2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Construction Technology
Degree Plan: Construction Technology A.A.S.

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.