Associate of Applied Science Degree

Construction Technology (Online Program)

Objectives

This program provides a foundation in construction technology. Areas of study include building codes, construction site layout, construction documents, mechanical systems and construction safety. The goal of the program is to help the student acquire skills that can be used to enter the workplace as a versatile member of a construction team.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program may begin their careers in a variety of entry-level positions involving construction estimating, construction safety or building code compliance, such as scheduling assistant, compliance assistant, cost estimating assistant or safety coordinator.

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Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment

The student is responsible, at his or her expense, for providing all supplies and equipment for the students use in the online courses in the program including, without limitation, a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment, including a monitor, keyboard and printer), software, Internet service and e-mail account.

Online Courses

All of the courses offered at the school in this program are distance education courses and are taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Each course will be taught over a period of either (a) six weeks or (b) 12 weeks, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Courses are delivered through an asynchronous learning network. There is a prescribed completion schedule for the activities in each course. Support materials for each course will be sent to the student. These materials may include a course syllabus, a textbook(s), a CD-ROM(s) and other printed documents required for the course. Students will be assigned to a class for each course. Students in each course will interact with their classmates and the instructor through an electronic bulletin board and e-mail.

Online Course Orientation - Prior to starting any of the online courses in this program, the student must complete the online course orientation, which describes the protocols that the student must follow when taking any online course.

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Computer, Software Requirements and Specifications and Internet Service

The student must have access to a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment), software and Internet service that satisfies the following specifications:

Minimum Requirements for Computer: Pentium IV or equivalent PC-compatible (MacIntosh or Unix-based machines are not supported), 1GB RAM (2GB preferred), CD-ROM, 5GB free space (10GB preferred) on master hard drive.

Minimum Requirements for Software: Microsoft Office Professional 2003 (or higher), Internet Browser, and functional e-mail address with file attachment capabilities. The student will be required to obtain any software tools, plug-ins and/or applications identified in the course syllabus for any course in the program of study.

Minimum Requirements for Internet Service: Broadband connection such as cable or DSL.

The student is obligated for any expense associated with obtaining access to the above specified computer equipment, software and Internet service. No school-owned computer equipment, software or Internet service will be accessible to the student.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15 to 25 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

Course Number Course Credit Hours
GE117
Composition I+

This course covers phases of the writing process, with special emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for writing clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

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4
GE127
College Mathematics I+

This course will include, but is not limited to, the following concepts: quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and triangles and trigonometric functions. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GE184 Problem Solving or TB184 Problem Solving or GE150 Survey of the Sciences or equivalent; Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

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4
GE192
College Mathematics II+

This course will include, but is not limited to, the following concepts: exponential and logarithmic equations and functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, polar coordinates, oblique triangles, vectors and sequences. Prerequisite: GE127 College Mathematics I or equivalent

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4
GE217
Composition II+

This course focuses on appropriate rhetoric structures and styles for analytical and argumentative writing. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, reading skills and elements of research in the information age. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

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4
GE253
Physics+

Students in this course study the concepts of general physics. Practical applications demonstrate the theory. Prerequisite: GE192 College Mathematics II or equivalent

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4
GE273
Microeconomics+

This course introduces the economic way of thinking as it provides the basic principles of microeconomics. It is the study of choices made by households, firms, and government and how these choices impact the market economy. Prerequisites: GE117 Composition I or equivalent, GE127 College Mathematics I or equivalent

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4
Subtotal 24.0
Course Number Course Credit Hours
CT100
Introduction to Construction+

This course provides an overview of the construction industry. Students will be exposed to the process of taking a design concept from a paper exercise to a finished, full-sized, occupiable and usable building.

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4
CT110
Construction Methods+

This course serves as an overview of the construction principles, details and methods used as related to the construction of buildings and other facilities

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4
CT120
Reading and Interpreting Construction Documents+

This course presents a study of interpreting construction documents. Students will be exposed to the documents utilized in the construction industry. Prerequisite: CT110 Construction Methods

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4
CT130
Construction Materials+

This course serves as a survey of the basic materials of construction and their uses in the built environment. Major concepts such as the nature of construction materials, their strengths, standard sizes, and standard designations are investigated. Prerequisite: CT110 Construction Methods

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4
CT140
Introduction to Construction Site Layout+

This course provides an introduction to the construction site. Major topics include land descriptions, basic surveying principles and site analysis. Prerequisite: CT120 Reading and Interpreting Construction Documents

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4
CT150
Introduction to Building Codes+

This course provides an overview of the building codes. Topics will include the historical significance of codes, standards organizations, zoning, fire code and seismic considerations. Prerequisite: CT110 Construction Materials and Methods

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4
CT160
Introduction to Mechanical systems+

This course provides an overview of relevant equipment and hardware that comprises building mechanical systems. Students will be exposed to working drawings and construction details that meet project specifications, code requirements, and industry standards. Prerequisite: CT120 Reading and Interpreting Construction Documents

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4
CT200
Statics and Mechanics of Materials+

This course describes the forces that act upon a structure. Topics include analysis of loads, strength of materials and Newtons Second Law. Prerequisite: GE253 Physics

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4
CT210
Introduction to Construction Management+

This introductory course examines the skills needed to be a successful construction manager. Topics include the functions of construction management and project scheduling techniques. Prerequisite: CT150 Introduction to Building Codes

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4
CT220
Construction Cost Estimating+

This course examines recent developments in construction cost estimating, such as activity-based costing, software estimating, design-to-cost techniques, computer-aided estimating tools, concurrent engineering and life cycle costing.

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4
CT230
Construction Site Safety+

This course examines safety on the construction site. Topics include measuring performance and recording information, developing a safety policy and assessing risk. Prerequisite: CT210 Introduction to Construction Management

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4
CT240
Sustainable Construction+

This course provides an overview of the process of sustainable construction. Topics will include the theory, history, state of the industry and best practices in building. Prerequisite: CT210 Introduction to Construction Management

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4
CT250
Construction Accounting and Business Practices+

This course provides a survey of the principles of accounting and standard business practices needed for the construction industry. Prerequisite: CT210 Introduction to Construction Management

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4
CT260
Inspecting Construction Projects+

This course provides an introduction to engineering construction inspection. Topics include activities and processes involved in observing and documenting a project through the construction phase–from initial site work and geotechnical work to major engineered structural systems. Prerequisite: CT120 Reading and Interpreting Construction Documents, CT230 Construction Site Safety

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Subtotal 56.0
Course Number Course Credit Hours
TB139A
Strategies for Learning in a Technical Environment+

The course reviews characteristics and trends of the global information society and including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professional and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

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4
TB141
Introduction to Productivity Software+

The course covers the fundamentals of productivity software. Emphasis is placed on word processing, spreadsheets, file management, and presentations as well as integration of productivity software.

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4
TB150
Computing and Productivity Software+

The course covers the fundamentals of computing and the use of computers in communications and networks. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer technology, Internet and the World Wide Web in enterprise computing and working environments. The course will also focus on using productivity software and hands-on applications to problem solving in business and other working environments.

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4
TB332
Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development+

Students are required to plan and compile their projects in the form of a portfolio. Instruction on interviewing procedures and writing business communications is also included in this course. Prerequisite: Students must have completed 72 quarter credit hours prior to taking this course

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Subtotal 16.0
Course Number Course Credit Hours
Program Total
96
Subtotal 96.0

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Notes

+In this program, this course is a distance education course that is taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog . The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.