10455123
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the principles of financial management used by construction companies including budget management and cash flow. Emphasis is on the construction manager's role in project profitability. Analyses of construction economic factors through cost, schedule and productivity management. Topics include project cash flow, billing, budget status reports, true profit and value engineering studies.

    Prereq: Active in Construction Mgmt Tech plan, Construction Estimating 10455106, Principles of Accounting 10101107; OR Active in Construction Proj Supervision cert, Construction Estimating 10455106; OR Active in Construction Small Business Mgmt
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