Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Construction

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Introduction to Construction   (CET-102)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This foundation course focuses on basic construction skills, preparing the student for more advanced construction courses. Students will learn to identify construction materials and their uses in the construction process. Building loads, thermal properties, fire-related properties and acoustical properties will also be examined along with various methods of construction including sustainable construction. Government constraints on building will also be reviewed.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe different types of construction materials
  • State the typical uses of different types of construction materials
  • Explain the concept of a building loads
  • Discuss the effects of fire-related properties of construction materials
  • Discuss the effects of acoustical properties of construction materials
  • State the principles of sustainable construction
  • Discuss Government constrains on buildings.

 
Construction Management   (CET-374)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fundamental elements involved in managing construction projects. Management structure, construction contracts, equipment & labor productivity, scheduling, quality assurance, & cost control.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • State the fundamental elements for managing construction projects
  • Describe the structure of a typical construction project
  • Explain equipment and labor productivity applied to the management of construction projects
  • Apply quality assurance techniques to construction projects
  • Apply cost control techniques to construction projects

 
Building Construction   (FIS-252)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A study of building construction from the viewpoints of fire safety and stability, a delineation of the types of building construction both current and historical, and the strength and weaknesses of building materials. Case studies of catastrophic fire losses due to faulty construction considerations. Economic considerations, as well as current and emerging problems in this area are examined. (FIS-252) 3.00 s.h.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Define basic building construction terms.
  • Classify major types of building construction, and explain their characteristics, scope, and features (wood frame, concrete, steel, and composite).
  • Analyze and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each construction method identified above as they relate to firefighting techniques and practices.
  • Use and apply current building and fire codes.
  • Discuss how building and fire codes relate to fire prevention and control.
  • Analyze building design and construction techniques and explain how each of them affects fire development, spread, and suppression.
  • Develop a fire pre-plan for a structure based on its construction method.
  • Discuss why it is important for firefighters to understand building construction.
  • Explain how to recognize potential structural failure in a burning building.

 
Cabinet Making   (TEC-242)   3.00 s.h.  
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Joinery, finishing & machine production techniques related to cabinet construction including drawers & guide systems, framed panel construction, doors & the application of plastic laminates. 
Building Construction I   (ARH-161)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to materials of architectural construction (lime, gypsum, cement, concrete, wood, brick, metals, stone) with reference to their structural capabilities and aesthetic qualities. Elementary methods of construction, problems of public safety, and requirements of building law.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the different types of construction materials (wood, concrete, steel, gypsum, etc.) and their integration into the building system
  • Discuss the role of building code and safety requirements in construction
  • Be able to research one particular construction material and present a comprehensive report on its application to the construction process.

 
Working Drawings   (ARH-211)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The development of schematics, preliminary drawings, working drawings, construction detail, and shop drawings. The integration of architectural, structural, and environmental systems into all the various types of construction drawings.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Develop architectural schematic drawings
  • Develop and analyze a complete architectural working drawings, including construction details.
  • Be able to analyze and discuss the integration of structural, mechanical, and environmental systems into all various types of construction drawings.

 
Architectural Construction I   (ARH-261)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to the construction process and its role in architecture. Materials and methods of wood, heavy timber and masonry construction presented. Emphasis on process, compatibility of materials and drawings as a communication tool in construction.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Be able to illustrate and discuss the principles and practices of residential and commercial construction
  • Identify and discuss various construction materials and their integration into the building system
  • Illustrate with appropriate sketches or drawings the methods or techniques of residential construction from foundation to completion.
  • Explain the permit and inspection process for a residential or commercial construction project
  • Explain the role of building code in building construction.

 
Construction Methods and Materials I   (CET-151)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A basic course covering materials, equipment and procedures used in the construction industry. Topics include interpretation of plans and specifications, properties of building materials, project planning and scheduling.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe your involvement in the building process and list evidence of your direct understanding of the following: building loads, thermal properties, fire related properties, acoustical properties, sustainable building material properties, embodied energy of materials (concept).
  • Specialized nomenclature and language of construction documentation: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the very specialized language of construction materials. This understanding should include evidence of direct involvement in the preparation or writing or review or compliance with specifications for building or civil works construction.
  • Describe differences in the use of wood, metals, concrete and composite materials in construction projects. Give examples of decision-making factors when selecting materials for structural systems of construction.
  • Safety in the construction industry: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of some factors impacting construction safety, including knowledge of basic statistics and evolution of construction safety regulations. Provide specific examples of how construction methods selected for your projects impact worker safety.
  • Provide an example, using your prior work product or experience, of how building materials are categorized & classified for marketing, sales, hazard communication, pricing, estimating. This is best accomplished by selecting one material, and then locating the aforementioned information for that material or product. Examples: sales literature, MSDS sheets, pricing lists & catalogs, engineering data, etc.
  • Provide evidence in the form of a simple, hand-drawn or computer-generated project schedule.
  • Provide examples or demonstrate your understanding of material classification systems in construction, including standard specifications, classification and cataloging systems, etc. For the purposes of this PLA, latitude will be given for a variety of perspectives, such as owner, agency, contractor, construction manager, subcontractor, material supplier or project field supervisor experience or learning.

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Construction Procedures I   (CET-251)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
An introduction to heavy construction practices. Emphasis is on construction equipment, site preparation, piles, drilling and blasting, concrete construction. Case studies in heavy construction are used. Construction safety practices are covered.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the main types of construction equipment
  • Describe and explain with examples standard procedures for site preparation
  • Describe and explain with examples procedures for drilling and blasting
  • Show awareness of safety practices for drilling and blasting
  • Describe and explain with examples principles for concrete construction.

 
Construction Bid Process   (CET-372)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Theory, practice and application of construction project bidding. Office procedures, job and cost control, proposal preparation, analysis of construction contracts are studied.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the principles of construction project bidding
  • Describes the different steps in construction project bidding
  • Provide evidence of prior involvement with construction project bidding
  • State the best practices and procedures for construction bidding
  • Describe the principles associated with job and cost control
  • Explain the steps required in a proposal preparation for project bidding
  • Describe the basic principles of construction contracts

 
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