Our comprehensive Construction Technology Diploma program employs a combination of classroom and hands-on training to help you develop essential construction industry skills. By the time you complete your training, you will be thoroughly prepared to take on the challenges of positions such as framers, drywall installers, construction laborers, or tile workers.
You’ll Learn How To:
- Use the latest construction equipment, and materials
- Understand and follow building and safety codes
- Interpret and use industry terminology accurately
- Solve engineering and construction problems
- Manage other
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|CFT100||Basic Craft Skills||6.5|
|CON101||Introduction To Construction *||6.5|
|CON102||Building Codes *||6.5|
|CON103||Construction Techniques *||6.5|
|CON104||Construction and Framing *||6.5|
|CON105||Construction Materials and Applications *||6.5|
|CON106||Construction Systems *||6.5|
|CON107||Sustainable Construction *||6.5|
Basic Craft Skills
This course introduces students to basic craft skills including the proper use of hand tools, power tools, and rigging. Students will receive instruction on handling techniques for hazardous and non-hazardous construction materials, basic skills in drawing and reading blue prints, and working in confined spaces. In addition, students review basic mathematical functions, communication, and job readiness skills.
Introduction To Construction
This course introduces students to the principles, equipment, and safety techniques utilized in the construction industry. Students will be exposed to personal protective equipment utilized in the modern construction industry and the use and installation of modern masonry material. Students will be introduced to materials that form various types of concrete as well as volume estimates and concrete forms, tools, equipment, and procedures for handling, placing, and finishing concrete, joints made in concrete structures, the use of joint sealants, and form removal procedures. Emphasizes on safety procedures for handling, placing, and finishing concrete are included in the raining. Reinforcement materials such as reinforcement bars, bar supports, and welded-wire fabric are discussed.
In this course, students will explore the scope of Building Codes, which are founded on broad-based principles that make possible the use of new materials and new building designs. The course covers safety concepts, structural and fire and life safety provisions, egress, interior finish requirements, comprehensive roof provisions, seismic engineering provisions, occupancy classifications, innovative construction technology, and industry standards in material design. Further, students work with OSHA 30 Safety Awareness Training.
Students learn historic and current methods and procedures used in the masonry trade. Discussions include brick and block manufacturing and types of brick and block that are currently used in various types of masonry construction. An overview of the basic safety practices and requirements found in the masonry trade are provided along with knowledge, skill, and ability requirements of a mason. Students learn basic bricklaying techniques and methods and procedures used in masonry unit installation including types of mortar to bond masonry units, and different types of patterns. Hands-on skill development in constructing “Wythe’s” and brick courses are also emphasized.
Construction and Framing
The purpose of this course is to provide information on materials and general methods used to construct floor systems with an emphasis on platform methods of floor framing. This course introduces students to materials and general procedures used in wall, ceiling and roof framing as well as procedures for laying out rafters for gable roofs, hip roofs, and valley intersections.
Construction Materials and Applications
In this course, students learn the common materials used in residential and light commercial roofing which includes shingles, roll roofing, shakes, tiles, and metal and membrane roofs, as well as the selection and installation of roof vents. Safety practices and application methods for these various materials are discussed. The course also covers the types of exterior siding used in residential construction including wood, metal, vinyl, and cement board siding, and proper installation procedures. In addition, students are introduced to the materials and methods used to construct interior and exterior wooden stairs.
This course introduces the students to the safety rules and regulations for electricians, including the necessary precautions for avoiding various job site hazards. Students are also introduced to the various types of devices and installation procedures used in residential wiring. Students work with the factors that influence DWV system design and how different types of drains, fittings, vents, and pipes are used to move waste out of a building. Students are introduced as well to the various types of materials, schedules, and applications of plastic piping. Further, they practice determining the appropriate types of fittings, valves, hangers, and supports needed for plastic piping. This course also covers the materials, and properties of copper piping, fittings, and valves.
This course provides fundamental instruction in the green environment, green construction practices, and green building rating systems. Exercises on calculating a carbon footprint and worksheets on inventorying household and product impacts are utilized in the course. Students will learn and understand the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building practices.