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1040
BCN

Introduction to Sustainability and Measurement Systems

Fundamentals of blueprint reading in light construction for use by the building trades. Includes current standards, design characteristics, structural relationships, and the use of building materials.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1041
BCN

Introduction to Sustainable Sites

Prerequisites: BCN1040, EGN1110C, ETD1320 with a minimum grade of "C." This course describes how to develop a sustainable site and the variables that regulate it. It gives background information for the variables and their effect on people and for the planning and design of a site and systems to create a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment. The course goes on to list the credits offered for optimizing the site conditions by the USGBC LEED NC rating system and the requirements for achieving the credits.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1042
BCN

Introduction to Sustainable Water Systems

Prerequisites: BCN1040, EGN1110C, ETD1320 with a minimum grade of "C." This course describes sustainable water systems and the variables that regulate them. It gives background information for the variables and their effect on people and for the design of buildings, sites, and systems to create a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment. The course goes on to list the credits offered for optimizing the water efficiency by the USGBC LEED NC rating system and the requirements for achieving the credits.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1043
BCN

Introduction to Sustainable Design Materials and Resources

Prerequisites: BCN1040, EGN1110C, ETD1320 with a minimum grade of "C." This course describes sustainable materials and resources for sites and buildings and the variables that regulate them. It gives background information for the variables and their effect on people and for the design of sites, buildings, and systems to create a safe, healthy, and energy efficient environment. The course goes on to list the credits offered for materials and resources by the USGBC NC rating system and the requirements for achieving the credits.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1044
BCN

Introduction to Indoor Environmental Air Quality

Prerequisites: BCN1040, EGN1110C, ETD1320 with a minimum grade of "C." This course describes the indoor environment quality (IEQ) of buildings and the variables that regulate it. It gives background information for the variables and their effect on people and for the design of buildings and systems to create a safe, healthy, and productive environment. The course goes on to list the credits offered for optimizing the indoor conditions by the USGBC LEED NC rating system and the requirements for achieving the credits.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1045
BCN

Introduction to Integral Sustainable Design Theory

Prerequisites: BCN1040, EGN1110C, ETD1320 with a minimum grade of "C." This course outlines a new, rigorous, theoretical, and practical approach to understanding sustainable design. The course covers all of the major ways of thinking about sustainable design. We will use an integral lens to view sustainable design from four fundamental perspectives: technology, ecology, art, and culture. We will also examine the four major contemporary world views on sustainable design: traditional, modern, post-modern, and integral. Using the integral approach, the student will develop a design project according to the USGBC LEED NC rating system and the requirements for achieving the credits. If you are taking this course as part of the certificate in sustainable design and green building, it is highly recommended you take this course as it provides opportunity to implement all the material covered in the previous courses in a final design project.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 4

1230
BCN

Materials and Methods

A study of materials and methods used in commercial or private dwelling construction. Includes the use of wood, steel, and concrete in all phases of construction and a study of the fabrication of component units and their assembly at the construction site.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2046
BCN

Sustainable Construction

Prerequisite: BCN1230. This course is designed to deliver a detailed, and in depth, overview of the entire process of green building, covering the theory, history, state of the industry, and best practices in sustainable construction.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2231
BCN

Materials and Methods II

Prerequisite: BCN1230 with a minimum grade of "C." An in-depth study of the techniques, structure, characteristics, analysis and application of modern construction and engineering materials with an emphasis on the processing, structure, properties and performance interrelationship. Students will gain an understanding of material science and use experimentation to discover applications and techniques of materials. An emphasis will be placed on high-performance materials within the built environment. (May be repeated for a total of six credits.)

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2405
BCN

Statics and Strength of Materials

This course introduces students to basic concepts of statics and strength of basic materials, such as wood, concrete, and steel. The course covers the concepts of bodies at rest, shear, bending moments deflection, and moments of inertia. Students will master mathematical formulas for analyzing forces and reactions and will develop critical thinking skills necessary to understand structural behavior of building systems. Basic beam and column design will be used to illustrate the learned concepts.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2643
BCN

Economics of Sustainable Construction

Prerequisite: BCT2770. Corequisite: BCN2046. This course is designed to provide students with advanced principles of: building science and residential energy; the procedures used to assess the performance of new and existing buildings; return on investment; life cycle costs assessment, and cost-benefit analysis.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2949
BCN

COOP/Work Experience/Buiding Construction

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student's major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

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