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Program Requirements

Residential Construction Management

Associate Degree  |  10-475-1

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Start Dates: January

Effective: January 2025

First Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

475-103Construction Safety2Course starts 2 weeks prior to first semesterThis is a course that starts 2 weeks before the fall semester program courses for Residential Construction. This course is a prerequisite to all Residential Construction Courses and the student will need to pass the Construction Safety course to start the remaining first semester courses. The major emphasis will be on machine, power, and hand tool safety. Job site safety, ladders, scaffolding, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards will also be covered. This course also introduces the student to the basic methods of floor, wall, and basic roof framing. The students will build small storage sheds for the main lab projects. Students will also complete an OSHA 10-hour general construction training course. Certificate awarded on completion of training.

475-108Construction Industry Skills1Program student; 475-103 or concurrent; Corequisite: 475-109, 475-111, 475-112, 475-115This course is designed to teach the student specific construction math skills and employment skills related to the Residential Construction Industry.

475-109Framing Methods/Bldg the Envel3Program student; 475-103 or concurrent; Corequisite: 475-108, 475-111, 475-112, 475-115This is a first-semester course with an emphasis on residential construction. Fundamentals of planning, layout, and rough framing are basic to the course. This course introduces the student to the basic methods of floor framing with dimensional lumber, I joists, and floor trusses. Proper methods of wall framing and sheathing installation are covered. Proper methods of producing a well-built, air-tight home will be covered in this course. It will cover proper home seal up, window and door installation, insulation, ventilation, and the importance of the drainage plane behind siding. At the conclusion of this course, the students should have developed the skills to frame a structure and apply the "Energy Star and Green Certification" requirements to residential construction.

475-111Frmng Mthds/Bldng the Envl Lab5Program student; 475-103 or concurrent; Corequisite: 475-108, 475-109, 475-112, 475-115Students will develop skills and apply concepts and practices from the areas outlined in the course 475-110 Framing Methods/Building the Envelope. In this course, the installation of the roof system at the on-site project will be done. The main lab project is the construction of a single or multi-family dwelling on a real job site. At the conclusion of this course, students should have developed skills to frame a structure and apply the "Energy Star and Green Certification" requirements to residential construction.

475-112Const Basics & Print Reading2475-103 or concurrent; Corequisite: 475-108, 475-109, 475-111, 475-115During this course you will start with basic construction language, symbols, and print reading fundamentals. The main emphasis of this course will be to prepare the students to function at the job site when reading and interpreting construction drawings and framing plans. Proper use of the architect's scales and their uses will be taught. Applied math skills used in the construction industry will be covered as well.

475-115Roof Systems and Stairs3Program student; 475-103 or concurrent; Corequisite: 475-108, 475-109, 475-111, 475-112The major emphasis of this course will be on roof systems from hand framing simple gable roofs to advanced intersecting roofs using trusses. The students will calculate the math, layout and cut practice hand framed rafters. They will be involved with many different types of roof problems including hip and valley roof systems. Understanding and installing truss packages at the on-site project is also included. Stair system's layout and design to proper installation will be covered. Stair terminology and the application of the building codes also taught. The students will calculate, layout and cut practice stair stringers in the lab. Design, layout and installing of the stair systems at the on-site project is also included.

TOTAL CREDITS:16 

Second Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

475-119Finish Carpentry Int/Ext3Program student; 475-103 and 475-108 and 475-109 and 475-111 and 475-112 and 475-115; Corequisite: 475-121, 475-124, 475-125This course introduces the student to the basic methods of selecting and installing interior trim, doors, and cabinets. Layout and installation of finish stair materials and decorative railings will also be taught. Material selection and the product installation requirements will be covered. This course also introduces the student to the basic methods of selecting and installing exterior soffit and wall finishes as well as building decks. Material selections and the different installation requirements will be covered. At the conclusion of this construction of a single or multi-family dwelling on a real job site.

475-121Finish Carpentry Int/Ext Lab5Program student; 475-103 and 475-108 and 475-109 and 475-111 and 475-112 and 475-115 and (475-119 and 475-124 and 475-125 or concurrent)This course introduces the student to the basic methods of selecting and installing interior trim, doors, and cabinets. Layout and installation of finish stair materials and decorative railings will also be taught. Material selections and the product installation requirements will be covered. This course also introduces the student to the basic methods of selecting and installing exterior soffit and wall finishes as well as building decks. Material selections and the different installation requirements will be covered. At the conclusion of this course, the student should have developed the skills to finish the interior/exterior of most residential buildings.

475-124Construction Planning2Program student; 475-103 and 475-108 and 475-109 and 475-111 and 475-112 and 475-115; Corequisite: 475-119, 475-121, 475-125Construction planning involves the many facets of residential design and construction. Building standards, design and structural loading is taught. Building requirements for "Energy Star Homes" and "Green Built" certification will be covered in this course. Kitchen planning, window schedules, and reading plot plans and site elevations are taught.

475-125Est Residential Construction3Program student; 475-103 and 475-108 and 475-109 and 475-111 and 475-112 and 475-115; Corequisite: 475-119, 475-121, 475-124This course is designed to introduce learners to the basic methods of estimating light building construction. It aims to develop a system for doing quantity take-offs of material, emphasizing all the house build parts, applications of materials, and costs associated for a residential build.

