2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Construction Technology
Degree Plan: Commercial Construction 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.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.