CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF NORTH TEXAS

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Category Name:
Construction Technology

 

Courses For This Category

 

 Accident Prevention Inspection Investigation
 Commercial Blueprint Reading and Specifications
 Commercial Construction Methods Materials
 Cooperative Education
 Electrical Calculations
 Introduction to Construction Industry
 STP 1 - Leadership & Motivation
 STP 10 - General & Specialty Contractor Dynamics
 STP 2 - Oral & Written Communications
 STP 3 - Problem Solving & Decision Making
 STP 4 - Contract Documents & Construction Law
 STP 5 - Planning & Scheduling
 STP 6 - Understanding & Managing Project Costs
 STP 7 - Accident Prevention & Loss Control
 STP 8 - Managing the Project
 STP 9 - Productivity Improvement
 
Scheduled Courses
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
Accident Prevention Inspection Investigation Dickerson T E 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 5/8/2018 North Lake College - North
Commercial Blueprint Reading and Specifications Russell T E 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 5/8/2018 DFWEC
Commercial Blueprint Reading and Specifications Johnson T R E 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 1/16/2018 5/10/2018 DFWEC
Commercial Blueprint Reading and Specifications Cardenas T E 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 5/8/2018 DFWEC
Commercial Blueprint Reading and Specifications Russell T E 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 5/8/2018 DFWEC
Commercial Construction Methods Materials Bosher R E 6:00 PM 8:00 PM 1/18/2018 5/10/2018 North Lake College - North
Introduction to Construction Industry Hover T E 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 5/8/2018 North Lake College - North
Introduction to Construction Industry Hover T E 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 5/8/2018 North Lake College - North
STP 1 - Leadership & Motivation McGuire T E 5:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 2/20/2018 DFWEC
STP 1 - Leadership & Motivation McGuire T E 5:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 2/20/2018 DFWEC
STP 2 - Oral & Written Communications McGuire T E 5:00 PM 9:00 PM 3/20/2018 4/24/2018 DFWEC
STP 2 - Oral & Written Communications Baker T E 5:00 PM 9:00 PM 3/20/2018 4/24/2018 DFWEC
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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
Class Fee: $504.00
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
MATERIALS:
STP 6 Risk Management & Problem Solving 2015 Ed
$122.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
Accident Prevention Inspection Investigation Dickerson T E 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 5/8/2018 North Lake College - North
 
Commercial Blueprint Reading and Specifications
Type of Class: Semester
Class Fee: $504.00
16 Sessions/48 Hours
This course consists of 48 hours and covers Commercial Blueprint Reading & Specifications with emphasis on the interrelationship between drawings, specifications and construction project. Topics include: Evolution of a Construction Project; Construction Documents; Plan Views; Elevations and Related Views; Sections, Details, Symbols, Schedules. Emphasis is given to Civil Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical Drawings and Specifications. 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.
PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Req Test: TABE Reading - English
OR Test: Reading
Recommended
Course: Commercial Construction Methods Materials
Test Out: Blueprint Reading
MATERIALS:
Specification, Memory Stick North Lake Campus (North)
$15.00 - Purchase Required
Blueprints North Lake (North Campus) Half Size
$18.00 - Purchase Required
Print & Specification Reading for Construction
$134.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
Commercial Blueprint Reading and Specifications Russell T E 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 5/8/2018 DFWEC
Commercial Blueprint Reading and Specifications Johnson T R E 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 1/16/2018 5/10/2018 DFWEC
Commercial Blueprint Reading and Specifications Cardenas T E 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 5/8/2018 DFWEC
Commercial Blueprint Reading and Specifications Russell T E 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 5/8/2018 DFWEC
 
Commercial Construction Methods Materials
Type of Class: Semester
Class Fee: $504.00
16 Sessions/64 Hours
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.
PREREQUISITE:
Recommended
Course: Introduction to Construction Industry
Recommended
Req Experience: 4 Years in related field
MANDATORY
Req Test: TABE Reading - English
MATERIALS:
Specification, Memory Stick North Lake Campus (North)
$15.00 - Purchase Required
Blueprints North Lake (North Campus) Half Size
$18.00 - Purchase Required
Construction Materials Methods & Techniques -4th Edition
$173.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
Commercial Construction Methods Materials Bosher R E 6:00 PM 8:00 PM 1/18/2018 5/10/2018 North Lake College - North
 
Cooperative Education
Type of Class: Semester
Class Fee: $504.00
16 Sessions/48 Hours
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 topics and learning outcomes vary. Course is required for Associate and Certificate programs through North Lake College.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
MATERIALS:
None Required
$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
Class Fee: $504.00
16 Sessions/48 Hours
Prerequisite: English TABE Reading Test 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
MATERIALS:
Specification, Memory Stick North Lake Campus (North)
$15.00 - 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.
$47.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
Introduction to Construction Industry Hover T E 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 5/8/2018 North Lake College - North
Introduction to Construction Industry Hover T E 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 5/8/2018 North Lake College - North
 
