SKIP TO PAGE CONTENT

Construction Engineering Technology

Construction Engineering Technology

[Joseph Boren]

(Associate of Applied Science)

Construction Engineering Technology (CON) is an instructional technology program designed to prepare individuals to work within the construction industries and firms in mid-level management operations as estimators, material specialists, planners, project managers, layout specialists, or other construction operations. The program offers instruction and study in the areas of construction materials, surveying, cost estimating, on-site management and supervision, codes and safety, and basic operations of the residential-commercial and heavy construction industry.



Freshman Year

First Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
CON-1113
Survey of Modern Construction
3

Fundamentals of the construction environment and construction methods, materials, processess, working, drawing, and specifications

CON-1213
Construction Materials
3

Study and testing of the various materials used in the construction industry including reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, wood, steel, and soil.

MAT-1313
College Algebra
3

(Prerequisite: ACT math subscore of 19 or above or MAT 1233 with a "C" or above.) This course includes inequalities; functions, linear and quadratic equations; circles, and their graphs; applications; polynomial and rational function; logarithmic and exponential functions; systems of equations.

CSC-1123
Computer Applications I
3

This course is designed to teach computer applications to include: word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentation design, and electronic communications.

ADV-ELECT
Advisor Approved Elective
1

No Description Available

Second Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
CON-1223
Plans & Document Interpretatio
3

Graphic techniques used in the construction industry. Includes computation, of areas and volumes, interpretation of building plans and specifications, symbols, and terms used in the residential, commercial, and heavy construction industry.

CON-1233
Construction Systems I
3

Common practices of Engineering and business practices in the construction industry. Equipment purchasing and budgeting along with basic engineering principles used in the construction industry.

BAD-2413
Legal Environment of Business
3

An introduction to interrelationships of law and society, jurisprudence, and business. The topics to be covered include an introduction to law; law of contracts; and agencies and employment.

ENG-1113
English Composition I
3

English 1113 prepares the student to think critically and compose texts for academic and professional rhetorical situations.

DDT-1413
Elementary Surveying
3

Basic course dealing with principles of geometry, theory and use of surveying instruments, mathematical calculations, and the control and reduction of errors.



Summer

Summer — 8 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
CON-2614
Internship
4

(Prerequisite: Successful completion of first year study.) A cooperative program between the construction industry and education which is designed to integrate the student's technical studies with on-site construction experiences. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of one semester hour per 45 hours of on-site experience. 45 work hours 180 contact hours.

CON-2624
Internship
4

(Prerequisite: CON 2613-6) Continuation of CON 2614 with advance placement in the on-site construction. 180 contact hours.

Construction Engineering Technology is mathematic and communication oriented. College Algebra and English Composition I/English Composition I (Technical) should be completed before the third semester.


Sophomore Year

First Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
CON-2313
Construction Layout
3

Principles of site preparation and layout of structures. Use of levels, tapes and surveying instruments. Triangulation calculations, coordinate calculations, differential leveling, and GPS technology are included.

CON-2123
Construction Cost Estimates
3

(Prerequisite: CON 1113) Theory of estimating; quantity survey; unit cost synthesis and analysis; bid organization and planning; competitive simulations and exercises. Computer software programs are utilized to develop simulated construction bid.

CON-2233
Construction Systems II
3

(Prerequisite: CON 2123) Common practices of engineering in construction. Basic engineering is used through practices in formwork design and crane applications.

MAT-1323
Trigonometry
3

(Prerequisite: ACT math subscore 19 or above OR credit in MAT 1233 with a "C" or above.) This course includes trigonometric functions and their graphs; trigonometric identities; trigonometric equations; radian measurement; solutions of right and oblique triangles; inverse trigonometric functions; applications.

FINE-ELECT
Fine Arts Elective
3

No Description Available

Second Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
CON-2113
Construction Job Site Mgmt
3

(Prerequisite: CON 1113) Basic techniques of the modern methods of managing construction projects including critical path scheduling, resource allocation, and funds flow. Practical applications are made through simulated projects.

CON-2413
Construction Safety Standards
3

(Prerequisite: CON 1113) Management of safety and health in the construction environment. Basic elements of a safety and health program for the construction general contractor are examined to include regulator agencies. Concentrates on obtaining OSHA 30 certification.

CON-2513
Leadership, Mgt, & Org
3

CON 1113 and CON 2113 Study of the effective leadership and management styles in the construction industry. Also, how the construction industry is organized at the local, state, and national levels.

ACC-2213
Principles of Accounting I
3

Study of the fundamentals and application of financial accounting principles that relate to business. The topics to be covered include the accounting cycle and the accounting systems for service and merchandising businesses.

SBA-ELECT
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3

No Description Available

Total Hours: 66



 

CIP: 151001

Program of Study Code: 7700