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CMCET-133: Construction Graphics (3 hours)

(1 hour lecture; 4 hours laboratory). Computer based 2D & 3D graphics used in the construction industry including CAD/REVIT based drawing development, construction drawing interpretation, site/plan/elevation/section/detail drawings, structural and MEP drawings. Residential and commercial construction based.



CMCET-200: Cooperative Education (___) (1-6 hour)

A cooperative college-industry, college-business, or college-government work experience. The student is interviewed and employed by an industrial, business or government organization, then a work program is outlined. Supervision of the work experience is conducted by the employer and the college coordinator. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Written permission of department chairperson required. Offered on a Pass-Fail basis only.



CMCET-234: The Construction Industry (3 hours)

(3 hours lecture). Overview of construction as a profession and of the construction industry including NCCER core curriculum topics, types of construction, professional organizations, contract delivery systems, ethics, communication and software applications within construction.



CMCET-235: Methods of Construction-Light Frame and Finishes (2 hours)

(2 hours lecture; Laboratory experience required). Light framing, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, and finishes. Materials and methods of construction. Review of drawings and specifications. Identification and quantification of labor and material units for productivity and cost determination.



CMCET-300: Cooperative Education (___) (3-6 hours)

A cooperative college-industry, college-business, or college-government work experience. The student is interviewed and employed by an industrial, business or government organization, then a work program is outlined. Supervision of the work experience is conducted by the employer and the college coordinator. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Written permission of department chairperson required. Offered on a Pass-Fail basis only.



CMCET-330: Mechanical Systems (HVAC) (3 hours)

(3 hours lecture). Design, installation and operation of HVAC systems, materials and equipment in residential and commercial construction. Includes design projects, blueprint reading and quantification of labor and material units for productivity and cost estimation. Prerequisites: CMCET 133 Construction Graphics and a "C" or better in MATH 113 College Algebra or equivalent.



CMCET-331: Electrical Systems (3 hours)

(3 hours lecture). Design, installation and operation of materials and equipment in electrical power/lighting systems for residential and commercial construction. Includes design projects, construction drawing review, labor and material estimating, computer based design and 3D modeling. Lab experiences required. Prerequisites: CMCET 133 Construction Graphics and a "C" or better in MATH 113 College Algebra or equivalent.



CMCET-332: Residential Design (3 hours)

(1 hour lecture, 4 hours laboratory). Space utilization, circulation, structural design, energy efficient design, building costs, architect-owner-contractor relationship, exterior design, electrical/mechanical considerations and techniques for preparing architectural residential drawings using CAD. Includes NAHB Certified Green Professional Designation. Prerequisite: CMCET 133 Construction Graphics.



CMCET-333: Theory of Structures (3 hours)

(2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory). Fundamentals of static design, forces acting on structural systems and components, stresses in members. Not open to Engineering Technology majors. Prerequisites: MATH 122 Plane Trigonometry, MATH 126 Pre-Calculus, or MATH 150 Calculus I.



CMCET-334: Methods of Construction-Sitework and Steel (3 hours)

(3 hours lecture; laboratory experience required). Steel construction, site construction, and construction equipment. Materials, methods, constructability, drawings, specifications and software. Estimation of labor, material, and equipment. Prerequisite: CMCET 133 Construction Graphics, CMCET 234 The Construction Industry and "C" or better in MATH 113 College Algebra or equivalent.



CMCET-335: Methods of Construction-Concrete and Masonry (3 hours)

(3 hours lecture; laboratory experience required). Concrete and masonry construction materials, methods, constructability, equipment, drawings, specifications and software. Concrete mix design, formwork design. Masonry design fundamentals. Estimation of labor, material, and equipment. Prerequisite: CMCET 133 Construction Graphics, CMCET 234 The Construction Industry and "C" or better in MATH 113 College Algebra or equivalent.



CMCET-336: Residential Land Development (3 hours)

(2 hours lecture; 2 hours laboratory). Development of raw land into residential lots and homes. Basics of residential marketing, land planning concepts, and residential design standards. Prerequisite: CMCET 133 Construction Graphics.



