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    Majors can choose among commercial, electrical, or residential construction
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    Industry involvement assures that the program stays current
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    Second Lt. Kimberly Isham earned a B.S. in Construction Management
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Construction Management

Owning a home or a business has been part of the American Dream since the country's founding. But residences and office parks don't build themselves. At MTSU, students learn the wide range of skills it takes to help provide the homes, communities, office buildings, and other construction projects that are the literal foundation of the American Dream.

MTSU's team wins Residential Construction Management Competition in 2007 and 2012

Competing to learn

The phrase “Residential Construction Management Competition” may be mouthful, but for students seeking a degree in Construction Management, the annual national contest presents an unequalled opportunity. Members of the competition team learn firsthand what it takes to put together a winning development proposal. During the last decade, MTSU's team has been dominant, placing at least in the top nine and winning the competition outright in 2007 and 2012.

Peggy Krebs, president of Elite Homes

Calling all women

In many science and engineering fields, female students too often overlook the opportunities and pay potential. That is true of the jobs available to graduates with a degree in Construction Management. “As a woman home builder and land developer, I have found that home building is a truly rewarding career in so many ways, not the least of which is earning potential,” says Peggy Krebs, president of Elite Homes and one of the industry's many supporters of the program. The path to that earning potential and career satisfaction starts right here.

A degree in Construction Management prepares students for entry-level careers in land development and residential home building construction industry. Examples include

  • Construction business manager
  • Construction foreman
  • Construction materials salesperson
  • Construction superintendent
  • Electrical contractor
  • Electrical materials and equipment salesperson
  • Estimator
  • Homeowner's warranty manager
  • Land development manager
  • Land development sales and marketing
  • Mechanical contractor
  • PreFab housing industry builder
  • Project manager
  • Purchaser
  • Quality control manager


Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Barlow Exteriors
  • Batson Homes
  • Beazer Homes
  • CPS Land
  • Civil Constructors
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Goodall Homes
  • Grant New Homes
  • Huskey Truss
  • Magnolia Homes
  • Regent Homes
  • TDK Construction
  • TVA
  • Tennessee Valley Homes
  • The Jones Company
  • The Pulte Group

Dr. Walter Boles
Department Chair
walter.boles@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5009
Office | Room 143, Voorhees Engineering Technology Building (VET)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin (1990)
M.S., Virginia Polytech Institute State University (1978)
B.S., Virginia Polytech Institute State University (1977)
A.S., Danville Community College, VA (1975)
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Dr. Carol Boraiko
Associate Professor
carol.boraiko@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2106
Office | Room 207, Midgett Building (MGB)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., Temple University, PA (2003)
M.P.H., University of South Florida (1987)
B.S., East Tennessee State University (1980)
B.S., East Tennessee State University (1980)
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Dr. Alphonse Carter, Jr.
Professor
al.carter@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2096
Office | Room 245, Voorhies Engineering Technology (VET)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (1981)
M.S., University of Memphis (1977)
B.S., Jackson State University, MS (1972)
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Dr. Douglas Chelson
Associate Professor
douglas.chelson@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2097
Office | Room 304, Midgett Building (MG)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park (2010)
M.B.A., University of Oregon (2001)
B.S., Brigham Young University, UT (1999)
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Dr. Chong Chen
Professor
chong.chen@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5779
Office | Room 173, Voorhies Engineering Technology (VET)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington (1990)
M.S., Tianjin University (1984)
B.E., Hebei University of Technology (1982)
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Dr. Saeed Foroudastan
Associate Dean
saeed.foroudastan@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-494-8786
Office | Room 157, Jones Hall (JH)
Mail | MTSU Box 83, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., Tennessee Tech University (1987)

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David Gore
Associate Professor
david.gore@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2110
Office | Room 249, Voorhies Engineering Technology (VET)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro TN 37132

Degree Information
M.S., Florida Institute of Technology (1970)
B.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology (1967)
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Thomas Gormley
Associate Professor
thomas.gormley@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-494-8687
Office | Room 244, Voorhies Engineering Technology (VET)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.E., Vanderbilt University (2009)
B.S., University of Florida (1980)
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Dr. David Hatfield
Director, Professor
david.hatfield@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2781
Office | Room 113, Voorhees Engineering Technology Building (VET)
Mail | MTSU Box 153, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ed.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1988)
M.A.E., Tennessee State University (1975)
B.S., Austin Peay State University (1969)
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Dr. Kathy Mathis
Associate Professor
kathy.mathis@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2113
Office | Room 204, Midgett Building (MGB)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ed.D., Tennessee State University (1993)
Ed.S., Middle Tennessee State University (1988)
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University (1982)
B.S., Tennessee Tech University (1972)
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Dr. Ahad Nasab
Professor | Program Coordinator
ahad.nasab@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2052
Office | Room 241, Voorhies Engineering Technology (VET)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology (1987)
M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology (1981)
B.S., California State University, Northridge (1980)

