Construction Technology Management (CTM)
CTM 111 (3)
This course will define the plumber’s responsibility and introduce the student to the plumbing trade for single and multi-unit family dwelling units. Topics include plumbing plans, safety, plumbing materials and fittings, pipe-joining techniques, drain-waste and vent systems, water supply systems, fixture installations and leak testing as well as plumbing operation and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on safe operation of all trade tools and equipment and job site safety. Three lectures. May be taken for S/U credit. Fall.
CTM 115 (3)
Introduction to Woodworking
Fundamental Woodworking Safety and Applications including basic Wood Shop Safety Precautions, Practices & Procedures . Basic wood working Project Design, Drawings , Materials calculation & Estimates. Basic Shop Procedures , wood preparation, joinery & jointing techniques. Emphasis on safe and proper use of Wood working hand tools, portable power and stationary power tools. Lab three, Lecture one. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 120 (3)
Building the Human Environment
Addresses architectural design and construction building practices, relating some of their psychological and environmental impacts. Historical, current and projected solutions to the human need for shelter and infrastructure is explored. Three lecture.
CTM 122 (3)
Construction Material & Equipment Safety
This course will introduce the student to safety in the Construction Industry. Emphasis will be placed on safe operation of trade tools and equipment, job site safety and early hazard recognition. Topics covered include: early hazard recognition, safety plans, safe transport and handling of construction materials and equipment, scaffolding set-up techniques, trench shoring and safety, fall prevention planning and associated hazards. Three lecture.
CTM 123 (3)
Building Construction Methods I
Floor foundations and interior and exterior framing, including various types and methods of building foundations and framing systems. Two lecture. Two Lab.
CTM 124 (3)
Building Construction Methods II
Construction methods, materials, and safe working practices as they relate to carpentry framing with wood. Floor, interior and exterior walls, ceilings, and roof and stair framing are described. Window, door, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing and cabinetry systems are described for residential construction. Prerequisite: CTM 123. Two lecture. Two Lab.
CTM 130 (3)
Blueprint Reading & Estimating
Provides the basic knowledge of how to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications. Students will develop an understanding of construction documents, schedules, and symbols to create a comprehensive estimate for a construction project. Three lecture.
CTM 131 (1)
Green Building Introduction
Introduction to Green Building presents the Core Concepts and underlying reasons for approaching construction from a Sustainable methodology perspective. Several Categories of Green Building are introduced and explored. Categories include Building Site, Energy performance concepts & issues, Water Utilization, Indoor Environment, Materials resourcing and Recycling approaches. Green Building myths are dispelled. Co-requisite: Construction experience confirmed by the instructor. Recommended Co-requisite: CTM 123. One lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 132 (2)
Solar Water Heater System
This course will describe the basics of heating domestic hot water via the sun. Heat transfer and thermal dynamics principles are presented, studied, and applied. The basic parameters of solar hot water system design and system sizing will be explored. Various solar water heating systems and each component will be described, and their functions presented. Both drain back, and glycol based solar water heater systems diagrams are presented and discussed, with advantages and disadvantages of each system. Flat plate and evacuated tube solar collectors are examined, discussed, and applied. Other system components are also examined, such as heat exchangers, differential controllers, heat pumps, and solar hot water heaters. This course is designed to allow participants assembly of a solar hot water system. One lecture. One Lab. May be taken for S/U credit with Consent of Instructor.
CTM 133 (1)
Solar Greenhouse Design
This course will lead students through basic passive solar design for solar greenhouses. Solar orientation, Home site evaluation and Energy Efficient design & Construction approaches will be considered for the architectural integration of the passive solar design and construction of a “solar” greenhouse. One lecture.
CTM 134 (1)
Rain Water Harvest Systems
This class introduces students to rainwater harvesting as a source of domestic potable drinking water and/or landscape use. All rainwater collection components for proper and safe use of potable water will be presented and discussed. Components include: roofing materials, gutters and gutter sizing, first flush diverters and downspouts, plumbing piping to and from tank, tanks, water purification, and filtration. Water analysis issues, contamination, pumps and control devices, water conservation and plumbing fixtures strategies are discussed, explored, and applied. Guiding principles for water conservation and best practice regarding conserving domestic potable water are examined. One lecture. One lab. May be taken for S/U credit.
CTM 138 (1)
Introduction to Solar Design Applications
Basic introduction to the concepts and principles related to solar energy applications. A survey of the many types of systems that solar energy can be used in single and multi-family dwellings. One lecture. May be taken for S/U credit or with written consent of the instructor. Fall, Spring.
CTM 139 (1)
Don't let good "greywater" from tubs, sinks and washers do down the drain! Greywater re-use for landscape irrigation is safe and legal when done properly. In this class we'll explore greywater options, some simple, some more complex, including systems that when combined with use of composting toilets constitute affordable alternatives for people with difficult "perc" conditions. One lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 150 (3)
Basic Electrical Theory
Introduction to both alternating current (A.C.) and direct current (D.C.) of electrical theory, along with the fundamentals of algebra and trigonometry used to compute circuit analysis. Electrical safety and first aid, introduction to direct current theory and battery sources, A.C. theory, alternating current circuits including resistive, inductive, and capacitive circuits that are in series, parallel and combination configuration. Additional topics include: Ohm’s Law, phase and vector analysis, electrical and electronic diagrams and schematics, wire gauges, ampacity for line and loads, as well as grounding and bonding of circuits. This class will emphasize the proper use and function of electrical multi-meters. Prerequisite: *MAT 096 or *MAT 097 or Consent of Instructor. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.
