Civil Engineering Technology (CET)

Courses

CET 105   Construction Methods (3 Hours)

This course introduces the student to the terms, methods, procedures, sequences of operation, and types of construction and planning in civil and building construction. This course is typically offered the first half of each semester. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

CET 123   Building Codes (3 Hours)

This course examines the organization, intent and use of building codes in general and the International Building Code in particular. Students will cover the reasons codes exist and how they form an integral part of the design criteria for every building project. Additional topics include building types, fire protection, accessibility, roofs, foundations, and interiors/exteriors. This course is offered in the spring semester. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

CET 125   Construction Specifications* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites or corequisites: CET 105 or equivalent.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the phases of a project, identify the bidding requirements, explain contractual relationships between parties, categorize the drawings, write specifications, list warranties and explain contract modifications. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.

CET 129   Construction Management (3 Hours)

This course is intended for students interested in learning management principles for construction projects. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to perform many processes associated with construction projects and complete forms typically used in project management. Topics include contract documents, scheduling, job costs and management issues. Project management software will be used to schedule and track project resources and progress. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab/wk.

CET 140   Civil Engineering Materials* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites or corequisites: MATH 116 or higher.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze materials commonly used in civil engineering construction projects. Common properties of soil, concrete and asphalt will be studied for classification as engineering materials. Students will learn to perform typical materials tests in accordance with ASTM guidelines. This course is typically offered in the spring semester. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab/wk.

CET 160   Green Building Fundamentals (3 Hours)

This course introduces the student to sustainable design and green building practices used in the construction industry. The goal of the course is to improve the energy and environmental performance of buildings through a better understanding of standard practices used by industry professionals, as well as, to provide students preparation for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Professional Accreditation Exam. Course content will focus on sustainable practices as prescribed in the LEED Green Building Rating System. 3 hrs. lecture/wk. This course is typically offered in the fall semester.

CET 205   Advanced Construction Methods* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: CET 105.

This course explores various building materials and how they are assembled during the construction process. Topics include wood, brick masonry, steel, concrete, and sustainable construction. Emphasis is placed on field construction techniques over building materials, which is presented in the introductory construction methods course. This course is offered in the spring semester. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

CET 225   Construction Documents* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites: CET 125.

This course covers general documents used before, during, and after construction. Topics include document submittals, procurement, bidding, negotiating, and addenda. Modifications, claims, disputes, and payment are also addressed. This course is offered in the spring semester. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.

CET 227   Construction Cost Estimating* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: CET 105 and CET 125 or department approval.

Prerequisites or corequisites: DRAF 129 or department approval.

This course adds to the student's knowledge of the construction process by covering the principles of construction estimating. Topics include estimating quantities of material using reference books, tables and the Construction Specifications Institute (C.S.I.) format and preparing estimating reports. Students will use industry-standard software for construction estimating. The student needs a basic knowledge of spreadsheet software to be successful in this course. 2 hrs. lecture & 3 hrs lab/wk.

CET 229   Advanced Construction Management* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: CET 129 and MATH 116 or higher.

This course builds on the introductory construction management course. The emphasis is on using sustainability to safely and efficiently manage a commercial construction job. Topics include earthmoving and heavy equipment; concrete, masonry, and steel construction; and construction process management. By building with the environment in mind, we can produce buildings that use our limited resources efficiently and provide a healthier environment for the occupants. This course is offered in the fall semester. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

CET 271   Construction Management Internship I* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: Department approval.

This course consists of supervised work experience in an approved training situation. It is designed to provide practical experience in the construction industry. An average of 15 hours per week for the semester of on-the-job training is required.

CET 272   Construction Management Internship II* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: Department approval.

This course consists of supervised work experience in an approved training situation. It is designed to provide practical experience in the construction industry. An average of 15 hours per week for the semester of on-the-job training is required.

CET 105

  • Title: Construction Methods
  • Number: CET 105
  • Effective Term: 2018-19
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course introduces the student to the terms, methods, procedures, sequences of operation, and types of construction and planning in civil and building construction. This course is typically offered the first half of each semester. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Identify the principle factors affecting the development of a community.
  2. Describe the preparation work required before a construction project begins.
  3. Define types of construction contract documents used in entering into a contract.
  4. Summarize the basic problems between the employee and employer including labor union activities and the training and advancing of workers.
  5. Explain surveying and mapping techniques and use of an architect's scale to measure distances.
  6. List and explain the concepts involved in analyzing a design to determine its acceptability.
  7. Describe the construction process from the recognition of construction materials to the completion and erection of the frame including the types and installation of utilities.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Introduction to Construction
   A. Explain the relationship of construction to population.
   B. Describe the economics of community development.

II. Preparation for Construction 
   A. Outline requirements for starting a construction project.
   B. Explain hiring requirements.
   C. Define training needs in the construction industry.
   D. Explain the importance of construction schedules.
   E. Explain the process of quantifying material requirements.

III. Contracts
   A. Explain the differences between fixed and variable costs.
   B. Define responsibilities of the parties involved with a contract.
   C. Create a payment schedule.
   D. Explain conditions of termination.

IV. Employer-Employee Relations
   A. Explain labor union agreements.
   B. Outline apprenticeship rules.
   C. Define open-shop agreements.
   D. Describe hiring, training and termination rules.

V. Drawings
   A. Use an architect's scale to determine measurements.
   B. Calculate elevation readings.
   C. Explain surveying and mapping techniques.

