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Home Maintenance
HOME MAINTENAN
CLASS CODE: CONST 110 CREDITS:  2 FEE:  $10.00
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A basic consumer course to help future homeowners understand how the basic structural, mechanical, and electrical systems work in a home. Students will gain a better understanding of modern home ownership and home maintenance through classroom and laboratory experience.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 1. Basic Home Construction
2. Basic Plumbing
3. Basic Electrical
4. Heating and Cooling
5. Interior Repairs
6. Exterior Repairs
7. Home Safety
8. Home Ownership
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Understand how to inspect, purchase, maintain, and live safely in a residential home or apartment.
2. Learn the basic systems of residential homes and how to maintain them.
3. Experience simple repair and maintenance projects in plumbing, electrical, and heating systems.
4. Gain the confidence needed to enjoy home ownership and home improvement projects.
REQUIREMENTS: Students are expected to attend all classroom and lab sessions. More than two unexcused absences or tardies may result in a full letter grade drop in the final grade. When possible, inform the instructor in advance of possible absences.

Class assignments, lab assignments, and other assigned work is to be handed in on or before the due date. All late assignments will only be worth one-half the original amount and only accepted for one week after the due date.

It is expected that each student will abide the BYU-Idaho dress, grooming and honor standards. Feel free to consult with the instructor at anytime you may be having difficulty or become confused. Office hours are posted and/or by appointment.
PREREQUISITES: For non-majors only
OTHER: The syllabus and class assignment sheet represent a tentative outline and schedule for this class. The instructor reserves the right to make changes, deletions, corrections, or additions during the course. You will be given notice in advance of any course changes. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of these changes.

It is the student's responsibility to disclose to the teacher any special needs and/or learning disabilities he/she may have before the first week of class is over.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001