CMCET-337: Construction Materials Testing and Inspection (2 hours)

(1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory). Construction materials testing and inspection procedures in laboratory and field situations using standard testing equipment, methods and field inspection techniques per ASTM and ACI standards. Laboratory reports, computer analysis, data collection and simulated field inspections. ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I examination required. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CMCET 335 Methods of Construction-Concrete and Masonry.



CMCET-338: Residential Codes/Inspection (3 hours)

(3 hours lecture). Code requirements for residential construction using International Residential Code relative to roofing, structural, electrical, heating, air conditioning & heat pumps, plumbing, exterior, interior, and insulation. Includes Home Inspector Certification Exam. Prerequisites: CMCET 330 Mechanical Systems (HVAC), CMCET 331 Electrical Systems, CMCET 332 Residential Design.



CMCET-340: Building Information Modeling (BIM) (3 hours)

(2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory). Functional knowledge of BIM software applications in architecture, mechanical/electrical/plumbing, structural and civil. Collaborative utilization of BIM process in built environment. Prerequisite: CMCET 133 Construction Graphics.



CMCET-350: Mechanical Systems (Plumbing) (2 hours)

Design, installation and operation of plumbing system materials and equipment in residential and commercial construction. Includes design projects, blueprint reading and quantification of labor and material units for productivity and cost estimation. Prerequisites: CMCET 133 Construction Graphics, and a "C" or better in MATH 113 College Algebra or equivalent.



CMCET-400: Cooperative Education (___) (3-6 hours)

A cooperative college-industry, college-business, or college-government work experience. The student is interviewed and employed by an industrial, business or government organization, then a work program is outlined. Supervision of the work experience is conducted by the employer and the college coordinator. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Written permission of department required. Offered on a Pass-Fail basis only.



CMCET-401: Investigations in Technology (___) (1-4 hour)

Special studies in technology to provide for the individual requirements of the student desiring supplemental work in the student's field of special interest. Prerequisite: Written permission of department. May be repeated if subject matter is different.



CMCET-410: Technical Construction Spanish for the Jobsite Supervisor (3 hours)

(3 lecture). Understanding and practicing construction technical conversational Spanish language concepts as it relates to task assignment, delegation, supervision, safety, training and instruction, and fundamental conversation within the construction industry. Focus on tools, tasks and processes used in the construction trades, understanding professional and construction trade vocabulary. Prerequisite: At least two CMCET Methods courses - CMCET 235 Methods of Construction-Light Frame and Finishes, CMCET 330 Cooperative Education (___), CMCET 331 Electrical Systems, CMCET 334 Methods of Construction-Sitework and Steel, CMCET 335 Methods of Construction-Concrete and Masonary, CMCET 434 Civil Construction.



CMCET-431: Structural Loads (1 hour)

(1 hour lecture). Code requirements for structural loading, vertical loads and lateral forces commonly used in construction. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MECET 220 Statics or equivalent.



CMCET-434: Civil Construction (3 hours)

(3 hours lecture). Terminology, processes, equipment, materials, construction, and testing in the construction of water/waste water plants, utilities, streets/highways/roads, and bridges. 3D computer modeling applications. Prerequisites: CMCET 133 Construction Graphics, and "C" or better in MATH 113 College Algebra or equivalent.



CMCET-435: Residential Construction Methods and Management (3 hours)

(1 hour lecture, 4 hours laboratory). Residential construction lifecycle including planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, closing and service. Methods of residential construction including energy efficiency, wood and light-gauge steel frame construction, insulated concrete forms, systems-built and panelized construction, engineered materials. Includes NAHB Residential Construction Superintendent Designation. Prerequisite: CMCET 338 Residential Codes/Inspection.



CMCET-530: Construction Cost Management (3 hours)

(2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory). Study of cost management issues for the non-financial manager relevant to the construction professional, including the interpretation of financial statements, financial ratios, applications of engineering economics, managing job costs and profits, cash flow analysis, making construction financial decisions, bonding, and job cost information systems. Case studies and computerized applications to solve construction related financial decisions. Prerequisite: ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting and junior standing.