VI. Construction Designs
   A. Define project goal.
   B. Explain design considerations, including:
      1. Function considerations
      2. Form considerations
      3. Cost considerations
      4. Material considerations
   C. Build a model of a project.
   D. Write a material specification.
   E. Write a workmanship specification.

VII. Construction Systems
   A. Describe site work, including:
      1. Clearing the site
      2. Stabilizing the site
   B. Describe foundation systems, including:
      1. Parts of a foundation
      2. Types
      3. Materials
      4. Setting of concrete
      5. Treating of concrete
   C. Describe building forms, including:
      1. Materials
      2. Preparation
   D. Describe building superstructures, including:
      1. Types of superstructures
      2. Mass and masonry
      3. Steel frames
      4. Concrete frames
      5. Wood frames
   E. Describe floor systems, including:
      1. Wood systems
      2. Concrete systems
   F. Describe wall systems.
   G. Describe roof systems, including:
      1. Flat systems
      2. Sloped systems
   H. Describe installation of utility systems, including:
      1. Water
      2. Sewerage
      3. Electricity
      4. Gas
      5. HVAC

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Class Assignments and Homework 25 - 50% of grade
Tests and Quizzes              25 - 50% of grade
Final Examination              25% of grade
  Total                       100%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CET 123

  • Title: Building Codes
  • Number: CET 123
  • Effective Term: 2018-19
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course examines the organization, intent and use of building codes in general and the International Building Code in particular. Students will cover the reasons codes exist and how they form an integral part of the design criteria for every building project. Additional topics include building types, fire protection, accessibility, roofs, foundations, and interiors/exteriors. This course is offered in the spring semester. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. List and describe international, national, and local building codes.
  2. List and determine occupancy groups.
  3. Categorize building types.
  4. Define fire protection systems.
  5. List and define building exit components.
  6. List and define codes for accessibility.
  7. List and explain interior space considerations.
  8. Identify and explain differences in codes.
  9. Explain codes for building exteriors.
  10. Explain codes for roof systems.
  11. Define building loads.
  12. Describe building foundation considerations.
  13. Identify and explain inspection categories.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I.Codes Definition
  A. List international and national codes.
  B. List local codes.
  C. Describe the history of building codes.
  D. Define performance and prescriptive codes.
  E. Identify the intent of codes.
  F. Document code interpretations.

II. Occupancy Groups
  A. List the occupancy groups.
  B. Determine the occupancy group.
  C. List the requirements for high-rise buildings.
  D. Identify the categories of motor-vehicle- related buildings.

III. Building Types
  A. Categorize building height and area definitions.
  B. List limitations and exceptions to Table 503 of the National Building Code.
  C. Classify mixed-use buildings.

IV. Fire Protection
  A. List the five types of construction.
  B. Distinguish the most fire-resistive types of buildings.
  C. Define non-combustible materials.
  D. Define fire-resistive rating.
  E. List active and passive fire-protection systems.
  F. Categorize fire detection systems.
  G. Categorize fire alarm systems.
  H. Categorize automatic fire-extinguishing systems.
  I. Describe smoke-control systems.
  J. Classify interior finish materials by flame-spread.
  K. Classify interior materials by smoke generation.

V. Exits
  A. Define exiting systems.
  B. List requirements for means of egress components.
  C. Define emergency escape openings.

VI. Accessibility
  A. List federal, state, and local accessibility code differences.
  B. Categorize dwelling units for accessibility.
  C. List exceptions to code requirements.
  D. Explain special occupancy provisions.
  E. List code provisions for existing buildings.
  F. Explain alternative requirements for historic buildings.

VII. Interior Space Considerations
  A. Explain environmental considerations for the interior environment.
  B. Differentiate between occupied and non-occupied spaces.
  C. List ventilation requirements.
  D. Indicate natural versus artificial lighting area requirements.
  E. Identify ASTM International test criteria for sound transmission.

VIII. Code Differences
  A. Explain the interaction between International Building Code (IBC) and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC.)
  B. List the concepts of the IECC.
  C. Identify energy code definitions.
  D. Differentiate between residential and commercial codes.

IX. Building Exteriors
  A. List exterior wall requirements.
  B. Explain weather requirement provisions.
  C. Explain moisture control requirements.
  D. List wall-covering materials and code compliances.

X. Roofs
  A. Define roof assemblies and rooftop structures.
  B. List weather protection requirements.
  C. List performance requirements.
  D. List fire protection requirements.
  E. Define rooftop structure types.

XI. Loads
  A. Summarize structural material provisions.
  B. Define dead and live loads.
  C. Define wind and earthquake loads.

XII. Foundations
  A. Explain soil and foundation investigation requirements.
  B. Define load-bearing values of soils.
  C. Differentiate between shallow and deep foundations.

XIII. Building Inspection
  A. Identify special inspections.
  B. Differentiate between continuous and periodic inspections.
  C. Explain visual observation requirements.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Class Participation: 10%-30%
Assignments/Homework: 40%-60%
Tests 10%-30%
Final Exam: 20%-30%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CET 125

  • Title: Construction Specifications*
  • Number: CET 125
  • Effective Term: 2018-19
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 2
  • Lecture Hours: 2

Requirements:

Prerequisites or corequisites: CET 105 or equivalent.

