CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF NORTH TEXAS

972-574-5200

 
Scheduled Courses
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
** CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
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Legend: M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, DFWEC=DFW Education Center, NLC=North Lake College Main Campus
 
Course Details
 
Accident Prevention Inspection Investigation
Type of Class: Semester
 
16 Sessions/48 Hours
This course will cover the roles and responsibilities of a construction supervisor in accident prevention and loss control. Topics include: Safety leadership, communication and expectations; Planning for site safety; Site safety management; Site security and protection; Multi-employer jobsite safety; Construction risk management; Safety and human resources; and Regulatory procedures, record keeping and documents.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
Book or e-Book via NLC IncludED
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Building Codes and Inspections
Type of Class: Semester
 
15 Sessions/48 Hours
This course presents the materials, methods and procedures used in the construction of buildings in relation to building codes and zoning requirements. Topics covered include: Regulatory Factors in Building; Organization and Enforcement; Permits and Inspections; Requirement based on Occupancy, Requirements Based on Types of Construction; Basic Engineering Regulations, Fire Standards and Protection, Public Streets and Property; and other related Building Code Standards. NOTE: Credit Course Requirements Admissions paperwork is required to be completed by Friday, August 17, 2018. If this paperwork is not completed by the student by the required deadline, the student will be transferred to a continuing education course.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
Book or e-Book via NLC IncludED
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Commercial Blueprint Reading
Type of Class: Semester
 
20 Sessions/48 Hours
ONLINE COURSE - HAVE YOU FILLED OUT YOUR DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT APPLICATION? This course covers Commercial Blueprint Reading and Specifications with emphasis on the interrelationship between the drawings, specifications and the construction project. Topics include: the evolution of a construction project; construction documents; plan views; elevations and related views; sections, details, symbols, and schedules. Emphasis is given to civil architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical drawings and specifications.
PREREQUISITE:
Recommended
Course: Construction Methods & Materials I
MANDATORY
Req Test: TSI
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
Book or e-Book via NLC IncludED
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Construction Estimating I
Type of Class: Semester
 
16 Sessions/64 Hours
Prerequisite: TABE Math Test or Applied Construction Math I class or test AND Commercial Blueprint Reading & Specifications class or test. See testing page for details. This course affords a basic introduction to construction estimating, focusing on the major building components and common contract documents. Students will utilize information from the CSI Master Format in addition to instructor-provided handouts. The course provides the student with the principles and skills to make accurate take-offs and perform pricing functions as an estimator in a commercial contracting environment. This course leads to the Estimator Specialist Certificate. Note: If a student has previously purchased prints and specs in another CEF course that required prints and specs these may be used in this course. A student would still need to purchase the text(s) for this course. Test-out option available. See Testing page for details. This is a Credit Course, therefore all Admissions paperwork must be submitted by student to North Lake no later than January 16, 2019. Please go to www.dcccd.org for Instructions on Admissions paperwork and what is required.
PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Applied Construction Math I
OR Test: Applied Construction Math
OR Test: TABE Math - English
MANDATORY
Course: Commercial Blueprint Reading
OR Test: Blueprint Reading
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
Book or e-Book via NLC IncludED
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Construction Materials Testing
Type of Class: Semester
 
16 Sessions/64 Hours
This course provides an in-depth study of soils, reinforced concrete and foundations. Topics include: Soil Characteristics; Soil Sampling and Soil Testing; Concrete Design; Concrete Placement, Concrete Testing, and the application of that information in design of reinforced concrete foundations. NOTE: Credit Course Requirements Admissions paperwork is required to be completed by Friday, August 17, 2018. If this paperwork is not completed by the student by the required deadline, the student will be transferred to a continuing education course.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
Book or e-Book via NLC IncludED
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Construction Methods & Materials I
Type of Class: Semester
 
31 Sessions/64 Hours
Prerequisite: English TABE Reading Test and it is recommended that a student complete the Introduction to Construction Industry course and or have at least for years experience prior to this course. This course provides the student with a strong working knowledge of materials, methods and equipment used in constructing today’s modern buildings. Using the Construction Specification Institute “MasterFormat” as a guide, this course will cover Divisions 2 through 5. Topics include: The Building Site, Soils and Foundations; Concrete Products, Cast-in-Place, and Precast Concrete Construction; Masonry Products and Mortars, Clay Brick, Concrete Blocks, Stone and Masonry Construction; Metals, and Steel Frame Construction and Wood. NOTE: Credit Course Requirements Admissions paperwork is required to be completed by Friday, August 17, 2018. If this paperwork is not completed by the student by the required deadline, the student will be transferred to a continuing education course.
PREREQUISITE:
Recommended
Course: Introduction to Construction Industry
Recommended
Req Experience: 4 Years in related field
MANDATORY
Req Test: TABE Reading - English
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
Book or e-Book via NLC IncludED
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Construction Specifications & Contracts
Type of Class: Semester
 
