Introduces residential construction materials and proper installation methods with reference to geographical location, cost, and material selection. Focuses on reading and working from blueprints, and working with traditional hand and power tools. Covers building layout procedures using the level and transit as well as foundation, floor, wall framing materials, and systems. Lab work includes small-scale concrete construction and rough frame construction of a wood frame house in a controlled environment. Utilizes software to research building materials and building codes.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
- Provide, in writing, a request to the department indicating the proposed rationale for requesting credit and describing (via portfolio) the type of college level learning upon which the request is based.
- Completion of the final exam with a minimum score of 75%.
- Schedule an interview with the appropriate instructor(s) to discuss the request and exam.
Upon review of the request, portfolio, and documentation, the department will make a determination whether credit will be granted.