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AEC- 120 Construction Industry Orientation and Documents (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An introduction to the field of construction to broaden student understanding and develop appreciation of the entire scope of construction. Emphasis on fundamental understanding of construction documents including drawings and specifications. Relationship between drawings and specifications to other contractual documents will be explored.

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AEC- 131 Architectural Graphics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Architectural drafting with emphasis on drawing theory and delineation. Drawing media and equipment are utilized in solving problems relating to construction that are normally solved graphically. If taken for three credits, computer aided drafting will be included in the course work.

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AEC- 149 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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AEC- 171 Light Construction Methods And Materials (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The building process, terminology, codes, materials, safety requirements, tools, and equipment used in the construction industry with emphasis on residential and small commercial structures.

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AEC- 172 Construction Technology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Technology of constructing buildings, bridges and other structures, including: site preparation, foundation systems, superstructures, enclosures, utilities, finishing methods, and materials.

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AEC- 190 Orientation To Construction Industry (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An introduction to the field of construction as presented by professionals in the construction industry to broaden student understanding and develop appreciation of the entire scope of construction.

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AEC- 191 The Built Environment (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Construction and its relationship to resources, materials, and the culture in which it takes place. Discussion of significant historical and modern structures. Emphasis on how, why, and by whom structures are built and what can be learned from them.

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AEC- 198 Field Experience (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No

Department consent

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AEC- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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AEC- 233 Architectural Design I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Develop graphic simulation techniques and problem- solving abilities related to the architectural effectuation process. Gain and understanding of site planning, residential space requirements, building codes, structure, finishes, mechanical and electrical systems.

Prerequisites: take AEC-131

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AEC- 237 Architectural Technology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Space programming and planning, working drawings for commercial and industrial buildings. Building codes, energy requirements, construction contract documents, structural materials and systems, building materials and systems.

Prerequisites: take AEC-131

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AEC- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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AEC- 270 Heavy Construction Methods And Equipment (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to commercial and industrial building systems: equipment, site preparations, footings, foundations, formwork, concrete, steel, and wood timber techniques.

Prerequisites: Take AEC-171

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AEC- 273 Concrete And Masonry Technology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fundamental principles of cement and concrete (ingredients, mixing, placement, finishing, curing, properties, and applications); clay and concrete units (ingredients, properties, manufacture, placement, and application).

Prerequisites: AEC-171 with a grade of C or better

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AEC- 298 Field Experience (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No

Department consent

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AEC- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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AEC- 335 Architectural Design Ii (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Programming and analysis, design solution, presentation and design development drawings for commercial and/or public buildings; scale, site, codes, energy, acoustics, structure and their relation to form.

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AEC- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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AEC- 352 Building Mechanical Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fundamental theory and application of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, and fire suppression systems for buildings. Emphasis on system integration and sustainable topics as related to design, construction and management of mechanical construction scope of work.

Prerequisites: Take AEC-237

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AEC- 353 Building Electrical and Control Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fundamental theory and application of the design, layout, and construction of electrical and building control systems. Principles of code, design, construction documents reading, means and methods applied to electrical systems, lighting, building controls, and sustainable topics as related to electrical scope of work.

Prerequisites: Take AEC-237

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AEC- 357 Site Engineering (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Use of surveying instruments, techniques, computations and computer technology used to measure and describe land configurations; construction surveying including contours, grades, cut and fill, and drainage.

Prerequisites: Take AEC-131 & MATH-121 or higher

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AEC- 370 Construction Estimating I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Estimating and analyzing material, labor, equipment, methods of construction, overhead and profit, and submitting these factors in the form of a bid.

Prerequisites: Take AEC-237

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AEC- 375 Construction Practicum (2.00 - 4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Technical information, construction problems and actual development of light residential structure.

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AEC- 395 Seminar (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
(Title will reflect specific construction content). Current and projected methods, concepts, technologies and innovations in construction.

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AEC- 395 Seminar: Lumber and Wood Products Industry (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to career opportunities in the lumber and wood products industry and to environmental aspects of forestry, timber harvest, and product manufacture and use. Discussion of topics in forestry, business of lumber, responsible materials, green building and ecosystem markets.

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AEC- 398 Field Experience (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No

Department consent

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AEC- 399 Independent Study (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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AEC- 438 Contract Requirements And Specifications (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of contract requirements and construction specification organization. Development of basic skills of project manual preparation. Demonstration of role of specifications within the construction process and relationship to other construction contract documents.

Prerequisites: Take ENGL-320 or ENGL-415

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AEC- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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AEC- 455 Advanced Mechanical Construction Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of the design and installation of advanced mechanical systems with an emphasis on industrial construction applications. Related building codes, materials, instrumentation and control systems necessary for the installation and commissioning of advanced mechanical systems.

Prerequisite: take AEC-352

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AEC- 456 Advanced Electrical Construction Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of the design and installation of advanced electrical systems in construction. Emphasis on industrial construction applications. Detailed topical coverage of related codes, materials, power generation, instrumentation and control systems necessary for the design, installation and operation of advanced electrical systems.

Prerequisite: take AEC-353

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AEC- 458 Structural Systems--Wood And Steel (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis, selection, and delineation of wood and steel structural components and systems in buildings.

Prerequisites: Take PHYS-321

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AEC- 459 Structural Systems-Concrete And Masonry (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis, selection, and delineation of concrete and masonry structural components and systems in buildings.

Prerequisites: Take AEC-458

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AEC- 460 Sustainable Construction (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Survey of principles of sustainable construction, including building design and delivery methods. Ethics and stewardship as part of the constructor's role in the built environment. Examination of domestic and global Green building assessment systems. Emphasis is placed on preparing the student for the LEED building assessment system.

