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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CON 133 - Construction Technology Lab

Last Date of Approval: Fall 2019

4 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 0
Total Lab Hours: 120
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
Catalog Description: This course consists of construction of floors, stairs, walls, ceilings, and roof systems in a residential setting or shop location. This course will expand on Introduction to Residential Construction. In addition, this course will help students gain valuable knowledge and skills related to construction, which can be used to obtain construction related jobs or utilized for personal home construction or repairs. Construction safety will be strongly enforced. Safety glasses are required when working on site as required by Iowa Law.

Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face

Credit for Prior Learning: None

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
  • Construct a residential floor system.
    • Construct a floor frame including sills, joists, beams, posts, and openings.
    • Install sub-flooring.
    • Identify the various types of floor joists and their advantages and disadvantages.
  •  Construct stairway.
    • Calculate unit rise and run for stairs.
    • Cut and install the stringer and treads.
  •  Construct exterior and interior walls.
    • Construct wall and erect a complete wall system, including corners, intersections, and window and door openings.
    • Square, brace, and sheath the wall.
    • Install windows and doors into the drainage plane system.

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