Building Trades Technology
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.