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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
CCR101 Basic Safety-00101-04 Credit Hours: 0.75
Introduction to the principles and procedures needed to work safely in the construction environment. Includes causes and results of accidents and the dangers of rationalizing risk. Includes the role of company policies and OSHA regulations in maintaining a safe workplace. Also includes common job-site hazards and protections, such as lockout/tagout, personal protective equipment (PPE), and Hazard Communication (HazCom).
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CCR102 Introduction to Construction Math Credit Hours: .5-1.00
Overview of basic mathematical functions such as adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and applications to the construction trades. Includes decimal-fraction conversions and the metric system using practical examples. Also reviews basic geometry as applied to common shapes and forms.
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CCR103 Introduction to Hand Tools-00103-04 Credit Hours: 0.50
Introduction to hand tools that are widely used in the construction industry, such as hammers, saws, levels, pullers, vises, and clamps. Includes the specific applications of each tool and how to properly use them. Also includes safety and maintenance issues related to hand tools.
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CCR104 Introduction to Power Tools Credit Hours: .25-0.75
Introduction to commonly used power tools such as drills, saws, grinders, and sanders. Includes a review of power tool applications, proper use, safety, and maintenance.
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CCR105 Introduction to Construction Drawings Credit Hours: .25-0.75
Introduction to basic blueprint terms, components and symbols. Includes civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, piping, and electrical drawings. Also includes how to interpret and use drawing dimesions.
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CCR106 Basic Rigging Credit Hours: .75-1.25
Explanation of how ropes, chains, hoists, loaders, and cranes are used to move materials and equipment from one location to another on a job site. Includes inspection techniques and load-handling safety practices. Also includes a review of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) hand signals.
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CCR107 Basic Communication and Employability Skills Credit Hours: .75-1.25
Introduction to the roles of individuals and companies in the construction industry. Includes how to communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors, using verbal and written communication skills. Includes critical thinking and problem-solving skills and computer systems and their industry applications. Also includes a review of relationship skills, effective self-presentation, and key workplace issues such as sexual harassment, stress, and substance abuse.
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CCR108 Introduction to Materials Handling Credit Hours: 0.25
Introduction to materials handling techniques and procedures. Includes hazards associated with materials handling and identifies appropriate equipment for job-site tasks
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CCR109 Green Environment Credit Hours: 0.75
Introduction to green construction practices. Includes the environmental impact of building construction, the green building rating system, and how to calculate a carbon footprint.
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CCR110 Project Management and Safety Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the responsibilities of project management. Includes the phases of a construction project and alternate delivery methods. Also includes job-site safety checklists, loss prevention methods, and tips for creating an accident- free work environment.
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CCR111 Interpersonal Skills Credit Hours: 0.75
Introduction to the principles of effective communication, workplace expectations, and satisfying stakeholders. Includes building work relationships, creating a leadership environment, and utilizing behavioral interviewing skills.
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CCR112 Issues and Resolutions Credit Hours: 0.75
Introduction to the key elements of successful negotiations and problem solving. Includes recognizing nonverbal signals, applying conflict resolution strategies, and utilizing problem-solving techniques.
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CCR113 Construction Documents Credit Hours: 0.50
Introduction to documents, drawings, and specifications used on construction projects. Includes contracts, insurance requirements, and the change order process.
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CCR114 Construction Planning Credit Hours: 0.50
Introduction to formal job planning and creating a performance-based work environment. Includes the work breakdown structure (WBS) that identifies deliverables, tasks, and time constraints. Also includes quality control and resource allocation.
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CCR115 Estimating and Cost Control Credit Hours: 0.75
Introduction to developing estimates for construction projects. Includes cost control methodologies, simple cost analysis, and the project manager’s role in controlling costs and rework charges.
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CCR116 Scheduling Credit Hours: 0.75
Introduction to methods for scheduling construction projects. Includes bar charts, network diagrams, and techniques for managing resources. Also includes formal schedules, alternative schedules, job planning, and prioritization.
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CCR117 Resource Control Credit Hours: 0.50
Introduction to the factors and standards that affect production control. Includes evaluating and improving production control and productivity.
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CCR118 Quality Control and Quality Assurance Credit Hours: 0.25
Introduction to quality control and quality assurance procedures. Includes how to develop an effective quality control plan, and how to identify, assess, and measure weaknesses to avoid rework.
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CCR119 Continuous Improvement Credit Hours: 0.25
Introduction to the continuous improvement process. Includes addressing critical problems, satisfying internal and external stakeholders, and measuring results.
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CCR120 Field Safety Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to safety tasks for field personnel. Includes hazard communications, personal protective equipment, electrical hazards, fire protection, tool safety, and welding safety. Also includes fall protection, ladders, confined spaces, and forklift safety.
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CCR121 Safety Technology Credit Hours: 2.75
Introduction to implementing and administering a company safety program. Includes accident investigation, hazard recognition, risk analysis, work permit policies, recordkeeping, OSHA inspection procedures, and environmental awareness.
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