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Planning & Scheduling: STP Unit 3 (205T/ENGR032)

Planning & Scheduling: STP Unit 3 (205T/ENGR032)

Monday, January 17, 2022 12:00 AM - Monday, March 28, 2022 11:59 PM (CST)


The Certificate in Construction Supervision program and the Certificate in Construction Project Management includes this 205T Planning and Scheduling, STP Unit 3 online course because this is a primary technical skill required of the construction supervisor and project manager. 

Information studied will include: 

  • 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 course. We will study construction planning and will practice preparing a project plan. Through the use of case studies we will guide you in the process of how to define construction activities, determine activity duration, and assemble the activities into a logical construction schedule. We will learn to create and use bar charts and critical path schedules. Methods for communication of the project plan will be applied in work shop type activities. We will study the use of computers in construction scheduling and investigate some of the popular scheduling programs currently in use. Other topics to be studies 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. 

By the end of this 205T Planning and Scheduling STP Unit 3 online class you should: 

  1. Become familiar with the process of project planning and the efficiencies derived from planning. 
  2. Be able to define schedule activities and assign reasonable durations to the activities. 
  3. Know how to sequence the activities for logical project flow. 
  4. Be able to prepare a short procurement schedule. 
  5. Be able to prepare a bar chart schedule and use it properly. 
  6. Learn about schedule float and understand how float can be used to delay or lengthen activities and to smooth manpower requirements. 
  7. Be familiar computerized scheduling and understand both its limitations and advantages. 
  8. Be able to apply constraints, sorts and filters to a computer generated schedule. 
  9. Understand what resources are and how they can be coordinated with the schedule. 
  10. Know how to use the schedule as a resource for crew and manpower assignments. 
  11. Be able to apply methods for monitoring, comparing and updating the project schedule. 
  12. Understand how to use the short-term schedule as a communication tool. 
  13. Learn about schedule acceleration methods and how to apply them. 
  14. Learn how the schedule is used as documentation for changes and disputes. 

This is a ten-week online, self-paced course complete with graded assignment and a final grade. Orientation Module access will begin January 17th with the course concluding March 28th.  More information about the grading policy and other course matters will be given during the Orientation Module. The 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.


You may withdraw from a course by sending an email to Stacey Kelly or by conventional mail requesting to be dropped from the course.  Non-attendance or notifying the instructor does not constitute officially dropping or withdrawing from a course. Students who stop attending courses without officially dropping will receive a grade of U  in the class. Refunds are not automatic. No refunds will be granted unless the course is officially dropped within stated guidelines in the refund schedule.


a.Withdrawal postmarked at least one working day before the first day of class – total fee less a $20 handling fee.
b.Refund requests postmarked on or after the first day and no later than two weeks after the first day of class will be refunded 65% of the fee, after which time there is no refund.
c.Decision on withdrawals and refunds will be based on the date when we  receive written withdrawal notice. Drops done by mail are effective as of the postmark date.
d.All course materials including the textbook and other included supplies must be returned in good condition or the cost of the book at minimum or a $100 charge will apply.

Members:   $550

Non-Members:  $775

Online, Self-Paced
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Stacey Kelly
(773) 444-0465
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Monday, January 17, 2022 12:00 AM - Monday, March 28, 2022 11:59 PM (CST)
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