Construction Management (CMGT), Bachelor of Science

At Dunwoody College of Technology, the Construction Management bachelor’s completion program prepares students to successfully manage, lead, and influence construction projects, teams, and companies. Graduates develop the critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills to take on professional roles as project managers, construction managers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. Students in the program represent various construction industries and combine their specialized technical knowledge with leadership skills required to manage all phases and types of construction and make ethical and strategic decisions about the built environment.

Coursework features lectures on the principles of management and leadership, marketing, construction finance and law, green construction, and field engineering, with advanced training in estimating, planning, and scheduling.

Students also complete professional development projects and capstones within the construction industry.

Arts & Sciences courses enhance a student’s technical education through study in oral and written communications; math and physical science; social/behavioral studies; and the arts and humanities.

Credential Earned: BS
Length of Program: 2 years (4 semesters) Summer courses are available to reduce fall/spring course load. Evening AAS students may take up to 5 semesters to complete unless they have technical transfer credits.
Classes Offered: Evening; Distance Learning
Available Starts: Fall Semester; Spring Semester; Summer Session
  • Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  • Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  • Create a construction project safety plan.
  • Create construction project cost estimates.
  • Create construction project schedules.
  • Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  • Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  • Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  • Apply construction management skills as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  • Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  • Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  • Understand construction risk management.
  • Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  • Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  • Understand construction project control processes.
  • Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  • Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  • Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  • Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical, and piping systems.

Admitted students to Construction Management (CMGT) can transfer up to 44 technical and 20 Arts & Sciences credits. A transfer evaluation is required. Not all credits may transfer into the degree program. 

Construction Management (CMGT) also has the following prerequisite courses, which may be taken at Dunwoody after acceptance into the program if the requirements have not been met during prior study: CMGT1211CMGT1231 and CSBT2110

Transfer Credits:64
General Requirements
MATH1700Pre Calculus3
or MATH2250 Statistics
Upper Humanities2
Upper Physical/Environmental Science with Lab3
Upper Psychology2
Technical Requirements
MGMT1000Principles of Accounting3
CMGT3111Construction Law3
CMGT3130Quality Assurance & Risk3
MGMT1100Principles of Marketing3
CMGT3121Construction Estimating II3
CMGT3221Construction Planning & Scheduling II3
CMGT4211Construction Topics II3
CMGT3211Construction Accounting & Finance3
CMGT4006Professional Development1
CMGT4120Field Engineering3
CMGT4130Green Construction3
CMGT4220Utility & Construction Design3
Technical Elective (Choose one course):3
Project Managment
Project Management: 4yr CM Competition
Technical Elective
Choose any Upper AMGT/MGMT courses6
Technical Elective (Choose three courses):2
CMGT3301Aging in Place & Green Professional2
or CMGT3302 Stormwater Management
or CMGT3303 Service Learning II
or CMGT3304 Construction Technology II
or CMGT3901 International AEC Fields & Practices
Total Credits121

The following sample academic plan demonstrates how a student's schedule might look on a semester-by-semester basis, including elective courses. Your actual degree plan may differ from this sequence, depending on whether you start in the fall or spring semester, what transfer credits you may have (if any), and which Arts & Sciences courses and electives you take and when you take them.

The sample academic plan is for informational purposes only. To determine your academic plan, please meet with an academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
CMGT3111 Construction Law 3
CMGT3130 Quality Assurance & Risk 3
Aging in Place & Green Professional
or Stormwater Management
or Service Learning II
or Construction Technology II
or Construction Leadership
or International AEC Fields & Practices
MGMT1000 Principles of Accounting 3
Pre Calculus
or Statistics
 Total Credits14
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
CMGT3121 Construction Estimating II 3
CMGT3221 Construction Planning & Scheduling II 3
CMGT4211 Construction Topics II 3
MGMT1100 Principles of Marketing 3
Upper Social Science Elective 2
 Total Credits14
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
CMGT3211 Construction Accounting & Finance 3
CMGT4110 Project Management: 4yr CM Competition 3
CMGT4501 Project Managment 3
Aging in Place & Green Professional
or Stormwater Management
or Service Learning II
or Construction Technology II
or Construction Leadership
or International AEC Fields & Practices
Upper AMGT/MGMT Elective 2
Upper Humanities Elective 2
 Total Credits15
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
CMGT4006 Professional Development 1
CMGT4120 Field Engineering 3
CMGT4130 Green Construction 3
CMGT4220 Utility & Construction Design 3
Aging in Place & Green Professional
or Stormwater Management
or Service Learning II
or Construction Technology II
or Construction Leadership
or International AEC Fields & Practices
Upper Phys/Enviro Science w/lab 2
 Total Credits14


CMGT3111 | Construction Law | Lecture (3 Credits)

Examine the components of Construction Law using case law studies and construction documents to understand and identify the legal issues and liabilities encountered in connection with a construction project.