Description:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the phases of a project, identify the bidding requirements, explain contractual relationships between parties, categorize the drawings, write specifications, list warranties and explain contract modifications. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Describe the construction process.
  2. Describe the typical format used for construction specifications.
  3. Identify construction documents.
  4. Describe contractual agreements, conditions of the contract, and administrative forms.
  5. Describe bidding requirements.
  6. Identify items on drawings typically referenced in construction specifications.
  7. Describe the general requirement of Division One.
  8. Explain the specification writing process.
  9. Describe classifications of specifications.
  10. Describe allowances, unit prices, and alternates.
  11. Describe warranties.
  12. Discuss proper specification language.
  13. Describe bidding and contract document modifications.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Construction Process
   A. List components of the planning phase
   B. List components of the design phase and describe:
      1. Schematic design
      2. Design development
      3. Construction documents
   C. List components of the bidding/contract negotiation phase
   D. List components of the construction phase
   E. List components of the post-construction phase

II. Specifications
   A. Describe the standard format
      1. Outline the CSI/CSC uni-format
      2. Describe the master format
      3. Describe the section format
      4. Describe the page format
   B. List the divisions, including:
      1. Division names
      2. Sections

III. Construction Documents
   A. Identify bidding requirement documents, including:
      1. Invitation to bid
      2. Instructions to bidders
      3. Information available to bidders
      4. Bid forms and attachments
      5. Bid security forms
   B. Identify contract documents, including:
      1. Contract forms
      2. Conditions of the contract
      3. Specifications
      4. Drawings
      5. Addenda
      6. Contract modifications

IV. Construction Contracts
   A. Explain the contractual relationships between parties
   B. List the design and construction participants in contractual
agreements
   C. Explain the contractor selection process
   D. Describe construction contracts, including:
      1. Single prime contracts
      2. Multiple prime contracts
   E. Identify and describe contract types, including:
      1. Construction management
      2. Project management
      3. Design-build
      4. Owner-builder
   F. Describe basis of payment, including:
      1. Stipulated or lump sum
      2. Unit price
      3. Cost plus fee
   G. Describe conditions of the contract, including:
      1. General Conditions
      2. Supplementary Conditions
      3. Coordination with Division One

V. Bidding Requirements
   A. List bidding documents
   B. Describe types of bids
   C. Describe bidder qualification data
   D. Describe the invitation to bid
   E. Describe the instructions to bid
   F. Describe the information available to bidders
   G. Describe preliminary schedules

VI. Drawings
   A. Identify construction document drawings, including:
      1. Demolition drawings
      2. Renovation drawings
      3. New construction drawings
      4. Reference drawings
   B. Describe drawing formats, including: 
      1. Scaled drawings
      2. Non-scaled drawings
   C. Identify features of drawings related to the specifications,
including:
      1. Sheet/drawing identification
      2. Graphics 
      3. Symbols
      4. Dimensions
      5. Notes and keynotes

VII. Division One - General Requirements
   A. Describe Division One in relation to other documents
   B. Describe summary of the work
   C. Describe allowances
   D. Describe measurement and payment
   E. Describe alternates
   F. Describe submittals
   G. Describe testing laboratory services
   H. Describe product options and substitutions
   I. Describe contract closeout

VIII. Writing Specifications
   A. Explain the information gathering process
   B. Explain the method for drafting a specification section
   C. Explain product selection
   D. Explain the method for specifying workmanship

IX. Methods of Specifying
   A. Describe descriptive specifications
   B. Describe performance specifications
   C. Describe reference standards
   D. Describe proprietary specifications
   E. Describe nonrestrictive specifications

X. Allowances, Unit Prices and Alternates
   A. Describe cash allowances
   B. Describe quantity allowances
   C. Describe unit prices
   D. Describe alternates

XI. Warranties
   A. Define warranty terms
   B. Describe construction warranties
   C. Describe procurement warranties

XII. Specification Language
   A. Discuss the use of construction vocabulary
   B. Identify commonly used abbreviations
   C. Identify commonly used symbols
   D. Describe the proper use of numbers
   E. Describe the proper use of capitalization
   F. Describe the proper use of punctuation
   G. Describe streamlining

XIII. Bidding and Contract Document Modifications
   A. Describe bidding document modifications
   B. Describe contract document modifications
   C. List and Describe methods of modifications, including:
      1. AIA document modifications
      2. EJCDC document modifications
      3. Change orders

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

  Examinations/Homework  30-60% of grade
  Final Exam             40-70% of grade
                          100%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CET 129

  • Title: Construction Management
  • Number: CET 129
  • Effective Term: 2018-19
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 5
  • Lecture Hours: 2
  • Lab Hours: 3

Description:

This course is intended for students interested in learning management principles for construction projects. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to perform many processes associated with construction projects and complete forms typically used in project management. Topics include contract documents, scheduling, job costs and management issues. Project management software will be used to schedule and track project resources and progress. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Describe a project manager's role, risk analysis, schedules, licenses, and organizational structures in construction.
  2. Describe contract procurement and analyze a subcontractor's proposal.
  3. Describe and prepare construction documents for purchase orders, change orders, progress payments, and quality control.
  4. Describe types of bookkeeping, management, business and structuring required for a construction job.
  5. Use construction management software to schedule and manage a project.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Organizational Considerations
   A. Define a Project Manager's role in construction, including:
      1. Quality control
      2. Project organization
      3. Time management
   B. Describe risk analysis, including:
      1. Fees
      2. Contingency
   C. Describe construction schedules, including:
      1. Bar chart
      2. CPM
   D. Define licenses and bonds, including:
      1. City 
      2. State
   E. Describe organizational structures, including:
      1. Project structures
      2. Office structures