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Dr. Charles Perry
Professor
charles.perry@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5683
Office | Room 145, Voorhies Engineering Technology (VET)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, TN (1976)
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University (1969)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University (1966)
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Dr. Karim Salman
Associate Professor
karim.salman@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2083
Office | Room 247, Voorhies Engineering Technology (VET)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., Brunel University (1979)
M.S., Brunel University (1977)
B.S., University of London (1967)
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Dr. Saleh Sbenaty
Professor
saleh.sbenaty@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2966
Office | Room 175, Voorhies Engineering Technology (VET)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., Tennessee Tech University (1991)
M.S., Tennessee Tech University (1985)
B.S., University of Damascus (1982)
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Dr. B.S. Sridhara
Professor
sid.sridhara@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5780
Office | Room 203A, Midgett Building (MGB)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., Auburn University (1991)
M.S.M.E., Stevens Institute Tech, NJ (1983)
M.S.M.E., Indian Institute of Science (1980)
B.S.M.E., Bangalore Institute of Technology (1978)
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Rick Taylor
Director
rick.taylor@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5564
Office | Room 108, Voorhies Engineering Technology (VET)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro TN 37132

Degree Information
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University (2004)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University (1982)
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Eddie D. Vanhook
Assistant Professor
duane.vanhook@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-494-8737
Office | Room 304, Midgett Building (MGB)
Mail | MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University (2001)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University (1995)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University (1993)
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Students in the Construction Management program can pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a concentration in Commercial Construction Management, Electrical Construction Management, or Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management.

Other departmental majors leading to a B.S. include Engineering Technology with three concentrations: Computer Engineering Technology, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Mechanical Engineering Technology and Environmental Science and Technology with two concentrations: Energy Technology or Environmental Health and Safety. 

Interested students may take courses in Pre-engineering and Pre-architecture.

Undergraduate minors available include Electronics, Engineering Systems, Engineering Technology, and Construction Management.

Graduate students can pursue a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in either Engineering Technology or Occupational Health and Safety.
Electrical Construction Land Development/Residential Building Construction   Commercial Construction Management

An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. 

This map based on the 2013-2014 undergraduate catalog is not a substitute for academic advisement - contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives.Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information. 

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years (see below). NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map.

Construction Management–Electrical Construction Management Academic Map

Department of Engineering Technology
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

Click here for printer friendly academic map.

Freshman Fall Freshman Spring
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1710 (Math)3  MATH 17203 
INFS 22003  COMM 2200 (Comm)3
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  GEOL 1040/1041 (Nat Sci)4 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
Sophomore Fall Sophomore Spring
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3ECON 2410 rec.
PHYS 2010/2011, PHYS 2110/2111, or PHYS 1110 (Nat Sci)4  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
ET 23103  SPAN 10103CM/CIM section
MATH 15303  ET 36104 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Elective3See advisor
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL16 
Junior Fall Junior Spring
ET 36303  ET 36203 
ET 4970 or ET 49153  ET 44203 
ET 39103  ET 47101 
CMT 31553  CMT 40103 
CMT 32103  Elective3See advisor
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 
Senior Fall Senior Spring
ET 39203  ET 39303 
ET 46103  ET 46002 
CMT 41203  ET 46403 
ACTG 30003  CMT 41303 
Elective3See advisor CMT 41723 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL14 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1710 (Math)3  MATH 17203 
INFS 22003  COMM 2200 (Comm)3
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  GEOL 1040/1041 (Nat Sci)4 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3ECON 2410 rec.
PHYS 2010/2011, PHYS 2110/2111, or PHYS 1110 (Nat Sci)4  SPAN 10103CM/CIM section
ET 23103  ET 36104 
MATH 15303  CMT 31553 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
Junior Fall Junior Spring
ET 36303  ET 36203 
ET 4970 or ET 49153  CMT 40103 
CMT 32103  ET 44203 
ET 39103  ET 47101 
    Elective3See advisor
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
SENIOR SUMMER
Elective3See advisor ACTG 30003 
SUBTOTAL3   SUBTOTAL3 
Senior Fall Senior Spring
ET 46103  CMT 41723 
CMT 41203  ET 39303 
CMT 41303  ET 46002 
ET 39203  ET 46403 
    Elective3See advisor
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL14 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.



Construction Management–Land Development/Residential Building Construction Academic Map

Department of Engineering Technology
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

Click here for printer friendly academic map.

