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Building Trades Technology


View Building Trades Technology A.A.S. (R):
View Carpentry Certificate (R): 179A
View Carpentry Letter of Recognition (R): 810A
View Electrical Wiring Certificate (R): 245
View Electrical Wiring Letter of Recognition (R): 807A
View HVAC Certificate (R): 244
View HVAC Letter of Recognition (R):  808A
View Residential Remodeling and Repair Certificate (R) : 236A
View Residential Remodeling Letter of Recognition (R): 818


Building Trades Technology A.A.S. (R):

Revised: Effective Semester - Summer 2013

This program is intended to prepare students for careers in the building and construction trades. The General Education courses, in conjunction with specialized courses, provide a broad foundation and sharpen students’ skills in preparation for entry into or advancement in today’s workplace. This curriculum, following the carpentry track, provides training, skills and knowledge that prepares students for employment as carpenters; or provides current building and construction professionals with essential carpentry skills. This curriculum, following the electrical wiring track, provides training, skills and knowledge that prepares students for employment as electricians; or provides current building and construction professionals with essential electrical wiring skills. This curriculum, following the HVAC track, provides training, skills and knowledge that prepares students for employment as HVAC technicians; or provides current building and construction professionals with essential HVAC technician skills. HVAC track students, in order to receive the A.A.S., must complete the E.P.A. 608 Certification Exam and pass at least one Industry Competency Exam (ICE).

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
  English foundation 3
  Health foundation 1
  Mathematics foundation 3
  Speech foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
  Arts or humanities distribution 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution  3
  Natural sciences distribution with lab  4
Carpentry Track: 308A (37 Credit Hours) 
BU 130 Introduction to the Building Trades
3
BU 131 Building Trades Blueprint Reading
3
BU 132 Construction Safety 2
BU 140 Fundamentals of Carpentry
4
BU 230 Building Codes and Standards
3
BU 240 Advanced Framing and Exterior Finishing
4
BU 241 Remodeling and Interior Finishing
4
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing † 3
  Professional Electives*
14

* Select from BA 101, BU 144, BU 146, BU 182, BU 184, BU 186,

BU 200(1-3 credits), BU 244, CT 130, CT 135, CT 181, CT 183, LN 204, SN 101

Total Credit Hours for Carpentry Track 60
Electrical Wiring Track: 308B (37 Credit Hours) 
BU 130 Introduction to the Building Trades
3
BU 131 Building Trades Blueprint Reading
3
BU 132 Construction Safety
2
BU 144 Fundamentals of Electrical Wiring
4
BU 244 Residential Electrical Wiring
4
BU 245 Commercial Electrical Wiring
4
BU 264 National Electrical Code
3
  Professional Electives*
14
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing † 3

* Select from BA 101, BU 140, BU 146, BU 172, BU 182, BU 184, BU 185, BU 186, BU 200 (1-3 credits,) BU 230, BU 240, BU 241, BU 284, CT 130, CT 135, CT 181, CT 183, CT 283, SN 101

† EN 101 if needed for EN 102/109, or general elective

Total Credit Hours for Electrical Wiring Track      60
HVAC Track: 308C (38 Credit Hours) 
BU 130 Introduction to the Building Trades
3
BU 131 Building Trades Blueprint Reading
3
BU 132 Construction Safety
2
BU 170 Fundamentals of Refrigeration
4
BU 172 HVAC Electricity
4
BU 174 HVAC Technician Development
2
BU 271 Heating Systems
4
BU 273 Air conditioning and Heat Pump Systems
4
BU 275 HVAC System Design
2
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing† 3
  Professional Electives * 9
  Industry Competency Exam E.P.A. 608 Certification Exam  
* Select from BA 101, BU 140, BU 144, BU 146, BU 182, BU 184, BU 185, BU 186, BU 200 (1-3 credits), BU 244, BU 245, BU 264, CT 130, CT 135, CT 181, CT 183, CT 283, SN 101
Total Credit Hours for HVAC Track 60

† EN 101 if needed for EN 102/109 or general elective

 
Program Outcomes for the Building Trades Technology A.A.S. Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member with various construction trades and personnel types.
  • Effectively describe the construction process as it applies to residential buildings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between supervisory and labor positions in the construction industry.
  • Apply practical construction skills in a particular trade area.
  • Comprehend and communicate written, verbal, and visual information as it relates to the construction process.
  • Describe the various roles and responsibilities inherent in a successful construction project.
  • Solve practical problems that arise out of professional conflicts within the construction process.