II. Procurement of Contracts
   A. Describe competitive bidding
      1. Define available markets
      2. Discuss project selections
   B. Describe bid preparation
      1. List bid documents
      2. List bid day considerations
   C. Describe job site investigation, including:
      1. Field reports
      2. Field personnel
   D. Define bonds, including:
      1. Bond risk
      2. Bonding capacity
   E. Describe subcontractor selection
      1. List bond requirements
      2. List qualifications

III. Contract Fulfillment
   A. Describe subcontracts and purchase orders
      1. Prepare purchase order forms
      2. Define tracking
   B. Describe change orders
      1. Prepare change order forms
      2. Define tracking
   C. Describe progress payments
      1. Describe the process of collecting invoices
      2. Prepare payment forms
   D. Describe record keeping, including:
      1. Material
      2. Labor
   E. Describe time and quality control, including:
      1. Labor and material specifications
      2. Subcontractor specifications

IV. Managing For the Future
   A. List considerations for planning for company growth
   B. Describe bookkeeping, including:
      1. Accounting systems
      2. Computer job costing
   C. Describe business management, including
      1. Marketing
      2. Subcontractors
   D. Describe business structuring, including:
      1. Personnel
      2. Equipment
      3. Capitalization

V. Project Management Software
   A. Load and start construction management software
   B. Generate a construction schedule
      1. List work activities
      2. Compute duration for each activity
      3. Prepare logic diagram
      4. Define scheduling relationship for each activity
      5. Adjust critical path
      6. Analyze completion date
   C. Analyze job costs
   D. Generate appropriate interim reports for a construction job

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

   Examinations (Final)    20% of grade
   Examinations (Quizzes)  20 - 40% of grade
   Projects/Assignments    40 - 60% of grade
     Total                   100%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CET 140

  • Title: Civil Engineering Materials*
  • Number: CET 140
  • Effective Term: 2018-19
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 5
  • Lecture Hours: 2
  • Lab Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites or corequisites: MATH 116 or higher.

Description:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze materials commonly used in civil engineering construction projects. Common properties of soil, concrete and asphalt will be studied for classification as engineering materials. Students will learn to perform typical materials tests in accordance with ASTM guidelines. This course is typically offered in the spring semester. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Describe soil characteristics in relation to soil as a building material.
  2. Describe the classification and characteristics of mineral aggregates.
  3. Describe characteristics and types of cement.
  4. Describe the attributes of concrete.
  5. Define concrete strength and discuss factors which affect strength.
  6. Define asphalt cement and describe good bituminous mix design.
  7. Define types of steel and describe tests used to determine steel properties.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Soil
  A. Explain the geological classification of soils according to its origin and mode of transport.
  B. Describe the classification of soil by particle size.
  C. Perform a mechanical sieve analysis of a soil sample.
  D. Produce a grain-size distribution curve from a sieve analysis.
  E. Explain how hydrometer analysis is used in determining grain-size distribution.
  F. Classify a soil sample based on its grain-size distribution curve.
  G. Estimate compaction and drainage characteristics of a soil sample based on its grain-size distribution curve.
  H. Describe the relationship of weight and volume in soil as engineering properties.
  I. Define void ratio, porosity, moisture content, degree of saturation and unit weight. 
  J. Explain the significance of clay in soil and its effect on soil cohesion and other properties.
  K. Describe the three predominate clay minerals.
  L. Describe how soil consistency as an engineering property is determined.
  M. Determine the Atterberg Limits (liquid limit, plastic limit, shrinkage limit) for a soil sample.
  N. Explain soil structure and describe the properties that affect it.
  O. Classify a soil sample according to the Unified Soil Classification (USC) system.
  P. Classify a soil sample according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) system.
  Q. Use Darcy's law to explain the flow of water through soil.
  R. Define saturation, permeability and porosity as soil properties.
  S. Explain moisture flow in soil due to capillary action.
  T. Describe the effect of frost action on soil.
  U. Explain the factors affecting soil compressibility and consolidation.
  V. Describe soil strength and how it is determined.
  W. Describe lab tests used to determine shear strength of soil.
  X. Calculate shear strength of cohesive and noncohesive soil.
  Y. Describe methods used to improve bearing capacity of soils.
  Z. Perform a Proctor Compaction Test to determine bearing capacity.
 AA. Describe the three methods used to determine in-situ soil density.
 BB. Describe methods commonly used for soil stabilization.
 
II. Mineral Aggregates
  A. Classify aggregate using sieve analysis.
  B. Determine gradation of an aggregate sample and classify according to gradation profile.
  C. Describe characteristics of aggregate used as base-course material.
  D. Describe characteristics of aggregate used for Portland Cement concrete.
  E. Explain the effects of the freeze-thaw cycle on aggregate used in concrete.
  F. Explain the significance of various ASTM International tests used in evaluating aggregate properties for engineering applications.

III. Cements
  A. Describe the general chemical composition of portland cement and the raw materials used in its production.
  B. List the eight types of portland cement based on ASTM International designations and their related applications.
  C. Describe the effect of cement type on concrete strength.
  D. Describe characteristics of portland-pozzolan cement or fly ash and its applications.
 
