Apr 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

CO 140 - Construction I

Credit Hours: 3

A course covering the fundamental principles of materials, installation methods, safety and management used in residential construction. Laboratory project involves the physical application of topics discussed in lecture and computer based record-keeping of labor performances in residential construction. Course focuses on traditional or prefabricated construction methods used in producing foundation systems, sub-floor systems, wall systems, & roofing systems.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify individual building components relating to foundation systems, framing systems, exterior and interior finish systems and roofing systems for residential construction;
  • basic knowledge with the use and layout of building materials in residential construction;
  • basic knowledge with the use of building codes in residential construction;
  • understanding how a set of residential construction drawing documents are used in the industry;
  • an appropriate use of construction techniques and skills to maximize the use of materials and modern tools within the construction industry;
  • an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to lab project objectives;
  • an ability to function effectively on teams;
  • an ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems with methods of project component installations;
  • an ability to communicate effectively through project assignments and notebook submissions;
  • an ability to use computers with Microsoft office products;
  • use of the internet to locate materials and equipment for construction; and
  • use of local network printers.

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