Sustainable Construction and Design

Sustainable Construction and Design Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Year: 2016–2017

Semester 1

CON102 Introduction to Residential Construction

2 credits—Students will be introduced to basic residential construction safety, history, terminology, materials, and basic construction techniques. This course will cover basic information and develop manual skills needed to begin construction of a new home.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

CON108 Construction Safety

1 credits—The Construction Safety course will provide students with the requirements and expectations required to work safely in the numerous occupations of the construction industry. The course will introduce students to the national OSHA safety standards for General Construction and upon their completion of this course will receive the OSHA 10 hour General Construction certification.

Lecture Hours: 16

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

CON129 Concrete Lab

2 credits—The Concrete Lab course will provide students with hands-on experience in estimating, ordering, forming, working, and finishing concrete.

Lab Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): CON130

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

CON130 Concrete Theory

1 credits—The concrete theory course will provide students with a basic understanding of concrete, and its relationship to residential construction.

Lecture Hours: 16

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

CON131 Site Layout and Blueprint Reading

1 credits—The Site Layout and Blueprint Reading course will train students to interpret and use site plans and other working drawings. Students will learn how to interpret construction symbols and building specifications. Students will develop site layouts for various projects utilizing lasers, builder’s levels, and transits using site plans and other working drawings.

Lecture Hours: 16

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

CON133 Construction Technology Lab

4 credits—The Construction Technology Laboratory course offers students the opportunity to further develop their skills with hand and power tool operations, and to devote more time to hands-on construction projects while improving their skill competencies.

Lab Hours: 128

2016–2017 Course Cost: $924.00

CON201 Framing Techniques and Lab I

2 credits—The Framing Techniques and Lab 1 course will introduce students to the methods used to layout wall lines and plates, measure and cut all required parts, and assemble a floor deck, walls, and roof/ceiling framing with an emphasis on air sealing and advanced framing techniques.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $587.00

CON302 Building Science I

1 credits—Students will learn building science principles and methods to determine how thermal energy transfer, air infiltration and exfiltration, internal and external air pressures, moisture migration, and durable design strategies apply to today's residential design and construction industry.

Lecture Hours: 16

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

MAT772 Applied Math -OR-

3 credits—This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR-

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT122 College Algebra -OR-

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

MAT128 Precalculus -OR-

4 credits—This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits—The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 2

CON121 Carpentry Fundamentals I

4 credits—The Carpentry Fundamentals Level I course will prepare the diploma level students to take the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Level One test. This course will serve as a review and preparation over the Level One Objectives as defined by NCCER.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 96

Prerequisite(s): CON102 and CON133

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

CON146 Construction Technology Lab 2

3 credits—The Construction Technology Lab 2 course will provide students with the opportunity to utilize the knowledge gained in previous construction courses with hands-on applications to construction projects. This course will reinforce construction competencies in applied mathematics, site layout, blue print reading, framing, exterior finishing, interior finishing, sustainable design, and building science.

Lab Hours: 96

Prerequisite(s): CON133

2016–2017 Course Cost: $555.50

CON214 Exterior Framing Systems I *

3 credits—This course will utilize resource efficient advanced framing methods that stress energy efficiency and sustainable design. The ?Whole Systems Approach" to residential design and construction will be teamed with Universal Design principles, Optimum Value Engineering techniques, the ?Building America? program, and the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CON217 Exterior Finishing

3 credits—This course will present the various materials used for residential exterior finishes. Topics will include insulated sheathing, building wraps, drainage planes, shingles, soffits, venting, windows, and exterior doors. Emphasis will be on sustainable construction techniques and building science principles.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HEQ201 Utility Equipment Operation **

3 credits—The Utility Equipment Operation Course will introduce students to the operation of machines used in the construction industry when working in close proximity to buildings, underground utilities, and jobsites with limited operational spaces. Students will operate various machines such as Skid Steer Loaders, Mini Excavators, Loader Backhoes, All-Terrain Forklifts, Aerial Lifts,and related attachments. Students will gain experience digging over, under, and around underground utilities, excavating next to foundations and walls, and undercutting slabs for utility installations. The installation and operation of attachments, trenchers, breakers, soil conditioners, posthole digger, materials forks, and others will be introduced and practiced. Students will gain knowledge of pre-operational inspections, loading and securing equipment for transport and required licensure for various truck-trailer combinations and weight ratings.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 3 - Summer

CON933 Employment Training Experience

4 credits—This course provides students with opportunities to gain on-the-job experience in the construction industry. Students will gain an understanding of the qualities and skills needed to be successful in the construction industry. Coordination and guidance will be provided by Department Instructors.

