Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

To view LCCC credit course descriptions by department, please select your area of interest below:

CNST 120 - INTRODUCTION TO (HVAC) HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING 2(5)
This course focuses on the skills and concepts needed to plan and install heating and cooling systems in residential structures. Sheet metal forming of ductwork and their installation will also be covered. (A special fee will be assessed)

CNST 121 - CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT READING 3(3)
This course introduces the student to the skills, concepts, instruments and tools which will be needed in order to use and understand construction drawings. The material learned will allow the student to read plans and then apply the information when planning and estimating the cost for residential structures.

CNST 122 - INTRODUCTION TO CARPENTRY 4(9)
This course is an introduction to basic carpentry procedures covering the selection, use and care of power and hand tools. The student will gain practical experience and skills in layout, cutting and assembly of rafters and stairs. The student will also make floor systems, wall assemblies and practice cutting and fitting moldings, trim, doors, and windows. (A special fee will be assessed.)

CNST 123 - INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL WIRING 2(5)
This course introduces the student to skills, concepts, instruments, tools and the National Electrical Codes used when wiring so that it meets the requirements of electrical inspectors and power companies. The student will learn about wiring materials, devices, splices, outlets, switch boxes, service installation, and rough in and finish work. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

CNST 124 - INTRODUCTION TO PLUMBING 2(5)
This course introduces the student to skills, concepts, instruments, tools and materials used in plumbing. The student will cover the following plumbing topics: codes, take-offs, soldering and PVC & ABS and will then get hands-on training installing showers, tubs, toilets, sinks and hot water tanks. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

CNST 125 - INTRODUCTION TO FINISH CARPENTRY 2(5)
This course introduces the students to skills, concepts, instruments and tools used to finish carpentry. The student will learn about and get hands-on training installing drywall, wall and floor coverings, trim and molding, cabinets and bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

CNST 126 - INTRODUCTION TO MASONRY 2(5)
This course introduces the student to skills, concepts, instruments, tools and bonding materials used in masonry. The student will learn about and get hands-on training in the areas of flatwork, cutting, chipping, and laying in position blocks and bricks. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

CNST 127 - GREEN BUILDING & LEED RATING SYSTEMS 4(4)
This course offers a comprehensive exposure to understanding sustainable designed projects in today's residential and commercial buildings. It provides the basic knowledge to define and measure "green buildings" according to the LEED Green Building Rating System. This course will help students prepare for the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Professional Accreditation Exams.

CNST 210 - SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION 2(3)
The course is designed to provide training to construction workers with safety responsibilities. The course will be instructed by an OSHA recognized instructor and will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. Successful participants will be awarded an OSHA 30 card for construction safety. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

CNST 287 - WORK BASED LEARNING I - CNST 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selections, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis.

CNST 288 - WORK-BASED LEARNING II - CNST 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience building on experience in Work-Based Learning I with approved employer(s) in an area related to the students program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills and satisfactorily perform work related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis.

CNST 289 - WORK-BASED LEARNING III - CNST 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience building on experience in work-based learning II with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis.