SRJC Course Outlines

4/14/2024 3:34:38 AMCONS 73 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 73Title:  ESTIMATING W/COMPUTER  
Full Title:  Estimating with Computers
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled2.008 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled24.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total40.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  32.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  33 - 3 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Application of estimating methods and procedures to document an estimate for a residential or commercial construction project using the selected computer program. Students will learn how to use the computer program; techniques for saving time and money; tips for quantity takeoff; pricing of materials and labor; and apply this information to the preparation of estimates using the computer program.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in CONS 72


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Application of estimating methods and procedures to document an estimate for a residential or commercial construction project using the selected computer program.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in CONS 72
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:33 - 3 Enrollments Total

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to document an
estimate for a residential or commercial construction project using
the selected computer program.

Topics and Scope
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Software organization and capabilities:
  how the program works
  how it relates to manual estimates
  procedures to follow
  formats for documenting estimates
Sample Problem:
  Setting up an estimate for the computer
      Review of Construction Documents
  Understanding the basic commands
      Estimate Cover Page
      Produce Estimate
      Setting up Subtotals
      Entering Takeoff Data
      Printing Report
  Other Commands
     Spreadsheet to takeoff window
     Goto feature
     Entering Lump Sums
     Changing a price on a spreadsheet
     Showing detail
  Printing a report
Student Project:
  Review of construction documents
  Setting up the estimate
  Getting the takeoff data
  Entering the takeoff data
  Accuracy and checking your work
  Printing reports

Assignments:
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Reading
Sample Problem and exercises
Student Project:  Applying the computer program
   Interpreting working drawings and specifications
   Entering data for estimates
   Minimizing errors
   Documenting the estimate - Producing the Report

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 50%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams, Student Project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Performance exams, Student Project
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Estimating for Residential and Commercial Construction by Bert Benedict
 and Gordon Anderson, Delmar Publishers, 1994.
Estimating with Timberline Precision by Mark Reich and Judd Youell,
 Delmar Publishers, 1995.

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