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Construction (CON)

CON-106 Construction Welding, 1 cr.
Welding techniques applicable to the construction trade.
 
CON-113 Construction Print Reading, 2 cr.
Studies the builders’ visual language and communication.
 
CON-120 Construction Estimating, 1 cr.
Estimating techniques used at the lumber desk at a retail establishment.
 
CON-125 Construction Estimating II, 3 cr.
Construction Estimation II is an extension of the concepts learned in the first year in Construction Estimation. Processes learned in the first year class will be implemented and put into practice. Industry professionals will present different methods they use along with computerized estimation programs. Students will develop different estimation sheets for a specific task and implement into practice.
 
CON-137 Foundations and Concrete, 7 cr.
Covers structure foundations, concrete and concrete block construction. Lecture and laboratory.
 
CON-158 Carpentry Level III, 5 cr.
Carpentry Level Three is the third in the Contra series of The National Certified Carpentry program. It includes lecture and lab including exterior roof, moisture protection, stairs, metal studs, drywall, suspended ceilings, different trim applications, and cabinetry.
 
CON-201 Framing Techniques and Lab I, 2 cr.
Basic framing techniques with emphasis on identification and application. Lecture and laboratory.
 
CON-202 Framing Techniques and Lab II, 5 cr.
This course covers the framing of a structure including floor systems, exterior and interior bearing/non bearing walls, stairways, roof systems, exterior fascia and soffit framing along with exterior sheathing.
 
CON-217 Exterior Finishing, 3 cr.
Exterior finish work on residential and commercial structures. Lecture and laboratory.
 
CON-225 Techniques of Exterior Covering, 6 cr.
Studies exterior cover materials for residential and commercial structures. Lecture and laboratory.
 
CON-228 Methods of Interior Finishing, 3 cr.
Covers interior finishing material and its installation in residential and commercial structures. Lecture and laboratory.
 
CON-229 Install of Interior Finishing, 3 cr.
Covers interior wall coverings and their application as well as thermal and sound insulation. Lecture and laboratory.
 
CON-300  Optimum Value Engineering – Adv. Framing, 1 cr.
This course describes and explains advanced framing techniques that are used in high energy efficient framing in residential housing construction. Students will explore and apply ways to frame and finish framing systems that save energy but using proven techniques. Students will also go to current building projects and critique framing methods being used on site.
 
CON-314  Sustainable Building Practices and Design, 1 cr.
Covers the sustainable building practices and alternative energy generation methods including residential and recycling processes. This course follows the ten unit curriculum from the Center on Sustainable Communities.
 
CON-326  High Energy Efficiency Construction, 4 cr.
This course covers the framing of a structure including floor systems, exterior and interior bearing/non bearing walls, stairways, roof systems, exterior fascia and soffit framing along with exterior sheathing. 
 
CON-329 Construction Management, 3 cr.
The Construction Jobsite Management student will be introduced to various styles of construction jobsite management through real life jobs with industry representatives and first year Construction Technology students projects. Students will learn about the project team, use of documents on the jobsite, submittals, shop drawings, jobsite layout, meeting control, safety management, changes and claims forms, documents and project closeout record keeping.
 
CON-351 Computer Generated Blueprint and Design, 3 cr.
This course is an overview of basic computer aided residential construction drafting and design.  It explores concepts, issues and methods in computer-aided design.  Emphasis is placed on the creation of two-dimensional as well as three-dimensional models using the design program.
 
CON-431 Construction Internship I, 6 cr.
On-the-job training to gain experience in the student’s field of interest.
 
CON-932 Internship, 3 cr.
The Construction Internship II provides on the job training for area of student interest. This course will have a manager’s or supervisor’s emphasis with job shadowing and leadership skills the main focus. Students will be required to document their time and discuss with instructor during scheduled meetings.
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