Objectives for Land Development / Residential Building

  • Understand construction methods, materials, codes, specifications and plan reading as it applies to residential construction projects.
  • Be able to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize a design business plan using knowledge gained from both technical and administrative construction courses.
  • Be able to identify and solve problems using construction software programs in CAD, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Estimating and Project Management.
  • Be able to develop and plot a working set of residential architectural drawings; estimate and schedule a project applying information from the drawings.
  • Develop, produce, and present a proposal for a subdivision (concept through completion) to a board of construction industry professionals.
  • Understand the ethical, professional, and social responsibilities of a construction professional.
  • Be able to communicate effectively, clearly, and precisely while conducting construction business as an individual or as part of a team.
  • Learn about teamwork and leadership skills to seek and share knowledge and perform tasks creatively and effectively.
  • Be able to visualize the final product before the conceptual plan is developed.
  • Be able to gather, analyze, synthesize, and apply research to effectively become a productive member of the construction industry.