2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Construction Technology

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY -- COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

North Lake campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: C1.CONST.COMM.18

This apprenticeship program, through North Lake campus 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 Lawrence Johnson, Program Coordinator, at lljohnson@dcccd.edu or 972-860-7879.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
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
+Electives Specialty Construction Electives 9-12
Semester Total 15-18
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 2281 Cooperative Education - Construction/Engineering Technology/Technician* 2
+Electives Specialty Construction Electives 9-12
Semester Total 11-14
Minimum Hours Required 26-32

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

+Specialty Construction Electives - students must complete all course work in a Specialty Construction Emphasis as cited below:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 1315 Field Engineering 1 3
CNBT 2375 Field Engineering 2 3
SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying 3
SRVY 1309 Surveying Measurement 3
SRVY 1313 Plane Surveying 3
SRVY 1315 Surveying Calculations 3
Field Engineering Emphasis Total 18
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CBFM 2311 Building Maintenance 2 3
CBFM 2317 Mechanical Maintenance 3
HART 1301 Basic Electricity for HVAC 3
HART 1303 Air Conditioning Control Principles 3
HART 1307 Refrigeration Principles 3
HART 2302 Commercial Air Conditioning System Design 3
HART 2336 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 3
HART 2341 Commercial Air Conditioning 3
HVAC - Commercial Emphasis Total 24
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 2270 Pipe Welding for the Construction Professional 2
PFPB 1308 Basic Pipefitting Skills 3
PFPB 1350 Plumbing and Pipefitting Equipment and Safety 3
PFPB 2307 Pipe Fabrication and Installation 1 3
PFPB 2341 Pipe Fabrication and Installation 2 3
PFPB 2343 Advanced Pipe Practices 3
WLDG 1317 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 3
WLDG 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding 4
Pipefitting Emphasis Total 24
Course Course Title Credit Hours
PFPB 1350 Plumbing and Pipefitting Equipment and Safety 3
PFPB 1370 Commercial Plumbing 1 3
PFPB 1371 Commercial Plumbing 2 3
PFPB 1373 Introduction to the Plumbing Trade 3
PFPB 2307 Pipe Fabrication and Installation 1 3
PFPB 2336 Commercial Construction and Fixture Setting 3
PFPB 2343 Advanced Pipe Practices 3
PFPB 2370 Industrial Plumbing 3
Plumbing - Commercial Emphasis Total 24
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ELPT 1311 Basic Electrical Theory 3
ELPT 1319 Fundamentals of Electricity 1 3
ELPT 1320 Fundamentals of Electricity 2 3
ELPT 1321 Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools 3
ELPT 1341 Motor Control 3
ELPT 1345 Commercial Wiring 3
ELPT 1357 Industrial Wiring 3
ELTN 1343 Electrical Troubleshooting 3
Electrical - Commercial Emphasis Total 24

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

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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

North Lake campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CONST.TECH.18

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
OSHT 1307 Construction Site Safety and Health OR 3
OSHT 1313 Accident Prevention, Inspection, and Investigation (3)
ARCE 1303 Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 1300 Residential and Light Commercial Blueprint Reading 3
CNBT 1391 Special Topics in Construction/Building Technology/Technician 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Elective1 Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Elective2 Social/Behavioral Science 3
Elective3 Natural Science 4
Semester Total 7
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 2281 Cooperative Education - Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 2
Semester Total 2
Minimum Hours Required 30

Students must complete the Semester 1, 2, 3, and 4 Curriculum listed above and all of the courses and/or electives listed in one of the emphasis listed below to receive a grand total of 60-credit hours towards the Construction Technology AAS degree:

  • Residential Builder/Contractor Emphasis (total: 30 SCH)
  • HVAC-Commercial Emphasis (total: 30 SCH)
  • Pipefitting Emphasis (total: 30 SCH)
  • Plumbing-Commercial Emphasis (total: 30 SCH)
  • Electrical-Commercial Emphasis (total: 30 SCH)
Construction Technology Curriculum (Semesters 1, 2, 3, and 4) Subtotals: 30
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CRPT 1325 Forms and Foundations 1 3
CNBT 1342 Building Codes and Inspections 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CRPT 1315 Wall Systems 3
CRPT 1311 Roof Systems 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CRPT 1341 Exterior Finish Systems 3
CRPT 1345 Interior Finish Systems 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
+Electives Residential Builder/Contractor Electives 12
Semester Total 12
Residential Builder/Contractor Emphasis Grand Total 60