CMGT3121 | Construction Estimating II | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Advanced analysis of the quantity surveying, cost estimating, and bidding methods of building construction using current industry practices and methods to oversee and manage the successful procurement of projects.

CMGT3130 | Quality Assurance & Risk | Lecture (3 Credits)

Analyze the best allocation of people, processes, material, and equipment based on quality and productivity principles and expectations to maintain an efficient and safe work environment.

CMGT3211 | Construction Accounting & Finance | Lecture (3 Credits)

Apply basic accounting and finance concepts in the construction industry to analyze project data and financial statements to forecast, monitor and manage the costs of a construction project. Analyze the unique characteristics of construction accounting and finance through their use in budget development, securing funding, and cash flow to forecast the implementation of business decisions on financial statements.

CMGT3221 | Construction Planning & Scheduling II | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Advanced principles and techniques of managing construction schedules to forecast and report progress for construction projects.

MGMT1100 | Principles of Marketing | Lecture (3 Credits)

Introduction to terms, concepts, and skills for analyzing marketing problems. Manage/integrate communication aspects of marketing, such as advertising, sales promotion, and public relations. Identify how to set objectives, select media and measure effectiveness. Explain sales promotion techniques.

CMGT4120 | Field Engineering | Lecture (3 Credits)

Analyze statics and strength of materials as used for the application of material specifications, quality control, and testing required in the field. Emphasis on field documentation and verification of subcontractor work.

CMGT4130 | Green Construction | Lecture (3 Credits)

Examine green building principles and best practices through laboratory exercises, research, discussions, case studies, and presentations; apply to industry documents to understand the green building industry.

CMGT4501 | Project Managment | Lecture (3 Credits)

Integrate project management with documentation prepared for review by an industry review panel. Emphasis is on creation and coordination of plans, schedules, estimates, finance, marketing analysis, risk, insurance, and green initiatives for a site development project.

CMGT4110 | Project Management: 4yr CM Competition | Laboratory (3 Credits)

Integrate residential project management with documentation prepared for review by an industry review panel and a presentation at an industry sponsored national student competition. Emphasis is on creation and coordination of plans, schedules, estimates, finance, marketing analysis, risk, insurance, and green initiatives for a site development project. Students are selected by faculty to register for this course.

CMGT4006 | Professional Development | Directed Study (1 Credit)

Integrate managerial and leadership skills in a related industry setting to acquire real world experience in an area of student interest.

CMGT4211 | Construction Topics II | Lecture (3 Credits)

Investigate a selected topic in various areas of construction allowing a problem of special interest to be further examined.

CMGT4220 | Utility & Construction Design | Lecture (3 Credits)

Examine the infrastructure systems related to public works projects produced in the United States; presented and discussed through a series of speakers, field trips and readings in order for construction professionals to realize the importance of our infrastructure systems and how they affect our society, including an analysis of current and future needs.

CMGT3301 | Aging in Place & Green Professional | Lecture (2 Credits)

Examine the technical, business management, and customer service requirements associated with an aging society that desires to remain independent and age-in-place. Correlate the basics of residential construction to the application of green building practices in the construction of a new home, remodel, site development, and multifamily projects.

CMGT3302 | Stormwater Management | Lecture (2 Credits)

Analyze erosion and sediment control requirements on construction sites through review of the NPDES permit, roles and responsibilities of owner, contractors and subcontractors, example specifications, use of stormwater pollution prevention plans, and installation of best management practices to reduce or control erosion and sedimentation.

CMGT3303 | Service Learning II | Lecture (2 Credits)

Develop relationships with public/nonprofit partners through service learning based construction projects to practice community and skill building.

CMGT3304 | Construction Technology II | Lecture (2 Credits)

Analyze electronic-based technology through research and case studies to distinguish the appropriate technology to effectively manage the construction process.

CMGT3305 | Construction Leadership | Lecture (2 Credits)

Explore conflict management, effective communication, decision making and problem solving through case studies, reflections and projects to develop leadership and management techniques relevant to construction management.

CMGT3901 | International AEC Fields & Practices | Travel Study (2 Credits)

Advanced study of the international aspects of architecture, engineering, and construction industries. Emphasis on inter-cultural communication, cultural intelligence, and globalization of technology. **NOTE THE FEE WILL CHANGE PER TRIP**

MATH1700 | Pre Calculus | Lecture (3 Credits)

Preparation for Calculus. Topics include understanding functions from symbolic, tabular, and graphical perspectives. Explore function transformations and composition, polynomial functions, rational polynomial functions, trigonometric functions, exponential functions, and conic sections. The focus is on problem solving using mathematical models to represent real world situations.

General Education: Mathematics

MATH2250 | Statistics | Lecture (3 Credits)

Descriptive and inferential statistics, frequency distributions, probability theory, and issues related to gathering data; computer spreadsheets facilitate the organization, analysis and display of data.

General Education: Mathematics