475-145Residential Const Internship1This course is designed to teach students how the actual construction environment works and the skills necessary to operate in a fast-paced jobsite setting.

801-196Oral/Interpersonal Comm3Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

TOTAL CREDITS:17 

Third Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

475-131Mech/Electr/Plumb System2Program studentThis course introduces the student to the mechanical systems used in construction projects. The basic principles of heating, electrical, and plumbing as well as the building code requirements for each will be covered in this course. At the conclusion of this course, the students should have developed an understanding of the mechanical areas of a project and be able to apply that knowledge to a construction project.

475-132Proj Coordination & Scheduling2Program studentThis course will train students the proper procedures and sequence of events involved in running residential and light commercial construction projects. The students will learn how to efficiently schedule, communicate, and coordinate all the events involved in the construction process. It will cover material handling, subcontractors, labor, and customer relations. At the conclusion of the course, the student should have developed skills necessary to facilitate the building process.

475-133CAD Basics-Residential Design2Program studentThis course is designed to teach students residential design using computer-aided drafting with SoftPlan-Architectural Design Software. The students will learn residential design processes as well as how the system operates, basic entity creation, modifying operations, text styles, dimensioning, blocks, plotting, 3 dimensional visual displays, plotting, etc. At the conclusion of the course, the student will have developed basic skills relating to computer aided drafting and should be able to use SoftPlan on residential design projects.

804-134Mathematical Reasoning3All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course may be used as the first of a two part sequence that ends with Quantitative Reasoning as the capstone general education math requirement.

801-136English Composition 13This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing, and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

801-198Speech3Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.

809-122Intro to Amer Government3Introduces American political processes and institutions. Focuses on rights and responsibilities of citizens and the process of participatory democracy. Learners examine the complexity of the separation of powers and checks and balances. Explores the role of the media, interest groups, political parties, and public opinion in the political process. Also explores the role of state and national government in our federal system.

809-196Intro to Sociology3This course introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology, including culture, race, socialization, gender, group behavior, deviance, social stratification, and social change. Students will use the sociological perspective to analyze major social institutions, multiculturalism, and social issues affecting our selves and society. Students will participate in a variety of experiences to strengthen and demonstrate these perspectives and skills. Critical thinking skills are emphasized, and learning activities include applying sociological theory to current issues in society. The focus is on how social factors and forces influence beliefs and behaviors, both in our personal lives and at work.

TOTAL CREDITS:15 

Fourth Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

475-130Innovative Building Systems2Program studentThis course introduces the student to new innovative methods and materials for building home that are strong, durable, energy efficient and environment friendly. It will cover foundation products like insulated concrete foundation’s (ICF’s) Thermo mass walls, precast insulated concrete walls to wood foundations. Energy efficient wall design as well as structural details and methods will be taught. New products such as structural insulated panel walls (SIP’s) walls and methods for building tall walls will be covered. Advanced roof system design and insulation methods will also be covered. At the conclusion of this course, the students should have developed the skills to apply new methods and technologies to projects, test the design of the house for performance standards prior to construction using software, and implement certification requirements for “New Homes Program”.

475-140Const Proposals & Contracts2Program studentThis course will train students in the processes and procedures involved in running residential and light commercial construction projects. This course will give the students a better understanding of how to properly handle construction documents from an organization standpoint. It will cover job proposals and specifications, construction contracts, change orders, insurance issues and dealing with banks. At the conclusion of the course, the student should have developed skills to write proposals and understand legal documents used in residential construction projects.

475-141Adv Estimation & Software Sys3Program studentThis course is designed to teach the students proper methods of estimating light building construction. It will cover materials, labor, subcontracts, overhead, and profit. The students will also complete estimates using estimating software. At the conclusion of this course, the student should have developed the skills to estimate complete residential or light commercial projects.

102-112Principles of Management3This course explores the four key managerial functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Learners gain personal insights through assessments and feedback, while learning to apply theoretical concepts to their potential managerial practices. The course emphasizes global applicability, preparing learners for diverse leadership roles.

102-188Project Management3The learner applies the skills and tools necessary to design, implement, and evaluate formal projects. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the role of project management by developing a project proposal, using relevant software, working with project teams, sequencing tasks, charting progress, dealing with variations, budgets and resources, implementing a project, and assessing the outcome.

809-198Intro to Psychology3This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. Additional topics include research methods, biological and environmental impacts, development, sensation and perception, consciousness, intelligence and stress. This course directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

809-199Psychology of Human Relations3Students will become acquainted with the basic theories and concepts of psychology and human behavior, enabling them to be more effective in their work and personal lives. A better understanding of human relations will help the individual adjust and grow in a complex society.

TOTAL CREDITS:13 

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Minimum Program Credits Required: 61

2.0 Minimum Program Cumulative GPA Required for Graduation
If a student does not enroll in any courses at CVTC for two or more consecutive semesters, the student will be required to reapply with Admissions. Students must abide by any changes in admission requirements and degree requirements.

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