Construction Technology Management
*Course has additional pre or co requisite(s)
CTM 111 (3)
This course will define the plumber’s responsibility and introduce the student to the plumbing trade. Topics include: plumbing plans, safety, plumbing materials and fittings, pipes joining techniques, drain-waste and vent systems, water supply systems, fixture installations and leak testing. Emphasis will be placed on safe operation of all trade tools and equipment and job site safety. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 115 (3)
Introduction to Wood Working
Fundamental Woodworking Safety and Applications including basic Wood Shop Safety Precautions, Practices & Procedures . Basic wood working Project Design, Drawings , Materials calculation & Estimates. Basic Shop Procedures , wood preparation, joinery & jointing techniques. Emphasis on safe and proper use of Wood working hand tools, portable power and stationary power tools. Lab three, Lecture one. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 120 (3)
Building the Human Environment
Addresses architectural design and construction building practices, relating some of their psychological and environmental impacts. Historical, current and projected solutions to the human need for shelter and infrastructure is explored. Three lecture.
CTM 122 (3)
Construction Material & Equipment Safety
This course will introduce the student to safety in the Construction Industry. Emphasis will be placed on safe operation of trade tools and equipment, job site safety and early hazard recognition. Topics covered include: early hazard recognition, safety plans, safe transport and handling of construction materials and equipment, scaffolding set-up techniques, trench shoring and safety, fall prevention planning and associated hazards. Three lecture.
CTM 123 (3)
Building Construction Methods I
Floor foundations and interior and exterior framing, including various types and methods of building foundations and framing systems. Two lecture. Two Lab.
CTM 124 (3)
Building Construction Methods II
Construction methods, materials, and safe working practices as they relate to carpentry framing with wood. Floor, interior and exterior walls, ceilings, and roof and stair framing are described. Window, door, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing and cabinetry systems are described for residential construction. Prerequisite: CTM 123. Two lecture. Two Lab.
CTM 130 (3)
Blueprint Reading & Estimating
Reading construction blueprint documents and estimating the amount of building materials needed for building projects. Reading and interpreting architectural schedules, symbols, and specifications. Three lecture.
CTM 131 (1)
Green Building Introduction
Introduction to Green Building presents the Core Concepts and underlying reasons for approaching construction from a Sustainable methodology perspective. Several Categories of Green Building are introduced and explored. Categories include Building Site, Energy performance concepts & issues, Water Utilization, Indoor Environment, Materials resourcing and Recycling approaches. Green Building myths are dispelled. Co-requisite: CTM 123 recommended or construction experience. One lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 132 (2)
Solar Water Heating Systems
This course will describe the basics of heating domestic hot water via the sun. The basic parameters of solar design and system sizing will be described. Various components of a solar water heating system will be described and each of there functions presented. Several solar water heater systems diagrams will be presented, discussed, with advantages and disadvantages of each system discussed. The workshop will include hands-on disassembly of a flat plate collector and a “Batch Heater. System pumps, differential controllers and heat exchangers will be shown in a shop setting. A Batch solar water heater will be assembled from common materials in the shop using a hands-on approach. Prerequisite: CTM 111 recommended. One lecture . One Lab. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 133 (1)
Solar Greenhouse Design
This course will lead students through basic passive solar design for solar greenhouses. Solar orientation, Home site evaluation and Energy Efficient design & Construction approaches will be considered for the architectural integration of the passive solar design and construction of a “solar” greenhouse. One lecture.
