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This program is for the 2012-2013 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.
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The Building Construction Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with an overview of the building construction industry. Construction labs/lecture courses and other related classes, provide students with up-to-date knowledge on materials, trends, and techniques of the ever-changing construction industry.

Course work includes basic construction concepts such as general construction, blueprint reading, construction estimating, and project management. Students will also diversify their knowledge of construction in other areas like electrical wiring, construction surveying, plumbing, statics/strength of materials, and HVAC.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs in any general construction setting and be able to advance quickly to management positions such as supervisors, superintendents, project coordinators, project planners, estimators, and inspectors.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2012-2013 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A35140

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
CST-111 Construction I 3 3 0 4
BPR-130 Print Reading-Construction 3 0 0 3
CAR-114 Residential Building Codes 3 0 0 3
MAS-140 Introduction to Masonry 1 2 0 2
Elective - - - 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CST-112 Construction II 3 3 0 4
CST-251 Electrical Wiring Systems 2 2 0 3
CST-131 OSHA/Safety/Certification 2 2 0 3
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
PLU-111 Intro to Basic Plumbing 1 3 0 2
Total: 15
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
DFT-119 Basic CAD 1 2 0 2
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 0 3
or COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
Mathematics 3 0 0 3
Total: 11
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CST-113 Construction III 3 3 0 4
CST-211 Construction Surveying 2 3 0 3
CST-231 Soils & Site Work 3 2 0 4
CST-241 Planning/Estimating I 2 2 0 3
Total: 14
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CST-221 Statics/Structures 3 3 0 4
CST-242 Planning/Estimating II 3 2 0 4
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 14

Total Credit Hours: 70

Mathematics: Choose 3 hours from the following courses
MAT-115 Mathematical Models 2 2 0 3
MAT-120 Geometry and Trigonometry 2 2 0 3
MAT-151 Statistics I 3 0 0 3
Electives: Choose at least 3 hours from the following ocurses
AHR-211 Residential System Design 2 2 0 3
ALT-120 Renewable Energy Technologies 2 2 0 3
ALT-220 Photovoltaic System Technology 2 3 0 3
BUS-280 REAL Small Business 4 0 0 4
COE-111 Co-Op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
CST-244 Sustainable Building Design 2 3 0 3
ELC-113 Residential Wiring 2 6 0 4
ELC-121 Electrical Estimating 1 2 0 2
ENV-110 Environmental Science 3 0 0 3
LAR-120 Sustainable Development 2 2 0 3
PLU-211 Commercial/Ind Plumbing 2 2 0 3

Certificate in Building Construction Technology C35140

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BPR-130 Print Reading-Construction 3 0 0 3
CAR-114 Residential Building Codes 3 0 0 3
CST-111 Construction I 3 3 0 4
MAS-140 Introduction to Masonry 1 2 0 2
Total: 12
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CST-112 Construction II 3 3 0 4
CST-131 OSHA/Safety/Certification 2 2 0 3
Total: 7

Total Credit Hours: 19

Certificate in Building Construction Technology - Green Building C35140

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AHR-211 Residential System Design 2 2 0 3
or CST-231 Soils & Site Work 3 2 0 4
CST-244 Sustainable Building Design 2 3 0 3
LAR-120 Sustainable Development 2 2 0 3
Total: 9-10
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENV-110 Environmental Science 3 0 0 3
Total: 3

Total Credit Hours: 12-13

Certificate in Building Construction Technology: Solar Photovoltaic Concentration C35140SP

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BPR-130 Print Reading-Construction 3 0 0 3
CAR-114 Residential Building Codes 3 0 0 3
CST-111 Construction I 3 3 0 4
Total: 10
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CST-112 Construction II 3 3 0 4
ALT-220 Photovoltaic System Technology 2 3 0 3
Total: 7

Total Credit Hours: 17

Diploma in Building Construction Technology - Green Building D35140

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Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CST-111 Construction I 3 3 0 4
BPR-130 Print Reading-Construction 3 0 0 3
CAR-114 Residential Building Codes 3 0 0 3
MAS-140 Introduction to Masonry 1 2 0 2
Elective - - - 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CST-112 Construction II 3 3 0 4
CST-251 Electrical Wiring Systems 2 2 0 3
CST-131 OSHA/Safety/Certification 2 2 0 3
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
PLU-111 Intro to Basic Plumbing 1 3 0 2
Total: 15
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
DFT-119 Basic CAD 1 2 0 2
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
Mathematics - - - 3
Total: 8

Total Credit Hours: 38