Canton Construction Grant Course Descriptions

Credit Courses

ELEC 173 INTRODUCTION TO THE ELECTRICAL CODE Fall 2008, 1 credit hour
This introductory course will cover the basics of understanding the current national electrical code. Topics will include box and wire sizing, conduit calculation, service entrance design and installation requirements. Three hours lecture per week for five weeks.

MECH 111 COMPUTER DRAFTING Fall 2008, 3 credit hours
This course introduces the student to using the computer to produce engineering (mechanical) drawings. In addition to learning the "AUTOCAD" software to create the entities, other topics covered in the course include: orthographic projection, national drafting standards and conventions, applied geometry, sectioning as well as detail and assembly drawings. Instruction also includes freehand sketching. One hour of lecture, four hours laboratory per week.

CONS 274 PROJECT MANAGEMENT Spring 2009, 3 credit hours
Construction management fundamentals and their applications to the conduct of a construction business. The basics of estimating, scheduling methods and expediting field operation, along with construction contracts are studied. Three hours lecture per week.

ARES 105 INTRODUCTION TO GREEN BUILDINGS Spring 2009, 3 credit hours
This course will develop an awareness of necessary features of a green building, and how to integrate green materials and systems with NYS Building Code complaint structures.

ARES 305 GREEN BUILDING DESIGN Spring 2009, 3 credit hours
Students will study building methods that will compliment nature and led to a reduction in natural resources through a detailed course in designing, specification, building and operating a green building. The use of case studies and group projects will allow students to apply the LEED standards of the US Green Building Council in the classroom. Sustainable practices are necessary and practical; this course will provide the background to move the building industry into the future.

OSHA SAFETY COURSE Spring 2009, 1 credit hour
The students will be introduced to tool safety, electrical safety, emergency response, jobsite exposures, fall protection, ladder and stairway, motor vehicles, confined space entry, personal protective equipment, and work zone safety.

CADD 201 ADVANCED DRAFTING AND DESIGN WITH AUTOCAD Spring 2009, 3 credit hours
Provide instruction on advanced CADD concepts used to control the complex CADD drawings used in commercial construction.