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CAT 1101 Architectural Drafting

Develop proficiency with computer drafting techniques, developing architectural drawings and coordinating a set of construction documents. Includes developing 3D visualization and architectural problem solving skills. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 1111 Mechanical Systems Blueprint Reading

Reading blueprints of commercial buildings, emphasizing plumbing, electrical, HVAC and fire protection systems. One half classroom, one and one half lab hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

CAT 1121 Introduction to Revit & BIM

Learn Building Information Modeling (BIM) techniques and methodology. Develop proficiency with Revit Architecture modeling software including: user interface, modeling techniques, proper modeling workflow and document generation. Learn rendering and animation communication techniques. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 1131 Introduction to Revit MEP

Study and application of advanced drawing using AutoDesk Revit. Major emphasis on building information modeling (BIM) theory along with construction of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 1141 Architectural Blueprint Reading

Basic techniques for reading and interpreting construction plans and specifications, both residential and commercial. Includes all major building uses and types of construction as defined by the building code. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

CAT 1161 Introduction to Civil & Architectural Technology

An introduction to career fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering Technology. Equivalent to Project Lead the Way CEA. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

CAT 1201 Construction Methods & Materials

Construction methods of materials for both residential and commercial structures. Emphasis on processes and techniques. Understanding of blueprint reading of architectural and civil drawings. Hands-on exercises of residential and commercial applications. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

CAT 1211 Construction Materials Testing

This course presents some of the basics of testing materials (concrete, steel, wood, etc.) used in the construction industry. Emphasis on how properties of materials affect their use in the construction process. Utilizes American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

CAT 1241 Building Systems

Basic mechanical and electrical system design principles for residential and commercial structures. Structural engineering principles for designing residential and commercial structures using wood, steel and concrete. Research appropriate building codes and apply knowledge to solve engineering challenges. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

CAT 1301 Introduction to Civil Construction CAD

Develop proficiency in CAD software to develop civil-construction working drawings. Proper generation of plans to connect the earth's topography and land records will be emphasized. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 1401 Construction Estimating

Construction estimating, beginning with an understanding of the costs of labor equipment and materials, as well as profit and overhead. Quantity measurements of basic construction materials will be used to develop bidding packages. Two classroom, two lab hours per week. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 1431 OSHA Construction Standards 10 Hour

Introduction to rules, interpretations, record keeping and standards required by OSHA (29CFR Part 1926) for the construction industry to ensure employees a safe, healthful work place. The course complies with the guidelines and requirements for the OSHA 10 hour outreach training completion card.
1 Credit Hour

CAT 1501 Fundamentals of Surveying & Mapping

This course uses covers the fundamental principles of distance, elevation and angular measurements used in the practice of engineering surveys. It also includes basic error theory in field observations and mathematical calculations, level circuit and traverse field techniques and basic principles of digital map making. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 1601 Building Electric & Controls

An introduction to building electrical and control systems for HVAC technicians. Includes AC/DC circuits, single phase and three phase motors and motor control, HVAC equipment control, wiring techniques, control components including sequencers, and an introduction to building pneumatic and DDC control. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

CAT 1701 Construction Craft Skills/Concrete

An orientation to construction trades and working with concrete with strong emphasis on hands-on learning exercises. Includes Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour construction safety. Two classroom, eight lab hours per week.
6 Credit Hours

CAT 1721 Structural Framing Systems

Advanced technical training in wood and light-gauge steel framing systems, including exterior wall finishing and roof construction. Two classroom, eight lab hours per week.
6 Credit Hours

CAT 1741 Residential Electrical Systems

Basic safety procedures, use of power and hand tools, electrical circuit theory and basics of residential wiring observing the National Electric Code (NEC). One classroom, four lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 1761 Interior & Exterior Finishes

An orientation to interior and exterior finishes on frame construction. One classroom, four lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 1781 Construction Project

Students will work on a significant construction project such as a home for Habitat for Humanity. This course gives students hands-on experience in all phases of a construction project. Most class sessions will be at a construction site in the Greater Dayton Metropolitan area. One classroom, six lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

CAT 1810 Construction Techniques I (NCCER Core)

Basic safety, hand and power tools, wood building materials and fasteners and framing systems. May be taken for two semesters. One classroom, four lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 1820 Construction Techniques II (NCCER Level 1)

