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Click here to get your degree Fact SheetThe Construction Technology program at Casper College was established to help the state and region meet the demands for skilled craftsmen and tradesmen in the construction industry. Through the years, Casper College has worked closely with the Wyoming Contractors Association and local building and trades organizations to assure opportunities for our graduates.

Our courses are designed to train skilled craftsmen. For that reason, much of our work is on-site and hands-on. We will take you from the ground up in residential construction - from asphalt and concrete to framing and finish work. We will introduce you to drafting and architectural design work, surveying and blueprint reading. We also offer courses in related programs like cabinet making, drafting, welding and machining.Lather Work at Casper College

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Mark Steinle
Department Head
307- 268-2411
WT 146
msteinle@caspercollege.edu
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Rachel Wright
Academic Assistant
307-268-2494
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CNTK 1560 Construction Safety (3L,3CR):
Understanding safety and planning preventative measures is crucial to the modern construction firm. You will receive in-depth information concerning specific areas of safety management. This program emphasizes the importance of managing safety and productivity with equal emphasis.

CNTK 1580 Basic Construction Skills (3L,3CR):
The NCCER Core is designed to provide a basic introduction to construction work for all crafts. This class will be offered in lecture format to introduce the student to the requirements and understanding required to enter the construction industry at a craft worker trainee level.

CNTK 1630 Basic Cabinet Making (1L,2LB,2CR):
For anyone wishing to learn basic cabinet making skills. Cabinet design, construction techniques, finishing procedures, and machine operation are included in classroom and laboratory instruction. Students construct an appropriate cabinetry unit of their choice.

CNTK 1640 Furniture Refinishing (2LB,1CR):
Finishing and refinishing procedures for furniture, with emphasis on treatment of fine furniture and antiques.

CNTK 1670 Woodworking (3LB,1.5CR):
This course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge of woodworking tools, materials, processes in construction, and finishes with the main emphasis on the correct usage, set-up, and safe operation of both stationary and hand-held woodworking tools. The student chooses their own project(s) and provides their own materials to construct project(s) using the shop facilities during the extent of the 10 week class. S/U grade.

CNTK 1700 Introduction to Construction (2L,4LB,4CR):
Basic concepts of residential and light commercial construction. This will include hands-on training in the safe operation and use of both hand and power tools, concrete testing and grading, and careers in the construction industry.

CNTK 1750 Blueprint Reading (2L,2CR):
Interpreting building plans and specifications. Types of drawings, scales, symbols, types of construction, electrical, mechanical, and various other details.

CNTK 1850 Construction Techniques (2L,2CR):
A survey course to introduce the student to the world of construction, including residential, commercial, and industrial projects with a chronological study of the development of architectural form.

CNTK 1860 Woodworking Fundamentals I (2L,4LB,4CR):
A course for those wanting to learn or further their woodworking skills. An emphasis will be placed on safety, problem solving, material selection, and practical approaches to woodworking. In the lab, students will receive an introduction to the safe and correct use of both hand and stationary power tools and equipment to build a project of the student’s choice.

CNTK 1865 Woodworking Fundamentals II (2L,4LB,4CR):
This course provides an enhanced knowledge of techniques and materials used in the design and construction of wood furnishings. Emphasis on problem solving, multi-joining technology and custom finishing. Prerequisite: CNTK 1860.

CNTK 1870 Building Materials and Systems (3L,3CR):
Building materials and structural systems as they relate to the construction industry. Methods of construction, environmental impact and code requirements.

CNTK 1900 Concrete and Asphalt Technology (2L,4LB,4CR):
Designed to give the student a basic knowledge of the materials, procedures and quality control methods used in the asphalt and concrete industries.

CNTK 1905 Carpentry (2L,4LB,4CR):
This course is designed to build upon previously learned skills in carpentry, roofing, concrete, and work site safety, through hands-on construction techniques in a lab setting. Typically, the material covered will relate to residential construction, but commercial and industrial applications will be covered. Prerequisite: CNTK 1700.

CNTK 1955 Electrical Construction Wiring (3L,3CR):
The theory of electricity and practical wiring. Design and installation of wiring systems as required by code for residential structures.

CNTK 1975 Materials Handling and Construction Equipment (3L,3CR):
The new art and science of moving and storing all types of materials and products of the construction industry including machines, equipment, and systems.

CNTK 2510 Construction Estimating (3L,3CR):
A study of the core functions of estimating and job preplanning. Plans and specifications are used for quantity survey. Economic factors of time, cost, production control, overhead, and profit are considered.