Lecture Hours: 0 Co-op Hours: 256

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CON102.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

Semester 4

CAD200 CAD SoftPlan

3 credits—The CAD SoftPlan course will introduce students to an object based CAD program and the process involved in generating a complete set of residential working drawings. Emphasis will be placed on setting up a drawing, using file management, organizing architectural information, paying attention to detail, converting sketches to CAD, modifying CAD drawings, and applying problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): CON102

2016–2017 Course Cost: $555.50

CON228 Methods of Interior Finishing

3 credits—In the Methods of Interior Finishing course, students will discuss the theory and history of the residential interior system. The lab portion of this course will focus on gypsum wallboard installation, taping, finishing, texturing, and painting. The gypsum wallboard work will be followed by the installation of pre-hung door units, casing, base molding, custom trim, closet finishes, hardware, and cabinetry. Universal Design and a focus on indoor air quality will be stressed. Custom interior finish packages may be included.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CON486 Building Science 2 (Sustainable Design)

1 credits—This course builds upon concepts learned in CON 302 Building Science. Students will focus on applying advanced building science concepts to actual design applications.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CON302.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

CON510 Construction Technology Lab 3

3 credits—The Construction Technology Lab 3 course will provide students with the opportunity to utilize the knowledge they have gained in their previous construction courses with hands-on applications to construction projects. This course will require that students use their knowledge of construction codes and construction documents and computer aided drafting to provide detailed drawings adhering to the International Energy Conservation Code and Universal Design Principles.

Lab Hours: 96

Prerequisite(s): CON146

2016–2017 Course Cost: $555.50

PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR-

3 credits—Human Relations is the study of self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR-

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 5

CAD208 SoftPlan 2

3 credits—The Softplan 2 Course will introduce students to advanced Softplan skills involved in generating a complete set of residential working drawings. Emphasis will be placed on advance organization of architectural information, attention to detail, modifying CAD drawings, and applying problem-solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CAD200.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR-

3 credits—This course focuses on composition and editing of curriculum-specific technical and business-related writing projects. Instruction includes formatting, information gathering, document drafting, editing, and written employment strategies.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ENG061.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CON290 Construction Estimating and Project Management

2 credits—The Construction Estimating and Project Management course will link construction estimating with project management and scheduling.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CON510.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

CON512 Construction Technology Lab 4

3 credits—The Construction Technology Lab 4 course will provide students with the opportunity to utilize the knowledge they have gained in their previous construction, energy, building science, and design courses with hands-on applications to construction projects. This course will require students to use their knowledge of sustainable construction principles; adhering to the International Energy Conservation Code and Universal Design principles.

Lab Hours: 96

Prerequisite(s): CON510

2016–2017 Course Cost: $555.50

ENV155 Residential Energy Auditing

4 credits—The Residential Energy Auditing course covers residential energy auditing and associated heating and air-conditioning equipment. The concepts of heat flow, energy audit software, building science, building envelope diagnostics, construction practices, material costs, moisture concerns, proper insulation and airsealing techniques, energy pricing, energy modeling, and residential HVAC systems. Equipment selection, layout, piping techniques, troubleshooting, codes, preventive maintenance, diagnostics, multiple systems, and accessories are also covered.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

HCR200 Manual J and D HVAC Design *

1 credits—The Manual J and Manual D Residential HVAC Design course will provide students with the necessary skills to analyze a building's heating and cooling loads and design appropriate ductwork systems. Students will begin the process using manual worksheets and then finish by using Manual J and Manual D software programs.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CON102.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

Waverly Center Closed—Sept 23

Hawkeye's Waverly Center is closed today, Firday, September 23.

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Kendra Wyatt-Koger
Buchanan Hall 128
319-296-4009
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Program Advisor

Ben Strickert
Butler Hall 123D
319-296-2329 ext.1326
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Dean

Dave Grunklee
Butler Hall 131A
319-296-4042
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