CMCET-536: Temporary Structures (2 hours)

(2 hours lecture). Design and construction of necessary temporary structures used in construction to facilitate building of permanent structures. Includes shoring, falsework, scaffolding, work platforms, retention structures, cofferdams, etc. Computer applications and modeling. Prerequisites or Corerequisites: MECET 423 Mechanics of Materials and CMCET 431 Structural Loads. May be taken for honors.



CMCET-537: Construction Surveying I (3 hours)

(2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory). Theory, principles, practices of construction surveying applied to instrumentation, computations, and site layout. Use of modern equipment and computer applications. Prerequisite: CMCET 133 Construction Graphics and "C" or better in MATH 122 Plane Trigonometry.



CMCET-603: Senior Honors Project 1 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 1 is the first course in the sequence and will focus on the fundamental development of the project and preliminary scope of work to be completed. Students will receive a grade of A, B, IP (in progress) or NC (no credit) for each enrollment of the Senior Honors Project. A grade of NC voids the process and the student must then complete their Departmental Academic Honors in the traditional way.



CMCET-604: Senior Honors Project 2 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 2 is the culmination of the project started in Senior Honors Project 1 and will result in a public presentation of the work. Students must earn a grade of A or B to receive credit for this course. Failure to complete the course with a grade of A or B will void this option and students will have to satisfy their Departmental Academic Honors requirement in the traditional way. There will be no IP (in progress) or IN (incomplete) grades for this course. Projects must be done by the end of the spring term to count towards Departmental Academic Honors requirements. Prerequisite: Senior Honors Project 1.



CMCET-631: Construction Estimating I (3 hours)

(2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory). Estimating techniques and methods pertaining to residential, commercial, industrial, and civil construction. Quantity take off, unit pricing, estimate development, drawing and interpretation, resource pricing, and bidding procedures. Computer applications. Prerequisites: CMCET 334 Methods of Construction-Sitework and Steel; and CMCET 335 Methods of Construction-Concrete and Masonry. May be taken for honors.



CMCET-632: Steel and Wood Structures (3 hours)

(3 hours lecture). Analysis and design of steel and wood structural components using current specifications, codes and practices reflecting practical construction procedures. Incorporates the use of computer analysis for design verification. Prerequisites or corequisites: MECET 423 Mechanics of Materials and CMCET 431 Structural Loads. May be taken for honors.



CMCET-633: Concrete Structures (3 hours)

(3 hours lecture). Analysis and design of concrete structural members using current specifications, codes and practices reflecting practical construction, formwork and scaffolding. Written and oral reports. Incorporates the use of computer analysis for design verification. Prerequisites or corequisites: MECET 423 Mechanics of Materials and CMCET 431 Structural Loads. May be taken for honors.



CMCET-634: Construction Management (3 hours)

(2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory). Construction management principles, practices and decisions relative to project and construction site management, project organization, project planning, scheduling, control, safety, resource allocation and quality control. Case studies and computer applications of planning/scheduling. Introduction of 4D modeling concepts. Prerequisites or corequisite: CMCET 631 Construction Estimating I. May be taken for honors.



CMCET-635: Contract Administration (3 hours)

(2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory). Administration of construction contracts, contract documents, contract law, contract negotiation, taxes, insurance and bonds, labor relations and case studies. Prerequisite: CMCET 631 Construction Estimating I and senior standing. May be taken for honors.



CMCET-637: Construction Surveying II (3 hours)

(1 hour lecture, 4 hours laboratory). Theory and supervised field practice of engineering and construction projects, utilizing modern surveying equipment, 3D software, advanced COGO surveying principles, legal implications and computer applications. Prerequisite: CMCET 537 Construction Surveying I.



CMCET-638: Foundation and Soil Mechanics (3 hours)

(3 hours lecture). Classification and properties of soils. Subsurface soil exploration. Design of piling, caissons, spread footings, and walls. Computer applications. Prerequisites or corequisites: CMCET 633 Concrete Structures and CMCET 337 Construction Materials Testing and Inspection. May be taken for honors.



