• Commonly Asked Questions


    What is the Construction Supervision Program?

    The Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) Construction Supervision Program prepares students to serve as assistant project managers, construction supervisors or independent business owners in the construction industry. The curriculum provides experience and instruction in safety regulations, blueprint reading, construction methods, estimating, scheduling, operational procedures, effective communication, procurement and fiscal and business management. Students seeking a dynamic career in the construction industry can earn a degree or certificate.

    What Will I Learn?

    Students will learn to:

    • Read blueprints and use this knowledge in quantity take off and construction materials and methods.
    • Serve as line supervisors, using knowledge of construction contracts and documents on the construction site.
    • Direct and manage construction productivity on a construction jobsite.
    • Serve as line supervisors, using knowledge of construction contracts and documents on the construction site.
    • Develop construction schedules for a construction project.
    • Direct and manage construction productivity on a construction jobsite.

    What Careers Use These Skills?

    Graduates are employed in the construction industry as assistant managers, construction superintendents, construction safety officers, or in similar categories, depending on which track they choose. They are prepared to work as supervisors on both residential and commercial projects.

    What Degree or Certificate Can I Earn?

    • Associate of Applied Science in Construction Supervision
    • Construction Supervision Certificate

     

    The degree option is designed for both experienced tradespeople and those with no prior knowledge of the construction trades. Students who complete the degree program are qualified to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs in construction management. The certificate option is ideal for workers who wish to upgrade existing skills or advance in their careers, as well as small business owners who are looking for additional training in a specific area. Both programs include mandatory individual study courses that provide students with excellent opportunities to complete internships in the construction industry. Special scholarships are available for qualified Baltimore City residents.

    What Courses Will I Take?

    Always check with an advisor to determine what courses to take. All BCCC students must meet the College’s computer literacy requirement in order to receive a degree or certificate. All students are required to complete the PRE 100 course within the first six credits. PRE 100 is an academic achievement preparation course earning one credit. The following is a list of courses.

     

    Course (Construction Supervision AAS)

    Credits

    Preparation for Academic Achievement

    1

    Computers for Business Management

    3

    Introduction to Construction

    3

    Construction Methods and Materials

    3

    Blueprint Reading

    3

    English Writing

    3

    Occupational Safety and Loss Prevention

    3

    The American Economy I: Macroeconomic Theory

    3

    Introduction to Term Paper and Research Methods

    4

    Precalculus I: College Algebra

    4

    Social and Behavioral Science Course

    3

    Health and Life Fitness

    2

    Accounting Principles I

    3

    Construction Estimating

    3

    Introduction to CADD

    3

    Principles of Supervision

    3

    Scheduling, Planning and Cost Control

    3

    Construction Contracts and Documents

    3

    Construction Internship

    3

    Computer Applications in Construction

    1

    Biological and Physical Sciences Course with Lab

    4

    Fundamentals of Speech Communications

    3

     

    Program Total 63

     

    Course (Construction Supervision Certificate)

    Credits

    Preparation for Academic Achievement 1

    1

    Computers for Business Management

    3

    Introduction to Construction

    3

    Construction Methods and Materials

    3

    Blueprint Reading

    3

    Construction Estimating

    3

    Computer Application in Construction

    1

    Scheduling, Planning, and Cost Control

    3

    Construction Contracts and Documents

    3

    English Writing

    3

    Introduction to CADD

    3

    Precalculus I: College Algebra

    4

     

    Certificate Total 39