Students following the study plan below will complete the Construction Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
MECHANICAL SYSTEMS FIRST SEMESTER
10-462-102 Fabrication and Layout
10-462-104 Equipment Installation
10-462-105 Piping and Water Systems
10-462-109 Pumps & Compressors
10-462-111 Blueprint Reading
10-462-112 Pneumatic Systems
10-462-114 Rigging Systems
* 10-804-101 Math 1-Trades
** 10-890-101 College 101
MECHANICAL SYSTEMS SECOND SEMESTER
10-442-161 Gas Metal Arc Welding
10-442-162 Material Cutting Applications
10-462-100 Mechanical Power Transmission
10-462-103 Couplings and Alignment
10-462-107 Input/Output Devices
10-462-108 Motor Control Circuits
10-462-110 Preventive Maintenance
10-462-113 Hydraulic Systems
STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS FIRST SEMESTER
10-403-101 Blueprint Reading 1
10-410-101 Site Development
10-410-102 Footing Systems
10-410-103 Foundation Systems
10-410-104 Floor Framing Systems
* 10-804-101 Math 1-Trades
** 10-890-101 College 101
STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS SECOND SEMESTER
10-403-102 Blueprint Reading 2
10-410-105 Wall Framing Systems
10-410-106 Roof & Ceiling Framing Systems
10-410-107 Stair Systems
10-410-108 Uniform Building Code
10-410-109 Material Estimating
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FIRST SEMESTER
10-413-102 Residential Electrical Code 1
10-413-103 Residential Electrical Code 2
10-413-305 Intro to Residential Circuits
10-413-306 Residential Circuits & Design
10-413-307 Residential Wiring
10-413-317 Fundamentals of Electricity
* 10-804-312 Math-Algebra/Trades
** 10-890-101 College 101
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS SECOND SEMESTER
10-413-105 Commercial Electrical Code
10-413-106 Industrial Code
10-413-303 Industrial Controls
10-413-304 Electric Motor Control
10-413-327 Commercial Wiring Techniques
ALL STUDENTS COMPLETE THIRD SEMESTER
10-607-107 Survey/Site Development
10-614-113 2D Essentials
10-614-211 Arch Revit Intro
10-614-213 Bldg Materials
10-614-214 Building Green Introduction
10-801-136 English Composition 1
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-809-199 Psychology Of Human Relations
ALL STUDENTS COMPLETE FOURTH SEMESTER
10-182-111 Lean Operations
10-196-188 Project Mgmt Fundamentals
10-804-107 College Mathematics
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
10-809-196 Intro to Sociology
*Students must complete Math 1-Trades or Math-Algebra Trades (as appropriate) with a "C" or better to enroll in College Mathematics.
**The credit for 10-890-101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements.
10-420-171 , Machine Tool Processes
10-420-172 , Machine Tool Processes
10-664-100, Automation 1: Control Logic
10-664-101, Automation 2: Motor Control
10-664-102, Automation 3: PLC
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
10-182-111 LEAN OPERATIONS ...understanding of materials and operations management, systems approach, productivity attainment, forecasting, quality management, quality control, six sigma methodologies, process configuration, process analysis and process redesign.
10-196-188 PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS ...the role of project management, developing a project proposal, demonstration of relevant software, working with project teams, sequencing tasks, charting progress, dealing with variations, budgets and resources, implementation, and assessment.
10-403-101 BLUEPRINT READING 1 ...drawing development/equipment, blueprints, plot and building layout, scaling and dimensioning practices, symbols, specs, codes, materials and uses.
10-403-102 BLUEPRINT READING 2 ...blueprints as they relate to the mechanical trades and applied specifications and codes to blueprints; emphasis on residential and commercial. (Prerequisite: 10-403-101 Blueprint Reading 1)
10-408-100 MASONRY ...this course will give students basic understanding of mason trades with emphasis on brick, cement and safety for the trade. Careers in masonry will also be discussed.
10-410-101 SITE DEVELOPMENT ...students will understand the basics of building layout including heights and surveying and what the start-up phase in construction entails.