CNTK 2520 Architectural and Construction Planning (3L,3CR):
A survey of architectural construction administration including planning and scheduling as practiced in the building industry. Codes, specifications, and contractual documents as they apply to building projects.

CNTK 2525 Construction Project Management (3L,3CR):
An introduction to construction project management, focused on the utilization of commercial computer software packages. Prerequisite: CNTK 2510.

CNTK 2530 Energy Efficient Houses (2L,2CR):
This course will examine methods to improve the energy efficiency of existing and new houses with an emphasis on low cost methods. The class will undertake a project or case study.

CNTK 2980 Cooperative Work Experience (Construction) (1-4CR) (Max. 6):
Practical construction experience on the job, with required written reports on the field experience. See "Unit of Credit.’’ Prerequisite: CNTK 1910.

CNTK 2995 Construction Workshop (1CR) (Max. 5):
Selected construction topics taught in a seminar setting.

ENTK 1010 Elements of Surveying (2L,3LB,3CR):
The principles of land surveying include distance measurement, elevations and angles. This course includes fundamentals of trigonometry, the necessary review of algebraic principles, and a thorough introduction to the surveying instruments and their use. Lecture material is accompanied by field measurements providing adequate practical experience. Following the course, students should be able to assist with a survey crew or lay out a simple construction site. An introduction to the U.S. public land system and the principles of the GPS system are included.

ENTK 1510 Drafting I (2L,4LB,4CR):
An introductory course in industrial communications through technical drawing and computer-aided drafting. Topics include, sketching, lettering, plan geometry, multiview and axonometric projections dimensioning using traditional drafting instruments and computer aided drafting equipment.

ENTK 1710 Residential Architectural Drafting I (2L,4LB,4CR)[E]:
Planning homes with emphasis on today’s residential designs. Develop floor plans, kitchen design, elevations, cost estimates and various rendered pictorial presentation drawings, using sketching and computer-aided design techniques. Designs will follow local, state and national code specifications. Prerequisite: ENTK 1510 and ENTK 2505, or permission of the instructor.

ENTK 1750 Commercial Architectural Drafting (2L,4LB,4CR):
Design, planning, and architectural specifications of small commercial buildings. Topics include drawing conventions, plot plans, foundation plans, floor plans, elevations, details, schedules, specifications, and presentation drawings. Prerequisite: ENTK 1710 and ENTK 2505, or permission of the instructor.

ENTK 2500 Computer-Aided Drafting I (AutoCad) (1L,2LB,2CR):
An introductory course in computer graphics using AutoCad software. The student will be given the opportunity to learn to do 2-D drawings, how to properly maintain files and how to produce hard copies. Prerequisite: ENTK 1510 and a working knowledge of Windows and word processing procedures, or permission of the instructor.

ENTK 2505 Computer-Aided Drafting II (AutoCad) (1L,2LB,2CR)[E]:
CAD II is a continuation of CAD I using the AutoCad drawing software. The student will receive training in advanced 2-D drawings, isometric drawings, file maintenance and plotting practice. Prerequisite: ENTK 2500.

Construction Technology Advisory Board members

Member Name Member Organization Meeting Minutes

Linda Akers
Jim Bailey
Tony Chaput
Kevin Flynn
Joe Hutchinson
Tom Hammell
Ray Judkins
Tom Lovelace
Jack Miller
Lane Mitchell
Brad Moller
Don Nicely
Jim Peterson
Troy Onekite
Woodie Ridley
Phil Rutar
Tony Woodward

Wes Bertagnole
Paul Brutsman
Laura Driscoll
Kyla Foltz
Darin Miller
Jim Quiqley
Mark Steinle

WOTCO Inc.
Wyoming Machinery
JW Measurement
Salt Creek Welding
CVIC Inc.
B & T Fabrication
B & T Fabrication
Dave Johnston Power Plant
Compression Leasing
High Country Fabrication, Inc.
Gases Plus
Turntec Manufacturning
Gases Plus
Pepper Tank & Contracting
Fabrication Technologies, Inc.
Pepper Tank & Contracting
Woodward Corporation

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Construction Technology Classroom Projects

Here you will find photos of projects completed in various Construction Technology classes.
Please click on each photo to see a larger image.

Construction Project photo #1 - bed Construction Project photo #3 - closeup of bed post Construction Project photo #9 - bench Construction Project photo #4 - CD rack Construction Project photo #5
Construction Project photo #6 - bookshelf Construction Project photo #7 - hope chest Construction Project photo #8 - end table Construction Project photo #10 - desk in progress Construction Project photo #2 - desk

 

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