Freshman Fall Freshman Spring
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1710 (Math)3  MATH 17203 
INFS 22003  COMM 2200 (Comm)3
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  GEOL 1040/1041 (Nat Sci)4 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
Sophomore Fall Sophomore Spring
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3ECON 2410 rec.
PHYS 2010/2011 or PHYS 1110 (Nat Sci)4  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
ET 23103  SPAN 10103CM/CIM section
FIN 24503  CMT 31903 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  CMT 31503 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL15 
Junior Fall Junior Spring
CMT 31803  CMT 31603 
CMT 31953  CMT 40103 
CMT 32103  CMT 41003 
CMT 33203  ET 44203 
ET 39103  ACTG 30003 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
Senior Fall Senior Spring
MKT 38203  CMT 41703See advisor
CMT 41103  CMT 35003 
CMT 41203  ET 49703 
CMT 41303  ET 47101 
ET 49153  Elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN SUMMER
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303Can substitute any Gen Ed course except GEOL 1040/1041 (not offered in summer) HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303See dept./advisor
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
MATH 1710 (Math)3  MATH 17203 
INFS 22003  COMM 2200 (Comm)3
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  GEOL 1040/1041 (Nat Sci)4 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
Sophomore SUMMER
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3ECON 2410 rec.
PHYS 2010/2011 or PHYS 1110 (Nat Sci)4  SPAN 10103CM/CIM section
ET 23103  CMT 31503 
FIN 24503  CMT 31903 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
ET 39103  ACTG 30003 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
Junior Fall Junior Spring
CMT 31803  CMT 31603 
CMT 31953  CMT 40103 
CMT 32103  CMT 41003 
CMT 33203  ET 44203 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
Senior Fall Senior Spring
CMT 41103  CMT 41703See advisor
CMT 41203  CMT 35003 
CMT 41303  ET 47101 
ET 49153  Elective3 
MKT 38203  ET 49703 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.



Construction Management-Commercial Construction Management, B.S., Academic Map

Department of Engineering Technology
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

Click here for printer friendly academic map.

Freshman Fall Freshman Spring
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3ECON 2410 rec. Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3
MATH 1730 (Math)4  MATH 19104 
CMT 10002  ET 18403 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
Sophomore Fall Sophomore Spring
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3ENGL 2020 or 2030 rec. COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
PHYS 2010/2011 or PHYS 1110 (Nat Sci)4  CHEM 1010/1011 or CHEM 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)4 
ET 23103  CMT 30003 
CMT 3190, CMT 3195, or CIM 30503CIM 3050 offered spring only ET 2920 (A)1 
ET 38303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL14 
Junior Fall Junior Spring
CMT 33203  ET 49703 
CMT 31603  BLAW 34003 
ACTG 30003  CMT 41003 
ET 2920 (B)1  CMT 41203 
CMT 35003  ET 38603 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303     
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL15 
Senior Fall Senior Spring
CMT 42003  ET 49153 
MKT 38203  ET 47101 
CMT 42803  CMT 40103 
CMT 40003  ET 44203 
CMT 41403  FIN 30003 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3ECON 2410 rec. Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3
MATH 1730 (Math)4  MATH 19104 
CMT 10002  ET 18403 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
freshman SUMMER
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3ENGL 2020 or 2030 rec. HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
PHYS 2010/2011 or PHYS 1110 (Nat Sci)4  CHEM 1010/1011 or CHEM 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)4 
ET 23103  CMT 30003 
CMT 3190, CMT 3195, or CIM 30503CIM 3050 offered spring only ET 2920 (A)1 
ET 38303  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
14 HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL14 
Junior Fall Junior Spring
CMT 33203  ET 49703 
CMT 31603  CMT 41003 
ET 2920 (B)1  CMT 41203 
ACTG 30003  ET 38603 
CMT 35003    
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
BLAW 34003  MKT 38203 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3
Senior Fall Senior Spring
CMT 42003  ET 49153 
CMT 42803  ET 47101 
CMT 40003  CMT 40103 
CMT 41403  ET 44203 
  FIN 30003 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.

Construction Management Technology

CMT 1000 - Introduction to Commercial Construction
2 credit hours
Details positions found in industry, what to expect in the commercial construction arena, possible visits to job and estimation sites, and information regarding the industry in general. Covers courses needed, requirements for graduation, and outside forces that impact the industry. Guest lecturers, tours, films and presentations arranged in seminar fashion. Required freshman year. Offered Fall semester only.

CMT 3000 - Commercial Construction and Materials
3 credit hours
Blueprint reading, commercial construction materials and equipment, commercial construction systems, new materials and procedures, and fundamentals essential to knowledge of the commercial construction field. Lecture, field observations, and site/or plant visits required.