CMCET-639: Construction Estimating II (2 hours)

(2 hours lecture). Advanced study of estimating and bidding procedures for building, civil, and industrial construction. Includes unit price estimating, conceptual estimating, detailed estimating, overhead allocation, profit determination, bidding strategies, and bid formulation. Project oriented. Use of computer software. Prerequisite: CMCET 631 Construction Estimating I. May be taken for honors.



CMCET-640: BIM Management (3 hours)

(1 hour lecture, 4 hours laboratory). Application of BIM software from a management perspective including clash detection, 4D/5D, simulation, shop drawing development, project planning and document management and control. Prerequisites: CMCET 340 Building Information Modeling (BIM)and GIT 334 3D Graphics.



CMCET-650: Civil Virtual Design and Construction (3 hours)

(2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory). Functional knowledge of civil construction based CAD, BIM, simulation and collaborative software. Pre-requisite: CMCET 133 Construction Graphics, CMCET 434 Civil Construction, CMCET 537 Construction Surveying I.



CMCET-651: Heavy/Highway/Bridge Construction (3 hours)

(2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory). Functional knowledge of materials, methods, scheduling, estimating and management associated with highway, street, bridge, dam and other heavy construction. Prerequisite: CMCET 434 Civil Construction.



CMCET-652: Utility Construction (3 hours)

(2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory). Functional knowledge of materials, methods, scheduling, estimating and management associated with utility based construction. Prerequisite: CMCET 434 Civil Construction.



CMCET-690: Professional Construction Certification Seminar (1 hour)

(2 hours laboratory). Preparation for professional certification in the construction industry. Registration for and participation in the American Institute of Constructors CQE Level I (Associate Constructor) examination is required during the semester of enrollment. Meets USGBC requirements for Green Associate exam preparation. SWPPP topics. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Permission of instructor is required.



CMCET-691: Senior Project (3 hours)

(2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory). Capstone experience utilizing construction design, methods, cost analysis, specifications, contracts and organization in a construction project. The course employs computer applications for design, drafting, and control. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Permission of instructor is required.



CMCET-795: Special Topics in CMCET (___) (1-3 hour)

Selected topics in construction engineering technology. Regularly scheduled classroom and laboratory study pertaining to a distinct body of technical knowledge. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Written permission of department is required.



CMCET-832: Land Development (3 hours)

Development of land for commercialization/improvement. Introduction to land development design, governmental planning and regulations, project approvals, site analysis, environmental considerations, development patterns and principles, site development, utility integration, property surveying and law. Use of case studies.



CMCET-833: Estimating and Bidding Strategy (3 hours)

(3 hours lecture). Strategy of contracting to maximize profit through overhead distribution, breakeven analysis, probability and statistical technique, a realistic risk and uncertainty objective, and bid analysis both in theory and in practice. Prerequisites: CMCET 631 Construction Estimating I and CMCET 639 Construction Estimating II or equivalent, graduate standing.



CMCET-834: Advanced Construction Management (3 hours)

(3 hours lecture). Existing and emerging systems for designing, planning, and construction of projects. Changing roles, relationships, and responsibilities of the parties involved. Time-cost relationships for various construction operations.



CMCET-835: Advanced Construction Structures (3 hours)

(3 hours lecture). Methods of analysis for framed structures, trusses, rigid frames, statically indeterminate structures, composite materials. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional finite element analysis.



CMCET-836: Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) (3 hours)

(3 hours lecture). Utilization of 3D/4D/5D construction software applications to develop construction models, evaluate costs, develop schedules and predict better project outcomes. Course content will include the use of Revit, Navisworks, Civil 3D, DProfiler and other current software used in the development of virtual construction models. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CMCET 833 Estimating and Bidding Strategy or CMCET 834 Advanced Construction Management.



CMCET-895: Advanced Topics in Engineering Technology (___) (1-6 hour)

Selected topics in construction engineering technology. Study pertains to a distinct body of technical knowledge. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Research paper and presentation to CMCET faculty required. Written permission of instructor is required.


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