This course is a study of materials and methods of construction employed in commercial building construction. This course will be used to extend the students' graphics skills as well as their knowledge of the building construction process. Approximately equal emphasis will be placed on foundation, steel frame and reinforced concrete construction. Throughout the course, attention will be given to sustainability of construction materials and methods.
Course emphasizing the techniques of precise horizontal and vertical control surveying used by government or private surveyors and engineering consultants. Use of directional theodolites, precise levels and total station measurement equipment are stressed. Projects are used to present underlying theory of field work, standards, specifications and adjustment of horizontal and vertical data.
In this course students will develop an understanding of the professional land surveyor's role in society, the professional land surveyor's legal responsibility to the public, systems used to describe real property, types of transfer of real property, techniques of record research, and locating sequential and simultaneous real property conveyances.
This is the second course of a two semester sequence emphasizing plane and route surveying theory and techniques. Emphasis will be on circular curves, vertical curves, profiling, cross-sectioning, realignment of circular curves, the spiral, earthwork calculations, construction stakeout procedures and an introduction to electronic distance measurement.
This course equips the student with entry level skills as a quality control technician in Soil and Asphaltic Concrete. Students will design and test asphaltic concrete mixes using industrial procedures and standards. Soil classification, permeability, sampling, and composition are studied and applied in laboratory.
A study of the fundamentals of plane surveying. Emphasis is on the use and care of the Theodolite, level, tape and leveling rod, note keeping and basic surveying calculations and adjustments of data. The course is designed to introduce measurement and stakeout techniques through applications in an outdoor laboratory environment.
An introduction course in construction/civil/surveying graphics. The student will be introduced to scales, dimensioning, surveying maps, house plans, building codes, and construction terminology. Contour maps, wall sections, foundation plans, floor plans, and house elevations will be drawn and plotted using AutoCAD.
This course is designed to introduce the student to construction materials commonly used in the construction of commercial and residential structures. The emphasis will be on wood, masonry, concrete, soils and structural steel. Students will study the physical properties of the materials as well as how the materials are manufactured to produce a satisfactory product for the construction process.
This course is an introduction to aggregates and concrete as construction materials. Standard techniques of measurements and computation are presented, and then applied to testing materials. Portland Cement Concrete is studied with emphasis on quality control in the field and preparing the student to reach the level of Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1, by the American Concrete Institute. Concrete masonry block is also reviewed as a product of cement.
This course will give the student the basic skills necessary to complete dimensioned drawings in AutoCAD. Topics include: setting up a drawing, basic lines and coordinates, geometric shapes, layering, editing commands, dimensioning, creating text, hatching and plotting to scale.