Construction Technology-Management - AAS

Gain hands-on experience with our high-tech tools and equipment while you learn the skills to master a career in construction.

This program emphasizes four levels of carpentry. Each level builds on the previous level, adding to your knowledge of carpentry. We have agreements with area high schools that allow students to take up to level 2 of carpentry while still in high school.

During the summer term, between the students' first and second year, a paid internship is required, giving students real-world experience with a local construction company.

West Burlington campus

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
CON-108 CONSTRUCTION SAFETY 1
CON-332 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND RESOURCES 3
DRF-113 FUNDAMENTALS OF TECHNICAL DRAFTING 3
ECN-120 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
MAT-120 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3
TOTAL 16
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
ACC-142 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
CAD-101 INTRODUCTION TO CAD 3
CON-113 CONSTRUCTION PRINTREADING 2
PSY-102 HUMAN AND WORK RELATIONS 3
Take 1 of these courses:
HIS-151 US HISTORY TO 1877 3
HIS-152 US HISTORY SINCE 1877 3
TOTAL 14
Summer Semester Course Title Credit
CON-350 INTERNSHIP 5
TOTAL 5
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
ARC-113 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING I 4
HEQ-131 SAFETY AND INTRODUCTION TO HEAVY EQUIPMENT 3
MGT-101 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
PHY-160 GENERAL PHYSICS I 5
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
CON-128 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ESTIMATING 3
CON-345 SOILS AND CONCRETE 3
PHY-161 GENERAL PHYSICS II 5
SOC-114 CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE 3
Take 1 of these courses:
ART-133 DRAWING 3
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
TOTAL 17

CON-108 - CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

The Construction Safety course will provide students with requirements and expectations required to work in the numerous facets of the construction industry. The 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.

DRF-113 - FUNDAMENTALS OF TECHNICAL DRAFTING

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

Fundamentals of drawing techniques conveyed using free hand sketching. Emphasis is placed on the ability to visualize in three dimensions, neatness, accuracy, legibility, speed and use of computer graphics in the solution of graphic problems.

ECN-120 - PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introductory course in economics emphasizing macroeconomic theory and policy. The major topics will include economic systems, national income, national output, fiscal and monetary policy, unemployment, inflation, and, as time permits, international trade.

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.

MAT-120 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is a study of rational, exponential, logarithmic, and polynomial functions and relations, their graphs and related equalities.  The study of the curricular functions, graphs, and applications is included.  This course may be taken concurrently with MAT-134.  Prerequisites: MAT-092 or MAT-099 with a minimum grade of C-, or meets minimum placement testing requirements.

ACC-142 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to financial accounting theory and practice with emphasis on the use and interpretation of financial statements.

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.

PSY-102 - HUMAN AND WORK RELATIONS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This is a course that includes the understanding of the applications of psychological principles, theory, and research related to the work setting.

HIS-151 - US HISTORY TO 1877

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of American social, political, economic and intellectual developments from the Colonial period to 1877.

HIS-152 - US HISTORY SINCE 1877

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of American social, political, economic and intellectual developments since 1877.

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.

ARC-113 - ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING I

Lecture: 2

Lab: 4

Credit: 4

A course designed to provide a knowledge of residential house construction and house plans. The students are required to draw architectural plans that include foundations, floor plans, electrical plans, elevations, details and perspectives. Prerequisites: CAD-101.

HEQ-131 - SAFETY AND INTRODUCTION TO HEAVY EQUIPMENT

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This is an introduction to the equipment, jobs, working conditions, maintenance, and safety of equipment operation.

MGT-101 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an intensive examination of the basic fundamentals of organization and management underlying the solution to management problems.

PHY-160 - GENERAL PHYSICS I

Lecture: 4

Lab: 2

Credit: 5

This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of physics for those who need physics but do not need the rigor of a calculus-based physics course. The topics covered will include motion, force, energy, work, power, torque, linear momentum, rotational motion, angular momentum and selected topics from thermodynamics. The conservation laws will be stressed. Topics in modern physics are covered as time permits. Solving practical problems will be a major emphasis. Prerequisite: MAT-704.

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-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.

PHY-161 - GENERAL PHYSICS II

Lecture: 4

Lab: 2

Credit: 5

This course is a continuation of General Physics l. The major topics to be covered will include selected topics from thermodynamics, vibrations, wave motion, electricity, and magnetism. Topics in modem physics are covered as time permits. Solving practical problems will be a major emphasis. Prerequisite: PHY-160.

SOC-114 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace will study conflict resolution theories and applications in the workplace. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own effective interpersonal conflict resolution skills as well as skills needed to help employees resolve their conflicts with one another and the skills needed to negotiate contracts. Students will also be introduced to theories and skills needed to apply culturally sensitive principles to conflict resolution.

ART-133 - DRAWING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

A beginning drawing class in a variety of media using an assortment of subjects. The student will explore theories and concepts of drawing.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

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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