CMSV 2860 This course walks students though an example set of construction documents including Architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical drawings. Emphasis is places on understanding standard conventions and symbols and navigating a drawing set to find specific information.
CMSV 2870 Examines estimating, purchasing, bidding, scheduling, coordinating, expediting, and supervising work and dealing with public agencies, the design professions, suppliers, and subcontractors as these activities relate to the operation of a building contracting company.
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1. Prerequisites: recommended placement assessment score.
MATS 1300 Linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and other functions are carefully analyzed, with particular emphasis on graphical transformations (shifting, reflecting, stretching and compressing). Additional topics include matrices and Gaussian elimination; solving complex equations, including those in quadratic form and those that must be solved graphically; variation problems; particle motion; optimization problems; composition and inverse functions; arithmetic and geometric sequences; properties of logarithms and exponential/logarithmic equations; exponential growth and decay.
MnTC Goals: Goal 04 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
Prerequisites: MATS 0700 Algebra Emporium
MATS 1340 A course combining elements of college algebra, college trigonometry, and statistics, with a particular focus on topics useful to future engineers or engineering techs. Manipulating literal equations; solving equations analytically and by graphing; solving systems of equations analytically and using matrix solvers; setting up and solving systems of equations for practical applications; trigonometric functions; laws of sines and cosines; vector analysis of forces in static equilibrium; basic concepts of probability; bell curve; confidence intervals and uncertainty analysis; correlation and regression.
PHIL 1100 This course is an introduction to the study of ethics. Students will read, discuss, and write about texts written by ancient, modem, and contemporary philosophers. Emphasis will be placed on the practical value of the ideas explored.
Meets MnTC Goal 6 and 9
CMSV 2850 Examines the planning and administration of construction safety programs, and reviews the history and development of Federal and State Construction safety standards and methods for abatement and control of job site hazards to develop a safe construction project.
CMSV 2875 Identify, analyze, and evaluate all aspects of building mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The students will explore a variety of systems found typical in both residential and commercial buildings and will have the opportunity to gain detailed knowledge on how systems are designed, constructed, and perform.
CMSV 2890 Examines the varied technology that comprise buildings and an exploration into the sequential process of building construction. Theories of building types, functional organizations, and material applications are presented. This course also includes the identification of historic basis for and comparison between basic building materials and construction methods. The importance of building assembly sequences is also presented.
ENGL 2000 This course will offer challenging insights into the act of writing. Students will continue to strengthen their writing skills while engaging in analysis of literary texts and secondary sources. In writing critical essays based on that analysis, students will apply rhetorical strategies related to purpose, audience, genre and context. Pre-requisite: ENGL 1150 Composition I
Meets MnTC Goal 1
PSYC 1105 This general psychology course is an introduction and overview of the scientific study of behavior and experience. It includes topics like the history of psychology, research methods, perception, learning, human development, intelligence, motivation, social perception and group behavior, and psychological disorders.
ACCT 1010 This course covers the fundamental accounting concepts and principles which are used in a business environment to provide reports on the economic condition of a sole proprietor organization. The focus will be on the accrual method of accounting, utilizing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to analyze and record transactions. The ultimate objective is to understand the effects of these transactions in order to provide timely and relevant information in the form of financial statements. This course provides detailed information on topics of the accounting cycle, journalizing, posting, trial balances, adjusting entries, financial statements, cash reconciliations and internal control. Prerequisite: none
CMSV 2885 Examines the basic techniques and guidelines of estimating. The student will develop skills to prepare material takeoffs, and discuss how these relate to labor, equipment, and time. Practical step-by-step estimating procedures will be applied to an actual building project.
PHYS 1100 This course is the first of two courses that cover non-calculus physics topics. These topics include: mechanics, concepts of energy and momentum, basic laws of motion, structure of matter, gas laws, heat and thermodynamics, waves and sound.
SPEE 1020 This course is intended to increase student's awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people's personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.
ARTS 1310 This course will cover architectural history from prehistoric through the 20th century. The course will not only look at who designed the buildings, but will also look at examples of how they were built and issues that shaped them. Beginning with the earliest man made shelters and ending with the issues influencing current architectural design, the course will introduce students to different ways of seeing architecture and the built environment as cultural artifacts. Meets MnTC Goal 6.
BUSN 1000 Examine the background and theories of supervision and management. Ease the transition to management by gaining the knowledge and.skills necessary to be successful in a management role including planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling.
CMSV 2100 Discusses the history and fundamentals of concrete, admixtures, soils and aggregates. Examines the interactions of concrete, weather, and soil conditions; the proper placement of concrete; bearing capacity of soils; and the basic principles of concrete and soil inspection.
CMSV 2900 Examines the planning, scheduling, management, and control relating to both core and higher functions associated with network diagram analysis, CPM scheduling, project diagnostics, forecasting techniques.
ECON 1100 This course is an introduction to: price mechanisms, supply and demand, resource allocation, analysis of market structures, distribution of income, and business decisions with regard to cost analysis.
Meets MnTC Goal 5