STP 1 - Leadership & Motivation
Type of Class: Short Term
Class Fee: $294.00
6 Sessions/24 Hours
This course will describe the value of effective supervision of workers and improve the construction supervisor’s ability to lead and motivate others. Topics include: The dollars and sense of people in construction;The role of the construction supervisor; Helping people perform better; Motivating and leading others; Positive feedback; Training and orienting crew members; Teams and team building; Leadership skills in action.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
MATERIALS:
STP 1 - Leadership and Motivation 2015 Ed
$122.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
STP 1 - Leadership & Motivation McGuire T E 5:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 2/20/2018 DFWEC
STP 1 - Leadership & Motivation McGuire T E 5:00 PM 9:00 PM 1/16/2018 2/20/2018 DFWEC
 
STP 10 - General & Specialty Contractor Dynamics
Type of Class: Short Term
Class Fee: $385.00
5 Sessions/20 Hours
This unit focuses on helping general and specialty contractor supervisors work together to ensure successful project completion. Topics Include: Construction Systems; Contractual Relationships; Qualifying and Selecting Specialty Contractors; Communication; Plans and Specifications; Site Mobilization; Time Management; Productivity Improvement; and Project Closeout.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
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 ********
 
STP 2 - Oral & Written Communications
Type of Class: Short Term
Class Fee: $294.00
6 Sessions/24 Hours
This course presents a body of knowledge and skills that today’s construction supervisors need in order to be effective communicators on their job site. Topics include: Effective communication; Learning to listen; Carrying on conversations; Persuasion, negotiation, and confrontation; Communicating with your crew; Putting it in writing; Meetings that work; Electronic communication; and Improving communication.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
MATERIALS:
STP 2- Oral and written Communications 2015 Ed
$122.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
STP 2 - Oral & Written Communications McGuire T E 5:00 PM 9:00 PM 3/20/2018 4/24/2018 DFWEC
STP 2 - Oral & Written Communications Baker T E 5:00 PM 9:00 PM 3/20/2018 4/24/2018 DFWEC
 
STP 3 - Problem Solving & Decision Making
Type of Class: Short Term
Class Fee: $395.00
5 Sessions/20 Hours
Topics include: Problem Solving in the Construction Industry; Problem Prevention; Identifying Problems Accurately; How to Solve Scheduling and Technical Problems; Solving Human Performance Problems; Barriers to Developing Creative Solutions; Creative Problem Solving; Establishing a Problem Solving Atmosphere; A Follow-up System for Gauging Effectiveness; and Changing Your Mind.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
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 ********
 
STP 4 - Contract Documents & Construction Law
Type of Class: Short Term
Class Fee: $275.00
5 Sessions/20 Hours
This course will provide information about contract documents and construction law to help supervisors recognize the roles and responsibilities of all contracted parties, to develop an understanding of how contract documents can be helpful to solve problems and resolve conflicts, and to develop positive relationships between all parties in the construction process. Topics include: Introduction to contract documents and construction law; Creating a positive environment through partnering; Contractual relationships; Contract forms and documents; Managing general conditions; Good documentation practices; Changes; Differing site conditions; Time impacts; and Negotiation of resolutions.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
MATERIALS:
STP 4 Contract Documents 2015 Ed
$122.00 - 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 ********
 
STP 5 - Planning & Scheduling
Type of Class: Short Term
Class Fee: $395.00
5 Sessions/20 Hours
Topics include: The Bar Chart; The Precedence Diagram; The Arrow Diagram; The Critical Path; Using Networks; Three Phases of Planning and Scheduling; A Large Project CPM; and Applying the Schedule.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
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 ********
 
STP 6 - Understanding & Managing Project Costs
Type of Class: Short Term
Class Fee: $395.00
5 Sessions/20 Hours
Topics include: The Cost Control Cycle; The Estimate; The Estimate Breakdown; Work and Cost Analysis; Short Interval Production Scheduling (SIPS); Cost Control; Reporting and Cost Comparison; Production Control; and Project Debriefing and Evaluation.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
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 ********
 
STP 7 - Accident Prevention & Loss Control
Type of Class: Semester
Class Fee: $471.00
15 Sessions/48 Hours
Topics include: Introduction to Accident Prevention and Loss Control; Safety Communication and Motivation; Documentation and Inventories; Using Reference Materials and Advisory Services; Project Security and Traffic Control; Preplanning and Using the Project Schedule to Prevent Losses; Delegation of Responsibility and Equipment Maintenance; Common Construction Hazards; and Government Regulations and Inspections.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
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 ********
 
STP 8 - Managing the Project
Type of Class: Short Term
Class Fee: $395.00
5 Sessions/20 Hours
Topics include: Introduction to Project Management; Pre-construction Planning: Planning, Organizing and Staffing; Pre-construction Planning: Developing the Project Plan; Pre-construction Planning: Planning for Production and Support; Cost Control and Risk Control; Policies and Procedures; Purchasing and Receiving; Subcontractor Management; Project Layout; and Project Start-up and Close-out.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
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 ********
 
STP 9 - Productivity Improvement
Type of Class: Short Term
Class Fee: $395.00
5 Sessions/20 Hours
Topics Include: Productivity; Internal and External Factors; The Importance of Detailed Project Preplanning; The Impact of Communication on Productivity Improvement; Motivation; Job Satisfaction and Productivity; Analyzing and Evaluating Project Productivity; Using the Time-lapse Film Technique; Developing a Methods Improvement Program; and Time Management and Delegation of Responsibility.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
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 ********