IV. Concrete
  A. Describe materials used in a concrete mix.
  B. Describe the significance of the three principle parameters, quality, workability and economy, in a concrete mix design.
  C. List common impurities found in concrete mix water and the effects they can have on quality of concrete.
  D. Perform a slump test.
  E. Describe the effect of increasing the amount of aggregate in a mix on the quality, workability and economy of concrete.
  F. Describe the effect of increasing the amount of water in a mix on the quality, workability and economy of concrete.
  G. Describe the effect of increasing the amount of cement in a mix on the quality, workability and economy of concrete.
  H. Identify the proportions of water, cement and aggregate commonly found in a concrete mix.
  I. Define water/concrete ratio and describe its importance to concrete quality.
  J. Discuss the various methods used to develop a mix design.
  K. List the steps in performing a concrete mix design using the American Concrete Institute (ACI)method.
  L. Use the ACI method or Goldbeck and Gray method to design a concrete mix given the desired slump and compressive strength.
  M. Describe factors to consider in the mixing, transporting and placing of concrete.
  N. Explain the relationship of compressive strength to curing time and curing conditions.
  O. Describe the purpose of using a portland cement-fly ash mix in concrete and its effect of the various properties of concrete.
  P. Define air entrainment.
  Q. Describe the effect of entrained air on concrete and its applications as an admixture.
  R. Describe other commonly used admixtures for concrete and their applications.
  S. Define lightweight concrete, describe the methods used to produce it and describe its applications.
  T. Explain the effects of shrinkage on concrete.
  U. Describe the common factors that cause deterioration of concrete and discuss preventive measures.
  V. Perform an air content test according to ASTM C173.
  W. Perform a unit weight test according to ASTM C138.
  X. Make a test cylinder in accordance with ASTM C31.

V. Strength of Concrete
  A. Define compressive strength of concrete.
  B. Describe the sources of test specimens for determining the compressive strength of concrete.
  C. Describe concrete compression tests according to ASTM guidelines.
  D. Describe the effect of the water-cement ratio and other factors on the compressive strength of concrete.
  E. Interpret results of compression tests in relation to factors affecting concrete strength.
  F. Discuss the significance of tensile and flexural strength of concrete.

VI. Asphalt Cements
  A. Define asphalt cement and bitumen.
  B. Describe the properties that make asphalt cement attractive as a highway material.
  C. Describe the basic process of distillation that produces asphalt from petroleum.
  D. Describe the ASTM tests commonly used to measure hardness, density, ductility, consistency and viscosity of bituminous materials and explain the purpose of each.
  E. List and describe the four essential properties of a good bituminous mix design.
  F. List and explain the seven basic steps in proportioning asphaltic concrete.

VII. Steel
  A. Define iron, steel carbon steel and structural steel.
  B. List ASTM test for hardness, ductility, and yield strength.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Assignments    40 - 60% of grade
Tests/quizzes  20 - 30% of grade
Final Exam     20 - 30% of grade
  Total          100%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CET 160

  • Title: Green Building Fundamentals
  • Number: CET 160
  • Effective Term: 2018-19
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course introduces the student to sustainable design and green building practices used in the construction industry. The goal of the course is to improve the energy and environmental performance of buildings through a better understanding of standard practices used by industry professionals, as well as, to provide students preparation for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Professional Accreditation Exam. Course content will focus on sustainable practices as prescribed in the LEED Green Building Rating System. 3 hrs. lecture/wk. This course is typically offered in the fall semester.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Identify sustainable practices in building design and construction.
  2. Evaluate cost implications of green building practices.
  3. Optimize site development factors to lessen environmental impact and improve sustainability features.
  4. Incorporate sustainable practices to improve water use efficiency in building operations.
  5. Improve a building's energy efficiency by incorporating heating, ventilating and air conditioning efficiency design standards.
  6. Recognize appropriate uses for sources of renewable energy and on-site power generation.
  7. Describe strategies for improving the use of building materials through material selection and recycling.
  8. Develop strategies for improving a building's indoor environmental quality.
  9. Describe the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Green Building Rating System.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Green Building Fundamentals


A. Explain the environmental, economic and social imperative to


instituting green building practices.


B. Describe sustainable design practices.


C. Describe the impact of stainable use of building materials on our


natural resources.





II. Cost Implications


A. Determine costs associated with incorporating green building


practices.


B. Evaluate impact of green building practices on:


1. Capital cost and investment.


2. Soft costs.


3. Life-cycle costs.


4. Long-term investment considerations.





III. Site Development Considerations


A. Explain how to develop a building site to maximize sustainability


practices, including:


1. Alternative transportation use.


2. Building orientation.


B. Explain how to develop a building site to minimize environmental


impact, including:


1. Reducing disturbance to natural ecosystem.


2. Reducing heat island effects on ecosystem.


3. Reducing light pollution.


4. Reducing impact of storm water runoff.


C. Describe development and remediation strategies for environmentally


damaged sites.





IV. Water Use Efficiency


A. Describe water-efficient landscaping.


B. Outline practices in water-efficient building design.


C. Discuss rainwater reuse and wastewater recycling practices.





V. Building Energy Efficiency


A. Categorize heating and cooling systems for energy efficiency.


B. Describe how to incorporate passive solar features in a building's


heating and cooling system.


C. Describe how to conduct an energy audit.


D. List strategies to maximize energy performance.





VI. Renewable Energy Sources


A. Identify potential renewable energy sources.


B. Describe appropriate on-site uses of renewable energy, including:


1. Photovoltaic (PV) power generation.


2. Biomass power systems.


3. Geothermal power systems.


4. Wind turbine power systems.


5. Hybrid power generation.





VII. Use of Building Materials


A. Select building materials for maximum sustainability.


B. Describe effective reuse of materials.


C. Identify impact of material transport on material selection.


D. Describe proven strategies for recycling construction waste.





VIII. Indoor Environmental Quality


A. Identify the factors that affect indoor air quality in a building.


B. Describe improved systems and practices that enhance indoor air


quality.


