Construction Helper Certificate (Level One)

First Semester Hours
CNBT 1301 Introduction to the Construction Industry 3
CNBT 1302 Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical Systems in Construction 3
CNBT 1311 Construction Methods & Materials I 3
CNBT 1318 Constr. Tools & Techniques 3
CNBT 1316 Construction Technology I 3
Second Semester Hours
LEAD 1100 Workforce Development with Critical Thinking 1
CNBT 1346 Construction Estimating I 3
CNBT 1309 Basic Construction Management 3
CNBT 1350 Construction Technology II 3
CNBT 2304 Construction, Materials, Methods, & Equipment II 3

To learn more, please contact us.

Michael Lee
Program Coordinator, Construction Technology
(903) 823-3435
Brandon Washington
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3232

Construction Technology Course Descriptions

CNBT 1301 Introduction to the Construction Industry

Overview of the construction industry.

CNBT 1302 Mechanical Systems in Construction

A presentation of the basic mechanical, plumbing, and electrical components in construction and their relationship to residential and light commercial buildings.

CNBT 1309 Construction Management I

Provides an integrated look at the practice of construction management on the job site.

CNBT 1311 Introduction to Carpentry Methods & Materials I

Introduction to construction materials and methods and their applications.

CNBT 1316 Construction Technology I

Introduction to site preparation, foundations, form work, safety, tools, and equipment.

CNBT 1318 Construction Tools and Techniques

Comprehensive study of the selection and use of hand tools, portable and stationary power tools and related construction equipment. Emphasis on safety in the use of tools and equipment.

CNBT 1342 Building Codes and Inspections

Building codes and standards applicable to building construction and inspection processes.

CNBT 1346 Construction Estimating I

Fundamentals of estimating materials and labor costs in construction.

CNBT 1350 Construction Technology II

Framing in residential and light commercial construction. Includes safety, tools, and equipment used in floor, wall, ceiling, and roof framing methods and systems.

CNBT 1353 Construction Technology III

Exterior trim and finish for residential and light commercial construction.

CNBT 1380 Cooperative Education: Construction Engineering Technology/Technician

Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component.

CNBT 2304 Carpentry Methods and Materials

Continuation of the study of the properties of building materials, methods and equipment for their integrated use in completing construction projects.

CNBT 2340 Mechanical, Plumbing & Electrical Systems in Construction II

Processes and methods used in design, selection of equipment, and installation of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems in commercial buildings. Includes heating and cooling systems, duct work, mechanical and electrical control systems, lighting requirements, and design of water supply and sanitary sewer systems.

CNBT 2342 Construction Management II

Human relations management skills on the job site. Topics include written and oral communications, leadership and motivation, problem solving, and decision making.