Course Descriptions for ART, BCM, CET, CGT, CEMT, CMET and CNT

ART 15000 – Architecture Construction I
Lab 6, cr. 2. Prerequisite: CGT 11000, min. grade of D (may be taken concurrently) & CGT 29000, min. grade of C.
A study of wood frame construction through a semester project requiring planning and working drawings. Field trips may be included.  Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

ART 22100 – Architecture Presentation
Lab 6, cr. 2. Prerequisite: ART 15000 & CGT 29000, min. grade of D.
Introduction to techniques of presentation drawings and models of buildings. Exercises in freehand sketching, perspective drawing, shades and shadows, and use of color in renderings. Survey of the application of color in buildings, construction, and purpose of various types of architectural models. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring. 

ART 22200 – Architecture Construction II
Lab 8, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ART 15000 & CGT 29000, min. grade of D.
Preparation of preliminary and working drawings for an intermediate-size commercial or institutional building. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring. 

ART 29900 – Plans & Specifications 
Class 2, lab. 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: MA 11100.
Reading and interpretation of contract documents for construction. Emphasis on plans and specifications for a variety of structures.
ART 29900 – Architectural Engineering Technology 
Credit 1-4. Prerequisite: MA 11100, 15300, 15400, 22300 or 22400, min. grade of D.
Hours and subject matter to be arranged with staff. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring/Summer/Fall.

BCM 10000 – Introduction to Construction
Class 2, cr. 2. Prerequisite: MA 11100, 15300, 15400, 22300 or 22400, min. grade of D.
A survey of the construction industry. Includes the overall construction process from initial concept through start-up of the completed facility, career opportunities in the construction industry, and an introduction to the materials and systems used in construction with an emphasis on vocabulary building. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

BCM 10001 - Introduction to Construction
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: MA 11100, 15300, 15400, 22300 or 22400.
Introduction to Construction is a survey of the construction industry. It includes the overall construction process from initial concept through start-up of the complete management systems used in construction, with an emphasis on vocabulary building. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

BCM 11200 – Construction Surveying Fundamentals
Class 2, lab. 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: MA 15100, min. grade of D or (MA 15400 and MA 15300, min. grade of C).
Introduction to basic surveying operations. Development of the surveying skills necessary to measure distances, angles, and elevations to required accuracies. Calculation of tape corrections, bearing, coordinates, traverses, and areas. Emphasis is placed on instrument use and note-keeping techniques. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall. 

BCM 21200 – Construction Layout
Class 1, lab. 6, cr. 3. Prerequisite: BCM 11200, min. grade of D.
Application of surveying skills relevant to the field of construction. Projects include layout of buildings, route centerlines, indirect determination of elevation and distance, referencing, establishment of grade, topographic mapping, and earthwork computations. Instruments used will include transit, theodolite, automatic level, laser, and EDM. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring. 

BCM 23000 – Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ART 11500, min. grade of D.
A survey of systems for the supply and drainage of water, the heating and cooling of buildings, and the electrical power and lighting for buildings. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.

BCM 23500 – Construction and Material Systems
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: ART 29900 (may be taken concurrently) or BCM 10000, min. grade of D. 
An advanced study of materials and structural systems used in buildings. The study of materials includes their properties, characteristics, design parameters and applications. A study of structures, superstructures, special structures and construction features. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring. 

BCM 27000 – Materials and Estimates
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: BCM 23500 and ART 15000 and MA 15400, min. grade of D.
A study of materials, components, manufactured products, connections, details, and assemblies related to estimating construction work. Practice in estimating quantities and listing of work items in standard quantity survey format. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.

BCM 34500 – Scheduling
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. Prerequisite: BCM 27000, min. grade of D.
A study of the planning and control of construction projects. Time schedules for materials, labor, and equipment. Emphasis is on CPM scheduling. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring.

BCM 37500 – Estimating
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. Prerequisite: BCM 21500, BCM 21600, BCM 25000 and BCM 27500, min. grade of D.
Forecasting the costs to construct commercial building projects in accordance with project plans and specifications. Emphasis is on the costs associated with concrete, steel, and site work. Use of computer software is featured. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring. 

BCM 38000 – Concrete Construction
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. Prerequisite: MET 211, min. grade of D.
An overview of concrete construction, including material composition, behavior and handling of concrete, formwork, and concrete reinforcement. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring. 

BCM 49700 – Special Topics in Construction
Class 0-4, cr. 0-4. 
Hours, subject matter, and credit to be arranged by staff. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

BCM 49900 – Special Assignments
Credit 1-4. 
Special assignments for students who wish to undertake individual study on approved topics. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer. 

CET 16000 – Statistics
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MA 15300, min. grade of D.
Study of forces acting on bodies at rest. Coplanar and non-coplanar forces, concurrent and non-concurrent forces, hydrostatic forces, centroids and moments of inertia will be studies. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring. 

