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Construction Technology - Carpentry Emphasis - Diploma and AAS

The SCC Construction Technology Program combines the NCCER Curricula with the Associate of Applied Science Degree requirements. Students will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree upon completion of this program. Program curriculum is based on NCCER Curricula & combines illustrated instructional material with structured classroom activities.

This program emphasizes four levels of carpentry. Each level builds on the previous level, continuing the students’ education and knowledge of carpentry. Agreements exist with local high schools that will allow students to take up to level 2 of carpentry while still in high school.

During the summer term, between the students’ first and second year, a paid internship is required. This paid internship enables the student to experience an actual work environment provided by a local construction company.

Upon graduation, the student will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
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Douglas Riley - Assistant Professor, ext. 5184
Email: driley@scciowa.edu
AA, Southeastern Community College
BA, Iowa Wesleyan College
 

 

Construction Technology - Carpentry Emphasis - Diploma and AAS

MAT-127 is required for transfer to a four-year university.

After successful completion of the first three semester the Building Construction Diploma will be awarded.

A completed apprenticeship program may be substituted for CON-147, CON-148, CON-149, and CON-262. Students who have completed an apprenticeship approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training and the Iowa Department of Education will be allowed to articulate up to 29 credits after 12 credits of "C: or better are earned in the approved Construction Technology degree program at SCC.

 

* Denotes a course option. Select one class from the group of classes listed to satisfy this requirement.

 
 Fall Semester  Credit
  CON-108 CONSTRUCTION SAFETY     1
  CON-147 CARPENTRY I     6
  CON-332 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND RESOURCES     3
*ENG-105 COMPOSITION I     3
*ENG-111 TECHNICAL WRITING     3
 
 Spring Semester   
  CAD-101 INTRODUCTION TO CAD     3
  CON-113 CONSTRUCTION PRINTREADING     2
  CON-148 CARPENTRY II     6
  CON-252 CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICITY     3
  SOC-114 CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE     3
 
 Summer Semester   
  CON-350 INTERNSHIP     5
 
 Fall Semester   
  CON-149 CARPENTRY III     6
  CON-270 MECHANICAL SYSTEMS     3
  MAT-702 INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS     3
*CON-340 CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING     3
*HEQ-131 SAFETY AND INTRODUCTION TO HEAVY EQUIPMENT     3
 
 Spring Semester   
  CON-128 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ESTIMATING     3
  CON-262 COMMERCIAL CARPENTRY II     6
  CON-345 SOILS AND CONCRETE     3
  PSY-102 HUMAN AND WORK RELATIONS     3
*ART-133 DRAWING     3
*SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING     3

Construction Technology - Carpentry Emphasis - Diploma and AAS

 

ART-133 - DRAWING

Lecture: 2Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A beginning drawing class in a variety of media using an assortment of subjects. The student will explore theories and concepts of drawing.

 

CAD-101 - INTRODUCTION TO CAD

Lecture: 1Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An introduction to computer aided design and drafting. Actual hands-on experience in designing, drawing, and dimensioning using CAD micro-based CAD software. The course presents logical step-by-step instruction about the CAD commands, mode settings, drawing aids, shortcuts and other valuable characteristics of CAD. Finished copies of the students’ work will be made on a printer or plotter.

 

CON-108 - CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Lecture: 1Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 1

Description: The Construction Safety course will provide students with requirements and expectations required to work in the numerous facets of the construction industry. The course will introduce the national OSHA safety standards for general construction and upon completion of this course students will receive the OSHA 10 hour General Construction certification.

 

CON-113 - CONSTRUCTION PRINTREADING

Lecture: 1Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

Description: Stresses principles of interpreting trade blueprints and reading of specifications basic to all aspects of the trades. Deals with types of line, development and arrangement of views, dimensioning practices, and invisible edges. Practical problems from prints suited to the particular trade will be incorporated.

 

CON-128 - CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ESTIMATING

Lecture: 2Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Interpretation of construction drawings and specifications. Introduction to estimating quantities, cost of materials, and labor costs. Work methods, job planning, project scheduling and control, field administration and management procedures of contracting will be covered.

 

CON-147 - CARPENTRY I

Lecture: 3Lab: 6OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 6

Description: A course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge in carpentry. Included in this course is the study of construction techniques with emphasis on basic safety, basic math, introduction to hand and power tools, basic rigging, fasteners, wood building materials, floor and wall systems, site preparation, concrete and reinforcement materials, concrete handling, and forming foundations and flatwork.

 

CON-148 - CARPENTRY II

Lecture: 3Lab: 6OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 6

Description: A course designed to further enable students to develop carpentry skills with emphasis on special floor, wall and roof systems, reading plans and elevations, field engineering principles, forming and water and damp proofing. Prerequisite: CON-147.

