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CNBT 1170 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Construction Safety
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course covers basic job site construction safety in commercial and industrial construction. The OSHA 10 safety course outline is followed along with a study of hazardous materials on the job site. Lab required. (1 Lec.)


CNBT 1201 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to the Construction Industry
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overview of the construction industry. This course is cross-listed as CNBT 1301. The student may register for either CNBT 1201 or CNBT 1301 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CNBT 1300 (3 Credit Hours) New course added after June 9, 2014
Offered at NLC

Residential and Light Commercial Blueprint Reading
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introductory blueprint reading for residential and light commercial construction. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Introduction to the Construction Industry
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overview of the construction industry. This course is cross-listed as CNBT 1201. The student may register for either CNBT 1301 or CNBT 1201 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Systems in Construction I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A presentation of the basic mechanical, plumbing, and electrical components in construction and their relationship to residential and light commercial buildings. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Construction Methods and Materials I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to construction materials and methods and their applications. This course is cross-listed as CNBT 1411. The student may register for either CNBT 1311 or CNBT 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Construction Tools and Techniques
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Comprehensive study of the selection and use of hand tools, portable and stationary power tools and related construction equipment. Emphasis on safety in the use of tools and equipment. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CNBT 1342 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Building Codes and Inspections
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An examination of the building codes and standards applicable to building construction and inspection processes. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 1344 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Construction Materials Testing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development in laboratory testing and field inspection procedures associated with construction materials. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1346 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Construction Estimating I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of estimating materials and labor costs in construction. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Project Scheduling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of conventional scheduling using critical-path-method; precedence networks; bar charts; monthly reports; and fast track scheduling. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1371 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Commercial Blueprint Reading
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Blueprint reading covering the theory of projection, architectural and engineering symbols, relationship of views, and measuring with emphasis on commercial and industrial construction. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 1372 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Residential, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course is a study of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ventilation, and insulation systems used in residential buildings today. The student will identify and describe the major components of a heating and air conditioning system as well as the methods used in the design, planning, and installation of residential systems. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 1373 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Residential Blueprint Reading
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Covers the theory of projection, architectural symbols, relationship of views and measurements, plan and elevation views, including sections and details. The student will describe and read specifications as they are used with residential construction blueprints, including scope, quality, and the methods used in building a residential building. Drawings are used to find, size, shape, and location of residential building components. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 1374 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Estimating for Residential Building
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Designed to train the construction worker in the preparation of cost estimates for residential structures. Topics include mathematics, construction techniques, estimating cycle, data sources and use, checklists, and detailed unit quantity estimating methods. Emphasis will be on establishing residential material requirements. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1375 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Field Engineering I
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course overviews the duties and responsibilities of field engineering for commercial and industrial building construction. The use of surveying equipment, sketches and proper field notes taking, methods of staking and layout of building site, locating center lines of piers and installation of batter boards. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CNBT 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Construction/Building Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course continues the study of construction materials, methods, and equipment using the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Masterformat. Topics covered include finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishing, special construction with an introduction to conveying, mechanical, electrical systems. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Construction/Building Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course will concentrate on the organization and preparation of written construction documents. Emphasis will be placed on further developing concepts covered in Principles of Purchasing (BMGT 1313), as well as studying the development and application of master specifications, preliminary project descriptions, outline specifications, and both full, and abbreviated construction documents. Computer applications and automated editing procedures will also be demonstrated and applied. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 1393 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Construction/Building Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Construction Methods and Materials I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to construction materials and methods and their applications. This course is cross-listed as CNBT 1311. The student may register for either CNBT 1311 or CNBT 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CNBT 1449 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Concrete-Commercial and Industrial
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of the various techniques used in concrete utilization in commercial and industrial construction. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CNBT 2270 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Pipe Welding for the Construction Professional
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course is specifically geared for the construction technology professional who utilizes the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Position of welds will be 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G using various electrodes. Topics covered include electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)


CNBT 2281 (2 Credit Hours) New course added after June 9, 2014
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education-Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


CNBT 2304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Construction Methods and Materials II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Continuation of the study of the properties of building materials, methods and equipment for their integrated use in completing construction projects. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Construction Specifications and Contracts
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overview of the legal aspects of written construction documents. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Green Building
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Methods and materials used for buildings that conserve energy, water, and human resources. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Computer-Aided Construction Scheduling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced construction scheduling utilizing computer scheduling software to perform various scheduling procedures. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CNBT 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Systems in Construction II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Processes and methods used in design, selection of equipment, and installation of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems in commercial buildings. Includes heating and cooling systems, duct work, mechanical and electrical control systems, lighting requirements, and design of water supply and sanitary sewer systems. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2342 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Construction Management I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Human relations management skills in motivation on the job site. Topics include written and oral communications, leadership and motivation, problem solving, and decision making. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2344 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Construction Management II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A management course in contract documents, safety, planning, scheduling, production control, and law and labor. Topics include contracts, planning, cost and production peripheral documents, and cost and work analysis. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2346 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Construction Management III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced course in construction safety, project management, scheduling, material handling, layout, payment scheduling, and inspections. Lab required. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2371 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Estimating For General/Specialty Commercial Contractors
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course provides a real world approach to commercial estimating of general and specialty commercial contractors. Individuals are led through methods of quantity take-off, project cost estimates and the decision-making process involved in making a bid. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2373 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Construction Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course is designed to provide an integrated look at the practice of construction management. The course material will cover various tools used by the construction manager. It include bidding, estimating and scheduling, contract and project documentation, change order management, accident prevention and loss control, and productivity improvement. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 2375 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Field Engineering II
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course continues the study of field engineering for commercial and industrial building construction. Methods used in estimating materials, development of Quantity logs and pier logs, use of blueprints and field notes, parking lots, retaining systems and basic curves. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CNBT 2377 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Building and Contracting
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course covers the basic process of organizing and operating a building or contracting business. Topics covered include establishing goals, organization, directing, staffing, coordinating and controlling, and budgeting Lab Required to operate and make a profit in a construction business. Lab required. (3 Lec.)


CNBT 2378 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Estimating Commercial Electrical Construction
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course covers the process of estimating electrical requirements for the construction of buildings. This course will use the CSI division 16 Electrical as the basis for instruction. The course will expose the individual to an environment similar to an estimating department of a commercial electrical contractor. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2379 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Estimating Commercial Mechanical Construction
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course covers the process of estimating mechanical requirements for the construction of buildings. This course will use the CSI division 15 Electrical as the basis for instruction. The course will expose the individual to an environment similar to an estimating department of a commercial electrical contractor. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CNBT 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education - Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


CNBT 2381 (3 Credit Hours) New course added after June 9, 2014
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education-Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


CNBT 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Construction Estimating II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced estimating concepts using computer software programs for the construction and crafts. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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