Construction/Bldg Tech (CNBT)

CNBT 1166

CAPSTONE: Practicum I

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:7

This course is a practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, College and student. The student will be required to, as outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concept and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills, using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of CNBT 1315.

CNBT 1300

Residential and Light Blueprint Reading and Sketching

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course is an introduction to blueprint reading for residential and light commercial construction.

Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CNBT 1316, CNBT 1311, and CNBT 1309.

CNBT 1302

Mechanical, Plumbing & Electrical Systems in Construction I

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course is a presentation of the basic mechanical, plumbing, and electrical components in construction and their relationship to residential and light commercial buildings.

Prerequisites: CNBT 1309, CNBT 1300, CNBT 1311.

CNBT 1309

Basic Construction Management

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course provides an integrated look at the practice of construction management on the job site to introduce the basic skills used in human resources management. Students will be able to identify the tools and techniques used by the job site manager in planning and scheduling a construction project; develop a basic site layout plan for equipment and materials delivery and erection process; develop a basic safety and loss control plan for a typical construction project; and explain the use of construction documents on the construction project.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CNBT 1316, CNBT 1311, and CNBT 1300.

CNBT 1311

Construction Methods and Materials I

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course is an introduction to construction materials and methods and their applications.

Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CNBT 1316, CNBT 1300, and CNBT 1309.

CNBT 1315

Field Engineering I

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course includes surveying equipment, sketches, proper field note taking, methods of staking, layout of building site, and horizontal and vertical controls.

Prerequisites: CNBT 1342, CNBT 1302.

CNBT 1316

Construction Technology I

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course is an introduction to site preparation of foundations and form work, safety, tools, and equipment. Students will be required to explain safety practices and procedures; identify and demonstrate the use of tool and equipment; identify and estimate material requirements from blueprints; and demonstrate proper methods and techniques used in various types of site preparation and foundation.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment In CNBT 1309, CNBT 1311, and CNBT 1300.

CNBT 1342

Building Codes and Inspections

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course is an introduction to building codes and standards applicable to building construction and inspection processes. The student will be expected to identify various construction classifications and occupancy categories; cross-reference the guidelines, tables, charts, and specifications as presented in the building codes; and assess and determine if construction meets building code standards for site, foundation, rough, and final building structure inspection.

Prerequisite: CNBT 1309.

CNBT 1346

Construction Estimating I

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of estimating materials and labor costs in construction. The student will be required to explain estimating procedures; estimate materials from blueprints; and calculate labor units and costs.

Prerequisite: COSC 1301, CNBT 1311.

CNBT 1350

Construction Technology II

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course is an introduction to framing in residential and light commercial construction to include safety, tools and equipment used in floor, wall, ceiling, and roof framing methods and systems.

Prerequisite: CNBT 1311, CNBT 1316.

CNBT 1359

Project Scheduling

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course is a study of conventional scheduling using critical-path-method; precedence and arrow networks; bar charts; monthly reports; and fast track scheduling.

Prerequisites: CNBT 1309, CNBT 1346.

CNBT 1380

CAPSTONE: Cooperative Education

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:1   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:20

This course is a career-related activities encountered in the student’s area specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the College, employer and student. Under the supervision of the College and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience in combination with a lecture component. The student will be required to, as outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concept and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.

Prerequisite: CNBT 1350, CNBT 2344, CNBT 2337, and CNBT 1359.

CNBT 2304

Construction Methods and Materials II

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4   OTH HRS:0

This course is a continuation of the study of the properties of building materials, methods and equipment for their integrated use in completing construction projects. The student will be required to identify materials used in construction; identify and describe the basic characteristics, traditional uses for, and manner of assembly of common materials used in construction.

Prerequisite: ARCE 1303, DFTG 1315.

CNBT 2305

Building and Contracting

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4   OTH HRS:0

This course will present the basic process of organizing and operating a building or contracting business. The student will be expected to define the terms used in construction as they relate to building and contracting; describe the organizational structure of a successful construction business; list the duties of owner, accountant, estimator, salesman, superintendent, and other field personnel; define methods used in selecting, coordinating, and dealing with subcontractors; develop a marketing approach that includes methods used in determining local market needs, selecting building lots, determining sale prices, and advertising; develop financial controls for a construction business; and develop a scheduling system.

Prerequisite: CNBT 2315.

CNBT 2315

Construction Specifications and Contracts

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course is an introduction to legal aspects of written construction specifications including tax, insurance, and lien requirements as well as implementation, modification, and administration. The student will be required to describe the purpose of construction specifications; list and describe the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) divisions in contract documents; identify the typical legal documents required for construction; and explain the purpose of general and special conditions.

Prerequisite: CNBT 2342, CNBT 2344.

CNBT 2317

Green Building

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course is an introduction to methods and materials used for buildings that conserve energy, water and human resources. The student will be required to explain the concept of Green Building; select equipment to build rain water harvesting systems; and identify appropriate materials to build exterior and interior systems that reflect “Green by Design” concepts.

Prerequisite: CNBT 1302.

CNBT 2335

Computer Aided Construction Scheduling

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4   OTH HRS:0

This is an advanced construction scheduling course utilizing computer scheduling software to perform various scheduling procedures. The student will be required to identify and select scheduling software programs; develop construction schedules with computer programs; and explain components and procedures in scheduling.

Prerequisite: CNBT 2342.

CNBT 2337

Construction Estimating II

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course is a continuation in advanced estimating concepts using computer software programs for construction and crafts. The student will be expected to identify and utilize various estimating resources; determine types of estimating needed in construction; calculate quantities, costs, and time units; and develop computerized reports for detailed construction estimates.

Prerequisite: CNBT 1346.

CNBT 2342

Construction Management I

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course is an introduction to human relations management skills in motivation on the job site. Topics include written and oral communications, leadership and motivation, problem solving, and decision making.

Prerequisite: CNBT 1309.

CNBT 2344

Construction Management II

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course is a management course in contract documents, safety, planning, scheduling, production control, and law and labor. Topics include contracts, planning, cost and production peripheral documents, and cost and work analysis.

Prerequisite: CNBT 2342.

CNBT 2346

Construction Management III

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course is an advanced course in construction safety, project management, scheduling, material handling, layout, payment scheduling, and inspection. The student will be expected to apply knowledge of construction safety procedures; describe project layout, payment scheduling, and job inspection; and develop a schedule and material handling layout plan.

Prerequisite: CNBT 2344 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in CNBT 2335.