Building Trades Technology

Award: CERTIFICATE

Length: A full-time student may complete this program in one year.

Purpose: The purpose of the Building Trades Technology Program to help entry-level employees in construction-related trades obtain job specific knowledge and skills to improve their work performance and career status within the construction industry.

Occupational Objectives: Graduates of this program will have:

• Basic carpentry skills including framing, exterior siding and trim, interior trim; 0 A familiarity with plumbing for light construction

• An understanding of the principles of block and brick laying

• An introduction to HVAC systems found in residential housing

• Basic math skills required in the building trades industry

• An introduction to home electrical wiring

Admission Requirements: Entry into this curriculum may be attained by meeting the general admission requirements established for the College. If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background and your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may correct any deficiencies in academic preparation in the College’s Developmental Studies program.

Program Description: The program is designed to develop a general foundation in residential construction with an emphasis on carpentry. Students will also be given an introduction to plumbing, electrical, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), and the masonry skills required to build a residential building.

Program Requirements: To receive a Certificate in Building Trades, you must complete a minimum of 49 credits with a 2.00 grade point average according to the following outline. This outline represents a typical order of courses taken by fulltime students. Part-time students may take courses in any desired sequence, except for hyphenated courses or others requiring prerequisites.

 

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
First Semester      

SDV 100

 

College Success Skills

0 1
BLD 103   Principles of Residential
Construction
3 0 3
BLD 110   Introduction to
Construction
3 0 3
BLD 131 Carpentry I 4 5
BLD 147 Principles of Block and
Brick Laying
2 3
BLD 120   Applied Construction Mathmatics 3 0 3
Total     15 6 18

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Second Semester      
BLD 132   Carpentry II 4 5
BLD 20   Introduction to Plumbing 1 2 2
BLD 184   Interior and Exterior
Finishes
3 0 3
AUB 190   Coordinated Internship     2
ELE 110   Home Electric Power 2 3
ENG 131   Technical Report Writing 3 0 3
Total     12 8  16

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Third Semester      
AIR 273   Refrigeration III 3 3
BLD 196   On-Site Training 15 3
ECO 100   Elementary Economics 3 0 3
BLD 195   Topics in
Communication Skills/Work Ethics
3 0 3
HUM 165   Controversial Issues 3 0 3
or          
HUM   Elective      
Total     - 12


Total Minimum Credits for the Certificate in Building
Trades Technology..........................................................49



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Program Outcomes

 

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