Construction Technology - Building Construction Diploma

West Burlington campus

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
CON-147 CARPENTRY I 6
CON-332 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND RESOURCES 3
MAT-702 INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS 3
TOTAL 12
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
CAD-101 INTRODUCTION TO CAD 3
CON-113 CONSTRUCTION PRINTREADING 2
CON-148 CARPENTRY II 6
CON-252 CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICITY 3
Take 1 of 2 courses:
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
ENG-110 WRITING FOR THE WORKPLACE 3
TOTAL 17
Summer Semester Course Title Credit
CON-350 INTERNSHIP 5
TOTAL 5

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-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.

MAT-702 - INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is offered to students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics and will prepare students who need to develop skills for MAT-704. It is designed as an introductory level algebra course recommended for students with one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the building of basic algebra skills and the application of these mathematical techniques. The course studies the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to various fields. This course will also cover whole numbers/decimals, integers, fractions/percents, direct measurement, basic geometric concepts/relationships, linear equations, and right-triangle trigonometry. Prerequisite:MAT-052 or meet minimum placement test requirement.

CAD-101 - INTRODUCTION TO CAD

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

An introduction to computer aided design and drafting. Actual hands-on experience in designing, drawing, and dimensioning using CAD micro-based CAD software. The course presents logical step-by-step instruction about the CAD commands, mode settings, drawing aids, shortcuts and other valuable characteristics of CAD. Finished copies of the students’ work will be made on a printer or plotter.

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-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-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.

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

ENG-110 - WRITING FOR THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Writing for the Workplace prepares students for the various types of written communication required by professional employers. In this class, students learn how to write informal and formal documents and reports in the design and style of career-related communication with a focus on audience, purpose, subject, and genre and how they affect our writing choices. This course also includes a review of grammar and usage skills, as well as emphasizes effective language use in real-world applications. Prerequisites: ENG-013 with a grade of C- or better or meets minimum placement scores.

CON-350 - INTERNSHIP

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.

Douglas Riley - Assistant Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5184

Email: driley@scciowa.edu
AA, Southeastern Community College
BA, Iowa Wesleyan College

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