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Construction Calculations
Course: CON105

First Term: 2022 Fall
Lec + Lab   1.5 Credit(s)   1.5 Period(s)   1.5 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Introduction to basic calculation skills in the construction environment including the four primary operations. United States standard and metric units of measure, geometric figures, and area and volume calculations for two and three-dimensional objects.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Perform calculations using whole numbers to add, subtract, multiply and divide, with and without a calculator. (I)
2. Demonstrate proficiency in measurements using a standard ruler, metric ruler, and measuring tape. (II)
3. Convert units of length, weight, volume, and temperature between the United States standard and metric systems of measurement. (II, IV)
4. Perform calculations using fractions and decimals with and without a calculator. (III, IV)
5. Explain the metric system as it relates to the construction trades. (IV)
6. Effectively use a scale employing an understanding of mathematical operations. (IV, V)
7. Perform decimal, fraction, and percentage conversions. (V)
8. Perform basic algebra and geometry operations to solve problems. (V)
9. Perform calculations related to the area and volume of shapes. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Whole numbers
   A. Place values
   B. Addition and subtraction
   C. Multiplication and division
   D. Order of operations
II. Fractions
   A. Equivalent fractions
   B. Lowest common denominator
   C. Comparing fractions
   D. Improper fractions and mixed numbers
   E. Addition and subtraction
   F. Multiplication and division
III. Decimal system
   A. Rounding and comparing
   B. Addition and subtraction
   C. Multiplication and division
   D. Using calculators
   E. Conversion
IV. Metric and United States measurement
   A. Types of units
   B. Types of measurement tools
V. Geometry
   A. Angles
   B. Two and three-dimensional shapes
   C. Calculating areas
   D. Calculating volumes
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 23, 2021

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