2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Construction Technology



CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY -- RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

(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.RESIDENTIAL

This is a one-year certificate that provides the student with the technical knowledge and hands-on skills required to work as a craftperson in Residential Building, Carpentry, or Contracting. In addition, the student will cover basic planning and materials estimating, problem solving, and human relations skills.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CNBT 1170 Basic Construction Safety 1
CNBT 1373 Residential Blueprint Reading 3
+Specialty Construction Track Option 9-10
13-14

SEMESTER II

CNBT 2380 Cooperative Education - Construction/Engineering Technology/Technician* 3
+Specialty Construction Track Option 9-11
12-14
Minimum Hours Required 25-28

+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.

Residential Construction Certificate Craft Options (SELECT ONLY ONE OPTION PER CERTIFICATE):
Carpentry - Commercial
Residential Builder/Contractor

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

CARPENTRY - COMMERCIAL

CRPT 1329 Introduction to Carpentry 3
CRPT 1325 Forms and Foundations I 3
CRPT 1315 Conventional Wall Systems 3
CRPT 1311 Conventional Roof Systems 3
CRPT 1341 Conventional Exterior Finish Systems 3
CRPT 1345 Conventional Interior Finish Systems 3
18

RESIDENTIAL BUILDER/CONTRACTOR

ARCE 1303 Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction 3
CNBT 1372 Residential, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems 3
CNBT 1374 Estimating for Residential Building 3
CRPT 1325 Forms and Foundations I 3
CRPT 1315 Convential Wall Systems 3
RELE 1301 Principles of Real Estate 3
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3
21

*CNBT 2380 Cooperative Education - Construction Engineering Technology/Technician may only be taken in SEMESTER II. Craft specific licensing exam may be substituted for CNBT 2380 Cooperative Education - Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.

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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY -- COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

(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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CNBT 1170 Basic Construction Safety 1
CNBT 1373 Residential Blueprint Reading 3
+Specialty Construction Track Option 9-13
13-17

SEMESTER II

CNBT 2380 Cooperative Education - Construction/Engineering Technology/Technician* 3
+Specialty Construction Track Option 9-12
12-15
Minimum Hours Required 25-32

+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):
Carpentry
Electrical - Commercial
Field Engineering
HVAC - Commercial
Pipefitting
Plumbing - Commercial

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

CARPENTRY

CRPT 1329 Introduction to Carpentry 3
CRPT 1325 Forms and Foundations I 3
CRPT 1315 Conventional Wall Systems 3
CRPT 1311 Conventional Roof Systems 3
CRPT 1341 Conventional Exterior Finish Systems 3
CRPT 1345 Conventional Interior Finish Systems 3
18

ELECTRICAL - COMMERCIAL

ELPT 1321 Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools 3
ELPT 1311 Basic Electrical Theory 3
HART 1301 Basic Electricity for HVAC 3
ELPT 1320 Fundamentals of Electricity II 3
ELPT 1345 Commercial Wiring 3
ELPT 1341 Motor Control 3
ELPT 1357 Industrial Wiring 3
ELTN 1343 Electrical Troubleshooting 3
24

FIELD ENGINEERING

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
18

HVAC - COMMERCIAL

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
24

PIPEFITTING

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
24

PLUMBING - COMMERCIAL

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
24

*CNBT 2380 Cooperative Education - Construction Engineering Technology/Technician may only be taken in SEMESTER II. Craft specific licensing exam may be substituted for CNBT 2380 Cooperative Education - Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.

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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

North Lake only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and 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: AAS.CONSTRUCT.TECH

Students interested in a high demand career that is fast-paced with job opportunities--the Construction Industry is for you. The Construction Technology program is designed to develop the hands-on skills and technical knowledge necessary so that a graduate may advance in career paths appropriate to their own interests and abilities. Some of the exciting career options include: field engineer, estimator, building inspection, insurance and manufacturing representative, field supervisor, sub-contractor, and builder in either commercial or residential construction/home building. A graduate will have also covered skills in other areas such as planning, and organization, problem solving and decision making, related communication, and business and human relations.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CNBT 1301 Introduction to the Construction Industry 3
BMGT 1301 Supervision 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
9

SEMESTER II

CNBT 1371 Commercial Blueprint Reading OR 3
CNBT 1373 Residential Blueprint Reading (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
9

SEMESTER III

BUSI 1307 Personal Finance 3
BMGT 1331 Production and Operations Management 3
++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
+++Elective Natural Science 4
13

SEMESTER IV

CNBT 2380 Cooperative Education - Construction Engineering Technology/Technician* 3
CNBT 2377 Building and Contracting 3
6
Minimum Hours Required 37

Students must complete the Semester I, II, III, and IV Curriculum listed above and all of the courses and/or electives listed in one of the Specialty Track Options listed below to receive a grand total of 65 credit hours towards the Construction Technology AAS degree:

  • Carpentry (specialty track total: 27 SCH)
  • Field Engineering (specialty track total: 27 SCH)
  • HVAC-Commercial (specialty track total: 27 SCH)
  • Pipefitting (specialty track total: 27 SCH)
  • Plumbing-Commercial (specialty track total: 27 SCH)

CARPENTRY SPECIALITY TRACK OPTION:

Construction Technology Curriculum (Semesters I, II, III, and IV) Subtotals: 37

SEMESTER I

CRPT 1329 Introduction to Carpentry 3
CRPT 1325 Forms and Foundations I 3
6

SEMESTER II

CRPT 1315 Conventional Wall Systems 3
CRPT 1311 Conventional Roof Systems 3
6

SEMESTER III

CRPT 1341 Conventional Exterior Finish Systems 3
CRPT 1345 Conventional Interior Finish Systems 3
6