CET 20900 – Land Surveying and Subdivision
Class 3, lab. 2, cr. 4. Prerequisites: BCM 21200 and CGT 29000, min. grade of D.
Theory and practice of land surveying, subdivision, filing and recording deeds, U. S. governmental survey of public lands, laws of land surveying, descriptions and area computations for land surveys. Subdivision planning, calculations and plotting, water main layouts, storm and sanitary sewer calculations and layouts. Street plans and profiles. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring. 

CET 25300 – Hydraulics and Drainage
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MA 15300 and MA 154, min. grade of C.
Basic hydrostatics, Bernoulli's equation, flow in water and sewer lines, overland and ditch drainage, and culvert size determination. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring. 

CET 26000 – Strength of Materials
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MA 154, min. grade of D.
Study of stress-strain relationships, shear and bending moment diagrams, stresses and deflections of beams, axial loads, and combined stresses. Applied problems in the field structural design. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring. 

CET 26600 – Materials Testing
Class 1, lab. 6, cr. 3. 
Testing of construction materials to determine physical and mechanical properties. Preparation of reports from data secured from such tests. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring. 

CET 28000 – Structural Calculations
Class 3, cr. 3. 
Practice in the calculation of loads, reactions, shear, and moment for determinate structures. Introduction to indeterminate structures with emphasis on moment distribution. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring. 

CET 29900 – Civil Engineering Technology
Credit 1-4. 
Hours to be arranged with the staff. Primarily for third and fourth semester students. Subject matter to be assigned by the staff. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer. 

CET 33100 – Properties and Behaviors of Soils
Class 2, lab. 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MET 211, min. grade of D.
Identification and properties of soils with emphasis on laboratory and field testing. Behavior of soils relating to design and construction of structures and highways. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.

CEMT 31000 – Surveying Computations
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: BCM 11200, min. grade of D
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following classifications: 
Senior: 105+ hours OR Senior: 90-104 hours
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following majors: 
Bldg Construction Mgmt Tech or Construction Eng and Mgmt Tech
.

Analysis of errors in surveying measurements. Adjustments to surveying measurements, including an introduction to the least squares adjustment method. Computations using rectangular coordinates including intersections and coordinate transformations. Computations associated with horizontal and vertical control networks. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer. 

CEMT 34100 – Construction Scheduling and Project Control
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: BCM 23500, min. grade of D-.
A study of the use of computers for creating, presenting, revising, and updating construction schedules, and in using the schedule and other programs to assist in managing a construction project. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer. 

CEMT 34101 - Construction Operations
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisite: BCM 23500 or consent of instructor. 
Management, methods and equipment used in the construction of buildings, earthworks, bridges and roads. Contractor organization, job management, and safety. Excavation, formwork, concrete, masonry, and steel erection methods. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

CEMT 34400 – Construction Inspection
Class 2, lab. 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: ART 29900 and CEMT 34100, min. grade of D-. 
Inspection procedures as applied to contracted construction and the execution of the completed contract. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

CEMT 48900 – Senior Project Survey
Class 1, cr. 1. Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following classifications: Senior: 105+ hours OR Senior: 90-104 hours
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following majors: 
Bldg Construction Mgmt Tech or Construction Eng and Mgmt Tech
.

Develops a topic and project scope and establishes time schedules for completion of CEMT 49000. This course may be taken pass/no pass. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer. 

CEMT 49000 – Senior Project
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: CEMT 48900, min. grade of D-. 
Development of a project combining the skill and knowledge gained from previous courses. Project is presented before a departmental panel and will include graphical material, oral, and written communication. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer. 

 

CEMT 49400 - Engineering Economics for Construction
Class 3, cr. 3.
Introduction to engineering economy and its methods related to time value of money. Economical evaluation and comparison of alternatives considering costs, returns, interest, taxes, and probability in a time span; determining feasibility, break-even points, and rate of return. Cost indices for construction. Typically offered Fall/Spring.
CGT 11000 – Technical Graphics Communications
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. Prerequisites: MA 15300 (may be taken concurrently), min. grade of D.
This course is an introductory CAD course that emphasizes the generation of graphical information. Topics include: orthographic projection, isometric projection, detail and assembly drawings, geometric construction and layouts, dimensioning practices, auxiliary views, and section views. Problems used in this class require logical problem solving techniques and the use of good CAD practices. Typically offered Fall/Spring.
CGT 26200 - Introduction to Construction Graphics
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. 
Study of graphic solutions to problems conditioned by traditional and emerging and construction (AEC) standards with a focus on residential settings. Introductory 2D documentation will progress into 3D modeling techniques. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.
CMET 44500 – Construction Management I
Class 3, cr. 3. 
Business policy and problems relating to construction companies. Includes contractors' organization, financial management, project management, supervision, cost analysis, and equipment economics, and topics in construction law and ethics. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring.

CNT 32500 – Structural Applications
Class 2, lab. 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: CET 28000, min. grade of D.
Techniques in analyzing statically determinant and indeterminate structures with a discussion of moment distribution. Standard design procedures for wood, steel, and concrete structures. Sizing of beams, columns and connections. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.