College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Construction Management, Bachelor of Science

Four Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CM120 Building The Human Environment 3
Description: Comparative study of humans' efforts to control their environment with constructed shelter and infrastructure on global, regional, and personal levels. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. CM123 Construction Meth I 3
Description: Introduction to the means, methods and materials of construction with an emphasis on residential building systems and terminology. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: CM 130
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
3. CM130 Computing In Construction 3
Description: Introduction to the use of construction software tools including graphics, estimating, scheduling, and project management applications. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
4. ACC205 Legal Environment Of Business 3
Description: Basic coverage of the environment of business, including legal and ethical issues and the regulatory and global environment of business that affect business policies and decisions. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. MAT125 Precalculus Mathematics 4
Description: Concept of function; graphs; absolute value, linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, systems of equations, analytic geometry. Please note that if you have credit in the previous courses MAT 112, MAT 120 or MAT 135, you may not receive credit for MAT 125. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 110 with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
6. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CM223 Construction Methods II 3
Description: Continued exploration of the means, methods and materials of construction with an emphasis on commercial building systems and terminology. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CM 123 with grade of C or better Pre-or Corequisite: CST 111 with grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
PHY111 General Physics I 4
Description: First course in the two-semester, algebra-based, introductory physics sequence. Classical mechanics, heat, and sound. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAT 125 or MAT 125H or higher
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
PHY161 University Physics I 4 PHY161 Notes
Description: First course in the three-semester, calculus-based, introductory physics sequence. Classical mechanics. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 136 or MAT 136H or higher with a grade of C or better
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: If selecting PHY 161 and PHY 262 you must have the pre/co-requisite of MAT 136 and MAT 137.
3. CST111 Fdmtls Of Public Speaking 3
Description: Development of basic skills for creation and delivery of oral messages in public and in small groups. Emphasizes organization and reasoning. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CM222 Construction Graphics 3
Description: Interpretation of architectural and engineering specifications and drawings and the application of this information to construction project management. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CM 130 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. CM225 Concrete And Masonry Systems 3
Description: Examination of the means, methods, and materials used in concrete and masonry construction systems. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CM 222 and CM 223 with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
3. ECO284 Principles Of Economics: Micro 3
Description: Overview of a market economy; analysis of supply and demand; using graphical techniques; consumer behavior; production and costs; determination of prices in various product and resource markets; causes and consequences of income distribution, international economics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 114 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+))
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
PHY112 General Physics II 4
Description: Second course in the two-semester, algebra-based, introductory physics sequence. Electricity, magnetism, and optics. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PHY 111
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
PHY262 University Physics II 3 PHY262 Notes
Description: Second course in the three-semester, calculus-based, introductory physics sequence. Electricity, magnetism, and thermodynamics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (PHY 161 or PHY 171) and Pre- or Corequisite: MAT 137 or higher
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: If selecting PHY 161 and PHY 262 you must have the pre/co-requisite of MAT 136 and MAT 137.
5. ACC255 Principles Of Acct: Financial 3
Description: Introduces theory and practice in the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of general purpose financial statements for external users. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Eligible to take MAT 114 or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 35+; PLACE 43+) and 26 units of coursework completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CM220 Intro To Structural Design 3
Description: Introduction to the basics of statics, mechanics of materials, and structural design philosophies. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (PHY 111 or PHY 161) and (MAT 125 or MAT 136) with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
2. CM224 Concrete & Concrete Form Sys 3
Description: Examination of the means, methods, and materials used in concrete construction. 2 units lecture, 1 unit lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CM 223
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
CM253 Surveying And Building Layout 3
Description: Introduction to the basic principles of construction layout, land surveying, legal land description, and methods for performing distance, angle and physical quantity measurements using traditional and modern surveying equipment. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: STA 270 or CENE 225 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
-Option B-
CENE270 Surveying 3
Description: Introduction to basic land surveying and construction-layout principles and methods using contemporary equipment and software, including datums and coordinates, elementary geodesy, leveling, distance and angle measurement, topographic and quantity surveying, and calculation of horizontal and vertical curves. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CENE 180 and (MAT 125 with a grade of C or better) or ALEKS 65+
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. ECO285 Principles Of Economics: Macro 3
Description: Measurement of national economic variables; determination of output, income, employment, and price levels through aggregate supply and demand analysis and related graphical techniques; business cycles, fiscal and monetary policy, global implications of international trade and production. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 114 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+))
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
STA270 Applied Statistics 3
Description: Graphical and quantitative description of data; binomial, normal, and t distributions; one- and two-sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals; simple linear regression and correlation. Credit cannot be earned in both STA 270 and STA 275. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X or MAT 108 or MAT 114 or higher w/ grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 40+; MATHC 40+; PLACE 46+)). Non-mathematics major.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
CENE225 Engineering Analysis 3
Description: Graphical and numerical descriptive statistics, probability, inferential statistics, discrete and continuous random variables, sampling error, hypothesis testing, experiment design, and linear regression with engineering applications. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 137 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CM326 Mech And Elec Systems 3
Description: Examination of mechanical systems as they relate to construction including the use of active and passive techniques to improve energy efficiency. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PHY 112 or PHY 262 w/ grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
2. CM329 Construction Estimtg & Bidding 3
Description: Development of detailed construction estimates including project quantities, direct and indirect costs, subcontractor buyout, and the preparation of a bid for an owner. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CM 200L, CM 220, and CM 225 with grades of C or better Corequisite: CM 388
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
3. CM388 Construction Schedlg & Control 3
Description: Project planning, scheduling, and cost control using both manual and computer methods. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: CM 329
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
4. CM331 Structural Steel Systems 3
Description: Analysis and design of structural steel systems and standard practices in the steel construction industry. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CM 220 with grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. CM360 Soils & Constr Equip 3
Description: Identification and engineering of the soil properties utilized to create structural support systems for construction projects. Analysis and selection of construction equipment used in earthwork operations. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CM 220
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Engineering program fee assessed
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CM341 Electrical Systems 3
Description: Examination of electrical systems as they relate to construction including the use of active and passive techniques to improve energy efficiency. 2 units lecture, 1 unit lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PHY 112 or (PHY 262 and PHY 262L)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. JLWRCOURSE Jr Level Writing Requirement 3 JLWRCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: *** Complete ENG 302W, ENG305W or CM 302W
3. BUSNELECTIVE Business Elective 3 BUSNELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ** Complete 6 units from: FIN 303, MKT 303, ACC 256 or other approved business courses.
4. BUSNELECTIVE Business Elective 3 BUSNELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ** Complete 6 units from: FIN 303, MKT 303, ACC 256 or other approved business courses.
5. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
Engineering program fee assessed

