Howard Community CollegeOnline Cataloguehcc catalogue '11-'12
General and Academic InformationPrograms of Study
hcc catalogue '11-'12

Course Descriptions


ARCM-101 Architectural Materials and Methods I
3 Credits

This course introduces the student to the basic materials and terminology used in construction. Students will become familiar with the types of materials and supplies used in light construction and their assembly into a completed construction project. Topics include site analysis, site design and structural components such as concrete, masonry, steel and wood frame materials. Pre- or corequisite: CADD-100. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

ARCM-102 Architectural Materials and Methods II
3 Credits

This course is the second semester of a two semester architectural methods and materials course. Students will continue to learn about the basic materials and terminology used in construction. The course will address the types of materials and systems required for a controlled environment. Topics include plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical systems. Prerequisite: ARCM-101. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

ARCM-200 Construction Management
3 Credits

This course will introduce the student to construction project management. The student will gain an understanding of the skills, procedures, methodology and techniques required to manage construction projects. Topics include construction and design roles, company organization, construction contracts, and cash flow management. This course provides a basic introduction to the use of computers in construction management. Prerequisite: ARCM-102. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

ARCM-205 Construction Documentation
3 Credits

This course introduces the student to the technical and legal documents that are used in the construction industry. The course includes a review of plans, designs, specifications and construction contracts, and incorporates a detailed examination of the parts of a contract and associated liabilities. An overview of construction law as it relates to construction documentation is included. Prerequisite: ARCM-102. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

ARCM-210 Construction Mechanical and Electrical Systems
3 Credits

This course introduces the student to the mechanical and electrical systems utilized in building construction. Topics covered include plumbing and HVAC systems and a basic introduction to heat loss and environmental control. Fire protection systems will be introduced as well as other life safety systems. The components that make up the electrical system will be introduced and the coordination of these components with the other building systems. Green building systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: ARCM-102. Pre- or corequisite: ARCM-200. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

ARCM-215 Construction Operations
3 Credits

This course emphasizes the corporate structure and basic principles required to operate and manage a general contracting company. Project management, from the executive perspective, will be emphasized. Topics include an overview of construction law and a review of the bonding and insurance requirements of a construction project. Prerequisite: ARCM-200. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

ARCM-220 Construction Cost Estimating
3 Credits

This course introduces the role of cost estimating into the construction process with an emphasis on the basic components of a construction estimate. Competitive versus negotiated process will be introduced as well as an analysis of general conditions and roles of the subcontractors and vendors. Content will include preparing takeoffs for site work, concrete, masonry, and structural steel components and applying labor, material, and equipment unit prices. Other topics covered include coordinating construction documents, risk analysis, and an introduction to computer estimating programs. Prerequisite: ARCM-102; Pre- or corequisite: ARCM-200. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

ARCM-225 Construction Scheduling
3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the Critical Path Method (CPM) of construction project scheduling. The emphasis is on preconstruction planning, project procurement, construction sequencing, schedule preparation and reporting. Prerequisite: ARCM-200. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST