Building Construction

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2013-2014 academic year

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in building construction. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 76 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 64 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
CNST 1010 Building Construction I
Study of designing and laying out foundations, floors, walls, ceiling and roof systems. Course includes identifying types of building materials and their uses, use of hand and power tools, general safety rules and teamwork concepts.
4
CNST 1020 Building Construction I Lab
Hands on experience in laying out building plans, using various building materials and building a foundation system. Course includes rough framing of floors, walls, ceilings, and roof systems using the appropriate hand and power tools in a safe manner.
4
CNST 1030 Construction Drafting
Theory of freehand sketching and lettering using proper drawing instruments and techniques. Includes identification of basic house design, proper room design and identification of different types of architecture.
2
CNST 1040 Construction Drafting Lab
Course includes sketching and dimensioning different types of houses and various other projects using the proper dimensioning and lettering techniques.
1
CNST 1050 Residential Blueprint Reading
The study and practice of blueprint reading, identifying lines and symbols, using construction math and identifying proper dimensioning procedures.
3
ELTR 1065 Practical Electrical Wiring
Application of electrical fundamentals to actual residential and farm wiring. Involves installation of common electrical devices, sizing and routing of circuits of single-phase services. Includes use of tools and techniques for various types of installations.
1
CNST 1210 Building Construction II
Study of the procedures used in closing in a house and in preparing the inside of a house for finish carpentry. Develop skills in proper floor, wall, ceiling and roof framing procedures using appropriate hand and power tools in a safe manner.
3
CNST 1220 Building Construction II Lab
Hands on experience in closing in a house in preparation for finish carpentry. Safely operating hand and power tools in framing floors, exterior and interior walls, ceilings and roof systems in a teamwork environment.
5
CNST 1230 Construction and Architectural Drafting
The theory of plot plans, footing details, foundation plans, floor plans, interior and exterior elevations, window and door schedules, section drawings, and construction details.
2
CNST 1240 Construction and Architectural Drafting Lab
Design, draw, dimension and letter a house floor plan incorporating proper room design and completing a set of house plans.
1
CNST 1250 Materials Estimating
Study of types, amounts, and costs of building products used in modern construction.
2
CNST 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work-study program for in-depth instruction on the job. The college gives both related and vocational instruction before and-or during this period, including seminars directly related to the work experience. These experiences are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability.
6
CNST 2010 Concrete Construction
Principles involved in concrete forms, concrete materials, and concrete finishing. Stresses concrete wall forms prefabricated and job site built, and flatwork such as driveways, sidewalks, and floor forming and placement.
2
CNST 2020 Concrete Construction Lab
Provides a working knowledge of concrete materials, wall forms, flatwork, and finishing. Emphasis on placement of forms, concrete, and finishing through assigned lab projects.
1
CNST 2030 Cabinet and Finish Construction I
Theory and practical application of cabinet construction and millwork covering the design, construction, and placement of cabinets with proper methods of joinery, construction, and finishes.
3
CNST 2040 Cabinet and Finish Construction I Lab
Designed to introduce the construction practices of cabinetry and all related millwork by the construction and placement of cabinets, millwork, and finish materials in related projects.
4
CNST 2050 Blueprint Reading and Estimating I
Designed for theory of blueprint reading, estimating, and drawing for residential and some light commercial building. Emphasis on specifications, schedules, elevations, floor plans and site plans.
2
CNST 2060 Blueprint Reading and Estimating I Lab
Course provides an opportunity to properly use drafting equipment and read existing construction drawings and specifications to accurately implement construction.
1
WELD 2215 Welding and Cutting Process Fundamentals
Limited study and practice of structural steel fabrication and assembly procedures as commonly used in residential and light commercial construction including practical application of shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding and oxyacetylene cutting used in structural procedures in steel fabrication.
1
CNST 2230 Millwork and Finish Construction II
Advanced theory of finish materials used in construction. Covers the selection and application of paints and other finishes and other finishing materials for decoration and redecoration of homes.
4
CNST 2240 Millwork and Finish Construction II Lab
Lab experience for CNST 2230 with application of interior doors, trim work, and related finishing practices.
5
CNST 2250 Blueprint Reading and Estimating II
Continuation of theory of print reading, estimating and drawing for residential and some light commercial building. Emphasis on specifications, schedules, floor plans, elevations, site plans, and construction management.
2
CNST 2260 Blueprint Reading and Estimating II Lab
Course provides practice in the proper use of drafting equipment, how to accurately read construction drawings and specifications to develop working drawings used in construction projects.
1
CNST 2270 Construction Management
Basic knowledge of contract preparation, construction financing, liens, construction insurance, and other construction legalities.
1

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.
2

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Career Composition
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.
3

Exploratory Studies 1 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
CAPL 1290 Job Search and Employment
Basic course in analysis of qualifications and operation of cooperative internship programs, locating and researching a prospective business or company, developing a resume and cover letter, and preparing for an employment interview.
1

Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

must meet Math requirement for program of study
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1020 Applied Mathematics I
Begins development of math skills for success in specific vocational and technical fields with major emphasis on problem solving through numerical methods using a scientific calculator and graphing. The major topics include numeration and operations, measurement, number representation, and formulas. Designed for students in building construction, drafting, electrician, industrial maintenance, utility line, and welding or machinist.
3

Science or Technology 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1000 Basic Computer Applications
An introduction to basic computer operations using personal computers operating in a Windows environment. Students learn to use the computer to create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents and use the Internet as a resource for information.
2

Science or Technology or Exploratory Studies 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
HVAC 2230 Physics of Building Science
Study of basic principles of building science to assess energy efficiency in a home while also monitoring conditions that have a direct impact on human health and safety. Students will learn how to perform calculations to meet ventilation requirements and determine thermal efficiency. Student will also learn how to use diagnostic equipment to ensure systems are functioning together correctly to maximize home performance, comfort, energy efficiency, safety, and durability.
2

Social Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1010 Personal and Business Finance
Covers the basic principles needed for effective personal and business finance management, including the practical applications of budgeting, credit, insurance, taxes, along with business overhead, break-even analysis, and return on investment.
2

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