Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AEC 118 - Construction Materials (3)

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100 or higher

A broad survey of materials and products used in the building industry, their nature, characteristics, variety and uses. Concrete, masonry, wood, metals, conveying systems, electrical and mechanical systems, and other topics based on the CSI format. Emphasis on materials and construction in Hawaii. An interactive Internet course - not a CAD or project-based course. This course also available non-credit in three modules.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AEC 118, the student will be able to:

  • Identify, explain, or compare the common construction materials, products, and systems presented in the course -their sources, properties uses, or methods of installation
  • Roughly define the common terms and concepts associated with the topics of the course.
  • Demonstrate model-building and drawing layout proficiencies in the completion of course construction and graphic communication projects related to topics of the course.
  • Participate regularly and appropriately in online group discussions about class material, and seek the help of others as needed.

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