10-410-102 FOOTING SYSTEMS ...footings with an emphasis on construction and different types of footings; layout and format are also included. (Corequisite: 10-410-101, Site Development)
10-410-103 FOUNDATION SYSTEMS ...foundation walls with an emphasis on the construction of foundation walls, different types of foundations (block, concrete, wood), insulation and water proofing of foundation walls. ICF will also be covered. (Corequisites: 10-410-101, Site Development; 10-410-102, Footing Systems)
10-410-104 FLOOR FRAMING SYSTEMS ...this course teaches all aspects of floor construction and flooring system construction. (Corequisites: 10-410-101 Site Development; 10-410-102 Footing Systems; 10-410-103, Foundation Systems)
10-410-105 WALL FRAMING SYSTEMS ...this course will cover wall building and wall systems from standard wood or metal framing to tip-up pre-cast panels. (Prerequisite: 10-410-104, Floor Framing Systems)
10-410-106 ROOF & CEILING FRAMING SYSTEMS ...course will encompass all roof and ceiling systems from trusses to steel to pre-cast concrete. (Corequisite: 10-410-105, Wall Systems)
10-410-107 STAIR SYSTEMS ...the stair framing course will encompass all aspects of stair construction. (Corequisite: 10-410-105, Wall Systems; 10-410-106, Roof & Ceiling Framing Systems)
10-410-108 UNIFORM BUILDING CODE ...this course will teach the basic requirements for the erection of buildings inhabited by the public for living, work and pleasure.
10-410-109 MATERIAL ESTIMATING ...perform material and labor cost estimates of building foundations, floor systems, superstructures, and exterior and interior finish systems.
10-413-102 RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL CODE 1 ...National Electrical Code, residential circuits, conductor sizes, branch circuits, box fill calculations, switch control, branch circuit overcurrent protection and calculations, and ground fault circuit interrupters.
10-413-103 RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL CODE 2 ...National Electrical Code, residential circuit layout and design, small appliance circuits, special purpose outlets, service entrance equipment, calculations and demand factors. (Corequisite: 10-413-102, Residential Electrical Code 1)
10-413-105 COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL CODE ...commercial building plans and specifications, computing electrical loads and branch circuits, emergency systems, raceways, conduit fill, power and lighting circuits, motor & appliance circuits. (Prerequisite: 10-413-103, Residential Electrical Code 2)
10-413-106 INDUSTRIAL CODE ...three-phase and single-phase systems, motor branch circuits, overcurrent and overload protections, power factor, hazardous locations, harmonics and National Electric Code. (Prerequisites: 10-413-102, Residential Elec Code 1; 10-413-103, Residential Elec Code 2; Corequisite: 10-413-105, Commercial Elec Code)
10-413-112 ELECTRICITY-BASIC ...this course introduces the fundamental concepts of electricity and electron flow. Emphasis is placed on Ohm’s law, magnetism as it relates to electricity, DC/AC circuits, electrical components, operations of test equipment, and electrical safety precautions.