Construction of concrete structures including forming, placing and finishing. May be taken for two semesters. One classroom, four lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 1830 Construction Techniques III (NCCER Level 2)

Exterior and interior finishing of frame structures including roofing materials, siding, drywall, stairs, doors and trim. May be taken for two semesters. One classroom, four lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 1840 Construction Techniques IV (NCCER Level 3)

Development of advanced skills for construction technicians including site layout, floor and roof systems and metal buildings. An introduction to welding, light equipment operation and project management. May be taken for two semesters. One classroom, four lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 2101 Design in Revit

Develop proficiency with Revit design techniques, developing architectural models and coordinating a set of construction documents. Includes architectural and Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) problem-solving skills. One classroom, six lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

CAT 2201 Advanced Revit

Learn the philosophy of building information modeling and how Revit and other computer-based modeling software can assist in the design, analysis and documentation of buildings. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

CAT 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

CAT 2301 Land Development Design in Civil 3D

Application of civil engineering technology principles to land development. Design elements include boundary and topographicsurveying, remote sensing, roadway, hydrology and quality estimates within Computer Aided Design software. Emphasis is placedupon federal, state and local regulations related to the development of real property. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 2401 Engineering Technology Project Management

Practical planning and control of construction and engineering-based projects. Interrelationships and operations of project management and skills required for success in the current engineering environment. Theory, nomenclature and practical application of engineering management using computer software. Two classroom, two lab hours per week. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 2411 Building Codes, Laws & Specifications

Building code history, development, application and review processes. Analysis of existing building to determine code status, form recommendations and make presentation. Examine Ohio law impacting various codes, safety, contracting and personnel issues with regard to built environment professions. Develop sample contract specifications. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

CAT 2421 Soil Mechanics

Theories of soil mechanics including soil classifications, sampling and testing methods, stress distribution, shearing resistance and strength of soils. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 2431 OSHA Construction Standards

Rules, interpretations, record keeping and standards required by Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) (29CFR Part 1926) for the construction industry to ensure employees a safe, healthful workplace. Successful completion of the course provides the 30 hour OSHA Construction Safety Card.
2 Credit Hours

CAT 2501 GPS & GIS for Engineering Technology Professionals

This course covers collection, adjustment, analysis and management of geospatial data used in land development. Integration of Global Positioning Systems field collected data with Geographic Information Systems to maintain public works, cadastrial and utility record keeping systems. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

CAT 2531 Advanced Surveying & Mapping

Utilization of surveying equipment and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software to perform field data collection and produce civil engineering drawings. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 2561 Route Surveying with Construction Applications

Solving complex surveying problems for construction layout of buildings, sites and roads using appropriate mathematical calculations and surveying equipment. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

CAT 2571 NSPS Certified Survey Technician Preparation

This course is an in-depth review of the eleven areas of concentration in preparation of the Level I and/or Level II Survey Technician Certification used by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). One classroom, two lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

CAT 2581 Legal Principles for Surveyors

Legal principles of surveying. Field investigation and case studies are used to understand the elements that govern establishment of real property boundaries.
3 Credit Hours

CAT 2700 Civil Architectural Technology Internship

Students earn credits toward degree requirements for work learning experience. Students already working may apply to use that experience to meet internship requirements. Students establish learning outcomes and prepare related reports and/or projects each term. Ten work hours per week per credit hour.
1 - 4 Credit Hours

CAT 2741 Current Topics in Architecture

Explore recent developments in the architectural profession, especially as related to the architectural technology curriculum. Topics to include environment, green building, energy conservation, building technology, etc. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

CAT 2780 Architectural Technology Capstone

Assessment of achievement by Architectural Technology students in attaining program outcomes by completing a project demonstrating principles and practice of the major. Teamwork on projects will be emphasized. Only offered spring semester. Should be taken last spring term of program. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

CAT 2781 Civil Engineering Technology Capstone

Assessment of achievement by Civil Engineering Technology students in attaining program outcomes by completing a project demonstrating principles and practices of the major. Teamwork on projects will be emphasized. Only offered spring semester. Should be taken last spring term of program. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

CAT 2782 Construction Management Technology Capstone

Assessment of achievement by Construction Management Technology students in attaining program outcomes by completing a project demonstrating principles and practice of the major. Teamwork on projects will be emphasized. Only offered spring semester. Should be taken last spring term of program. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours