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Construction Technology (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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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
4
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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
4
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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
4
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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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FA2014
SP2015
CON 1211
Framing/Finishing Applications
4
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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
4
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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.

ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

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ENG 1212
Technical Writing
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This course contains the basic principles of writing technical reports for business and industry. The students will receive training and practice in the preparation, writing, and the revising of technical reports, as well as develop skills in the comprehension of industry documents (reports, procedural plans, etc. ). Topics covered include:basic grammatical rules, the organization and presentation of technical information, and the role of technical report writing. PREREQUISITE: College level reading and writing placement scores or consent of instructor.

Term Total
15
Semester 3
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FA2014
SP2015
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
3
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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
3
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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.

GEN 2297
Employment Skills
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This course prepares the student for job interviews, job placement, and employment. Verbal and written communication skills are implemented through assigned reports. Topics of discussion and debate range from securing and keeping a job to individual attitudes, work habits, work ethics, and interviewing skills. The student will be required to prepare a written resume and to apply communication skills in practical situations.

MTH 1102
College Algebra
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This is an advanced course in algebra. It includes a review of algebraic concepts and skills; first and second degree equations and inequalities; complex numbers; systems of equations and inequalities, including matrices and determinants; functions; graphing; the theory of equations; sequences, series; and binomial expansion. Additional topics may be selected from mathematical induction, permutations and combinations, probability. This course requires the use of appropriate technology, such as graphics calculators and/or computers. PREREQUISITE: The equivalent of 2 years of high school algebra and 1 year of geometry with grades of C or better, or PRE 0420 Intermediate Algebra and PRE 0415 Elementary Geometry, withgrades of C or better, or a sufficient score on a placement test.

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MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

Term Total
17
Semester 4
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FA2014
SP2015
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.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
3
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

SPE 1111
Interpersonal Communications
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This is an introductory course in interpersonal and intrapersonal communication. Verbal and nonverbal communication are emphasized as they relate to conversation between individuals, small group discussions, short speeches, and oral reports.

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Term Total
16
Program Total
64


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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