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The Certificate in Construction Supervision program and the Certificate in Construction Project Management include 205T Planning and Scheduling Unit 3 as well as other project management construction online courses.
Planning and scheduling is a primary technical skill all successful construction supervisors and project managers need to effectively engage and utilize their teams, resources, and manage the job.
After this course, students will be one step closer to achieving any of our construction supervisor or Project Management certificates.
This project management construction online course will teach how to use:
- The bar chart
- Precedence diagramming
- The arrow diagram
- The critical path
- Using networks
- Using the project schedule
- Maintaining the project schedule
- Applying the project schedule
Students will learn how to plan, prepare and update construction project schedules in this project management construction online course. We will study construction planning and will practice preparing a project plan.
Through the use of case studies, we will show you how to define construction activities, determine activity duration, and assemble the activities into a logical construction schedule. Also, we will learn to create and use bar charts and critical path schedules.
Methods for communication of the project plan will be applied in workshop-type activities. We will study the use of software in construction scheduling and investigate some of the popular scheduling programs currently in use. Other topics to be studied will include: assigning constraints, inputting resources, formatting options, sorting and filtering. Updating the schedule and the use of short interval production schedules will be stressed. Applying scheduling information to change orders, payment schedules and acceleration situations will be studied.
A self paced course can be started at any time. You must complete the course within 10 weeks but you can work through the course as quickly as you like.
There are no weekly goals and no interaction with other students. Please check your inbox to read additional information in your welcome email.
By the end of the 205T Planning and Scheduling STP Unit 3 project management construction online course you will:
Become familiar with the process of project planning and the efficiencies derived from planning
Be able to define schedule activities and assign reasonable durations to the activities
Know how to sequence the activities for logical project flow.
Be able to prepare a short procurement schedule
Be able to prepare a bar chart schedule and use it properly
Learn about schedule float and understand how float can be used to delay or lengthen activities and to smooth manpower requirements
Be familiar computerized scheduling and understand both its limitations and advantages
Be able to apply constraints, sorts and filters to a computer generated schedule
Understand what resources are and how they can be coordinated with the schedule
Know how to use the schedule as a resource for crew and manpower assignments
Be able to apply methods for monitoring, comparing and updating the project schedule
Understand how to use the short-term schedule as a communication tool
Learn about schedule acceleration methods and how to apply them
Learn how the schedule is used as documentation for changes and disputes
It is important that the student keep up with the class and not fall behind. Course modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week. Class work must be completed before the following Monday. Students will not be able to work ahead of the class although reading assignments will be made available in advance.
CLASS ORGANIZATION & GRADING
Each week you will have online class discussions (15 points) and a quiz (10 points).It is important that the student keep up with the class and not fall behind in any of our construction supervisor continuing education courses.
Course modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week. Class work must be completed before the following Monday. Students will not be able to work ahead of the class although reading assignments will be made available in advance. Actual dates that modules will become available will be posted in advance on the course calendar.
Graded assignments will consist of one quiz for each module and participation in at least two class discussions.
Students should provide at least 4 contributions to the class discussions each week to gain the maximum points.
Students learn more and learn better when they discuss the topic at hand. For that reason, I consider the regular weekly discussions to be even more important than the weekly quizzes.
Grades will be posted on a weekly basis. You will have full access to your grade sheet so you will be able to keep track of how you are doing at all times.
Your overall grade in the course will be determined by the total number of points you have accumulated on quizzes and assignments.
The grading scale is as follows:
225 to 250 points
200 to 224 points
175 to 199 points
140 to 174 points
Anything less will be considered an unauthorized withdrawal from the course
You will be given more information about the grading and other course matters in the Orientation Module.
205T PLANNING AND SCHEDULING TEXTBOOK
The cost of each hardcopy textbook is approximately $156 plus shipping and handling. It is also available in Kindle edition.
If you order a used book be sure you are getting the correct edition. If ordering the hardcopy, allow at least 5 working days between ordering the book and receiving it by the least expensive shipping. Students outside of the United States should allow at least 2 to 3 weeks for delivery.
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