C. Identify methods for improving indoor air quality during


construction.





IX. The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Green Building Rating System


A. Describe the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)


program and its Green Building Rating System.


B. Describe steps required to become a LEED-Accredited Professional.


Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

10-30%  Homework


10-30% Quizzes


20-40% Tests


20-40% Final Exam


100% Total


Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Off-campus visits to construction sites may be required.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CET 205

  • Title: Advanced Construction Methods*
  • Number: CET 205
  • Effective Term: 2018-19
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CET 105.

Description:

This course explores various building materials and how they are assembled during the construction process. Topics include wood, brick masonry, steel, concrete, and sustainable construction. Emphasis is placed on field construction techniques over building materials, which is presented in the introductory construction methods course. This course is offered in the spring semester. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Describe how wood is used in the frame construction.
  2. Describe how brick masonry is used and the problems associated with its use.
  3. Describe steel frame construction.
  4. Describe how concrete is used in foundations and framing.
  5. Describe exterior finish operations.
  6. Describe interior finish operations.
  7. Describe sustainable construction materials.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Wood Construction
  A. Describe the unique characteristics of heavy timber frame construction.
  B. Outline the steps in planning and erecting wood light frame construction. 
  C. Explain the importance of exterior finishes for wood light frame construction.   
  D. Explain the critical factors in completing the building enclosure. 

 II. Brick Masonry Construction 
  A. Explain the considerations of sustainability relating to stone and concrete masonry. 
  B. Summarize some special problems of masonry wall construction. 

III. Steel Frame Construction 
  A. Outline the steps of the construction process for steel frame construction. 
  B. Describe some common uses for light gauge steel frame construction. 

IV. Concrete 
  A. Describe the requirements for foundations. 
  B. Describe the important factors with making and placing concrete. 
  C. Explain the process of constructing sitecast concrete framing systems. 
  D. Summarize the assembly process for precast concrete framing systems. 

V. Exterior Finish Operations 
  A. Differentiate the various approaches to sustainable roofing. 
  B. Describe the important construction details for glazing large lights. 
  C. Relate the steps to installing windows and doors. 
  D. Explain the requirements for exterior wall systems.  
  E. Describe the basic construction details for cladding with masonry and concrete. 
  F. Describe the modes of assembly for cladding with metal and glass. 

VI. Interior Finish Operations 
  A. Describe the sequence of interior finish operations. 
  B. Define the types of interior walls and partitions. 
  C. Classify the basic finish ceilings and floors used in building construction. 

VII. Sustainable Construction Materials
  A. Define sustainable building product.
  B. List current common sustainable building products.
  C. Research new sustainable building products.
  D. Discuss the necessity of using sustainable building products to ensure a better future for the global community.
  E. Explain how sustainable building products improve quality of life.
  F. Explain how sustainable building products can affect employment opportunities in the building material manufacturing and construction industries.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Class Participation: 10%-30%
Assignments/Homework: 40%-60%
Exams 10%-30%
Final Exam: 20%-30%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CET 225

  • Title: Construction Documents*
  • Number: CET 225
  • Effective Term: 2018-19
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 2
  • Lecture Hours: 2

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CET 125.

Description:

This course covers general documents used before, during, and after construction. Topics include document submittals, procurement, bidding, negotiating, and addenda. Modifications, claims, disputes, and payment are also addressed. This course is offered in the spring semester. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. List and describe the documents required prior to construction.
  2. Describe the procurement process for a construction job.
  3. List and describe the documents required during construction.
  4. List and describe the documents required after construction.
  5. Produce written construction communication documents.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Pre-construction Construction Phase Documents 
  A. Differentiate information presented in drawings and specifications. 
  B. List procurement requirements. 
  C. List contracting requirements. 
  D. Relate the roles and responsibilities of the construction team members. 
  E. List the typical preconstruction submittals required. 

II. Procurement 
  A. Differentiate the various pricing methods for construction work. 
  B. Define project information. 
  C. Summarize the bidding process. 
  D. Summarize the negotiating process. 
  E. Explain the process for substitution requests during bidding. 
  F. Summarize the effect of addenda. 

III. Construction Phase Documents 
  A. Explain the content of typical meetings held at the jobsite. 
  B. Explain the purpose of submittals. 
  C. Describe site visits, observations, and inspections. 
  D. Differentiate between quality assurance and quality control. 
  E. Give examples of interpretations and modifications. 
  F. Explain the process for construction claims and disputes. 
  G. Describe the procedures for substitutions during construction. 
  H. Define contract time. 

IV. Post-Construction Phase Documents 
  A. Explain the process for construction work measurement and payment. 
  B. Organize documents for project closeout. 
  C. Define correction period. 

V. Construction Communication Documents 
  A. Write an inter-office memo about a construction issue using proper construction terms. 
  B. Write a memo to an outside client about a construction issue using proper construction terms. 
  C. Write an email to the company management about a construction issue using proper construction terms.  
  D. Describe proper handling of confidential documents.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Class Participation: 10%-30%
Assignments/Homework: 40%-60%
Exams 10%-30%
Final Exam: 20%-30%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CET 227

  • Title: Construction Cost Estimating*
  • Number: CET 227
  • Effective Term: 2018-19
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 5
  • Lecture Hours: 2
  • Lab Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CET 105 and CET 125 or department approval.
Prerequisites or corequisites: DRAF 129 or department approval.

