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C205
Construction Technician (CONST)
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The Construction degree and associated certificates are designed to provide students with educational experiences to develop competencies for continued education in construction technology as well as entry level employment in construction trades. Specific positions may include general construction laborer, painter, carpenter, drywall finisher, plumber’s assistant, etc. Other jobs may include concrete finisher, electrician, and construction equipment operator.

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Semester 1
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FA2014
CON 1201
Construction Fundamentals
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This course covers the basic safety principles fundamental to construction, including the correct and safe use of hand and power tools, emergency and first aid procedures, and avoiding hazardous conditions. It prepares students to identify, obtain, and keep jobs in the construction/maintenance field. Essential employability skills are introduced in this course and reinforced throughout the remainder of the program.

CON 1202
Blueprint & Building Codes
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This course teaches students to read and interpret construction symbols and blueprints and to read and interpret appropriate building codes. Students will learn how to sketch and dimension rough drawings.

CON 1210
Framing/Finishing Fundamentals
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This course is the first of two carpentry classes that prepares the student to be able to perform basic rough carpentry skills and techniques used in the construction and remodeling industries.

CON 1220
Masonry Fundamentals
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This course introduces the student to the masonry/concrete trade, providing them with the opportunity to learn basic skills needed to work in the residential construction field. Students will be introduced to masonry construction material and methods, principles of concrete design, finishing with hand and power trowel equipment, and proper methods of curing and testing concrete.

Term Total
16
Semester 2
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SU2014
FA2014
CON 1211
Framing/Finishing Applications
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This course continues to build on the rough carpentry skills covered in Basic Carpentry I and introduces basic finish carpentry knowledge and skills needed for entry level employment in construction and remodeling.

CON 1230
Plumbing Fundamentals
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This course introduces the student to the plumbing trade, providing them with the opportunity to learn basic skills needed to work in the residential construction field. Students will work with plastic copper, steel, and cast iron pipe. Students will be able to identify and apply common copper and threaded fittings. Figuring offsets and common pipe joints are also covered.

CON 1240
Residential Wiring
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This course introduces basic electrical knowledge and skills utilized in residential wiring applications.

Term Total
12
Semester 3
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SU2014
FA2014
CON 2210
Forms & Layout
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This course continues to build on the carpentry skills covered in Framing & Finishing Applications and continues with the introduction of finish knowledge and skills required for entry level employment in construction and remodeling.

CON 2250
Paint/Finishing Fundamentals
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This course introduces the student to various types of surfaces and surface preparation for finishing. Students learn to identify and apply different types of finishing materials and wall coverings.

CON 2260
Plumbing Applications
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This course continues to introduce the student to the plumbing trade, providing them with the opportunity to continue to learn skills needed to work in the residential construction field. Students will install water supply piping; as well as, fixtures, valves, and faucets.

Term Total
10
Semester 4
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SU2014
FA2014
CON 2211
Site Layout Techniques
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This course continues to build on the carpentry skills covered in Forms & Layout and continues with the introduction of knowledge and skills for entry level employment in construction and remodeling.

CON 2230
Construction Tech Internship
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Students will work a minimum of 10 hours per week in a construction/building trades environment. The coordinator and the training supervisor will work together in establishing goals and experiences for the students. Variable internship hours are based on 75 hours equated to 1 semester hour of credit. PREREQUISITE: Completion of the first year of program requirements.

CON 2251
Paint/Finishing Applications
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This second level course continues to teach the student various types of surfaces and surface preparation for advanced finishing.

Term Total
10
Program Total
48


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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