CMT 3150 - Residential Building Construction and Materials I
3 credit hours
Introduces the residential construction industry. Includes basic fundamentals, terminology, materials, current methods, techniques, and associated problems. Recommended for those desiring general knowledge of residential construction or who plan to work in the construction industry. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

CMT 3155 - Land Development and Residential Building
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of department. Online course for land development and infrastructure layout. House plans, methods, and techniques used in building conventional structure. Recommended for those desiring general knowledge as a consumer of residential construction. (Required for Electrical Construction Management concentration. Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management major or minor students cannot use this course to replace CMT 3150.)

CMT 3160 - Cost Estimating I
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: CMT 1000 or CMT 3150. Principles and practices involved in the preparation of a cost estimate for a residential home. Topics include introduction to cost estimating, materials, and labor costs for residential building.

CMT 3180 - Construction and Materials II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: CMT 3150. A continuation of CMT 3150 with emphasis on new building materials and various types of construction. Light commercial construction included.

CMT 3190 - Construction Land Development Operations
3 credit hours
Topics include contractor procedures in land development, land development infrastructure, and management methods.

CMT 3195 - Sustainable Construction
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: CMT 3190 or permission of department. Introduces current green building technologies and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Green Building Guidelines and other green build programs. Also covers the impact of the building industry on the environment and how that impact can be minimized by the use of green technology.  

CMT 3210 - Residential Codes, Regulations, Specifications, and Pla
3 credit hours
The residential and subdivision infrastructure construction language for plan reading, codes, regulations, and specifications. Lectures and hands-on activities. Industry will provide guest lecturers and show examples of some of their work in the field. Students will be required to visit architects, city and county codes department representatives, and contractors during the semester.

CMT 3320 - Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, ET 2310, or permission of department. Using computers to draw and design residential architectural plans. Specifically geared toward the construction area of concentration. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

CMT 3500 - Land Surveying
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: MATH 1710 and MATH 1720 or MATH 1730. Open to Construction Management majors only. Basic surveying operations such as chaining, differential leveling, transverse methods and calculations, structural layout, topographic mapping, and slope staking for road and utilities in subdivisions. Basic surveying instruments used include the chain, automatic level, transit, and theodolite. Environmental issues relating to land and land development covered. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

CMT 4000 - Soils, Foundations and Earth Moving Equipment
3 credit hours
Properties and testing of soils on a job site, different kinds of foundations used, and an overview of the different kinds and costs of earth moving equipment used in the commercial construction industry.

CMT 4010 - Construction Law
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Practical approach to the legal system in construction. Topics include licensing requirements, business associations, hiring professionals, employment issues, insurance, worker's comp, tort liability, contracts, financing, sale of property, title issues, liens, land use, bankruptcy, and warranties.

CMT 4100 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: CMT 3320. Fundamentals and computer design of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems used in the residential and light commercial building construction industry. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

CMT 4110 - Cost Estimating II
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: CMT 4100, CMT 4120, and CMT 4130. Use of computer to estimate total cost of land development and housing costs for capstone project.

CMT 4120 - Scheduling
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: CMT 3000 or CMT 3180,  CMT 3190, and CMT 3320; or permission of department. Flow of labor and material toward specified goal, weather, trade characteristics, and material availability in work scheduling shown by graphs.

CMT 4130 - Construction Administration
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing, CMT 3160, CMT 3190, and CMT 3320. Management and administration of construction to include contracts, office, and field work.

CMT 4140 - Construction Management Principles
3 credit hours
Detailed look at how the construction industry works. Includes review of model building codes, building officials and their functions, construction industry codes and standards, quality assurance systems, contract documents, and principles of managing construction contracts.

CMT 4170 - Capstone-LDRB Construction Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: CMT 4100, CMT 4120, and CMT 4130. Final preparation of development plans, etc., for subdivision. Basic principles of presentations. Presentation of capstone project to Building Construction Technical Committee.

CMT 4172 - Capstone for Electrical Construction Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Senior status; permission of department. Taken during the last semester of coursework at MTSU. Student will develop a project(s) that relates to the material covered in concentration courses. Proposed outline(s) required and must be approved by the Electrical Construction Management advisor before starting.

CMT 4200 - Commercial Cost Estimating and Bidding
3 credit hours
Commercial estimating including take-offs from blueprints, using preferred computer estimating programs, educational trips to Dodge Room in Nashville, actually seeing a job being estimated and bid.

CMT 4280 - Commercial Construction Capstone
3 credit hours
Construction portfolio presented to subcommittee of advisory committee. Pictures and/or projects developed in junior- and senior-level commercial construction classes included; all facets of a commercial construction project from inception to completion. Pass/Fail.