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Construction Engineering Technology Courses

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CON 150: Basic Construction Techniques I

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course focuses on the tasks used to construct residential and commercial buildings. Various building materials are examined for their characteristics, specifications, properties and terminology. An introduction to construction planning, blueprints, building codes, site planning, foundations and framing methods is provided. Hours: 13 lecture and 39 laboratory. Laboratory fee: $55. Usually offered in the fall.
CON 151: Basic Construction Techniques II

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course continues the study of construction techniques, processes and materials used in residential and commercial buildings. Focus is placed on the setting and installation of windows and doors. Various interior and exterior finish building materials are examined for their needs, characteristics, specifications and properties. This course introduces the methods to install roofing, siding, interior wall coverings and other construction finishing topics. Hours: 13 lecture and 39 laboratory. Laboratory fee: $55. Usually offered in the spring.
CON 152: Basic Construction Techniques III

(3.0 credit hours)


No Sample Syllabus
This course focuses on the finer details used in the finishing of interior residential construction. Various finish materials are examined for their characteristics, specifications, properties and terminology. Installation of crown, chair and base molding, ceramic tile, interior stairs and railings are examined. The various finish coatings (e.g., paint, stain and polyurethane) for wood, drywall and other surfaces are introduced. Hours: 13 lecture and 39 laboratory. Laboratory fee: $55. Usually offered in the summer.
CON 160: Fundamentals of Surveying

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers the elements of surveying, such as stakeout computations, elevations, field notes, tools, location surveys, linear measure for distance, and traversing. Hours: 26 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the spring.
CON 260: Construction Engineering Technology Field Experience

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
In order to obtain an actual training experience, the student secures or is placed in an approved position relevant to his or her area of emphasis. The student is required to develop, in cooperation with the instructor and field supervisor, a learning contract for the field experience. Supervision and grading of the training experience are provided by both the instructor and the field supervisor. Hours: 100 as an intern. Prerequisites: SDV 101 and permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
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