CON100-002

Quantitative Skill for Construction

This course will apply fundamental mathematical skills and critical thinking to solve basic construction problems. A review of numbers, fractions, ratios, angles and triangles, weights, measures and conversions, and formulas for calculating area and volume will be included. Problem solving will use cases that introduce concepts of the estimating process for selected parts of a construction project including lumber pricing, footings, foundations, girders, sill plates, bridging, floor joists, flooring, wall framing, and roofing. Prerequisite: (MAT030 or MAT035) or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 2 credits.

CON101-002

Blueprint Reading: Constuct Trades

This course introduces fundamentals of reading and interpreting construction documents including plan views, elevations, sections, details, schedules and notes. The symbols and language of construction will be studied through the review and study of glossaries, legends and specifications. Application of the arithmetic of construction documents will be included. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered evenings only.

CON101-003

Introduction to Construction

This course introduces fundamentals of reading and interpreting construction documents including plan views, elevations, sections, details, schedules and notes. The symbols and language of construction are studied through the review and study of glossaries, legends and specifications. Application of the arithmetic of construction documents is included. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

CON105-002

Materials of Construction

Students learn about basic construction materials including properties and limitations, fabrication processes, and their effect on the fabrication of buildings. Field practice and procedures are used to study both qualitative and quantitative technological characteristics along with the proper use, selection, specifications, strength and limitations, fire resistance, and code conformity of materials. The course is valuable for building trades, building supply, local municipal authorities, fire and public safety officials, and engineering technology students. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered evenings only.

CON105-003

Methods and Materials of

Students learn about basic construction materials including properties and limitations, fabrication processes, and their effect on the fabrication of buildings. Field procedures are used to study qualitative and quantitative technological characteristics along with the proper use, selection, specifications, strength and limitations, fire resistance, and code conformity of materials. Students develop a working knowledge of zoning, site plans, FEMA flood zones, insurance and contract documents. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

CON110-002

Construction Technology

Students learn the process of constructing a residence or commercial building from ground to finish. Proper business, tax, and technical paper work are covered. This course and CON120 may be helpful in obtaining information and skills necessary to pass the Massachusetts Construction Supervisors Exam. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered evenings in the Fall.

CON115-003

Construction Estimating

Students explore various systems and methods for estimating construction costs of residential and commercial buildings, including elements of cost associated with construction technology and project management. The scope includes sub-systems, earthwork foundations, timber, steel, and masonry structure. The course emphasizes relationships in quantities of specific materials with the department variable of associated labor. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall

CON120-002

Working with MA State Building Code

Students develop an in-depth working knowledge of the Massachusetts State Building Code, and learn to interpret and apply the code requirements. This course is designed for the general building contractor, for persons engaged in the design and construction of building, and for code enforcement officials and firefighters. This course and CON110 may be helpful in obtaining information and skills necessary to pass the Massachusetts Construction Supervisors Exam. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered evenings in the Spring. RETIRED C&P 4-12-17

CON121-001

MA State Building Codes -

Students develop a working knowledge of the Massachusetts State Building Code for residential properties and learn the process of constructing a residential building from ground to finish with an emphasis on building code requirements. This course is helpful in obtaining information and skills necessary to pass the Massachusetts Restricted - One and Two Family Dwelling Construction Supervisors Exam. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

CON122-001

MA State Building Codes -

Students develop an in-depth working knowledge of the Massachusetts State Building Code for commercial properties and learn to interpret and apply the code requirements. This course is designed for the general building contractor, for persons engaged in the design and construction of buildings, and for code enforcement officials and firefighters. This course is helpful in obtaining information and skills necessary to pass the Massachusetts Unrestricted Construction Supervisors Exam. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

CON130-002

Computer Aided Drafting I

This course is a first course in computer aided drafting including an introduction to AutoCAD, drawing, editing drawings, applications, using advanced functions, producing hard copy and customizing AutoCAD. The emphasis of this course is in developing drafting techniques using the computer as the drafting tool. Specific topics include system set up, 2-D drawing, editing drawings, multi-view, drawing, orthographic views, dimensioning, sectional views, and graphic patterns. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered evenings in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.

CON135-002

Computer Aided Drafting II

This course is a second course in computer aided drafting. A brief review of CON130 will be followed by the following topic development: threads and fasteners, auxiliary views, revolutions, shop processes, working drawings, isometric and three dimensional drawings, rendering, and expanding AutoCAD applications. Prerequisite: CON130 / 3 credits. Offered evenings in the Spring.

CON200-001

Architectural Drafting I

This course focuses on architectural drafting techniques utilizing AutoCAD drafting software as the drafting tool. Students review and expand their knowledge of AutoCAD drawing commands and techniques while learning basic through advanced drafting concepts. The production of a basic set of architectural drawings is completed throughout the semester. Prerequisite: CON130 / 3 credits. Offered: Varies