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CM481 Construction Operations 3
Description: Concepts and skills required for construction project operations including the planning, supervision, and execution of comprehensive site work plans. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CM 300L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
2. MGT303 Concepts In Management 3
Description: Surveys management of organizations; includes international, societal, and organizational structure issues. (Note: If you're enrolled in a BSACCY, BSBA, or MBA program in The W.A. Franke College of Business, you cannot take this course for credit.) Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher and not in Business Professional Program and not in Business Preparation Plan
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. SCIELECTIVE Science Elective 4 SCIELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: **** Complete 4 additional units of lab science (geology is recommended)
4. LANGUAGECOURSE Liberal Studies-Language Crse 4 LANGUAGECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: * Complete 8 units of the same modern language. Spanish is recommended.
Submit graduation application this term.
Engineering program fee assessed
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CM489 Construction Project Admin 3
Description: Concepts and skills required for construction project administration including the examination of contracts, laws, regulations, and ethical responsibilities that influence construction contracting relationships. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CM 300L with a grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. CM490C Cm Integration Seminar 3
Description: Integration of construction processes including operations, estimating, scheduling, cost control, and contract administration. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CM 329, CM 489, and FIN 303 with grades of C or better
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
3. CM391 Safety And Risk Management 3
Description: Examination of safety and risk management concepts that apply to the construction industry with an emphasis on OSHA regulations. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CM 200L with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
4. LANGUAGECOURSE Liberal Studies-Language Crse 4 LANGUAGECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: * Complete 8 units of the same modern language. Spanish is recommended.
Engineering program fee assessed

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 125 (4)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) ECO 284 (3), ECO 285 (3)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) PHY 111 (4), PHY 161 (4), PHY 112 (4), PHY 262 (3)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) CST 111 (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

A minimum of 120 units are required for this degree. This plan as written has 121-122 units.
A grade of C or better is required for all professional and pre-professional courses.
* 8 units of the same modern language are required. Spanish is recommended.
** Business electives include 6 units from: FIN 303, MKT 303, ACC 256 or other approved business courses.
*** Junior level writing requirement includes 3 units from the following:

  • ENG 302W
  • ENG305W
  • CM 302W
**** Science elective is 4 additional units of lab science (geology is recommended)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Engineering Programs
Building 69, Room 122
Phone: 928-523-5251
http://cefns.nau.edu/Academic/CENE/

Debbie Wildermuth
Academic Services Coordinator
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
Building 21, Room 132
Phone: 928-523-3842
Email: cefnsacademic@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.