Course Descriptions

Construction Technology

BLUEPRINT READING

CNST 106
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Construction blueprint reading for residential and light commercial. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of a set of residential blueprints.
  • Demonstrate how to read and understand a set of residential plans.
 

JOB ESTIMATING AND SCHEDULING

CNST 108
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Bid preparation activities from initial receipt of drawings and specifications, to the final submission of the bid to project owner. Scheduling of subcontractors to complete the project. Prerequisite: CNST 106 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Create a viable cost estimate on a new, single family residence.
 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I

CNST 111
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Basic concepts and theories of residential and commercial construction. Including design, finance, construction (general, mechanical, specialty), and marketing. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Explain the safety obligations of workers, supervisors, and managers to ensure a safe workplace.
  • Demonstrate construction related safety practices.
  • Demonstrate basic algebra and geometry as applied to the construction trades, such as calculating area, volume, and Pythagorean Theorem.
 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I LAB

CNST 112
6 Credits
132 hours of lab
Application of the concepts and theories presented in CNST 111. Concurrent enrollment in CNST 111 required. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Continue to demonstrate construction related safety practices.
  • Calculate estimation of construction project costs and materials.
 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II

CNST 121
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Basic concepts and theories of residential and commercial construction including design, finance, construction (general, mechanical, specialty), and marketing. Prerequisite: CNST 111. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Utilize terminology associated with building plans.
  • Read and interpret plans, elevations, schedules, sections, and details contained in a set of building plans.
  • Locate and interpret codes in a codebook.
 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II LAB

CNST 122
6 Credits
132 hours of lab
Application of the concepts and theories presented in CNST 121. Concurrent enrollment in CNST 121 required. Prerequisite: CNST 112. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Design a set of building plans.
  • Use their knowledge of building plans and building codes to construct various projects such as scale model, shed, and house project.
 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III

CNST 131
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Basic concepts and theories of residential and commercial construction including design, finance, construction (general, mechanical, specialty), and marketing. Prerequisite: CNST 121. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Understand advanced building and engineering plans.
  • Understand intermediate framing practices, such as complicated wall framing, roof framing, and stair framing while constructing a scale model house.
  • Determine appropriate communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills relevant to the construction industry.
 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III LAB

CNST 132
6 Credits
132 hours of lab
Application of the concepts and theories presented in CNST 131. Concurrent enrollment in CNST 131 required. Prerequisite: CNST 122. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate how to read and interpret advanced building and engineering plans.
  • Demonstrate intermediate principles of wood framing techniques while working on a scale model house and a large structure such as a house.
  • Participate in appropriate communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills relevant to the construction industry.
 

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE

CNST 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate the responsibilities and characteristics a productive worker should possess in the Construction Trades.
  • Demonstrate understanding of learned theory of the Construction industry through successful completion of quality work experience.
 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV

CNST 211
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Basic concepts and theories of residential and commercial construction including design, finance, construction (general, mechanical, specialty), and marketing. Prerequisite: CNST 131. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Communicate effectively using construction related terminology.
  • Locate, interpret and apply information.
  • Perform essential construction operations and functions.
  • Know and value professional construction related opportunities.
  • Practice and value the importance of professionalism.
  • Understand, define, practice and value work place safety.
 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV LAB

CNST 212
6 Credits
132 hours of lab
Application of the concepts and theories presented in CNST 211. Concurrent enrollment in CNST 211 required. Prerequisite: CNST 132. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Construct and pour a concrete foundation per specifications for student house project.
  • Construct a floor system per specifications for student house project.
  • Analyze appropriate communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills relevant to the construction industry.
 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V

CNST 221
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Basic concepts and theories of residential and commercial construction including design, finance, construction (general, mechanical, specialty), and marketing. Concurrent enrollment Lab required. Prerequisite: CNST 211. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify, explain, and demonstrate the procedures for laying out and framing walls and ceilings, including rough openings for doors and windows.
  • Identify and explain how and why specific walls are engineered per specifications.
  • Develop and demonstrate appropriate communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills relevant to the construction industry.
 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V LAB

CNST 222
6 Credits
132 hours of lab
Application of the concepts and theories presented in CNST 221. Concurrent enrollment in CNST 221 required. Prerequisite: CNST 212. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Construct exterior and interior walls per specifications for student house project.
  • Demonstrate process for squaring, shearing, standing, and connecting exterior and interior walls for student house project.
  • Influence others to use appropriate communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills relevant to the construction industry.
 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY VI

CNST 231
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Basic concepts and theories of residential and commercial construction including design, finance, construction (general, mechanical, specialty), and marketing. Prerequisite: CNST 221. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify and explain the various kinds of roof styles and roof systems.
  • Identify, explain, and demonstrate how to calculate length, layout, and cut rafters.
  • Identify, explain, and demonstrate how to layout, build, and install trusses.
  • Identify, explain, and demonstrate how to construct a roof system, including trusses, rafters, sheathing, and eve construction.
  • Develop and demonstrate appropriate communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills relevant to the construction industry.
 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY VI LAB

CNST 232
6 Credits
132 hours of lab
Application of the concepts and theories presented in CNST 231. Concurrent enrollment in CNST 231 required. Prerequisite: CNST 222. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate how to prepare to receive a roof system such as trusses for student house project.
  • Demonstrate how to install a roof system for student house project.
  • Demonstrate how to install roofing materials, such as composition shingles for the student house project.
  • Justify appropriate communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills relevant to the construction industry.
 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

CNST 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
Course Outcomes:
  • Plan, coordinate and construct a project using all necessary learned skills of the Construction Industry.
  • Establish a safety plan for all parties involved in the successful completion of the project.