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Course Descriptions CMT

CMT 112
Construction Estimating
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CMT 310
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course covers construction quantity survey and estimating practices for residential, light commercial and green building projects.
CMT 120
Legal Aspects of Construction
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is a summary of the legal implications of licensing, contracts, specifications and their interpretations. Emphasis on the laws of liability, workers compensation, social security, Cal-OSHA, lien laws, and federal laws affecting construction and compliance problems.
CMT 134
Construction Scheduling and Critical Path Method
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CMT 112
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course introduces computer and manual techniques used in planning, scheduling and controlling construction projects. Network analysis and applications using critical path method and current computer programs will be utilized.
CMT 136
Construction Safety
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CMT 300
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course addresses the application of safety principles in construction with emphasis on the Occupation Safety and Health Act of 1970 and California OSHA.
CMT 295
Independent Studies in Construction Management Technology
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
CMT 299
Experimental Offering in Construction Management Technology
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
CMT 300
Introduction to Construction Plans and Specifications
3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in CMT 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This is an introductory course in how to read building plans and specifications. Intended for both the homeowner and the builder, the course gives emphasis to building plan symbols, interpretation of shop and field drawings, and requirements for obtaining building permits.
CMT 310
Materials of Construction
3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: CMT 300.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This is a general survey of materials and methods of building construction. An overall view of residential, commercial, and heavy construction practices will be studied.
CMT 313
Computer Estimating for Construction
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CMT 112
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is designed to meet current demands for computerized estimating in the construction industry. This course will integrate computer technology with current construction estimating practices. This technology will provide the student with experience in determining construction quantities and costs quickly, economically and effectively.
CMT 495
Independent Studies in Construction Management Technology
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
CMT 498
Work Experience in Construction Management Technology
1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Construction Management Technology.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.
CMT 499
Experimental Offering in Construction Management Technology
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB