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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions CMT

CMT 112 Construction Estimating

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CMT 310

This course covers construction quantity survey and estimating practices for residential, light commercial and green building projects.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO #1: Demonstrate independent learning and effective communication skills.

CMT 120 Legal Aspects of Construction

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course is a summary of the legal implications of licensing, contracts, specifications and their interpretations. Emphasis on the laws of liability, workers compensation, social security, Cal-OSHA, lien laws, and federal laws affecting construction and compliance problems.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO #1: Demonstrate independent learning and effective communication skills.

CMT 134 Construction Scheduling and Critical Path Method

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CMT 112

This course introduces computer and manual techniques used in planning, scheduling and controlling construction projects. Network analysis and applications using critical path method and current computer programs will be utilized.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO #1: Demonstrate independent learning and effective communication skills.

CMT 136 Construction Safety

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CMT 300

This course addresses the application of safety principles in construction with emphasis on the Occupation Safety and Health Act of 1970 and California OSHA.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO #1: Demonstrate independent learning and effective communication skills.

CMT 295 Independent Studies in Construction Management Technology

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

CMT 300 Introduction to Construction Plans and Specifications

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in CMT 310

Transferable: CSU

This is an introductory course in how to read building plans and specifications. Intended for both the homeowner and the builder, the course gives emphasis to building plan symbols, interpretation of shop and field drawings, and requirements for obtaining building permits.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO #1: Demonstrate independent learning and effective communication skills.

CMT 310 Materials of Construction

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CMT 300, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU

This is a general survey of materials and methods of building construction. An overall view of residential, commercial, and heavy construction practices will be studied.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO #1 Compare common construction methods which are currently being used in the field.

CMT 313 Computer Estimating for Construction

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CMT 112

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to meet current demands for computerized estimating in the construction industry. This course will integrate computer technology with current construction estimating practices. This technology will provide the student with experience in determining construction quantities and costs quickly, economically and effectively.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO #1: Demonstrate independent learning and effective communication skills.

CMT 495 Independent Studies in Construction Management Technology

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

CMT 498 Work Experience in Construction Management Technology

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Construction Management Technology.

Transferable: CSU

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)