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Certificate of Technical Studies in Construction Technology

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of Certificate of Technical studies in Construction Technology will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the properties of construction materials, and knowledge and skills in the use and application of construction materials, commonly used in residential and commercial construction;
  2. Master the major components of the construction contract, bid process, laws and regulations governing the construction industry;
  3. Interpret construction graphics, specifications and other documents used for the construction, modification, and repair of buildings, and to communicate graphically when required;
  4. Master specialized knowledge in the area of the certificate emphasis; and
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of personal safety, as well as the OSHA requirements, for safety of all employees on the construction project.

Specific Program Information:

The Certificate of Technical Studies in Construction Technology is a 33-semester hour curriculum emphasizing skills and knowledge essential for employment leading to a construction specialization. The program includes training in the areas of materials and methods of construction, construction safety and OSHA requirements, contracting and laws, construction graphics and specifications, and specialized knowledge in NCCER Construction Tech or Energy Conservation.

Required courses for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Construction Technology


First Semester Hours
MATH 129:  Applied Technical Mathematics   
or MATH 102 College Algebra 3
CIS 105: Computer Concepts  3
CONS 101:  Materials and Methods I  3
CONS 102:  Materials and Methods II 3
    12
     
Second Semester Hours
CONS 141:  Construction Safety and the OSHA Standards 2
CONS 150 Construction Contracting and Laws  3
CONS 160:  Construction Graphics and Specifications  3
  Specialization Hours 13
    21
     
Total Credit Hours 33
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course and meet the general competencies for the academic certificate. Students must take all 13 hours of specialization in one of the areas stated above. 
     
NCCER Construction Tech Specialization Hours
CONS 104: NCCER Core Curriculum 1
CONS 106:  NCCER Level I (A) Cons Tech 3
CONS 108: NCCER Level I (B) Cons Tech 3
CONS 110: NCCER Level II Cons Tech 3
  Approved CONS or TEED Elective 3
     
Total Credit Hours 13
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course and meet the general competencies for the academic certificate. Students must take all 13 hours of specialization in one of the areas stated above. 
     
Energy Management Specialization Hours
CONS 103: Energy Management I 3
CONS 107:  Energy Management II 3
CONS 109: Energy Management III 2
CONS 111: Introduction to Building Automation 3
CONS 180: Energy Management Practicum 1
CONS 201: BPI Building Analyst Exam Prep 1
     
Total Credit Hours 13
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course and meet the general competencies for the academic certificate. Students must take all 13 hours of specialization in one of the areas stated above. 
     
Construction Supervisory Specialization Hours
TEED 101: Basic Electricity and Laboratory 4
CONS 205:  Mechanical and Plumbing Systems 3
CONS 220: Construction Estimating and Laboratory 4
CONS 261: Construction Supervision Practicum 2
     
Total Credit Hours 13
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course and meet the general competencies for the academic certificate. Students must take all 13 hours of specialization in one of the areas stated above. 

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