 

CON-149 - CARPENTRY III

Lecture: 3Lab: 6OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 6

Description: A continuation of carpentry skills with emphasis on stair construction, reinforcing concrete, patented forms, interior finish: ceiling systems, exterior wall finishes, roofing applications and installation of cornices, gutters and downspouts. Prerequisite: CON-148.

 

CON-252 - CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICITY

Lecture: 1Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course introduces the requirements for and installation of residential and light commercial electrical systems. Emphasis will be placed on local and national Electrical Codes. Hands-on experience will include such activities as basic wiring of the service entrance, panel box, circuits, switches, receptacles, telephone and TV jacks, door chimes, smoke detectors and other similar electrical devices. This course is specifically designed for those students choosing a Construction or Design curriculum.

 

CON-262 - COMMERCIAL CARPENTRY II

Lecture: 3Lab: 6OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 6

Description: A course of further carpentry with emphasis on finished stairs, introduction to supervision, laser instruments, supplements to ceiling systems, metal studs and drywall, interior finish: doors and windows, wall and floor specialties and cabinetry. Prerequisite: CON-149.

 

CON-270 - MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

Lecture: 1Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A course designed to introduce students to the requirements of residential and light commercial plumbing, heating, and ventilation systems. Emphasis will be placed on local and national code requirements. Study will include the building requirements to receive each system, determining the size of system components and the theory of size calculations. Hands-on experience will include such activities as working with DWV piping, water supply piping, plumbing fixtures, heat and vent ducting, heating controls, and ventilation components.

 

CON-332 - CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course is designed as a comprehensive overview of the construction industry and materials used in the profession. It is a conceptual treatment of the construction-personnel production system. Also included is a study of the materials of construction, their properties, manufactures, characteristics and applications.

 

CON-340 - CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING

Lecture: 2Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Leveling, topographic surveying, triangulation, horizontal and vertical angles, area, determination, and other basic construction applications. Includes the layout of buildings and road curvatures, care and use of instruments.

 

CON-345 - SOILS AND CONCRETE

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course is a study of the characteristics of soil and concrete. Such components as design, core samples, grain structure, compaction and strength test, mixes, treatments, reinforcement, "slump test", etc., will be covered as well as various application and installation methods.

 

CON-350 - INTERNSHIP

Lecture: 0Lab: 0OJT: 20Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: Provide student with the opportunity to integrate classroom learning and experiences in a construction industry setting. Internship agreement must be completed before students may enroll. Prerequisite: At least two construction courses must be completed with a minimum of a "C" grade in each course.

 

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Mandatory COMPASS, ACT or AccuPlacer test score and madatory eWrite or WritePlacer score (per SCC Writing Scores & Mandatory Course Placement Chart), or a C- or above in ENG-061, College Preparatory Writing II. No waivers.

 

ENG-111 - TECHNICAL WRITING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Studies the rhetorical techniques specifically oriented to industrial requirements. Applies expository patterns as incorporated within the report apparatus, including such specialized formats as process analysis, progress/ lab reports, feasibility study, and the proposal. Also includes correspondence and application of basic library research skills. Course designed to satisfy specified career program requirements. Prerequisites: Mandatory COMPASS, ACT or AccuPlacer test score and madatory eWrite or WritePlacer score (per SCC Writing Scores & Mandatory Course Placement Chart), or a C- or above in ENG-061, College Preparatory Writing II. No waivers.

 

HEQ-131 - SAFETY AND INTRODUCTION TO HEAVY EQUIPMENT

Lecture: 2Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This is an introduction to the equipment, jobs, working conditions, maintenance, and safety of equipment operation.

 

MAT-702 - INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS

Lecture: 2Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course is offered to students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics and will prepare students who need to develop skills for MAT-704. It is designed as an introductory level algebra course recommended for students with one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the building of basic algebra skills and the application of these mathematical techniques. The course studies the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to various fields. This course will also cover whole numbers/decimals, integers, fractions/percents, direct measurement, basic geometric concepts/relationships, linear equations, and right-triangle trigonometry. Prerequisite:MAT-052 or Pre-Algebra COMPASS score of 50-99 or ACT Math score of 18-19 or math faculty approval.

 

PSY-102 - HUMAN AND WORK RELATIONS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This is a course that includes the understanding of the applications of psychological principles, theory, and research related to the work setting.

 

SOC-114 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course will study conflict resolution theories and applications in the workplace. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own effective interpersonal conflict resolution skills as well as skills needed to help employees resolve their conflicts with one another and the skills needed to negotiate contracts. Students will also be introduced to theories and skills needed to apply culturally sensitive principles to conflict resolution.

 

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

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