Construction Technology (CST)


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CST-105 Introduction to Construction Technology

This course includes ten integral units for building foundation skills in construction; it also provides the tools necessary for achieving workplace success. This curriculum has been aligned to modules as endorsed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students who successfully pass the module tests may be certified to the NCCER by the instructor and will receive documentation from NCCER. This course is the gateway course into the Construction Technology program.

 Must be taken concurrently with another CST course.
CST-115 Printreading for Construction

Students will learn to read, understand, interpret and apply information from a construction blueprint. A study of construction materials and practices as applied to the reading of blueprints, as well as a study of technical sketching, is included. This course is geared around the reading and interpretation of residential blueprints with transference to commercial construction.

CST-135 Construction Carpentry I

This course introduces students to carpentry skills necessary to frame residential floor, wall, and ceiling components.

CST-140 Cabinetmaking and Millwork I

This course provides a study of materials, tools, and equipment, processes, and joinery as an introduction to the woodworking/cabinetmaking industry. Lab exercises include safe equipment/tool use, joinery techniques and a woodworking project.

CST-150 Concrete and Forms

This course is designed to provide background and related information about concrete and forms including setting and leveling. Extensive use of form layout, form cutting, form construction and form erecting will be required.

CST-170 Masonry I

This course provides a study of masonry units and shapes and masonry tools, terminology, and equipment. Blueprint reading and estimating materials and labor will be covered. Techniques for laying of walls, floors and leads will be practiced in lab.

CST-210 Interior Finishes

This course is designed to provide background and related information about a variety of commercial interior applications related to the field of commercial carpentry. Topics include; drywall, suspended ceilings, metal studs, patented wall coverings, cabinet and fixture installation, metal door installation and other commercial hardware. Extensive laboratory experiences provide the student with practical applications associated with the topics.

CST-235 Construction Carpentry II

This course is designed to provide technical information, math skills and practical experience necessary to layout, cut and construct roof rafters including common, hip and valley rafters. Straight and landing stairs are also included.

 Prerequisite: CST 135.
CST-239 Construction Trim Carpentry

This course provides a wide variety of projects and technical information that will provide students knowledge and experience in installing interior trim, doors, and hardware.

 Grade of "C" or better in CST 105 or concurrent enrollment.
CST-240 Cabinetmaking and Millwork II

This course provides a study of materials, tools and equipment, processes, joinery, face frame/frameless design, countertops and production techniques as applied to the cabinet industry. Lab exercises include joinery techniques and cabinet construction.

 Prerequisite: CST 140.
CST-245 Green Construction Practices

The purpose of this course is to give students an understanding into the meaning of  green construction.  The course enables them to identify the vocabulary used in the green movement, with an emphasis in design practices, sustainable building materials, green building techniques, energy efficient best practices, sighting and orientation, water and energy systems, landscapes and the natural resources available.  The course is designed for those interested in sustainable building practices, and/or those who recognize the importance of sustainable design practices in their daily lives.
CST-250 Exterior Finishes

This course is designed to provide background and related information about a variety of exterior finishes such as roofing components, wall coverings including wood siding, vinyl siding, EIFS, windows, doors, soffits, fascia and hardware. Extensive laboratory experiences provide the student with practical applications related to the subject.

CST-265 Construction Technology Capstone

This comprehensive course will be used to evaluate the student’s knowledge and skills in CST using concepts and skills learned from previous CST courses. A Grade of “C” or better will be required to complete the CST degree program.

 Prerequisites: CST 139, CST 140, CST 180, CST 190, CST 235, CST 260, CST 290 or concurrent enrollment in CST 290, and a minimum of 45 credit hours completed.
CST-270 Masonry II

Through classroom and laboratory experiences, students will study leads, cavity, composite and reinforced block and brick walls and structures. Setting doors and window frames, floor tile, as well as types and use of scaffolding will be included.

 Prerequisite: CST 170.
CST-275 Masonry III

Emphasis will be placed on specialty masonry units such as fireplaces and chimneys, cornices, arches, quoins, tile and stone. In addition to classroom sessions, students will attain measurable skill levels in laboratory settings.

 Prerequisite: CST 170.
CST-280 Fundamentals of Crew Leadership

Today’s leaders face a complex and challenging workforce, and having a capable leader is essential to the success of any team. This course introduces the trainee to the principles of leadership. Trainees will learn about: the construction industry today, business organizations, team building, gender and minority issues, communication, motivation problem solving, decision making, safety, and project control.

CST-281 Project Supervisor

Project Supervision is a comprehensive, competency-based program that gives both veteran and new field managers a step-by-step approach to honing their natural abilities, developing essential skills, and generally improving their performance as leaders. As a one-level curriculum, Project Supervision covers topics such as Human Relations and Problem Solving, Safety, and Quality Control.

CST-290 Co-Operative Ed/Intern/Related Elective

This course provides a supervised work experience in the major field giving the student opportunity to make practical application of the knowledge and skills attained. An individualized instructional management plan will determine goals to be accomplished. Seminars may also be required.

 Prerequisites: Completion of 30 credit hours and 2.0 GPA or advisor’s approval. Please see the department chair of the specific program area for application.
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