BCN - Building Construction
(Offered fall). A study of materials and methods used in commercial or private dwelling construction. Includes the use of wood, steel, and concrete in all phases of construction and a study of the fabrication of component units and their assembly at the construction site.
Prerequisite: BCN1230 with a minimum grade of "C." An in-depth study of the techniques, structure, characteristics, analysis and application of modern construction and engineering materials with an emphasis on the processing, structure, properties and performance interrelationship. Students will gain an understanding of material science and use experimentation to discover applications and techniques of materials. An emphasis will be placed on high-performance materials within the built environment. (May be repeated for a total of six credits.)
(Offered spring). This course introduces students to basic concepts of statics and strength of basic materials, such as wood, concrete, and steel. The course covers the concepts of bodies at rest, shear, bending moments deflection, and moments of inertia. Students will master mathematical formulas for analyzing forces and reactions and will develop critical thinking skills necessary to understand structural behavior of building systems. Basic beam and column design will be used to illustrate the learned concepts.
1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student?s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.