Co-op Education course changes to Capstone Course
former CNBT 2280 Cooperative Education class has been replaced with the new CNBT 1372 Construction/Building Technology/Technician-Capstone
class. Learn details about this class; for more questions contact Department Chair Joey Case.
Building Construction Technology program overview
See an overview presentation of the Building Construction Technology department and information about some of the trade and professional jobs and their wage ranges (click or press a key to advance the slides).
Building Construction Technology program provides
learning opportunities for students in the following areas:
- Hands-on instruction in concrete, masonry, woodworking, carpentry,
mechanical, plumbing, and electrical fields.
- Practical skills including blueprint reading, cost estimating, and
- Applied skills including managing projects: time, material,
Each class consists of math, interpreting
measuring, construction language, and solving problems common in
- Soft skills learned in CNBT 2342 Construction Management I, CNBT 2344
Construction Management II and CNBT 2346 Construction
Management III will
prepare managers to coordinate their efforts with others for
consistency and continuity. Students learn to avoid and resolve
conflicts common in a construction project.
Several of the hands-on lab classes build on each other. Although not required to be taken in any particular order, a student can learn how to
- frame a small instructional model house (floor plan - PDF) in the CRPT 1415 Conventional Wall Systems class
- add the roof, windows and doors and a variety of exterior finishes in the CRPT 1441 Conventional Exterior Finish Systems class
- install the electrical wiring, plumbing and HVAC in the CNBT 1402 Mechanical Plumbing and Electrical class. (This class gives potential assistant superintendents hands-on experience and an understanding of those trades. Students need additional training beyond what is offered in Building Construction Technology to be licensed in these trades)
- finish the interior by adding sheet rock, taping, floating and texturing it, then installing flooring in the CRPT 1445 Conventional Interior Finish Systems class
- build and install cabinets in the WDWK 2451 Cabinet Making II class.
- learn how to manage a construction project through Construction Management I, II and III (CNBT 2342 CNBT 2344 CNBT 2346)
Periodically these instructional models are sold at an online auction. For details, contact instructor Brad Boelter at (512) 223-6141, firstname.lastname@example.org.
is located in Building C of the Riverside campus and Building 5000 of the Round Rock campus.
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