Academic Catalog

Construction Supervision, Certificate (CSUP)

Effective: Fall 2004

The Construction Supervision program is designed for individuals with an established background in the construction trades who are seeking advancement to supervisory leadership positions. The core courses will develop an appreciation of the importance of good communication skills, human relations skills and the fundamental challenges of achieving organizational goals through the efforts of others. Emphasis is placed on understanding the legal, contractual and organizational practices that form the basis of an effective construction organization. The Construction Supervision electives provide an additional component of focused activity relevant to the students particular trade background and professional goals. Typical job titles serviced by this curriculum include Construction Foreman, Construction Group Leader and Site Superintendent.

  • Manipulate technical information related to methods and materials of construction.
  • Explain the functions of standard construction documents and procedures.
  • Follow a standard protocol for the preparation of project data.
  • Discuss characteristics of effective leadership in achieving results through the effort of others.
  • Track time duration information for the completion of an activity.
  • Explain the application of common laws and regulations pertaining to job-site activity.
  • Define the elements of effective human relations on the job site.
  • Identify the specific components of a site management system.
  • Describe the critical elements of a job site safety program.
  • Define construction closeout procedures.

The College will award a certificate of proficiency to students who complete 30 credits of an approved career program. These credits will not normally include physical education, developmental, basic and/or continuing education courses and will usually consist of 24 credits in the career specialty and six credits in general education. At least 50 percent of the credits must be earned at Delaware County Community College. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. At least six credit hours must be in courses that are awarded grade points.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
TCC 111 Technical Communications 3
TCS 100 Construction Blueprint Reading 3
TCS 108 Construction Supervision 3
Construction Supervision Elective 3
Second Semester
TCS 109 Construction Project Administration 3
MAT 128 Algebra 4
TCS 141 Construction First Aid/Safety 3
Construction Supervision Elective 3
 Total Hours25


Program Electives

TCC 112CADD Graphics3
TCC 121Project Management Processes3
TCC 1222-D CADD3
TCC 111Technical Communications3
TCC 112CADD Graphics3
TCS 131Estimating I3
TCS 132Estimating II3
TCS 221Construction Survey and Layout3
ARC 121Architectural Graphics I3
ARC 226Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings3
TME 216Statics and Strength of Material4