Description:

This course adds to the student's knowledge of the construction process by covering the principles of construction estimating. Topics include estimating quantities of material using reference books, tables and the Construction Specifications Institute (C.S.I.) format and preparing estimating reports. Students will use industry-standard software for construction estimating. The student needs a basic knowledge of spreadsheet software to be successful in this course. 2 hrs. lecture & 3 hrs lab/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. List and describe different types of construction estimates.
  2. List and describe the steps in construction estimating planning.
  3. Estimate the costs of general conditions.
  4. Prepare quantity takeoffs.
  5. Use unit prices to complete an estimate.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Types of Estimates
   A. Describe a conceptual estimate.
   B. Describe a semi-detailed estimate.
   C. Describe a detailed estimate.

II. Construction Estimating Planning
   A. Identify contractor work.
   B. Identify sub-contractor work.
   C. Determine risk.
   D. Determine reasonable profit.

III. General Conditions Costs
   A. Describe project summary schedule.
   B. Calculate administrative expenses.
   C. Calculate equipment expenses.
   D. Calculate temporary construction expenses.
   E. Calculate general operations expenses.

IV. Material Quantity 
   A. Calculate excavation quantities, including:
      1. Cut and fill
      2. Swell and shrinkage
      3. Utility lines including water, sewer, and gas 
   B. Calculate concrete foundation quantities, including:
      1. Forms
      2. Footings
      3. Trenches
      4. Reinforcing
   C. Calculate concrete beam, column and pier quantities, including:
      1. Reinforcing
      2. Forms
   D. Calculate formwork quantities. 
   E. Calculate masonry quantities, including:
      1. Block
      2. Brick
   F. Calculate carpentry quantities, including:
      1. Frame work
      2. Sheathing
      3. Decks
      4. Interior finish
      5. Exterior finish
   G. Calculate other quantities, including:
      1. Siding
      2. Roofing
      3. Insulation
      4. Sheet metal

V. Costs
   A. Calculate labor costs, including:
      1. Crew
      2. Fringe benefit
   B. Calculate other costs, including:
      1. Legal
      2. Utilities
      3. Work by others
      4. Allowances
      5. Contingencies
      6. Overhead
      7. Profit
   C. Prepare a construction estimate, including:
       1. Material costs
       2. Labor costs
       3. Other costs

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Examinations (Quizzes/Tests/Final) 20 - 40% of grade
   Projects/Assignments            60 - 80% of grade
     Total                          100%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CET 229

  • Title: Advanced Construction Management*
  • Number: CET 229
  • Effective Term: 2018-19
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CET 129 and MATH 116 or higher.

Description:

This course builds on the introductory construction management course. The emphasis is on using sustainability to safely and efficiently manage a commercial construction job. Topics include earthmoving and heavy equipment; concrete, masonry, and steel construction; and construction process management. By building with the environment in mind, we can produce buildings that use our limited resources efficiently and provide a healthier environment for the occupants. This course is offered in the fall semester. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Explain earthmoving and heavy construction management.
  2. Explain concrete construction management.
  3. Explain steel construction management.
  4. Explain wood construction management.
  5. Explain masonry construction management.
  6. List and describe factors affecting cost of construction.
  7. List construction office issues and how they affect the construction professional.
  8. Describe the importance of business organizations and governmental entities to the construction professional.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Earthmoving and Heavy Construction 
  A. Outline typical earthmoving materials and operations. 
  B. Explain excavating and lifting technologies.  
  C. Estimate the cost of loading and hauling. 
  D. Describe the principals of compacting and finishing. 
  E. Estimate the cost of rock excavation. 
  F. Explain the processes involved in the production of aggregate, concrete, and asphalt mixes. 
  G. Describe paving and surface treatments. 
  H. Calculate the proper equipment size for compressed air and water systems. 
  I. Describe sustainable technologies to minimize construction activity related pollution. 

II. Concrete Construction Management 
  A. Calculate foundation load capacity. 
  B. Explain the key factors in placing concrete. 
  C. Summarize the factors in concrete form design. 
  D. Discuss sustainable processes in concrete construction and how they pertain to a better outcome for the job and the community. 

III. Steel Construction Management 
  A. Explain the field operations involved with steel erection. 
  B. Explain the key factors in detailing field connections. 
  C. Recognize field conditions affecting worker safety in steel erection. 
  D. Discuss sustainable processes in steel construction and how they pertain to a better outcome for the job and the community. 

IV. Wood Construction Management 
  A. Describe wood construction framing used in building construction. 
  B. Illustrate the basic concepts of timber construction. 
  C. Describe the fastening, connections and notching required in wood construction. 
  D. Discuss sustainable processes in wood construction and how they pertain to a better outcome for the job and the community. 

V. Masonry Construction Management 
  A. Describe the key factors in placing masonry construction. 
  B. Categorize brick, concrete and other masonry materials. 
  C. Identify the key factors in masonry construction practice, including wind loading, reinforcement, bonding, weather protection, and hot and cold-weather construction. 
  D. Discuss sustainable processes in masonry construction and how they pertain to a better outcome for the job and the community. 

VI. Construction Cost Management 
  A. Explain the principals of planning and scheduling. 
  B. Compute the cost of Construction equipment.  
  C. Show the sequence of steps in a typical construction contracting process. 
  D. Explain the importance of construction safety and health and equipment maintenance. 
  E. Describe the factors for Improving productivity and performance. 
  F. Discuss construction management practices which minimize construction waste disposal.   
  G. Discuss management plans for maintaining indoor air quality during the construction phase. 

