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Introduction to Construction   (CET-102)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This foundation course focuses on basic construction skills, preparing the student for more advanced construction courses. Students will learn to identify construction materials and their uses in the construction process. Building loads, thermal properties, fire-related properties and acoustical properties will also be examined along with various methods of construction including sustainable construction. Government constraints on building will also be reviewed.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe different types of construction materials
  • State the typical uses of different types of construction materials
  • Explain the concept of a building loads
  • Discuss the effects of fire-related properties of construction materials
  • Discuss the effects of acoustical properties of construction materials
  • State the principles of sustainable construction
  • Discuss Government constrains on buildings.

 
Architectural Construction I   (ARH-261)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to the construction process and its role in architecture. Materials and methods of wood, heavy timber and masonry construction presented. Emphasis on process, compatibility of materials and drawings as a communication tool in construction.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Be able to illustrate and discuss the principles and practices of residential and commercial construction
  • Identify and discuss various construction materials and their integration into the building system
  • Illustrate with appropriate sketches or drawings the methods or techniques of residential construction from foundation to completion.
  • Explain the permit and inspection process for a residential or commercial construction project
  • Explain the role of building code in building construction.

 
Construction Bid Process   (CET-372)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Theory, practice and application of construction project bidding. Office procedures, job and cost control, proposal preparation, analysis of construction contracts are studied.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the principles of construction project bidding
  • Describes the different steps in construction project bidding
  • Provide evidence of prior involvement with construction project bidding
  • State the best practices and procedures for construction bidding
  • Describe the principles associated with job and cost control
  • Explain the steps required in a proposal preparation for project bidding
  • Describe the basic principles of construction contracts

 
Building Construction I   (ARH-161)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to materials of architectural construction (lime, gypsum, cement, concrete, wood, brick, metals, stone) with reference to their structural capabilities and aesthetic qualities. Elementary methods of construction, problems of public safety, and requirements of building law.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the different types of construction materials (wood, concrete, steel, gypsum, etc.) and their integration into the building system
  • Discuss the role of building code and safety requirements in construction
  • Be able to research one particular construction material and present a comprehensive report on its application to the construction process.

 
Construction Management   (CET-374)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fundamental elements involved in managing construction projects. Management structure, construction contracts, equipment & labor productivity, scheduling, quality assurance, & cost control.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • State the fundamental elements for managing construction projects
  • Describe the structure of a typical construction project
  • Explain equipment and labor productivity applied to the management of construction projects
  • Apply quality assurance techniques to construction projects
  • Apply cost control techniques to construction projects

 
Furniture Construction   (TEC-241)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course is designed to provide the student with background & knowledge of the principles of furniture design & of approved methods & procedures of furniture construction. Content includes joinery & construction techniques related to leg & rail assemblies & upholstery fundamentals. Emphasis placed on the construction of period furniture & incorporated into individual design problems. 
Construction Procedures I   (CET-251)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
An introduction to heavy construction practices. Emphasis is on construction equipment, site preparation, piles, drilling and blasting, concrete construction. Case studies in heavy construction are used. Construction safety practices are covered.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the main types of construction equipment
  • Describe and explain with examples standard procedures for site preparation
  • Describe and explain with examples procedures for drilling and blasting
  • Show awareness of safety practices for drilling and blasting
  • Describe and explain with examples principles for concrete construction.

 
Building Construction   (FIS-252)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A study of building construction from the viewpoints of fire safety and stability, a delineation of the types of building construction both current and historical, and the strength and weaknesses of building materials. Case studies of catastrophic fire losses due to faulty construction considerations. Economic considerations, as well as current and emerging problems in this area are examined. (FIS-252) 3.00 s.h.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Define basic building construction terms.
  • Classify major types of building construction, and explain their characteristics, scope, and features (wood frame, concrete, steel, and composite).
  • Analyze and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each construction method identified above as they relate to firefighting techniques and practices.
  • Use and apply current building and fire codes.
  • Discuss how building and fire codes relate to fire prevention and control.
  • Analyze building design and construction techniques and explain how each of them affects fire development, spread, and suppression.
  • Develop a fire pre-plan for a structure based on its construction method.
  • Discuss why it is important for firefighters to understand building construction.
  • Explain how to recognize potential structural failure in a burning building.

 
Construction Methods and Materials II   (CET-152)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A study of the materials and techniques of construction used in structural frames of wood, steel and concrete buildings; also a consideration of foundation connection systems to include fundamentals of concrete technology.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the materials used in construction of structures
  • State the different techniques used in the construction of wood, steel and concrete structures
  • Describe the benefits and drawbacks associated to each type of materials: wood, steel and concrete
  • Describe the systems used for foundations in buildings
  • Apply fundamentals of concrete technology to the construction of structures

 
Construction Official   (COD-111)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course provides instruction in construction code administration and enforcement. Special emphasis is on construction code administration, legal methods of code enforcement, related legislation and pertinent subcode. 
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