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Construction Methods and Materials I
Students learn to use math, blueprints, building specifications, optical leveling equipment, hand tools, portable power tools and stationary power tools in a sequence of learning activities designed for students to acquire entry-level skills and knowledge of the construction industry. Students gain experience in basic woodworking and concrete skills by doing. They learn how to choose a site and lay out a building. They also create various projects to learn carpentry and concrete skills.
A study of the various techniques for concrete utilization in residential and light construction from the theoretical concepts of hydration to the practical experience of verifying site conditions, interpreting data used to establish conditions of level, square, plumb, parallel, and perpendicular, tying steel, and placing and finishing a concrete slab.
Conventional Wall Systems
Instruction on conventional wall and floor systems, and installation of trusses of wood frame construction. Topics include math to solve construction problems, identification of components, slab and building layout, build up of floor and wall members, construction of a floor and wall system and layout and installation of wood trusses.
Residential and Light Commercial Blueprint Reading
Introductory blueprint reading for residential and light commercial construction. The course focus is on reading and interpreting residential/ commercial blueprints. Students will decode and memorize blueprint symbols. Through completing the readings and activities, students will gain a working understanding of blueprint reading fundamentals. Students will integrate and apply this information to project management activities.
OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry
A study of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations pertinent to the construction industry. Emphasis is placed on OSHA policies, procedures and standards as well as construction safety and health principles. In this entry-level course, students will examine 29 CFR 1926, Safety and Health Regulations for Construction, in detail
Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Systems in Construction
Introduction into plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems and how they apply to project management, including codes, inspections, sequence of events and estimation. Upon completion of this course, students will understand the basic fundamentals of plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. Students will also be able to apply this as it pertains to project management.
Construction Management I
Human relations management skills in motivation on the job site. Topics include written and oral communications, leadership and motivation, problem solving, and decision making. This course is an entry-level course designed to expose the student to the Construction Industry; duties of the Construction Manager, basic management principles and the Project Life Cycle
Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Discussion of the fundamentals of hydraulics and pneumatics, components of each system, and the operations, maintenance, and analysis of each system.
Piping Standards and Materials
Identification, description, and application of piping standards and specifications. Includes identification and use of various metallic and non-metallic piping materials, identification and installation of valves, and material take-offs.
Construction Estimating I
Fundamentals of estimating materials and labor costs in construction. Students learn the basics of cost estimating and how to develop takeoffs to create estimates for equipment, labor and materials for a project. Students will read blueprints and interpret building specifications to verify dimensions, components and the total count of those components.
Construction Management II
A management course in contract documents, safety, planning, scheduling, production control, law and labor issues. Topics include contracts, planning, cost and production peripheral documents, and cost and work analysis.
A study of conventional scheduling using critical-path-method; precedence networks; bar charts; monthly reports; and fast track scheduling. Students learn to understand and apply the available methods of project scheduling, including the sequence of different construction processes as well as formulating and diagramming schedules. Students learn the stages of a project (planning, sequencing, scheduling) and various ways of tracking the progress of the project. Students also learn how to monitor projects and how to manage the changes and complications.
This is a capstone course that provides students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained throughout the program. In this course students will complete a project that is a culmination of the major program outcomes for their award.
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