2021 - 2022 Dallas College Catalog

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Course Number: CBFM 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Building Maintenance II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of CBFM 1311 which includes principles of residential and commercial maintenance and repair. Emphasis on safety, materials, and tool identification. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CBFM 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Mechanical Maintenance

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the general principles of mechanical and electrical systems as related to inspection, repair, and preventive maintenance of facility equipment. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CNBT 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Field Engineering I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Surveying equipment, sketches, proper field note taking, methods of staking, layout of building site, and horizontal and vertical controls. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CNBT 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 1342 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 1344 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 1346 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Construction Estimating I

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


Course Number: CNBT 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 1372 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 1374 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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 was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: CNBT 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 2270 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 2281 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 2304 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Building and Contracting

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic process of organizing and operating a building or contracting business. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CNBT 2310 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Commercial/Industrial Blueprint Reading

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Blueprint reading for commercial/industrial construction. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CNBT 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 2337 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Construction Estimating II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: CNBT 1346 or CNBT 1374.
Course Description: Students will utilize various estimating resources; determine types of estimating needed in construction; calculate quantities, costs, and time units; and develop computerized reports for detailed construction estimates. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: CNBT 2342 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Construction Management I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Students will define terms associated with construction supervision, leadership, motivation, problem solving, and decision making. Students will demonstrate problem solving and decision-making skills in construction problems. They will apply green and sustainable building codes and standards and demonstrate techniques for successful contractor interaction including professional protocol and communication. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: CNBT 2344 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 2375 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 2381 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CNBT 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: CRPT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Roof Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Principles of design and construction of a conventional roof system incorporating gable, hip, valley and intersections. Emphasis given to safe work practices and the use, and maintenance of tools and equipment. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CRPT 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Wall Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Conventional wall systems with emphasis on wood frame construction. Includes identification of components; construction of wall systems; safe work practices; and the use, and maintenance of tools and equipment. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CRPT 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Forms and Foundations I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Construction of basic form and foundation systems including related safety, tools, equipment, and building layout. Emphasis on safe work practices and the use, and maintenance of tools and equipment. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CRPT 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Exterior Finish Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Installation of exterior finish systems and components including the placement and installation of cornice, windows, doors, siding, and flashing. Emphasis on safe work practices and the use, and maintenance of tools and equipment. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CRPT 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Interior Finish Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Installation of interior finish systems and components including the placement and installation of doors, trim, floor, wall, and ceiling finishes. Emphasis on safe work practices and the use, and maintenance of tools and equipment. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: OSHT 1213 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Accident Prevention, Inspection, and Investigation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Provides a basis for understanding the nature of occupational hazard recognition, accident prevention, loss reduction, inspection techniques, and accident investigation analysis. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: OSHT 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Construction Site Safety and Health

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to safety requirements for construction sites including occupational health and environmental controls. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: OSHT 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Accident Prevention, Inspection, and Investigation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Provides a basis for understanding the nature of occupational hazard recognition, accident prevention, loss reduction, inspection techniques, and accident investigation analysis. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: PFPB 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: Basic Pipefitting Skills

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Mathematical operations necessary to calculate laying lengths of pipe fittings for fabrication. Identification and use of hand tools and power tools. Identification of pipe, pipe fittings, flanges, and fasteners used in the trade. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: PFPB 1350 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: Plumbing and Pipefitting Equipment and Safety

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Safe use of hand tools, power tools, rigging, and power equipment used in the plumbing trade for installation of different plumbing systems. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: PFPB 1370 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Commercial Plumbing I

This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite Recommended: PFPB 1373.
Course Description: This course teaches the skills, procedures, and techniques used in the installation of hot and cold potable water supply systems and drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems in commercial buildings. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: PFPB 1371 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Commercial Plumbing II

This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite Recommended: PFPB 1370.
Course Description: This course teaches methods used in the installation of controls, water heating systems, circulating water systems, and other piping systems commonly found in commercial buildings. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: PFPB 1373 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Introduction to the Plumbing Trade

This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course teaches plumbing trade material selection, mathematical calculations applicable to the plumbing trade, hand and power tools, and safety practices. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: PFPB 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: Pipe Fabrication and Installation I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Pipe fabrication of various materials and installation of pipe supports. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: PFPB 2309 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Residential Construction Plumbing I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development in the procedures and techniques employed by a plumber in the rough-in and top-out stages of a new home or the remodeling of an older home. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: PFPB 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: Commercial Construction and Fixture Setting

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practices and procedures employed by a plumber in the common construction of a commercial building including drain, waste, and vent systems, water systems, and fixture installations. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: PFPB 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: Pipe Fabrication and Installation II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced pipe fabrication of various materials with emphasis on vertical, horizontal, and rolling off-sets using 45-degree fittings and odd-angle fittings. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: PFPB 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: Advanced Pipe Practices

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Identification, installation, and testing of steam traps and steam trap station components; valve identification, application, and maintenance; identification, storage, and handling of in-line specialties; hydrostatic testing of process piping. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: PFPB 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Industrial Plumbing

This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite Recommended: PFPB 1371.
Course Description: This course teaches the layout and installation of plumbing systems in industrial construction. It includes identification of tools and equipment used in heavy industry plumbing, water treatment, power plants, and manufacturing facilities. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: WDWK 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Cabinet Making I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Design and construction of base cabinets and wall cabinets for kitchens and bathrooms. Emphasis on the safe use of portable and stationary power tools. Finishing techniques include proper sanding, sealing, and staining. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: WDWK 1370 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: Special Projects in Cabinets

This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course covers a variety projects that will be determined by the student and instructor at the beginning of the class. A study of new methods and materials, tools and equipment will also included. Emphasis on safety during lab work. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: WDWK 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Cabinet Making III

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Techniques of furniture making. Identify the different types of furniture construction; construct doors and drawers; apply joints and construction techniques; identify different materials used for furniture construction; demonstrate safe use of portable and stationary power tools; develop a furniture design; and lay out, cut, and assemble components. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: WDWK 2351 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Cabinet Making II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced skills in machine woodworking and hand craftsmanship. Emphasizes advanced design and door and drawer construction, laminate installation. This course is cross-listed as WDWK 2451. The student may register for either WDWK 2351 or WDWK 2451 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

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WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) 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.