VII. Construction Office Issues  
  A. Describe the importance of written policies for safety issues. 
  B. Describe the necessity of timelines and being prepared. 
  C. Describe how to organize safety and field supervisor meetings. 
  D. Define networking and why it is a successful marketing tool. 
  E. Describe the appropriate use of mobile devices at a construction site. 
  F. Define personal ethics and why it is important to the construction professional. 
  G. Define the role of the construction professional in a workplace violence situation. 
  H. Identify written policies that are required to be present for substance abuse programs. 
  I. Discuss how sustainable practices on the construction job site affect the carbon footprint of projects. 
  J. Discuss how sustainable construction practices will affect the global environment. 
  K. Explain how personal attitudes affect sustainable practices on the job site. 

VIII. Outside Organizations 
  A. List organizations that the construction professional has available to enhance knowledge and professional standing. 
  B. List various governmental entities that provide vital information to the construction profession.
  C. Describe the importance of professional networking and continuing education for the construction professional.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Class Participation: 10%-30%
Assignments/Homework: 40%-60%
Exams 10%-30%
Final Exam: 20%-30%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CET 271

  • Title: Construction Management Internship I*
  • Number: CET 271
  • Effective Term: 2018-19
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 15
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Other Hours: 15

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Department approval.

Description:

This course consists of supervised work experience in an approved training situation. It is designed to provide practical experience in the construction industry. An average of 15 hours per week for the semester of on-the-job training is required.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Describe work activities accomplished on-the-job to the internship facilitator.
  2. Provide an accurate description of the company structure, products, and services.
  3. Perform construction management tasks to accomplish work assignments.
  4. Document the application of classroom knowledge used and new skills developed at the work place.
  5. Document a greater preparedness, personally and professionally, for a career position. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. On-The-Job Work Activities
   A. Describe the work-related activities accomplished on the job to the internship facilitator.
   B. Discuss outcomes from a successful internship in a meeting with the internship facilitator 
and the job supervisor.
   C. Prepare a final written report summarizing the learning experiences during the internship.

II. The Company
   A. Provide an accurate description of the company's products.
   B. Provide an accurate description of the services the company provides.
   C. Provide an accurate description of the task related polices and procedures at the company.

III. Work Assignments
   A. Meet with the job supervisor to discuss work-related tasks.
   B. Meet with the facilitator to develop learning objectives for the work-related tasks.
   C. Write the individualized learning objectives for the work-related tasks.
   D. Perform the work-related tasks at the work site.
   E. Maintain an activity log (journal) detailing the work-related tasks.
   F. Maintain a journal of time spent on the job.
   G. Document new learning that is a result of company-provided training.

IV. Classroom Experience Application
   A. Use classroom knowledge to complete work-related tasks.
   B. Document the use of classroom knowledge to complete work-related tasks.
   C. Document new learning that occurs as a result of completing work-related tasks.

V. Career Position Preparedness
   A. Document the increased personal preparedness for a career resulting from the internship.
   B. Document the increased professional preparedness for a career resulting from the internship.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Writing of student objectives 5-10% of grade
Final Report and Journal Evaluation 30-60%of grade
Final Employer Evaluation 30-60% of grade
Total 100%

Grading criteria:
90%-100% A
80%-89% B
70%-79% C
60%-69% D

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

Transportation to the work site is the responsibility of the student.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CET 272

  • Title: Construction Management Internship II*
  • Number: CET 272
  • Effective Term: 2018-19
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 15
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Other Hours: 15

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Department approval.

Description:

This course consists of supervised work experience in an approved training situation. It is designed to provide practical experience in the construction industry. An average of 15 hours per week for the semester of on-the-job training is required.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Describe work activities accomplished on-the-job to the internship facilitator.
  2. Provide an accurate description of the company structure, products, and services.
  3. Perform construction management tasks to accomplish work assignments.
  4. Document the application of classroom knowledge used and new skills developed at the work place.
  5. Document a greater preparedness, personally and professionally, for a career position. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. On-The-Job Work Activities 
   A. Describe the work-related activities accomplished on the job to the internship facilitator.
   B. Discuss outcomes from a successful internship in a meeting with the internship facilitator and the job supervisor.
   C. Prepare a final written report summarizing the learning experiences during the internship.

II. The Company
   A. Provide an accurate description of the company's products. 
   B. Provide an accurate description of the services the company
provides.
   C. Provide an accurate description of the task related polices and
procedures at the company.

III. Work Assignments
   A. Meet with the job supervisor to discuss work-related tasks.
   B. Meet with the facilitator to develop learning objectives for the work-related tasks.
   C. Write the individualized learning objectives for the work-related
tasks.
   D. Perform the work-related tasks at the work site.
   E. Maintain an activity log (journal) detailing the work-related tasks.
   F. Maintain a journal of time spent on the job.
   G. Document new learning that is a result of company-provided training.

IV. Classroom Experience Application
   A. Use classroom knowledge to complete work-related tasks.
   B. Document the use of classroom knowledge to complete work-related
tasks.
   C. Document new learning that occurs as a result of completing
work-related tasks.

V. Career Position Preparedness 
   A. Document the increased personal preparedness for a career resulting
from the internship.
   B. Document the increased professional preparedness for a career
resulting from the internship.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Writing of student objectives 5-10% of grade
Final Report and Journal Evaluation 30-60%of grade
Final Employer Evaluation 30-60% of grade
Total 100%

Grading criteria:
90%-100% A
80%-89% B
70%-79% C
60%-69% D

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

Transportation to the work site is the responsibility of the student.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).