Must be Junior level or higher

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AEC- 461 Building Codes and Regulations (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Extensive examination of the International Building Code. Intent and purpose of codes and regulations are presented, discussed, and reasoned. Contemporary issues in the construction industry are evaluated by students. Particular emphasis is placed on preparing the student for the ICC Certified Inspector examination.

Must be Junior level or higher

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AEC- 470 Construction Estimating II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Total concept of construction industry costs. Computer-based estimating systems for construction. Contracting, financing, takeoff, pricing, bid preparation, resource and cost studies, control of costs and database operations.

Prerequisites: Take AEC-370 with a grade of C or better

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AEC- 471 Project Scheduling And Cost Control (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Total concept of construction industry: contracting, financing, bidding, planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling functions and techniques.

Prerequisites: Take AEC-370 with a grade of C or better

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AEC- 472 Management Of Construction (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Organizing, managing and operating the contracting firm.

Prerequisites: Take BUMGT-304

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AEC- 473 Mechanical and Electrical Construction Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of project management applied to mechanical and electrical construction projects. Organizing, managing and operating a mechanical or electrical specialty contracting firm.

Prerequisites: take AEC-455 and AEC-456

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AEC- 495 Seminar (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
(Title will reflect specific construction content). Current and projected methods, concepts, technologies and innovations in construction.

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AEC- 498 Field Experience (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No

Department consent

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AEC- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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AEC- 535 Building Electrical & Control Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fundamental theory and application of the design, layout, and construction of electrical and building control systems. Principles of code, design, construction documents reading, means and methods applied to electrical systems, lighting, building controls, and sustainable topics as related to electrical scope of work.

Prerequisites: Take AEC-237

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AEC- 570 Construction Estimating I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Estimating and analyzing material, labor, equipment, methods of construction, overhead and profit, and submitting these factors in the form of a bid.

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AEC- 575 Construction Practicum (2.00 - 4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Technical information, construction problems and actual development of light residential structure.

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AEC- 595 Seminar: Lumber and Wood Products Industry (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to career opportunities in the lumber and wood products industry and to environmental aspects of forestry, timber harvest, and product manufacture and use. Discussion of topics in forestry, business of lumber, responsible materials, green building and ecosystem markets.

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AEC- 595 Seminar (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
(Title will reflect specific construction content). Current and projected methods, concepts, technologies and innovations in construction.

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AEC- 638 Contract Requirements And Specifications (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of contract requirements and construction specification organization. Development of basic skills of project manual preparation. Demonstration of role of specifications within the construction process and relationship to other construction contract documents.

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AEC- 652 Environmental Systems - HVAC (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of heating, ventilating and air conditioning; analysis and selection of systems and equipment.

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AEC- 653 Environmental Systems - Plumbing & Electrical (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Plumbing, electrical and illumination systems for light and heavy construction.

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AEC- 658 Structural Systems--Wood And Steel (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis, selection, and delineation of wood and steel structural components and systems in buildings.

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AEC- 659 Structural Systems-Concrete And Masonry (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis, selection, and delineation of concrete and masonry structural components and systems in buildings.

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AEC- 660 Sustainable Construction (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Survey of principles of sustainable construction, including building design and delivery methods. Ethics and stewardship as part of the constructor's role in the built environment. Examination of domestic and global Green building assessment systems. Emphasis is placed on preparing the student for the LEED building assessment system.

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AEC- 661 Building Codes and Regulations (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Extensive examination of the International Building Code. Intent and purpose of codes and regulations are presented, discussed, and reasoned. Contemporary issues in the construction industry are evaluated by students. Particular emphasis is placed on preparing the student for the ICC Certified Inspector examination.

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AEC- 670 Construction Estimating II (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Computer-based estimating systems for construction. Take-off, pricing, bid preparation, resource and cost studies, and database operations.

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AEC- 671 Project Scheduling And Cost Control (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Total concept of construction industry: contracting, financing, bidding, planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling functions and techniques.

Prerequisites: Take AEC-570

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AEC- 672 Management Of Construction (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Organizing, managing and operating the contracting firm.

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AEC- 702 Construction Logistics and Project Planning (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Leaders in today's construction industry employ logistics and project planning to improve productivity, efficiencies, and profitability. This course will develop the learner's understanding of tools, technologies, and advanced management processes used during all phases of the construction project and explore development and implementation of comprehensive material and site logistics and planning.

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AEC- 703 Construction Project Delivery Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Develop an advanced level of student's knowledge and critical awareness for procuring construction management projects, including complex project factors that influence choice of appropriate procurement systems. Learning advanced understanding of contractual forms available in the construction industry, alternate project delivery (APD) systems, and their appropriateness in various construction scenarios.

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AEC- 704 Construction Strategy, Economics and Finance (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Develop application of economic and financial strategies in construction, including extensive analysis of competitive forces in a construction organization. Examination of micro- and macro-economic forces that influence the construction industry, particularly in federal, state and local governments.Examination of capital for both long- and short-term financing construction projects.

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AEC- 710 Architectural Preservation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
In-depth examination of the principles and practices of architectural preservation. Addresses subjects of architectural history, intervention approaches, government preservation agencies, and technical, legal, and economic aspects related to preservation.

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AEC- 711 Environmental Concerns in Construction (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Human health and environmental impacts of the built environment. Sustainable inputs, outputs, and impacts of construction materials. Embodied energy and carbon of construction materials are evaluated.

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AEC- 749 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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AEC- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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