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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Construction
Major: 3502
First Term: 2009 Fall    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 67
CIPS Code: 15.1303
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Architecture and Construction / Building and Construction
Instructional Council: Drafting (24)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction prepares students to work as technicians in construction drafting, construction inspection, or construction management. A drafting technician may work in a surveying, civil engineering or architecture firm/agency using board and/or computer for drafting residential, commercial and industrial construction. An inspection technician may perform in home inspection, building inspection, or plan review. A management technician may work in various construction companies/agencies managing field or office by planning, scheduling, cost estimating, and addressing safety issues.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses listed within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module.


Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 3-5
 MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR 
 MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR 
 MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3)3-5
 
Required Courses
 Credits: 18-20
 CNS101Construction and Culture3
 CNS130Computer Aided Design and Drafting3
 CNS175Working Drawing Analysis: Blueprint Reading3
 CNS180Building Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment3
 CNS181Cost Estimating I3
 MAT150College Algebra / Functions (5) OR 
 MAT151College Algebra / Functions (4) OR 
 MAT152College Algebra / Functions (3)3-5
 
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 27
Students will choose one of the three tracks:
 
Track I - Construction Drafting:Credits: 27
 ARC160Site Planning3
+ARC161Residential Architecture Drafting I: Computer & Board3
+ARC162Advance Residential Architecture Drafting II: Computer & Board3
+ARC163Commercial Architecture Drafting I: Computer & Board3
+ARC164Advance Commercial Architecture Drafting II: Computer & Board3
 BLT140Environmentally Responsible Building3
 BLT262Introduction International Residential Code (IRC)3
 BLT263Building Codes3
+CET101Surveying I3
+CET102Surveying II3
+CET201Boundary Control and Legal Principles I3
+CET202Boundary Control and Legal Principles II3
+CET257Route and Construction Surveying3
+CNS201Construction Management: Office Operation3
+CNS230Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) 3D for Construction and Architecture (CADD II)3
+CNS240Advanced Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) for Construction and Architecture (CADD III)3
+CNS250Civil Drafting I: Land Development3
+CNS251Civil Drafting II: Land Development3
+CNS252Civil Drafting III: Land Development3
 CNS261Microcomputers for Constructors3
+CNS282++Volunteerism for Construction: A Service Learning Experience (any suffixed courses)1-3
+CNS290++Construction Internship (any suffixed courses)1-3
+CNS296++Cooperative Education1-3
+CNS298++Special Project1-3
 
Track II - Construction Inspection:Credits: 27
+ARC161Residential Architecture Drafting I: Computer & Board3
+ARC163Commercial Architecture Drafting I: Computer & Board3
 ELC123Residential Electrical Wiring and Codes3
 BLT121Electrical Codes3
 BLT127Plumbing Codes3
 BLT128Mechanical Codes3
 BLT140Environmentally Responsible Building3
 BLT262Introduction International Residential Code (IRC)3
 BLT263Building Codes3
+CNS200Construction Management: Field Operation3
+CNS201Construction Management: Office Operation3
 CNS263Electrical Construction Fundamentals3
+CNS271Home Inspection Structure3
+CNS272Home Inspection Plumbing, Electrical & HVAC3
+CNS273Home Inspection Insulation and Interior3
+CNS274Home Inspection Roofing and Exteriors3
+CNS282++Volunteerism for Construction: A Service Learning Experience (any suffixed courses)1-3
+CNS285Introduction to Residential Plan Review3
+CNS286Introduction to Commercial Plan Review3
+CNS290++Construction Internship (any suffixed courses)1-3
+CNS296++Cooperative Education1-3
+CNS298++Special Project1-3
 
Track III - Construction Management:Credits: 27
 BLT140Environmentally Responsible Building3
 BLT262Introduction International Residential Code (IRC)3
 BLT263Building Codes3
+CET101Surveying I3
+CET102Surveying II3
 CNS182Construction Estimating and Print Reading4
+CNS200Construction Management: Field Operation3
+CNS201Construction Management (Office Operation)3
 CNS221Applied Engineering Mechanics-Statics3
 CNS243Heavy Construction Equipment, Methods, and Materials3
+CNS260Strength of Materials3
 CNS261Microcomputers for Constructors3
 CNS263Electrical Construction Fundamentals3
+CNS282++Volunteerism for Construction: A Service Learning Experience (any suffixed courses)1-3
+CNS290++Construction Internship (any suffixed courses)1-3
+COM225Public Speaking3
 ECN211Macroeconomic Principles3
 ECN212Microeconomic Principles3
 GBS206Business Law (UCC)3
+GBS221Business Statistics3
+CNS296++Cooperative Education1-3
+CNS298++Special Project1-3
 
General Education Requirements
 
General Education RequirementCredits: 22
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
 Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition area.6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 COM100Introduction to Human Communication3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
+CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment.3
 
MathematicsCredits: 0
 Met by MAT150, MAT151, or MAT152, in Required Courses area.0
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area.3
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.3
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
 PHY111General Physics I4
 

Program Competencies
 
1.Describe the background, history, and culture of construction. (CNS101)
2.Draw objects in various methods of documentation and design, using the computer and/or board. (CNS130, CNS230, CNS240)
3.Identify and interpret various symbols, abbreviation, and methods of representations in all types of construction-related blueprints. (CNS175)
4.Identify and describe common methods, materials, and equipment used in construction. (CNS180)
5.Prepare detailed estimates of the costs associated with the construction of a residential and/or light commercial building. (CNS181)
6.Apply mathematical concepts (including trigonometry) in solving common construction related problems. (MAT150, MAT151, MAT152)