16 Sessions/64 Hours
This course presents and discusses legal principles and issues affecting the construction industry. Topics include: Contract Documents, Changes, Orders and Claims. Contract law and relationships will be specifically covered. Individuals will benefit from this course if they work with or for owners, architects, engineers, building officials or subcontractors. NOTE: Credit Course Requirements Admissions paperwork is required to be completed by Friday, August 17, 2018. If this paperwork is not completed by the student by the required deadline, the student will be transferred to a continuing education course.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
Book or e-Book via NLC IncludED
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Cooperative Education
Type of Class: Semester
 
12 Sessions/48 Hours
ONLINE COURSE Prerequisite: None Required Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college and the employer. Classroom learning is combined with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. Course is required for Associate and Certificate programs through North Lake College.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
Book or e-Book via NLC IncludED
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Introduction to Construction Industry
Type of Class: Semester
 
48 Sessions/16 Hours
ONLINE COURSE - HAVE YOU FILLED OUT YOUR DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT APPLICATION? Prerequisite: TSI and DCCCD Credit Application The student will identify construction organizational structures; identify and explain purposes for various construction documents; and describe construction office and field responsibilities & operations. The student will define and identify safety agencies & regulations, and the various construction crafts and trades. Course topics include: industry organization and hierarchy; contractor organization; subcontractors; contract documents; insurance and bonds; labor; elements of estate; job site organization; and safety.
PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Req Test: TABE Reading - English
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
Specification, Memory Stick North Lake Campus (North)
$20.00 - Purchase Required
Blueprints North Lake (North Campus) Half Size
$18.00 - Purchase Required
Construction Management JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward a Career in Construction Management, 2nd Ed.
$49.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Introduction to Surveying
Type of Class: Semester
 
16 Sessions/80 Hours
This course consists of 80 hours including labs and covers an overview of the surveying profession as it applies to surveying. The history of surveying and its impact on the world. Review of the mathematics used in surveying. Introduction to basic surveying equipment with emphasis on measurements, both linear and angular. Instruction on surveying procedures and the limitation of errors. Calculation to determine precision and error of closure. NOTE: Credit Course Requirements Admissions paperwork is required to be completed by Friday, August 17, 2018. If this paperwork is not completed by the student by the required deadline, the student will be transferred to a continuing education course.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
Book or e-Book via NLC IncludED
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Project Scheduling
Type of Class: Semester
 
16 Sessions/64 Hours
Prerequisite: The Commercial Blueprint Reading class is recommended prior to enrolling in this class. This course will teach the student to prepare project schedules using logical construction sequence dependency diagrams, update these schedules and to prepare short time look-ahead schedules. Microsoft Project Scheduling software will be used as the computer-based program for creating Gnatt and bar charts.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
Book or e-Book via NLC IncludED
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Surveying Calculations
Type of Class: Semester
 
15 Sessions/48 Hours
Prerequisite: None Required This course consists of 48 hours and covers the basic mathematical principles used for field surveying and measurement as applied to bacsic construction field engineering. The topics covered include: The applications of Basic mathematics; Elementary algebra, Basic trigonometry and the application as used in measurement systems; and vertical and horizontal control measurements as applicable to construction site layout. NOTE: Credit Course Requirements Admissions paperwork is required to be completed by Friday, August 17, 2018. If this paperwork is not completed by the student by the required deadline, the student will be transferred to a continuing education course.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
Book or e-Book via NLC IncludED
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Surveying Measurements
Type of Class: Semester
 
16 Sessions/80 Hours
This is a Credit Course, therefore all Admissions paperwork must be submitted by student to North Lake no later than January 16, 2019. Please go to www.dcccd.org for Instructions on Admissions paperwork and what is required. Consists of 80 hours, including labs and covers the advanced mathematical principles used for field surveying and measurement as applied to construction field engineering. The topics covered include: The Applications of Coordinate Geometry and Trigonometry and the Applications as used in Measurement Systems, Vertical and Horizontal Control Measurements as applicable to Construction Site Layout.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
Book or e-Book via NLC IncludED
$0.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Sustainable Construction
Type of Class: Semester
 
18 Sessions/64 Hours
Prerequisite: None Required Methods and materials used for buildings that conserve energy, water and human resources.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in session 
MATERIALS:
no materials
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **