Construction

CON-113 - CONSTRUCTION PRINTREADING

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

Stresses principles of interpreting trade blueprints and reading of specifications basic to all aspects of the trades. Deals with types of line, development and arrangement of views, dimensioning practices, and invisible edges. Practical problems from prints suited to the particular trade will be incorporated.

CON-128 - CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ESTIMATING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Interpretation of construction drawings and specifications. Introduction to estimating quantities, cost of materials, and labor costs. Work methods, job planning, project scheduling and control, field administration and management procedures of contracting will be covered.

CON-147 - CARPENTRY I

Lecture: 3

Lab: 6

Credit: 6

This is a course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge in carpentry. Included in this course is the study of construction techniques with emphasis on basic safety, basic math, introduction to hand and power tools, basic rigging, fasteners, wood building materials, floor and wall systems, site preparation, concrete and reinforcement materials, concrete handling, and forming foundations and flatwork. This course will introduce the national OSHA safety standards for general construction and upon completion of this course students will receive the OSHA 10 hour General Construction certification.

CON-148 - CARPENTRY II

Lecture: 3

Lab: 6

Credit: 6

A course designed to further enable students to develop carpentry skills with emphasis on special floor, wall and roof systems, reading plans and elevations, field engineering principles, forming and water and damp proofing. Prerequisite: CON-147.

CON-149 - CARPENTRY III

Lecture: 3

Lab: 6

Credit: 6

A continuation of carpentry skills with emphasis on stair construction, reinforcing concrete, patented forms, interior finish: ceiling systems, exterior wall finishes, roofing applications and installation of cornices, gutters and downspouts. Prerequisite: CON-148.

CON-252 - CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICITY

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

This course introduces the requirements for and installation of residential and light commercial electrical systems. Emphasis will be placed on local and national Electrical Codes. Hands-on experience will include such activities as basic wiring of the service entrance, panel box, circuits, switches, receptacles, telephone and TV jacks, door chimes, smoke detectors and other similar electrical devices. This course is specifically designed for those students choosing a Construction or Design curriculum.

CON-262 - COMMERCIAL CARPENTRY II

Lecture: 3

Lab: 6

Credit: 6

A course of further carpentry with emphasis on finished stairs, introduction to supervision, laser instruments, supplements to ceiling systems, metal studs and drywall, interior finish: doors and windows, wall and floor specialties and cabinetry. Prerequisite: CON-149.

CON-270 - MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

A course designed to introduce students to the requirements of residential and light commercial plumbing, heating, and ventilation systems. Emphasis will be placed on local and national code requirements. Study will include the building requirements to receive each system, determining the size of system components and the theory of size calculations. Hands-on experience will include such activities as working with DWV piping, water supply piping, plumbing fixtures, heat and vent ducting, heating controls, and ventilation components.

CON-332 - CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is designed as a comprehensive overview of the construction industry and materials used in the profession. It is a conceptual treatment of the construction-personnel production system. Also included is a study of the materials of construction, their properties, manufactures, characteristics and applications.

CON-340 - CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Leveling, topographic surveying, triangulation, horizontal and vertical angles, area, determination, and other basic construction applications. Includes the layout of buildings and road curvatures, care and use of instruments.

CON-345 - SOILS AND CONCRETE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is a study of the characteristics of soil and concrete. Such components as design, core samples, grain structure, compaction and strength test, mixes, treatments, reinforcement, "slump test", etc., will be covered as well as varied application and installation methods.

CON-350 - INTERNSHIP

Lecture: 0

OJT: 20

Credit: 5

Provide student with the opportunity to integrate classroom learning and experiences in a construction industry setting. Internship agreement must be completed before students may enroll. Prerequisite: At least two construction courses must be completed with a minimum of a "C" grade in each course.

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