+Residential Builder/Contractor Electives - Twelve (12) hours of electives must be chosen from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 1318 Construction Tools and Techniques 3
CNBT 1359 Project Scheduling 3
CNBT 1372 Residential, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems 3
CNBT 2315 Construction Specifications and Contracts 3
CNBT 2317 Green Building 3
ELPT 1329 Residential Wiring 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting - Residential 3
PFPB 2309 Residential Construction Plumbing 1 3
WDWK 1313 Cabinet Making 1 3
WDWK 2331 Cabinet Making 3 3
WDWK 2351 Cabinet Making 2 3

Construction Technology Curriculum (Semesters 1, 2, 3, and 4) Subtotals: 30
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 1307 Refrigeration Principles 3
HART 1301 Basic Electricity for HVAC 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CBFM 2317 Mechanical Maintenance 3
HART 1303 Air Conditioning Control Principles 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 2336 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 3
HART 2341 Commerical Air Conditioning 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HART 2302 Commerical Air Conditioning System Design 3
CBFM 2311 Building Maintenance 2 3
+++Electives HVAC-Commercial Electives 6
Semester Total 12
HVAC-Commercial Emphasis Grand Total: 60

+++HVAC-Commercial Electives - Six (6) hours of electives must be chosen from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 1302 Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Systems in Construction 1 3
CNBT 1311 Construction Methods and Materials 1 3
CNBT 1346 Construction Estimating 1 3
CNBT 1359 Project Scheduling 3
CNBT 2304 Construction Methods and Materials 2 3
CNBT 2315 Construction Specifications and Contracts 3
CNBT 2317 Green Building 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting - Residential 3

Construction Technology Curriculum (Semesters 1, 2, 3, and 4) Subtotals: 30
Course Course Title Credit Hours
PFPB 1308 Basic Pipefitting Skills 3
PFPB 2307 Pipe Fabrication and Installation 1 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
PFPB 2341 Pipe Fabrication and Installation 2 3
WLDG 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding 4
Semester Total 7
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1317 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 3
CNBT 2270 Pipe Welding for the Construction Professional 2
Semester Total 5
Course Course Title Credit Hours
PFPB 2343 Advanced Pipe Practices 3
PFPB 1350 Plumbing and Pipefitting Equipment and Safety 3
++++Electives 6
Semester Total 12
Pipefitting Emphasis Grand Total: 60

++++Pipefitting Electives - Six (6) hours of electives must be chosen from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 1311 Construction Methods and Materials 1 3
CNBT 1346 Construction Estimating 1 3
CNBT 1359 Project Scheduling 3
CNBT 2304 Construction Methods and Materials 2 3
CNBT 2315 Construction Specifications and Contracts 3
CNBT 2317 Green Building 3
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer Aided Drafting 3
ENTC 1323 Strength of Materials 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting - Residential 3

Construction Technology Curriculum (Semesters 1, 2, 3, and 4) Subtotals: 30
Course Course Title Credit Hours
PFPB 1373 Introduction to the Plumbing Trade 3
PFPB 1370 Commercial Plumbing 1 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
PFPB 2307 Pipe Fabrication and Installation 1 3
PFPB 1371 Commercial Plumbing 2 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
PFPB 2343 Advanced Pipe Practices 3
PFPB 2336 Commercial Construction and Fixture Setting 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
PFPB 2370 Industrial Plumbing 3
PFPB 1350 Plumbing and Pipefitting Equipment and Safety 3
+++++Electives Plumbing-Commercial Electives 6
Semester Total 12
Plumbing Commercial Emphasis Grand Total: 60

+++++Plumbing-Commercial Electives - Six (6) hours of electives must be chosen from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 1302 Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Systems in Construction 1 3
CNBT 1311 Construction Methods and Materials 1 3
CNBT 1346 Construction Estimating 1 3
CNBT 1359 Project Scheduling 3
CNBT 2304 Construction Methods and Materials 2 3
CNBT 2315 Construction Specifications and Contracts 3
CNBT 2317 Green Building 3
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer Aided Drafting 3
ENTC 1323 Strength of Materials 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting - Residential 3

