Construction Technology A.A.S. (COT)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

Prepares graduates to be employed in the building construction field. Graduates can obtain positions including contractor, subcontractor, building inspector, project coordinator, and estimator.

Students are exposed to various aspects of residential and light commercial buildings. Courses within this program are structured so that students receive both the theory and technical aspects as well as a hands-on approach to solving construction projects. Topics included in this program are layout and design, construction techniques, cost estimation, safety, and construction materials.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • locate specific details from a drawing set, including plan, elevation, section, site, and detail drawings.
  • produce architectural drawings that display all necessary views, notes, material lists, and schedules.
  • explain the difference between various common manufacturing materials and demonstrate a knowledge of the process available to transform these materials into finished products.
  • demonstrate the proper use of standard hand and power tools.
  • identify the major components required for building construction as they pertain to foundations, framing, electrical, and interior/exterior finishing.
  • demonstrate the proper setup and usage of typical surveying instruments used to prepare a site for future construction.
  • utilize the necessary mathematics to formulate components, such as points, angles, areas, and elevations, to be used for survey drawings.
  • demonstrate proper procedures for laying out and installing electrical systems and equipment for national electrical code specifications.
  • organize and write technical reports based on data and specifications necessary for typical construction projects.
  • demonstrate the procedures necessary for preparation and installation of concrete and masonry products used on construction projects.
  • demonstrate the use of a computer-aided drafting workstation in creating architectural drawings.
  • explain the importance of developing an accurate construction estimate before beginning construction projects.
  • demonstrate the proper care and technique required for finishing a construction project.
  • interpret OSHA regulations and apply them to all construction areas, equipment, and employees.
  • demonstrate a background in the Liberal Arts and Social Science areas so that their education is not too narrowly technical and lacking in aesthetics and consideration of social issues.
  • communicate with others in a professional manner by means of verbal, written, and electronic media.
  • develop a style of workmanship and collaboration that is necessary for a team environment.