School of Drafting and Design
School of Drafting and Design

Construction Technology (Online Program): Associate of Applied Science Degree
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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Objectives

This program provides a foundation in construction technology. Areas of study include building codes, construction site layout, construction documents, mechanical systems and construction safety. The goal of the program is to help the student acquire skills that can be used to enter the workplace as a versatile member of a construction team.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program may begin their careers in a variety of entry-level positions involving construction estimating, construction safety or building code compliance, such as scheduling assistant, compliance assistant, cost estimating assistant or safety coordinator.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

Equipment

The student is responsible, at his or her expense, for providing all supplies and equipment for the students use in the online courses in the program including, without limitation, a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment, including a monitor, keyboard and printer), software, Internet service and e-mail account.

Online Courses

All of the courses offered at the school in this program are distance education courses and are taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Each course will be taught over a period of either (a) six weeks or (b) 12 weeks, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Courses are delivered through an asynchronous learning network. There is a prescribed completion schedule for the activities in each course. Support materials for each course will be sent to the student. These materials may include a course syllabus, a textbook(s), a CD-ROM(s) and other printed documents required for the course. Students will be assigned to a class for each course. Students in each course will interact with their classmates and the instructor through an electronic bulletin board and e-mail.

Online Course Orientation - Prior to starting any of the online courses in this program, the student must complete the online course orientation, which describes the protocols that the student must follow when taking any online course.

Computer, Software Requirements and Specifications and Internet Service


The student must have access to a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment), software and Internet service that satisfies the following specifications:

Minimum Requirements for Computer: Pentium IV or equivalent PC-compatible (MacIntosh or Unix-based machines are not supported), 1GB RAM (2GB preferred), CD-ROM, 5GB free space (10GB preferred) on master hard drive.

Minimum Requirements for Software: Microsoft Office Professional 2003 (or higher), Internet Browser, and functional e-mail address with file attachment capabilities. The student will be required to obtain any software tools, plug-ins and/or applications identified in the course syllabus for any course in the program of study.

Minimum Requirements for Internet Service: Broadband connection such as cable or DSL.

The student is obligated for any expense associated with obtaining access to the above specified computer equipment, software and Internet service. No school-owned computer equipment, software or Internet service will be accessible to the student.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15 to 25 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Number Course Credit Hours  
Program Total 96
General Education Courses
GE117 Composition I+ 4
GE127 College Mathematics I+ 4
GE192 College Mathematics II+ 4
GE217 Composition II+ 4
GE253 Physics+ 4
GE273 Microeconomics+ 4
Subtotal 24
Core Courses
CT100 Introduction to Construction+ 4
CT110 Construction Methods+ 4
CT120 Reading and Interpreting Construction Documents+ 4
CT130 Construction Materials+ 4
CT140 Introduction to Construction Site Layout+ 4
CT150 Introduction to Building Codes+ 4
CT160 Introduction to Mechanical systems+ 4
CT200 Statics and Mechanics of Materials+ 4
CT210 Introduction to Construction Management+ 4
CT220 Construction Cost Estimating+ 4
CT230 Construction Site Safety+ 4
CT240 Sustainable Construction+ 4
CT250 Construction Accounting and Business Practices+ 4
CT260 Inspecting Construction Projects+ 4
Subtotal 56
Technical Basic Courses
TB139A Strategies for Learning in a Technical Environment+ 4
TB141 Introduction to Productivity Software+ 4
TB150 Computing and Productivity Software+ 4
TB332 Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development+ 4
Subtotal 16

+In this program, this course is a distance education course that is taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

 
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Paul Groves
Computer Drafting and Design
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2010
Lexington, KY

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