
20222023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BCT 112  Construction Mathematics, Communication and Employability 1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours 1 lecture period 0 lab periods
Introduction to basic mathematics concepts and employability in the construction industry. Includes whole numbers, measurements, fractions, decimals, conversion process, metric system, construction geometry, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, employability in the construction business, critical thinking and computer skills, relationship skills, and workplace issues.
Information: Mathematics assessment test is required before enrolling in this course.
Course Learning Outcomes
 Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, without a calculator.
 Use a standard ruler and a metric ruler to measure.
 Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions.
 Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals, with and without a calculator.
 Convert decimals to percentages and percentages to decimals, fractions to decimals, and decimals to fractions.
 Define the metric units of length, weight, volume, and temperature.
 Apply basic geometry to measure the basic shapes used in the construction industry.
 Interpret information and instructions presented in both written and verbal form
 Describe how to communicate effectively in onthejob situations using written and verbal skills.
 Explain entrepreneurship and entering the construction workforce.
 Solve problems in planning and scheduling for the construction industry.
 Explain computer systems and common uses of computers in the construction industry.
 Describe effective relationship skills with teammates and supervisors.
 Discuss workplace issues involving harassment, stress, and drugs and alcohol.
Outline:
 Whole Numbers
 Parts of a whole number
 Adding whole numbers
 Subtracting whole numbers
 Multiplying simple whole numbers
 Dividing whole numbers
 Using the calculator to add, subtract. multiply, and divide whole numbers
 Measurements
 Using the standard ruler
 Architect’s scale
 Fractions
 Finding equivalent fractions
 Reducing fractions to their lowest term
 Comparing fractions and finding the lowest common denominator
 Adding fractions
 Subtracting fractions
 Multiplying fractions
 Dividing fractions
 Decimals
 Reading a machinist’s rule
 Comparing whole numbers with decimals
 Comparing decimals with decimals
 Adding and subtracting decimals
 Multiplying decimals
 Dividing with decimals
 Rounding with decimals
 Using the calculator to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals
 Conversion Process
 Converting decimals to percentages and percentages to decimals
 Converting fractions to decimals
 Converting decimals to fractions
 Converting inches to decimal equivalents in feet
 Metric System
 Units of weight, length, volume, and temperature
 Using the metric ruler
 Converting measurements
 Construction Geometry
 Angles
 Shapes
 Areas of shapes
 Volume of shapes
 Reading and Writing Skills
 Reading on the job
 Writing on the job
 Listening and Speaking Skills
 Active listening on the job
 Speaking on the job
 Employability in the Construction Business
 Entering the construction workforce
 Entrepreneurship
 Critical Thinking Skills
 Barriers to problem solving
 Solving problems using critical thinking skills
 Problems with planning and scheduling
 Computer Skills
 Computer terms
 Basic software packages
 Electronic mail (email)
 Computers in the construction industry
 Relationship Skills
 Selfpresentation skills
 Conflict resolution
 Giving and receiving criticism
 Teamwork skills
 Leadership skills
 Workplace Issues
 Harassment
 Stress
 Drugs and alcohol abuse