CTM 134 (1)
Rain Water Harvest Systems
This class will introduce students to rain water as a source of water for domestic and/or landscape use. All system components for proper and safe use of rainwater will be presented and discussed . Components include: roofing materials, gutters and gutter sizing, first flush diverters and downspouts, plumbing piping to and from tank, tanks, water purification, filtration and analysis issues, sources of contamination, water pumps and control devices, water conservation fixtures, water conservation strategies for domestic and landscape use, guiding principles for water conservation, examples of rain water harvest systems will be shown . One lecture. One lab. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 138 (1)
Introduction to Solar Design Applications
Basic introduction to the concepts and principles related to Solar Energy Applications. A survey of the many ways that Solar Energy can be used in your home & life. One lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 139 (1)
Don't let good "greywater" from tubs, sinks and washers do down the drain! Greywater re-use for landscape irrigation is safe and legal when done properly. In this class we'll explore greywater options, some simple, some more complex, including systems that when combined with use of composting toilets constitute affordable alternatives for people with difficult "perc" conditions. One lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 150 (3)
Basic Electrical Theory
Introduction to electrical theory , trade math, Electrical theory & math. Electrical safety and first aid, Introduction to DC Theory & Batteries , AC theory, Induction , Ohm’s Law , Series & parallel Circuit diagram & Schematics, Wire Gauges, Ampacity & Loads, Grounding & Bonding. Prerequisite: *MAT 121 or *MAT 122 are recommended. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 151 (3)
House Wiring I
Basic Electrical theory and safety presented. Survey of electrical construction processes for residential applications. Determining materials, installation processes, safety, and code requirements of electrical construction will be emphasized and applied. Students will apply a variety of common residential receptacle and switch circuits in a shop practice setting. Two lecture. Two lab. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 152 (3)
House Wiring II
Survey of electrical construction processes for residential applications. Determining materials, installation processes, safety, and code requirements of electrical construction will be emphasized and applied. Prerequisites: CTM 151 House Wiring I or consent of instructor. Two lecture. Two lab. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 155 (4)
Commercial Wiring I
This class will emphasize Light Commercial Wiring Applications to determine sizes of service entrance conductors and feeders, conduit sizes and boxes, Transformer types, theory & sizing, and protection of transformers: referencing to the National Electric Code. Prerequisite: CTM 151 or consent of instructor. Three lecture. One lab. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 211 (3)
International Residential Code
Safety principles of building construction under the Uniform Building Code, including structural requirements for wood, masonry, fire resistant materials and ratings, and occupancy requirements. Three lecture.
CTM 221 (3)
Structural Design & Building Materials
Structural analysis in building design, basic relationships between structures and architectural form, principles, concepts, and procedures from statics and mechanics of materials, and analysis of reactions including shear, deflection, flexural, and shearing stresses. Prerequisite: *MAT 121, or *MAT 122, or placement test score(s) beyond prerequisite course(s). Three lecture.
CTM 224 (3)
Concrete & Concrete Form Systems
This course will provide instruction in structural and architectural applications of concrete. It will examine concrete chemistry, mix designs, placement and finishing methods, and forming systems. Two lecture; two lab.
CTM 235 (3)
Solar Home Design
Alternative passive solar building techniques such as adobe, earth brick, rammed earth, sand bag, and earth ship will be presented, along with environmental and aesthetic design considerations. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 236 (3)
Photovoltaics & Wind Power
This course will define the design and installation of photovoltaic and wind power systems. Emphasis will be placed on electrical safety and operation of trade tools and equipment and job site safety. Topics covered: photovoltaic and wind power system plans, safety, electrical materials and fittings, solar cell panel and wind generator wiring techniques, battery systems, inverters and charge controllers. Three lecture.
CTM 250 (3)
Innovative & Alternative Building Techniques
Innovative and alternative building techniques such as steel framing, SIP, Integra or Rastra block, adobe, earth brick, rammed earth, cast earth, sand bag, papercrete, straw bale and earth ship will be presented along with environmental and aesthetic design considerations. These concepts will be integrated with a “pattern language” and passive solar design approach for student design projects. Recommended: CTM 123/124, CTM 235, CTM 120, or prior construction related experience. Three lecture; one lab. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 253 (3)
Plane Surveying & Building Layout
Building layout and surveying to establish building location for excavation and for the accurate placement of the building foundation, including finish floor elevation. Three lecture.
CTM 260 (3)
Green Building I
Principles of Sustainable Construction introduces the student to the principles and techniques of designing, building and maintaining more comfortable, energy-and-resource-efficient buildings from a Sustainable / Green Building categorical approach. Prerequisites: CTM 235 and CTM 250. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 270 (3)
Overview of construction business practices and government requirements designed to help the student prepare for obtaining a contractor’s license. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 288 (3)
Construction Supervision & Scheduling
Function of the construction site supervisor and the process used in scheduling, pre- and post-construction, communication techniques, and documentation of records and reports. Three lecture.
CTM 289 (1–6)
Designed for students who are looking for paid or voluntary, practical learning experiences that apply academic and occupational education to real-life, on-the-job situations. Credit hours will be negotiated based on fulfillment of a contract. Each credit hour requires the completion of a minimum 45 hours of on-the-job participation. Prior experience or course work in the field of interest is required. One to six variable credit hours. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
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