Construction Technology Curriculum (Semesters 1, 2, 3, and 4) Subtotals: 30
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ELPT 1321 Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools 3
ELPT 1311 Basic Electrical Theory 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ELPT 1319 Fundamentals of Electricity 1 3
ELPT 1320 Fundamentals of Electricity 2 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ELPT 1345 Commercial Wiring 3
ELPT 1341 Motor Control 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ELPT 1357 Industrial Wiring 3
ELTN 1343 Electrical Troubleshooting 3
++++++Electives Electrical-Commercial Electives 6
Semester Total 12
Electrical-Commerical Emphasis Grand Total: 60

++++++Electrical-Commercial Emphasis - Six (6) hours of electives must be chosen from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 1302 Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Systems in Construction 1 3
CNBT 1311 Construction Methods and Materials 1 3
CNBT 1346 Construction Estimating 1 3
CNBT 1359 Project Scheduling 3
CNBT 2304 Construction Methods and Materials 2 3
CNBT 2315 Construction Specifications and Contracts 3
CNBT 2317 Green Building 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 1317 Architectural Drafting - Residential 3

Elective1 - Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

Elective2 - Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

Elective3 - Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

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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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY -- RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

North Lake campus only

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

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
OSHT 1307 Construction Site Safety and Health 3
ARCE 1303 Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction 3
CNBT 1300 Residential and Light Commercial Blueprint Reading 3
+Specialty Construction Track Option 6
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CNBT 2281 Cooperative Education - Construction/Engineering Technology/Technician* 2
+Specialty Construction Track Option 12
Semester Total 14
Minimum Hours Required 29
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CRPT 1325 Forms and Foundations 1 3
CRPT 1315 Wall Systems 3
CRPT 1311 Roof Systems 3
CRPT 1341 Exterior Finish Systems 3
CRPT 1345 Interior Finish Systems 3
CNBT 1342 Building Codes and Inspections 3
Residential Builder/Contractor Total 18

*CNBT 2281 Cooperative Education - Construction Engineering Technology/Technician may only be taken in SEMESTER 2 and may only be taken with instructor approval.

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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY -- SURVEYING CERTIFICATE

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

North Lake campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: C1.CONST.SURVEY

Surveying technicians measure and collect data on specific areas of land including information about boundaries, buildings, and features both natural and man-made. They assist surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists in collecting and processing the data necessary for implementing engineering and construction projects from start to finish. Further educational opportunities allow graduates to seek Associates and Bachelor degrees in this field.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying 3
SRVY 1315 Surveying Calculations 3
SRVY 1335 Land Surveying Applications 3
SRVY 2305 Geographic Information Systems Applications 3
SRVY 2343 Surveying - Legal Principles 1 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRVY 1309 Surveying Measurement 3
SRVY 1341 Land Surveying 3
SRVY 2331 Geodetic Surveying and Mapping 3
SRVY 2344 Surveying - Legal Principles 2 3
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 27

 

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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY--SURVEYING TECHNICIAN AAS

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

North Lake campus only

NEW - September 1, 2020

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CONST.SURVEY

Surveying technicians measure and collect data on specific areas of land including information about boundaries, buildings, and features both natural and man-made. They assist surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists in collecting and processing the data necessary for implementing engineering and construction projects from start to finish.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying 3
SRVY 1309 Surveying Measurement 3
SRVY 1315 Surveying Calculations 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
+Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
SRVY 1341 Land Surveying 3
SRVY 1335 Land Surveying Applications 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRVY 1370 Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry 3
SRVY 2343 Surveying-Legal Principles 1 3
SRVY 2305 Geographic Information Systems Applications 3
SRVY 2331 Geodetic Surveying and Mapping 3
SRVY 1342 Global Positioning System Techniques for Surveying and Mapping 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRVY 2344 Surveying-Legal Principles 2 3
SRVY 2339 Engineering Design Surveying 3
SRVY 1391 Special Topics in Surveying 3
SRVY 1380 Cooperative Education - Survey Technology/ Surveying 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

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

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

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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