Construction Fundamentals Core

COFC 1000 SAFETY (30-0-2)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisites: COFC 1010, COFC 1020, COFC 1030
This course provides a review of general safety rules and practices giving students' information about state and federal regulations including OSHA Hazard Communication Standards and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Emphasis is placed on electrical, fire, lifting, and ladder and scaffolding practices.

COFC 1010 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION (30-0-2)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisites: COFC 1000, COFC 1020, COFC 1030
This course covers the introduction to the different crafts in the building trades through an overview of the building process. The student is also introduced to the attitudes and life skills required to succeed in the construction industry. Topics include an introduction to the construction trades, workplace expectations, professional ethical standards, proper practices, fundamentals of measurement, working in teams, learning for success, and life skills.

COFC 1011 OVERVIEW OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES (30-0-2)
Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
This course covers the introduction to a residential construction project from start to finish. Topics to include preparing to build, tools and equipment, building foundations, wood frame construction, completing the structure, finish carpentry and construction specialties.

COFC 1020 PROFESSIONAL TOOL USE AND SAFETY (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisites: COFC 1000, COFC 1010, COFC 1030
This course provides instruction in the use of professional tools for the construction trades. Emphasis will be placed on the safe use of each tool discussed. Topics include layout and measuring tools, cutting tools, sawing tools, drilling and boring tools, finishing and fastening tools, general shop tool use, and job site setup.

COFC 1030 MATERIALS AND FASTENERS (30-0-2)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisites: COFC 1000, COFC 1010, COFC 1020
This course introduces the fundamental array of building materials used in residential and commercial construction. Topics include fasteners, wood products, concrete, brick and block, plumbing materials, finishing materials, manufactured products and an introduction to construction cost estimation.

COFC 1050 CONSTRUCTION PRINT READING FUNDAMENTALS (45-0-3)
Prerequisites: COMP 1000, MATH 1012
This course introduces the reading and interpretation of prints and architectural drawings for all of the construction trades. Topics include types of plans, scales, specifications, conventions, and schedules.