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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BM 180 - Applied Mathematics and Estimating

Credit Hours: 3

A course designed to introduce students to formulas, measurement, geometric and algebraic skills necessary to function in the building trades and facilities management field. The process involved in the development of a cost estimate using both manual and computer methods will be covered.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • apply the fundamentals of good estimating practices;
  • demonstrate knowledge of basic construction math in order to estimate linear, square and volume measure, along with estimating labor and materials;
  • demonstrate the ability to measure accurately and transfer dimensions in the production, care and maintenance of various building systems;
  • analyze the skill sets required to be a competent maintenance technician; and
  • illustrate and understand the use of building plans, specifications and codes.

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