CTM 151 (3)
House Wiring I
Basic electrical theory and safety presented. Survey of electrical construction processes for single and multi-family dwellings that require voltages less than 480 volts, with single phase power. The most typical alternating current (A.C.) circuits are discussed, illustrated, and wired for these applications. Determining materials, installation processes, safety, and the National Electrical Code requirements of electrical construction will be emphasized and applied. Students will wire a variety of circuits for single and multi-family dwellings using devices such as receptacles, switches, and lighting fixtures in a training module application. Two lecture. Two lab. May be taken for S/U credit.
CTM 152 (3)
House Wiring II
Survey of electrical construction processes for residential applications. Determining materials, installation processes, safety, and code requirements of electrical construction will be emphasized and applied. Prerequisite: CTM 151 or Consent of Instructor. Two lecture. Two lab. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 155 (4)
Commercial Wiring I
This class will emphasize Light Commercial Wiring Applications to determine sizes of service entrance conductors and feeders, conduit sizes and boxes, Transformer types, theory & sizing, and protection of transformers: referencing to the National Electric Code. Prerequisite: CTM 151 or Consent of Instructor. Three lecture. One lab. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 211 (3)
International Residential Code
Safety principles of building construction under the Uniform Building Code, including structural requirements for wood, masonry, fire resistant materials and ratings, and occupancy requirements. Three lecture.
CTM 224 (3)
Concrete and Masonry Systems
This course will provide instruction in structural and architectural applications of concrete and masonry systems. It will examine concrete and masonry characteristics, chemistry, mix designs, placement and finishing methods, and forming systems. Two lecture; Two lab.
CTM 235 (3)
Solar Home Design
Alternative passive solar building techniques such as adobe, earth brick, rammed earth, sand bag, and earth ship will be presented, along with environmental and aesthetic design considerations. Prerequisite: CTM 120. Three lecture.
CTM 236 (3)
Photovoltaics and Wind Power
This course will define the design and installation of photovoltaic and wind power systems. Emphasis will be placed on electrical safety and operation of trade tools and equipment and job site safety. Topics covered: photovoltaic and wind power system plans, safety, electrical materials and fittings, solar cell panel and wind generator wiring techniques, battery systems, inverters and charge controllers. Prerequisite: CTM 150. Three lecture.
CTM 237 (3) New Fall 2020
Battery-Based Photovoltaic Systems
Catalog Description: Pre-requisites CTM 150. This course will teach the fundamentals of the common types and components of photovoltaic systems that are battery-based such as P.V. direct, grid direct, stand-alone, multimode, energy storage systems (ESS) such as battery technology, and hybrid type systems are explored. Load analysis is addressed along with other critical design criteria such as battery bank design, equipment options, and electrical integration of system components. Three Lecture.
CTM 238 (3) New Fall 2020
Heating Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration I
Pre- or Co-requisites: CTM 150 and CTM 111. This course will focus and teach the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A) section 608 requirements for purchase, handling and disposal of refrigerant/freon used for HVACr system. Section 608 of the Clean Air Act which requires that all persons who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of appliances that contain regulated refrigerants, be certified. The class will also teach the fundamentals of the refrigeration cycle use for single family and multi-family dwellings used for comfort cooling, and appliance refrigeration. Two lecture. One lab.
CTM 239 (4) New Fall 2020
Heating Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration II
Pre-requisite CTM 238. Pre or Co-requisite CTM 152. This course will address the operation, installation, service, and repair of heating ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration system. Study the in-depth principles of mechanics, electrical/electronic controls, diagnostic techniques and test equipment relating to the servicing of HVACr equipment for single family and multi-family dwelling. – Two-hour lecture and Two-hour lab.
CTM 250 (3)
Innovative and Alternative Building Techniques
Innovative and alternative building techniques such as steel framing, SIP, Integra or Rastra block, adobe, earth brick, rammed earth, cast earth, sand bag, papercrete, straw bale and earth ship will be presented along with environmental and aesthetic design considerations. These concepts will be integrated with a “pattern language” and passive solar design approach for student design projects. Recommended: CTM 123/124, CTM 235, CTM 120, or prior construction related experience. Three lecture; one lab. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 253 (3)
Plane Surveying and Building Layout
Building layout and surveying to establish building location for excavation and for the accurate placement of the building foundation, including finish floor elevation. Three lecture.
CTM 260 (3)
Green Building I
Principles of Sustainable Construction introduces the student to the principles and techniques of designing, building and maintaining more comfortable, energy-and-resource-efficient buildings from a Sustainable / Green Building categorical approach. Prerequisite: CTM 235 and CTM 250. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 270 (3)
Overview of construction business practices and government requirements designed to help the student prepare for obtaining a contractor’s license. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 288 (3)
Construction Supervision and Scheduling
Function of the construction site supervisor and the process used in scheduling, pre- and post-construction, communication techniques, and documentation of records and reports. Three lecture.
CTM 289 (1–6)
Designed for students who are looking for paid or voluntary, practical learning experiences that apply academic and occupational education to real-life, on-the-job situations. Credit hours will be negotiated based on fulfillment of a contract. Each credit hour requires the completion of a minimum 45 hours of on-the-job participation. Prior experience or course work in the field of interest is required. One to six variable credit hours. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.
CTM 198/298 (1–6)
Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision.One to six variable credit hours.
*Course has additional pre or co requisite(s)