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Certificate of Technical Studies in Construction Technology

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of Certificate of Technical studies in Construction Technology will have demonstrated:

  1. 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. understanding of the major components of the construction contract, bid process, laws and regulations governing the construction industry;
  3. ability to interpret construction graphics, specification and other documents used for the construction, modification, and repair of buildings, and to communicate graphically when required;
  4. specialized knowledge in the area of the certificate emphasis; and
  5. 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:

Core Classes Hours
MATH 129: Applied Technical Mathematics 3
or MATH 102 College Algebra
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
CONS 101: Materials and Methods I 3
CONS 102: Materials and Methods II 3
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
Total Credit Hours 33
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
Students will sit for NCCER Certification exams as part of the program of study and be awarded appropriate national certifications.

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.

Students must meet the general competencies for the academic certificate.

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