10-413-303 INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS ...electrical symbols, wiring diagrams, ladder diagrams, control logic, pilot devices, solenoids, relays, and time delay control (Corequisite: 10-413-345, Industrial Code)
10-413-304 ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL ...motor starters, overcurrent protection, overload protection, motor branch circuits, starting methods, troubleshooting motor circuits, and an introduction to PLC's. (Corequisite: 10-413-303, Industrial Controls)
10-413-305 INTRO TO RESIDENTIAL CIRCUITS ...safety, electrical code applications, box selection, wire selection, wire terminations, single-point lighting control, multiple-point lighting control, receptacles. (Corequisite: 10-413-102, Residential Electrical Code 1)
10-413-306 RESIDENTIAL CIRCUITS AND DESIGN ...ground fault circuit interrupters, arc fault circuit interrupters, layout and design, circuit determinations. (Corequisite: 10-413-102, Residential Electrical Code 1; 10-413-305 Intro to Residential Circuits)
10-413-314 DC CIRCUITS ...electron theory, electromotive force sources, voltage, current, resistance, power, Ohm's Law, series-parallel circuits and test equipment. (Corequisites: 31-804-312, Math-Algebra/Trades; 10-413-317, Fundamentals of Electricity)
10-413-317 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICITY ...atomic structure, electrical quantities, Ohm's Law, magnetism, AC concepts. (Corequisite: 31-804-312, Math-Algebra/Trades)
10-413-327 COMMERCIAL WIRING TECHNIQUES ...raceways and fittings, conduit bending, wire pulling methods, fastening systems, lighting and low-voltage wiring. (Corequisite: 10-413-105, Commercial Electrical Code OR 31-448-364, Marine Electrical Codes)
10-413-328 MOTORS/TRANSFORMERS ...magnetism, electromagnetism, transformers, DC generators and motors, AC single-phase and three-phase motors, and an introduction to AC drives. (Corequisite: 10-413-334, AC Circuits)
10-413-334 AC CIRCUITS ...AC theory, inductance, capacitance, impedance, series ad parallel AC circuits, AC power, power factor corrections, rectification of AC, diodes and silicon controlled rectifiers. (Corequisites: 10-413-314, DC Circuits, 31-804-312, Math-Algebra Trades)
10-442-161 GAS METAL ARC WELDING ...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of welding in the flat and horizontal positions, fillet, pipe to plate and groove welds on plain carbon steel. (Corequisite: 10-442-162, Material Cutting Applications)
10-442-162 MATERIAL CUTTING APPLICATIONS...visual inspection of weld and cut edges, manual and machine oxy fuel gas cutting, air carbon arc cutting, plasma arc cutting, and mechanical cutting methods.
10-449-112 OSHA 30 ...addresses OSHA 29CFR1926 rules and is approved by OSHA for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors, and anyone involved in construction trades. Successful participants receive 30-hour card from OSHA.
10-462-100 MECHANICAL POWER TRANSMISSION ...students will learn how power moves through machines to accomplish the necessary tasks. (Corequisites: 10-462-101, Bearings; 10-462-103, Couplings & Alignment; 10-462-110, Preventive Maintenance)
10-462-101 BEARINGS ...students will examine bearing types and applications and compare equipment bearings. Students will also develop skills related to bearing inspection, selection, removal, mounting, lubricating, and diagnosing failure. (Corequisite: 10-462-110, Preventive Maintenance)
10-462-102 FABRICATION AND LAYOUT ...course compares types of sheet metal, tools and uses. Students will develop skills related to the fabrication and erection of steel products. Students will work from drawing through layout and alignment and demonstrate the safe and proper use of any and all necessary tools and equipment. (Corequisites: 10-462-111, Blueprint Reading; 10-462-104, Equipment Installation)
10-462-103 COUPLINGS AND ALIGNMENT ...course compares different coupling types and examines common misalignment problems. Students will develop skills related to inspecting, troubleshooting and preparing couplings for removal and installation. (Corequisite: 10-462-110, Preventive Maintenance)
10-462-104 EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION ...students will layout equipment installations, plan for moving equipment and set and level equipment. (Corequisites: 10-462-111, Blueprint Reading; 10-462-102, Fabrication & Layout; 10-462-105, Rigging Systems)
10-462-105 PIPING AND WATER SYSTEMS ...students will analyze flow characteristics in piping systems, relate pipe sizing to requirements and apply the correct piping to related situations.
10-462-106 HVAC BASICS ...heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology provides students with the basics to control air flow in respect to heating and cooling structures.
10-462-107 INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICES ...this course examines the devices used in control circuits. Students will identify pushbuttons, rotary switches, limit switches, proximity switches, photoelectric switches, relays, motor starters, and annunciators. Emphasis will be placed on proper installation and troubleshooting. (Corequisites: 10-413-112, Basic Electricity; 10-462-108, Motor Control Circuits)
10-462-108 MOTOR CONTROL CIRCUITS ...this course presents the students with common designs of motor control circuits. Students will design multiple circuits that will start, control the speed, reverse, brake, and stop motors. (Corequisite: 10-413-112, Basic Electricity; 10-462-107, Input/Output Devices)
10-462-109 PUMPS & COMPRESSORS ...this course compares different pump types and their applications. Students will complete a field inspection of pumps and learn how to troubleshoot, remove, overhaul, install and perform preventive maintenance on pumps.
