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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

TCS 108 - Construction Supervision

Includes the basics of a supervisor's duties while on a construction project. The supervisor must define objectives that meet with the overall strategy of the organization and achieve results through the efforts of others; constantly evaluate and control production performance and motivate subordinates; a "Jack-of-all-trades" under the most adverse circumstances. All too often many skilled craftsmen are thrust into managerial positions without proper training and background and begin to learn by making mistakes in communicating, planning the job, human relations and the effective use of their own valuable, limited time. This course deals, in depth, with the what, why, how, when and where of construction supervision. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Assume the responsibilities and authority of the supervisor's position. Apply the various techniques employed in motivating subordinates. Use communication in leadership and utilize these necessary skills effectively. Use scientific techniques in problem solving and apply these to assigned case studies. Know what is expected of him/her relative to such items as contract documents; estimate preparation; state, federal and local forms; architectural specifications; building codes, etc. Apply construction supervisor's responsibilities relative to setting up and controlling a job site.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: (ENG 050, REA 050) or ENG 099 or REA 075 or test scores