Construction Course Descriptions


Key: F = fall semester     S = spring semester      Su = summer semester

CAD 124 Introduction to AutoCAD (2-3 credit hours)
Introduction to computer-aided drafting using AutoCAD software; architectural, mechanical, and electrical applications. F S

CAD 132 Introduction to Microstation CAD (2 credit hours)
Introduction in computer-aided drafting (CAD) using Microstation software applied to civil and structural layouts, printing and publishing, referencing and creating simple drawing sheets. F

CAD 214 Introduction to Revit Architecture (2 credit hours)
Use of Revit Architecture to assemble 3D commercial architectural plans, with an introduction to building information modeling. Prerequisite: CAD 124. S

CAD 232 Advanced Microstation CAD (3 credit hours)
Advanced techniques in computer-aided drafting using Microstation and Geopak civil/survey software. Includes survey data acquisition and processing; terrain models, highway geometry and corridor modeling. Prerequisite: CAD 132. S

CIT 111 Construction Materials (3 credit hours)
Primary construction materials, their properties, and proper applications: concrete, asphalt, aggregates, masonry, wood, and steel. Prerequisite: MAT 060 or higher. S

CIT 114 Plumbing (3 credit hours)
Demonstration and hands-on training in installation of plumbing pipe, fixtures, and fittings; interpreting plumbing drawings and selection of proper materials. F S

CIT 130 Construction Plan Fundamentals (3 credit hours)
Fundamentals of construction plan interpretation, manual drafting techniques, and industry drafting standards. F S

CIT 135 Residential Building Systems (3 credit hours)
Basic building planning, construction materials, and methods, with emphasis on sustainable practices. Focus on residential and light commercial applications; drawings, specifications and building codes; plumbing, electrical, heating; and air conditioning systems and costs. Prerequisite: CIT 130. S

CIT 212 Commercial Facility Systems (3 credit hours)
Overview of the primary systems involved in commercial facility construction: site work, utilities, foundations, structural steel and concrete, exterior finishes, mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems, and interior finishes. Construction plan and specification interpretation, basic review of building code issues, site visits to local construction projects. Prerequisites: CIT 130 and sophomore standing in Construction Management program or approval of program director or department chair. F

CIT 213 Soil Mechanics (3 credit hours)
Elementary study of exploring, sampling, testing, and evaluating soil materials and their effects on foundations, subgrades, embankments, and construction practices. Prerequisites: CIT 111 and MAT 131 or higher. F

CIT 215 Construction Cost Estimating (4 credit hours)
Introduction to estimating construction costs using plans and specifications to develop material quantities and costs. Complete residential and commercial estimates prepared. Prerequisites: CIT 130, MAT 131 or higher, and sophomore standing in the Construction Management program or approval of program director or department chair. S

CIT 216 Construction Contract Administration (3 credit hours)
Introduction to construction office practice to familiarize student with specifications for building projects, contracts, project cost accounting, and critical path project scheduling. Prerequisite: sophomore standing in Construction Management program or approval of program director or department chair. S

CIT 230 Construction Field Experience (1 credit hour)
On-the-job work experience for students preparing for careers in the construction industry. Students are required to have temporary (or permanent) construction employment prior to enrolling in the course. Students must meet with a construction instructor prior to start. Repeatable 3 times. Prerequisites: successful completion of one semester of Construction Design and Management program and approval of program director or department chair. F S Su

CIT 236 Site Development (3 credit hours)
Overview of planning, design, construction, and inspection processes in site development, including demolition, earthwork, utilities, paving, and civil structures; plan and specification interpretation; site visits to local projects. Prerequisites: CIT 130 and sophomore standing in Construction Management program or approval of program director or department chair. S

ELT 111 Computer Applications for Technicians (2 credit hours)
Introduction to personal computers, using Windows-based operating system and applications to create and edit technical documents using the Internet, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. F S

ELT 131 Residential Wiring (3 credit hours)
Single phase power distribution and transmission systems; interpretation and use of National Electrical Code; interpretation of blueprints and wiring techniques as applied from service entrance to load. Prerequisite: MAT 060 or MAT 094 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher. F S

SRV 113 Basic Surveying (3 credit hours)
Fundamental surveying applications: construction, layout, topographic mapping, leveling, distance measurement, angular measurement, computations, and instrument skills. Prerequisites: MAT 059 or MAT 060 or higher. F

SRV 211 Construction Surveying (3 credit hours)
Construction layout methods for commercial site improvements and commercial buildings. Prerequisites: CIT 113 and MAT 131 or higher. F

WLD 110 Introduction to Welding (2 credit hours)
(IAI MTM 936) Selection and use of electric arc, oxyacetylene, inert gas, and wire-feed welders; emphasis on skills and competencies demanded by industry. F S Su


BUS 101 Introduction to Business (3 credit hours)
Survey of areas of business, including marketing, management, and finance for both business and non-business students. Provides opportunity to explore the total business environment and its related careers. F S Su

BUS 117 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 credit hours)
Designed for all owners, managers, and employees of existing or proposed small or independent businesses, including nonprofit organizations. Fundamentals of entrepreneurship and small business management with emphasis on organizational, financial, and marketing management. Focus on business planning, investigation of information sources, and keys to business success. F

HVC 113 Residential HVAC Installation (3 credit hours)
Basic HVAC system components and operation concepts, component installation, gas piping, low voltage wiring, basic tool skills, and job safety. F

MGT 101 Principles of Management (3 credit hours)
Managerial processes (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) essential to the successful operation of various types of businesses. Students learn steps necessary to become an effective manager. Discussion of managerial challenges in today's workplace. F S Su