Construction Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CAR 111 : Construction Basics

This course introduces the student to the opportunities in and the requirements of the construction industry. Topics include economic outlook for construction, employment outlook, job opportunities, training, apprenticeship, entrepreneurship, construction tools, materials, and equipment, job safety, and OSHA standards. Upon course completion, students should be able to identify the job market, types of training, knowledge of apprenticeship opportunities, construction tools, materials, equipment, and safety procedures.

hours

3

CAR 112 : Floors, Walls, and Site Prep

This course introduces the student to site preparation, floor and wall layout, and construction. Topics include methods of site preparation, measurement and leveling tools, framing, layouts, and components of wall and floor framing to include beams, girders, floor joists, sub-flooring, partitions, bracing, headers, sills, doors, and corners. Upon course completion, students will be able to identify various types of wall and floor framing systems and their components, identify building lines, set backs, and demonstrate a working knowledge of leveling applications.

hours

3

CAR 113 : Floors, Walls, and Site Prep Lab

In this course the student will engage in applications of site preparation, floor and wall layout, and construction. Emphasis is placed on following job safety, procedures, the use of required tools and equipment, performing site preparation, laying out and framing a floor system, and laying out and erecting walls. Students will use various measurement and leveling tools, identify and install beams, girders, floor joists, sub-flooring and install various wall components, such as partitions, bracing, headers, sills, doors and windows, and corners. Upon course completion, students should be able to follow proper safety procedures, identify building lines and setbacks, ensure proper site preparation, layout and frame a floor, and layout, frame, and erect walls.

hours

3

CAR 114 : Construction Basics Lab

This course provides practical and safe application of hand, portable power, stationary, and pneumatic tools, use of building materials, fasteners, and adhesives, and job site safety. Emphasis is placed on the safe use of hand, power, and pneumatic tools, proper selection of lumber, plywood, byproducts, nails, bolts, screws, adhesives, fasteners, construction materials, and job safety. Upon course completion, the student should be able to identify hand, power, stationary, and pneumatic tools, and demonstrate their safe use; identify and select wood and non-wood building products, and properly use nails, fasteners and adhesives.

hours

3

CAR 121 : Introduction to Blueprint Reading

This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of blueprint reading. Topics include scales, symbols, site plans, notations, schedules, elevations, sections, specifications, and detail drawings. Upon completion, the student should be able to identify drawings, scale various drawings, identify different types of lines, symbols, and notations, as well as plot plans, describe easements, understand building code concepts, locate utilities, and explain various aspects of all types of plans and drawings.

hours

3

CAR 122 : Concrete and Forming

This course introduces the student to concrete, its properties and uses, and procedures for designing concrete forms. Topics include making and pouring concrete, constructing concrete forms, reinforcement methods, finishing concrete, and job safety. Upon completion, students should be able to list safety rules for the job site, list what concrete is made of, describe how concrete forms are built, and how concrete is poured, reinforced, and finished.

hours

3

CAR 123 : Concrete and Forming Lab

This course provides practical experience in mixing concrete, building forms, using reinforcing materials, pouring and finishing concrete, and demonstrating proper safety techniques at the job site. Emphasis is placed on job site safety, concrete forming, mixing, pouring, finishing, and reinforcing. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate job safety, set forms, reinforce, mix, pour, and finish concrete correctly.

hours

3

CAR 131 : Roof and Ceiling Systems

This course focuses on framing ceilings and roofs. Emphasis is placed on various types of ceiling and roofing frames, rafters, trusses, ceiling joists, roof decking, and roofing materials. Upon completion, students should be able to explain how to frame a roof and ceiling, identify proper installation methods of roofing materials, and describe applicable safety rules.

hours

3

CAR 132 : Interior and Exterior Finishing

This course introduces the student to interior and exterior finishing materials and techniques. Topics include interior trim of windows and doors, ceilings, and wall moldings, exterior sidings, trim work, painting, and masonry finishes. Upon completion the students should be able to identify, describe the uses of, and install different types of doors, windows and moldings; identify and install the types of exterior sidings and trim, and describe the different types of paint and their proper application.

hours

3

CAR 133 : Roofing and Ceiling Systems Lab

The course provides students with practical experience in roof and ceiling layout, framing, and installation. Upon completion, the student should be able to layout and frame a roof and ceiling, cut and install rafters, and joists, install trusses, cut and apply roof decking and roofing materials, and apply job site safety.

hours

3

CAR 203 : Special Projects in Carpentry

This course allows the student to plan, execute, and present results of individual projects in carpentry. Emphasis is placed on enhancing skill attainment in the carpentry field. This culminating course allows students to independently apply skills attained in previous courses.

hours

3

CAR 204 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to Carpentry. In these courses the employer evaluates the student's productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

hours

1

CAR 205 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to Carpentry. In these courses the employer evaluates the student's productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

hours

2

CAR 206 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to Carpentry. In these courses the employer evaluates the student's productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

hours

3

CAR 214 : Introduction to Cabinetry

This course is an introductory cabinetry course. Emphasis is placed on design and construction of cabinetry. Upon completion, the student should be able to design and to build cabinets according to specification.

hours

3

CAR 224 : Floor, Wall, and Ceiling Specialties

This course focuses on advanced interior applications for floors, walls, and ceilings. Topics may include paneling, hard wood floors, drop ceilings, acoustical ceilings, tray ceilings, and box ceilings. Upon completion the students should have a working knowledge of the specialties covered. This is an advanced course.

hours

3

CAR 226 : Metal Framing

This course introduces the students to metal framing of floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs. Emphasis is placed on metal frame construction. Upon completion, students are expected to be able to describe components and proper application of metal framing, properly construct floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs.

hours

3

CAR 228 : Stairs, Molding, and Trim

This course focuses on the basics of stair design, layout, and construction. Topics also include cutting and installing stair trim and molding. Upon course completion, students should be able to layout, cut, and construct stairs and to install trim and molding.

hours

3

CAR 230 : Residential Repair and Remodeling

This course focuses on the methods used for a repair or remodeling project. Topics include design, estimation of materials, cost, time, manpower, and bid preparation. Upon completion the students should be able to demonstrate an ability to design a repair or remodeling project according to code, accurately quote material, cost, time, and manpower requirements, and obtain all necessary permits for construction.

hours

3

CAR 232 : Construction Project Management

This course focuses on the basic information necessary for successfully managing a construction project. Topics include basic building blocks of scheduling, refining a schedule, communications, techniques for estimating time to complete projects, timely delivery of materials, appropriate manpower scheduling, and use of construction management software. Upon completion, students are expected to understand the meaning and purpose of project planning and management, use of a schedule in management, and be able to communicate and coordinate work activities. The students should also be able to develop a comprehensive estimate for the completion of a construction project.

hours

3