10-462-110 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE ...this course examines both preventive and predictive maintenance concepts as they apply to mechanical work processes and machine maintenance. Students will develop skills related to assessing machine conditions and equipment breakdowns using correct troubleshooting procedures. (Corequisites: 10-462-101, Bearings; 10-462-103, Couplings & Alignment; 10-462-100, Mechanical Power Transmission)
10-462-111 BLUEPRINT READING ...this course explores all elements of engineering and manufacturing technology print reading from sketching methods and measurement techniques to reading specialty prints. Students develop skills in print reading, visual perception, technical communication, and problem solving. It includes the fundamentals of orthographic projection, dimension techniques, welding and electrical symbols, and section views.
10-462-112 PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS ...this course will introduce the learner to the properties of gas, Boyle's Law, Charles' Law, Gay-Lussac's Law, and the combined gas law. Emphasis will be placed on application, equipment and troubleshooting.
10-462-113 HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS ...this course will cover hydraulics, hydrostatics, and hydrodynamics. Topics will include pressure, lift, total column, volume, capacity, velocity, flow, and explain static and dynamic conditions. Emphasis will be placed on application, equipment and troubleshooting.
10-462-114 RIGGING SYSTEMS ...this course will cover principles, application and equipment. Emphasis will be placed on weight estimation, lifting procedures and safety.
10-607-107 SURVEY/SITE DEVELOPMENT ...transit/level use, note keeping, bearings and azimuths, distance measurement, contour maps, stadia, legal descriptions, public land subdivision, construction surveys, site plans, zoning ordinances, easements, and parking lot/street layout.
10-614-113 2D ESSENTIALS ... an introduction to technical communication, annotation, geometric construction, model, orthographic and pictorial, section and auxiliary views and dimensioning.
10-614-211 ARCHITECTURAL REVIT INTRO ...introduces the parametric design software Autodesk Revit used for building information modeling. Basic design and documentation tools will be employed. A simple building design will be modeled that matches given specifications (pre-requisite, acceptance in Architectural Technology program or Construction Technology program).
10-614-213 BUILDING MATERIALS ...considers material properties, processes of manufacture, installation procedures and performance. Construction methods, building systems and products will be evaluated. Materials will be analyzed and classified based on the Construction Specifications Institute Master Format.
10-614-214 BUILDING GREEN INTRODUCTION ...summarizes the history, technology and science underlying sustainable building practices. The human factor and the economics of sustainability will be discussed. Alternative energy including wind, solar, photovoltaic, geothermal and fuel cells will be researched.
10-804-101 MATH 1-TRADES ...provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge skills process and understanding of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement, trigonometry, integers, algebraic equations, word problems, and practical plane geometry. (Prerequisites: Compass Pre-Algebra=17 or ACT-Math score=13 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Compass-Reading=70 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent)
10-804-312 MATH-ALGEBRA/TRADES ...signed numbers, order of operations, scientific notation, metric units/measurement, calculator operations, algebra, introductory trigonometry, Pythagorean theorem, solving right triangles. (Prerequisites: Compass Pre-Algebra=27 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs.
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=74 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Compass Reading=70 AND Compass Writing Skills=60 OR ACT- Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=60 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-804-107 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS ...an introductory level course designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics. Emphasis will be placed on computational skills and applications of rational numbers; problem solving skills with ratios, proportions, and percent; basic principles and application of algebra, geometry, graphing, and statistics; measurement skills in U.S. Customary and Metric Systems; and the use of calculators as a tool. (Prerequisites: Compass Pre-Algebra=27 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Compass Reading=70 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=60 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=60 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-196 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ...the nature and variety of groups; inequality, race and ethnicity; family, population, social integration, and change; collective behavior; politics, economics, religion, education, and the effects of technology. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=60 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.