CGMT Technical Standards

Our program technical standards have been developed to help students understand the minimum essential mental, physical, and behavioral skills necessary for participation in and completion of all core aspects of our curriculum.

  General Specific
Thinking Skills Use of mathematical, technical, and professional skills (drafting, CAD, surveying, computer skills) to effectively participate in the management of a construction project.
  • Read textbooks, handouts, online text, technical manuals and blueprints.
  • Read, interpret, and apply federal, state, and county laws and regulations as applicable to projects.
  • Use mathematical formulas and equations to solve estimating equations, structural design equations, and accounting related math.
  • Search for resources on the internet.
  • Apply the principles and techniques of construction methods to manage a construction project.
  • Understand the essential elements of a green building.
Sensory/Observation Skills Observe, inspect, and supervise the work of others to assure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Select appropriate materials, tools, and equipment to properly construct a building or project.
  • Assess constructability issues in building design.
  • Transfer information from estimates to construction schedules.
  • Investigate problems, conflicts, and accidents.
  • Judge distance and space relationships of objects.
  • Distinguish differences in shapes and patterns.
  • Assess architectural and engineering designs.
Motor Skills Possess sufficient physical strength, flexibility, and dexterity to participate in on-site activities.
  • Execute computer commands and operations.
  • Travel to various work sites.
  • Participate in outdoor activities for hands on training in the use of surveying equipment.
  • Sketch appropriate details to clarify installation issues.
Communication Skills Communicate effectively to gather and convey information
  • Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources.
  • Express information accurately and coherently.
  • Use correct spelling and grammar in drawing work and report writing.
Behavioral Skills Behave appropriately in both self-directed and shared learning environments.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Work cooperatively with partners and groups.
  • Follow through with responsibilities in a timely manner.
  • Work diligently and put in necessary time to complete tasks.
  • Persist on difficult tasks.
  • Exercise good judgment.
Environmental Tolerance Function safely in various environments (indoors and outdoor settings).
  • Work for prolonged periods amidst:
    Artificial lighting
    Air conditioning
    Electrical equipment
    Under direct sunlight
    Hot and Humid conditions
    Dust and airborne particulates