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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Course Descriptions

CT100 Introduction to Construction | 4 credit hours

This course provides an overview of the construction industry. Students will be exposed to the process of taking a design concept from a paper exercise to a finished, full-sized, occupiable and usable building.

CT110 Construction Methods | 4 credit hours

This course serves as an overview of the construction principles, details and methods used as related to the construction of buildings and other facilities

CT120 Reading and Interpreting Construction Documents | 4 credit hours

This course presents a study of interpreting construction documents. Students will be exposed to the documents utilized in the construction industry. Prerequisite: CT110 Construction Methods

CT130 Construction Materials | 4 credit hours

This course serves as a survey of the basic materials of construction and their uses in the built environment. Major concepts such as the nature of construction materials, their strengths, standard sizes, and standard designations are investigated. Prerequisite: CT110 Construction Methods

CT140 Introduction to Construction Site Layout | 4 credit hours

This course provides an introduction to the construction site. Major topics include land descriptions, basic surveying principles and site analysis. Prerequisite: CT120 Reading and Interpreting Construction Documents

CT150 Introduction to Building Codes | 4 credit hours

This course provides an overview of the building codes. Topics will include the historical significance of codes, standards organizations, zoning, fire code and seismic considerations. Prerequisite: CT110 Construction Materials and Methods

CT160 Introduction to Mechanical systems | 4 credit hours

This course provides an overview of relevant equipment and hardware that comprises building mechanical systems. Students will be exposed to working drawings and construction details that meet project specifications, code requirements, and industry standards. Prerequisite: CT120 Reading and Interpreting Construction Documents

CT200 Statics and Mechanics of Materials | 4 credit hours

This course describes the forces that act upon a structure. Topics include analysis of loads, strength of materials and Newtons Second Law. Prerequisite: GE253 Physics

CT210 Introduction to Construction Management | 4 credit hours

This introductory course examines the skills needed to be a successful construction manager. Topics include the functions of construction management and project scheduling techniques. Prerequisite: CT150 Introduction to Building Codes

CT220 Construction Cost Estimating | 4 credit hours

This course examines recent developments in construction cost estimating, such as activity-based costing, software estimating, design-to-cost techniques, computer-aided estimating tools, concurrent engineering and life cycle costing.

CT230 Construction Site Safety | 4 credit hours

This course examines safety on the construction site. Topics include measuring performance and recording information, developing a safety policy and assessing risk. Prerequisite: CT210 Introduction to Construction Management

CT240 Sustainable Construction | 4 credit hours

This course provides an overview of the process of sustainable construction. Topics will include the theory, history, state of the industry and best practices in building. Prerequisite: CT210 Introduction to Construction Management

CT250 Construction Accounting and Business Practices | 4 credit hours

This course provides a survey of the principles of accounting and standard business practices needed for the construction industry. Prerequisite: CT210 Introduction to Construction Management

CT260 Inspecting Construction Projects | 4 credit hours

This course provides an introduction to engineering construction inspection. Topics include activities and processes involved in observing and documenting a project through the construction phase?from initial site work and geotechnical work to major engineered structural systems. Prerequisite: CT120 Reading and Interpreting Construction Documents, CT230 Construction Site Safety

GE117 Composition I | A 4 credit hour Composition course

This course covers phases of the writing process, with special emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for writing clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

GE127 College Mathematics I | A 4 credit hour Mathematics course

This course will include, but is not limited to, the following concepts: quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and triangles and trigonometric functions. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GE184 Problem Solving or TB184 Problem Solving or GE150 Survey of the Sciences or equivalent; Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

GE192 College Mathematics II | A 4 credit hour Mathematics course

This course will include, but is not limited to, the following concepts: exponential and logarithmic equations and functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, polar coordinates, oblique triangles, vectors and sequences. Prerequisite: GE127 College Mathematics I or equivalent

GE217 Composition II | A 4 credit hour Humanities course

This course focuses on appropriate rhetoric structures and styles for analytical and argumentative writing. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, reading skills and elements of research in the information age. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

GE253 Physics | A 4 credit hour Science course

Students in this course study the concepts of general physics. Practical applications demonstrate the theory. Prerequisite: GE192 College Mathematics II or equivalent

GE273 Microeconomics | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces the economic way of thinking as it provides the basic principles of microeconomics. It is the study of choices made by households, firms, and government and how these choices impact the market economy. Prerequisites: GE117 Composition I or equivalent, GE127 College Mathematics I or equivalent

TB139A Strategies for Learning in a Technical Environment | 4 credit hours

The course reviews characteristics and trends of the global information society and including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professional and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

TB141 Introduction to Productivity Software | 4 credit hours

The course covers the fundamentals of productivity software. Emphasis is placed on word processing, spreadsheets, file management, and presentations as well as integration of productivity software.

TB150 Computing and Productivity Software | 4 credit hours

The course covers the fundamentals of computing and the use of computers in communications and networks. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer technology, Internet and the World Wide Web in enterprise computing and working environments. The course will also focus on using productivity software and hands-on applications to problem solving in business and other working environments.

TB332 Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development | 4 credit hours

Students are required to plan and compile their projects in the form of a portfolio. Instruction on interviewing procedures and writing business communications is also included in this course. Prerequisite: Students must have completed 72 quarter credit hours prior to taking this course


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Paul Groves
Computer Drafting and Design
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2010
Lexington, KY

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