2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Construction Technology
Degree Plan: Commercial Construction Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

North Lake only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CNBT.COMMERCIAL

This apprenticeship program, through North Lake College's partnership with the Construction Education Foundation (CEF), has been nationally approved by the National Center for Construction Education Center and Research (NCCER). Graduates of this award will be prepared for employment as a journeyman craft person. Successful completion of the entire curriculum and coordinated on-the-job training prepares the student for the required county, state or federal examinations. The student will also acquire math, science, communications, planning, problem solving, human relations, and management skills.

Because additional admission requirements are necessary for enrollment in this program, please contact Roger Wilson, Program Coordinator, at Rwilson@dcccd.edu or 972-860-7873.



OSHT 1307 Construction Site Safety and Health OR 3
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection, and Investigation (3)
CNBT 1300 Residential and Light Commercial Blueprint Reading 3
+Specialty Construction Track Option 9-12


CNBT 2281 Cooperative Education - Construction/Engineering Technology/Technician* 2
+Specialty Construction Track Option 9-12
Minimum Hours Required 26-32

+Elective - only ONE option may be selected from the certificate craft options listed below. Students must complete all of the courses and/or electives listed in the one selected option to receive full credit toward a one-year certificate.

Commercial Construction Certificate Craft Options (SELECT ONLY ONE OPTION PER CERTIFICATE):
Field Engineering
HVAC - Commercial
Plumbing - Commercial

+Specialty Construction Track Option -- students must complete all course work in a specialty Construction Track Option as cited below:


SRVY 1315 Surveying Calculations 3
SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying 3
CNBT 1375 Field Engineering I 3
SRVY 1309 Surveying Measurement 3
SRVY 1313 Plane Surveying 3
CNBT 2375 Field Engineering II 3


HART 1307 Refrigeration Principles 3
HART 1301 Basic Electricity for HVAC 3
CBFM 2317 Mechanical Maintenance 3
HART 1303 Air Conditioning Control Principles 3
HART 2336 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 3
HART 2341 Commerical Air Conditioning 3
CBFM 2311 Building Maintenance II 3
HART 2302 Commercial Air Conditioning System Design 3


PFPB 1308 Basic Pipefitting Skills 3
PFPB 2307 Pipe Fabrication and Installation I 3
PFPB 2341 Pipe Fabrication and Installation II 3
WLDG 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding 4
WLDG 1317 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 3
CNBT 2270 Pipe Welding for the Construction Professional 2
PFPB 2343 Advanced Pipe Practices 3
PFPB 1350 Plumbing and Pipefitting Equipment and Safety 3


PFPB 1313 Introduction to the Plumbing Trade 3
PFPB 1319 Commercial Plumbing I 3
PFPB 2307 Pipe Fabrication and Installation I 3
PFPB 1353 Commercial Plumbing II 3
PFPB 2343 Advanced Pipe Practices 3
PFPB 2336 Commercial Construction and Fixture Setting 3
PFPB 1355 Industrial Plumbing 3
PFPB 1350 Plumbing and Pipefitting Equipment and Safety 3

*Craft specific licensing exam may be substituted for CNBT 2281 Cooperative Education - Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.

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