CM 698B: Cooperative Education

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2022
Credits: 2
Total Contact Hours: 120
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 120
Prerequisite: CM 110, completion of minimum 21 units of program core coursework and approval of the CM Program Director.
Corequisite: The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.
Transferable to CSU: No
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

CM 698B – Cooperative Education is intended to fulfil fieldwork experience (hands-on) requirements, which consist of no less than 120 hours volunteer employment in an approved construction company, consultant firm or public agency. The student must hold a position equivalent to an internship or higher, which affords the opportunities usually given to an entry-level position. Field work must be completed prior to graduation and must be approved by the CM program director. 120 lab hours arranged.

Course Objectives

  • Articulate one or more examples of how to apply Construction Management theories or demonstrate in a work setting:\\n\\na. Assist in the preparation of project estimate and the bidding process\\nb. Assist in the preparation of project baseline schedule\\n
  • Identify and demonstrate one or more skills that he/she has acquired or improved during the cooperative education placement\\n\\na. Enhanced Communication / Interpersonal Skills\\nb. Improved Technical Writing\\n
  • List one or more career opportunities in the Construction Management field and describe the relevant duties and responsibilities of a CM and/or supporting positions.\\n\\na. Securing Paid Internship\\nb. Securing a full-time position\\n

Hours Arranged Content

  1. Participation in Student Orientation
  2. Read and Complete Assigned Sections of Citrus College Cooperative Education Student Manual
  3. Individual Session with Instructor to Identify Individual Student Goals
  4. Develop Resume and Job Search Skills
  5. Participation in Worksite Learning Setting
  6. Participation in Instructor Worksite Visit

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Research and review of current trends and practice in Construction Management profession.

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Final Report

Examples of Outside Assignments

Interviews of various Construction Management team members.

Instruction Type(s)

Lab, Online Education Lab