Professional Development

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@ Florissant Valley | South County Education & University Center

Deepen your understanding of construction codes, methods and tools.

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Introduction to Construction

An introductory course providing an overview of the total construction process, including city and regional planning, construction management, contracting, labor and management relations, the design process, estimating and bidding, scheduling and purchasing, construction and equipment. Available for credit as CE 130 550.
CONS:701 | Full Term | $331.50 Age 60+ | $331.50 Regular
P02 | M 7:05-9:45 p.m. | Richard Unger | Jan. 28-May 19 | FV-E, 160
• NOTE: No class Feb. 18, March 18.

Construction Materials and Methods

This course is an introduction to the elements of building construction principles and materials. Students will learn the background and history of building materials and systems; review sustainable design, materials, and construction concepts; and review industry standards, specifications, codes and barrier-free design. Available for credit as CE 115 550.
CONS:701 | Full Term | $331.50 Age 60+ | $331.50 Regular
P01 | W 7:05-9:45 p.m. | Richard Unger | Jan. 23-May 19 | FV-E, TBD
• NOTE: No class March 20.

Construction Estimating

Learn the total estimating and bidding process. Topics include bid form contracts, specifications, overhead, unit costs, quantity surveys, subcontract bids, pricing, checking and alternates. Students should be able to read construction drawing prior to enrolling in this course. Prerequisites: CE 116.
CONS:702 | Full Term | $331.50 Age 60+ | $331.50 Regular
P01 | Tu 7:05-9:45 p.m. | Richard Unger | Jan. 22-May 19 | FV-E, 158
• NOTE: No class March 19.

National Electrical Code and Calculations: Part II

This class covers specialty area of articles in the NFPA Division 70 text-the National Electrical Code. Review general definitions as a refresher from Part I. Chapters 5-8 are covered i.e. hazardous locations, health care facilities, mobile home parks, manufactured wiring, swimming pools, electric welders and fire pumps. These will be discussed in depth along with special occupancies. Calculations are part of the NEC, so basic calculations on trailer parks, welders, x-ray units and short circuit current will be reviewed and discussed. Texts required; bring to first class: NFPA, National Electrical code 2017 ISBN 978-145-591-2773 and Holt, Electrical Exam Preparation 2017/9780986353499. Prerequisite: Part I National Electrical Code and Calculations.
ELEC:705 | 14 sessions | $192 Age 60+ | $299 Regular
P01 | Tu 6-9 p.m. | Michael Smith | Jan. 29-May 7 | STLCC-South County, 213
• NOTE: No class March 19.

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