Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Manufacturing & Construction Management


J. P. Kovel, P.E., Chair; M. Emiliani; M. Hammad, P.E.; E. D. Kirby; R. J. Perreault; P. J. Resetarits; E. Sarisley, P.E.; R. Thamma; H. Wang (Dept. phone: 860-832-1830; fax: 860-832-1806; e-mail: Kovelj@ccsu.edu; website: www.technology.ccsu.edu)

Department Overview

The Department of Manufacturing and Construction Management offers the following undergraduate BS degree and graduate MS degree programs:

  • BS in construction management
  • BS in industrial technology with specializations in
    • manufacturing
    • environmental and occupational safety
    • electro-mechanical technology
    • technology management
  • MS in technology management (see the Graduate Catalog for more information)
  • MS in construction management (see the Graduate Catalog for more information)
The Department of Manufacturing and Construction Management offers programs designed to prepare students for technology-oriented supervisory, management, and leadership positions. The programs respond to an increasing industry demand for highly qualified personnel who have a combination of technical and managerial skills. Therefore, this study includes a comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing and construction processes and applied technologies, in addition to a background in general education. Providing a broad range of educational and career enhancement opportunities, the department prepares graduates for careers in rapidly changing technology fields.

Plans of Study

Students interested in the technology programs may attend Central Connecticut State University full- or part-time. Part-time study permits a student to keep a full-time day job and enroll in courses in the late afternoon or evening. Full-time students may complete the 122-credit or 130-credit undergraduate programs in four years.



Major in Construction Management, BS (79 credits)

Accredited by ACCE

Advisors: M. Hammad (860-832-1852), J. Kovel (860-832-0192), R. J. Perreault (860-832-1836), E. Sarisley (860-832-1817)

This sequence of courses is designed to supply the student with knowledge and experiences that will enable him/her to operate effectively in a supervisory position in the construction industries. The emphasis is not on specialized skills, but rather on a broad spectrum of subjects pertinent to the field of construction management. This is a 130-credit program.

Core Requirements (58 credits)                                                       

CM 135 Construction Quantity Take-Off 4
CM 155 Construction Documents 3
CM 235   Building Construction Systems   3
CM 245 Heavy/Highway Construction Systems 3
CM 255 Construction Business Principles 3
CM 275  Introduction to MEP Systems  3
CM 325 Building Construction Estimating 4
CM 335 Construction Safety 3
CM 345 Heavy/Highway Construction Estimating 4
CM 353  Introduction to Surveying  4
CM 355 Construction Planning 4
CM 356   Materials of Construction   4
CM 435   Construction Superintendency  3
CM 455 Construction Project Management 4
CM 465 Construction Internship 3
ET 241  Applied Statics and Strength of Materials  3
ETC 405 Applied Structural Systems 3

Electives (0-5 credits, unrestricted)

Other Required Electives (21 credits):

AC 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting  3
MGT 295 Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
ENG 403 Technical Writing  3
LAW 250 Legal Environment of Business 3
MKT 295 Fundamentals of Marketing  3
MATH 125 Applied Calculus   3
CET 113 Introduction to Information Processing  3

Requirements in General Education (46-53 credits):

Study Area I: Arts & Humanities 9

3 credits of literature and PHIL 240
Study Area II: Social Sciences 9

3 credits of history, and ECON 200 and 201
Study Area III: Behavioral Sciences 6

including PSY 112
Study Area IV: Natural Sciences 8

CHEM 161/162 and PHYS 121
Skill Area I: Communications Skills 6

ENG 110 and COMM 140
Skill Area II: Mathematics 6

STAT 200 and MATH 115
Skill Area III: Foreign Language  0-6
Skill Area IV: University Requirement 2-3

PE 144

Additional Requirements

Students must take an assessment exam in the semester of graduation and complete an exit interview during April-May of the year of graduation.

Note: A total of 130 credits are required for the degree.


Major in Industrial Technology, BS (63 credits)

Accredited by ATMAE

Major Requirements

Industrial technology majors, regardless of the program selected, are required to complete a common core of 24 credits in technical and management courses as part of their 122-credit program. Courses included within these common requirements are as follows:

Core Requirements (24 credits):                                                      

TM 190 Introduction to Quality Assurance 3
TM 310   Industrial Safety   3
TM 362   Leadership Skills for Supervisors 3
TM 401   Industrial Internship   3
MGT 295   Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior 
ENG 403   Technical Writing   3
AC 210   Principles of Industrial Accounting   3
MKT 295   Fundamentals of Marketing    3

General Education Requirements (44-46 credits)

ENG 110 Freshman Composition 3
COMM 140 Public Speaking 3
STAT 104 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 115 Trigonometry 3
ECON 201 Principles of Economics II 3
CHEM 111  Introductory Chemistry 3
PHYS 111  Introductory Physics I 3

Industrial Technology Specialization Programs

Each student should identify a program based on individual interests and goals. Six undergraduate programs are available; each is shown with its course requirements.

Specialization in Manufacturing

Advisors: E. D. Kirby (860-832-1691), H. Wang (860-832-1824)

This specialization is designed to prepare students primarily for management and supervisory positions that are production oriented. Areas of study include production control, computer-based manufacturing technology, lean manufacturing, supply chain strategy, cost estimating, production supervision, and quality control. Related job titles include industrial engineer, production supervisor, and quality control supervisor.

Specialization Requirements (39 credits)

MFG 118  Introduction to Materials  3
MFG 121  Technical Drafting & CAD  3
MFG 216  Manufacturing Processes  3
MFG 226  Principles of CNC  3
MFG 236  Tool Design  3
MFG 496  Lean Manufacturing  3
CET 113  Introduction to Information Processing  3
EMEC 114  Introduction to Energy Processing  3
ETM 340  Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing  3
TM 360  Production Systems  3
TM 464  Six Sigma Quality  3
Technical & Management electives 6

Specialization in Environmental and Occupational Safety

Advisor: P. J. Resetarits (860-832-1834)

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, by requiring employers to provide safe and healthful working conditions, has increased the need for trained safety personnel. This specialization in environmental and occupational safety will prepare students for management positions as safety professionals in private industry and federal, state, and local government.

Specialization Requirements (39 credits)                                        

CET 113 Introduction to Information Processing  3
EMEC 114  Introduction to Energy Processing  3
MFG 118  Introduction to Materials  3
MFG 121  Technical Drafting and CAD  3
CM 335  Construction Safety  3
TM 411  Industrial Hygiene  3
TM 414  Accident Investigation & Loss Control 3
TM 415  Fire Protection & Prevention  3
TM 456
HAZWHOPPER & Hazardous Material Management  3
Technical & Management electives 12

Specialization in Electro-Mechanical Technology

Advisor: R. Thamma (860-832-3516)

The mission of this program is to educate students in technical management as it applies to electro-mechanical technology. Students develop their technical skills in the laboratory. Course work is provided in the areas of hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical motion control, programmable logic controllers, servo and no-servo robotics, engines, electrical motors and generators, and industrial electricity. Emphasis is placed on data acquisition and feedback mechanisms and the use of various control devices, including personal computers, programmable logic controllers, and sequence controllers. Culminating experiences in management provide graduates with the skills to become supervisors, project managers, production automation technicians, and technical salespeople in the field.

Specialization Requirements (36 credits)                                   

CET 113 Introduction to Information Processing 3
EMEC 114 Introduction to Energy Processing 3
MFG 118 Introduction to Materials 3
MFG 121 Technical Drafting and CAD 3
CET 223 Basic Electrical Circuits 3
EMEC 303 Electro-Mechanical Converters 3
EMEC 323 Mechatronics 3
EMEC 324 Fluid Power Systems 3
EMEC 333 Data Acquisition and Control 3
EMEC 334 Mechanisms for Automation 3
EMEC 463 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
TM 480 Robotics 3

Note: A minor is not required for this major.

Specialization in Technology Management

Advisors: M. L. Emiliani (860-832-3229), P. J. Resetarits (860-832-1834)

This specialization has been developed to allow students to develop a custom plan of study utilizing various existing technology and management courses. Students transferring credits in from other institutions of higher education can use those credits in this specialization. The technology management specialization requires the student to complete the 24 credits in the industrial technology core courses plus 39 credits of technical and management electives.

Specialization Requirements (39 credits)                                        

Technical and Management elective courses selected in consultation with, and approved by, advisor. At least one half of the elective credits must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Note: A minor is not required for this major.



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