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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  3
or MATH 102:   College Algebra
CIS 105: Computer Concepts  3
CONS 100 Introduction to Building Construction 3
BADM 105 General Business Administration 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. 
   
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
OGPT 210: Introduction to Quality Management for Process Technology 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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