SEMESTER IV

++++Construction Technology Electives 3-4
++++Construction Technology Electives 3
++++Construction Technology Electives 3
9-10
CARPENTRY SPECIALITY TRACK OPTION GRAND TOTAL: 64-65

FIELD ENGINEERING SPECIALITY TRACK OPTION:

Construction Technology Curriculum (Semesters I, II, III, and IV) Subtotals: 37

SEMESTER I

SRVY 1315 Surveying Calculations 3
SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying 3
6

SEMESTER II

CNBT 1375 Field Engineering I 3
SRVY 1309 Surveying Measurement 3
6

SEMESTER III

SRVY 1313 Plane Surveying 3
CNBT 2375 Field Engineering II 3
6

SEMESTER IV

++++Construction Technology Electives 3-4
++++Construction Technology Electives 3
++++Construction Technology Electives 3
9-10
FIELD ENGINEERING SPECIALITY TRACK OPTION GRAND TOTAL: 64-65

HVAC - COMMERCIAL SPECIALTY TRACK OPTION:

Construction Technology Curriculum (Semesters I, II, III, and IV) Subtotals: 37

SEMESTER I

HART 1307 Refrigeration Principles 3
HART 1301 Basic Electricity for HVAC 3
6

SEMESTER II

CBFM 2317 Mechanical Maintenance 3
HART 1303 Air Conditioning Control Principles 3
6

SEMESTER III

HART 2336 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 3
HART 2341 Commerical Air Conditioning 3
6

SEMESTER IV

CBFM 2311 Building Maintenance II 3
HART 2302 Commerical Air Conditioning System Design 3
++++Construction Technology Electives 3-4
9-10
HVAC-COMMERCIAL SPECIALTY TRACK OPTION GRAND TOTAL: 64-65

PIPEFITTING SPECIALTY TRACK OPTION:

Construction Technology Curriculum (Semesters I, II, III, and IV) Subtotals: 37

SEMESTER I

PFPB 1308 Basic Pipefitting Skills 3
PFPB 2307 Pipe Fabrication and Installation I 3
6

SEMESTER II

PFPB 2341 Pipe Fabrication and Installation II 3
WLDG 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding 4
7

SEMESTER III

WLDG 1317 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 3
CNBT 2270 Pipe Welding for the Construction Professional 2
5

SEMESTER IV

PFPB 2343 Advanced Pipe Practices 3
PFPB 1350 Plumbing and Pipefitting Equipment and Safety 3
++++Construction Technology Electives 3-4
9-10
PIPEFITTING SPECIALTY TRACK OPTION GRAND TOTAL: 64-65

PLUMBING - COMMERCIAL SPECIALTY TRACK OPTION:

Construction Technology Curriculum (Semesters I, II, III, and IV) Subtotals: 37

SEMESTER I

PFPB 1313 Introduction to the Plumbing Trade 3
PFPB 1319 Commercial Plumbing I 3
6

SEMESTER II

PFPB 2307 Pipe Fabrication and Installation I 3
PFPB 1353 Commercial Plumbing II 3
6

SEMESTER III

PFPB 2343 Advanced Pipe Practices 3
PFPB 2336 Commercial Construction and Fixture Setting 3
6

SEMESTER IV

PFPB 1355 Industrial Plumbing 3
PFPB 1350 Plumbing and Pipefitting Equipment and Safety 3
++++Construction Technology Electives 3-4
9-10
PLUMBING COMMERCIAL SPECIALTY TRACK OPTION GRAND TOTAL: 64-65

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

+++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

++++Construction Technology Electives:

ARCE 1303 Architectural Materials and Method of Construction 3
CNBT 1302 Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Systems in Construction I 3
CNBT 1311 Construction Methods and Materials I 3
CNBT 1318 Construction Tools and Techniques 3
CNBT 1342 Building Codes and Inspections 3
CNBT 1344 Construction Materials Testing 3
CNBT 1346 Construction Estimating I 3
CNBT 1359 Project Scheduling 3
CNBT 1372 Residential, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems 3
CNBT 1374 Estimating for Residential Building 3
CNBT 1391 Special Topics in Construction/Building Technology/Technician 3
CNBT 2304 Construction Methods and Materials II 3
CNBT 2315 Construction Specifications and Contracts 3
CNBT 2317 Green Building 3
CNBT 2335 Computer-Aided Construction Scheduling 3
CNBT 2378 Estimating Commercial Electrical Construction 3
CNBT 2379 Estimating Commercial Mechanical Construction 3
CNSE 1321 Job Site Layout and Development 3
CRPT 1349 Forms and Foundations II 3
CRPT 2339 Specialty Exterior Finish Systems 3
CRPT 2341 Specialty Interior Finish Systems 3
CRPT 2343 Specialty Wall Systems 3
CRPT 2347 Stairs 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer Aided Drafting 3
ENTC 1323 Strength of Materials 3
SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying 3
SRVY 1309 Surveying Measurement 3
SRVY 1335 Land Surveying Applications 3
SRVY 1341 Land Surveying 3
SRVY 2305 Geographic Information Systems Applications 3
SRVY 2331 Geodetic Surveying and Mapping 3
SRVY 2335 Geodetic Surveying and Mapping Application 3
SRVY 2341 Engineering Design Surveying Lab 3
SRVY 2343 Surveying-Legal Principles I 3
SRVY 2344 Surveying- Legal Principles II 3
WDWK 1313 Cabinet Making I 3
WDWK 1370 Special Projects in Cabinets 3
WDWK 2451 Cabinet Making II 4

*CNBT 2380 Cooperative Education - Construction Engineering Technology/Technician may only be taken in SEMESTER III or IV. Craft specific licensing exam may be substituted for CNBT 2380 Cooperative Education -Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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