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Carpentry Certificate (R): 179A

Revised: Effective Semester - Semester 2013

This certificate curriculum prepares individuals for employment or advancement in the carpentry trade of the building and construction industry. A combination of academic and practical instruction will provide individuals with knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in this profession. Credits may also be applied to the Building Trades Technology A.A.S. degree.

BU 130 Introduction to the Building Trades
3
BU 131 Building Trades Blueprint Reading
3
BU 140 Fundamentals of Carpentry
4
BU 230 Building Codes and Standards
3
BU 240 Advanced Framing and Exterior Finishing
4
BU 241 Remodeling and Interior Finishing
4
Total credit hours  21
Program Outcomes for the Carpentry Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member with various construction trades and personnel.
  • Describe effectively the construction process as it applies to residential buildings.
  • Apply practical carpentry skills.
  • Communicate written, verbal, and visual information as it relates to carpentry.

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Carpentry Letter of Recognition (R): 810 A

Revised: Effective Semester - Summer 2013

This sequence of two courses is designed for persons who wish to develop skills in the carpentry trade. To complete each course in this sequence, students need to demonstrate skills in specific areas. These areas include material selection, calculations, framing, stairs, roofing, and siding.  A grade of C or better is required in each course.

BU 140 Fundamentals of Carpentry 4
BU 240 Advanced Framing and Exterior Finishing 4
Total credit hours  8

Upon successful completion of this course of study, and application to the Admissions and Records Office, the letter of recognition in carpentry will be issued by the director of admissions and enrollment management.

Program Outcomes for the Carpentry Letter of Recognition

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member within the carpentry trade.
  • Effectively describe the roles and responsibilities of a carpenter on a residential construction project.
  • Apply practical carpentry skills.

This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid.

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Electrical Wiring Certificate (R): 245

Revised: Effective Semester - Summer 2013

This certificate curriculum prepares individuals for employment or advancement in the electrical trade of the building and construction industry. A combination of academic and practical instruction will provide individuals with knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in the electrical profession.  Credits may also be applied to the Building Trades Technology A.A.S. degree.

BU 130 Introduction to the Building Trades
3
BU 131 Building Trades Blueprint Reading
3
BU 144 Fundamentals of  Electrical Wiring
4
BU 244 Residential Electrical Wiring
4
Professional electives *
5-7
* Select from BU 184, BU 185, BU 245, BU 264, BU 284  
Total credit hours  19-21
Program Outcomes for the Electrical Wiring Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member with various construction trades and personnel.
  • Effectively describe the construction process as it applies to residential buildings.
  • Apply practical construction skills in electrical wiring.
  • Communicate written, verbal, and visual information as it relates to electrical wiring.

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Electrical Wiring Letter of Recognition (R): 807A

Revised: Effective Semester - Semester 2013

This sequence of two courses is designed for persons who wish to develop skills in residential electrical trade. To complete each course in this sequence, students need to demonstrate skills in specific areas. These areas include material and tool selection, calculations, switch and receptacle wiring, lighting, services and panels.  A grade of C or better is required in each course.

BU 144 Fundamentals of Electrical Wiring 4
BU 244 Residential Electrical Wiring 4
Total credit hours  8

Upon successful completion of this course of study, and application to the Admissions and Records Office, the letter of recognition in carpentry will be issued by the director of admissions and enrollment management.

Program Outcomes for the Electrical Wiring Letter of Recognition

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member within the electrical trade.
  • Effectively describe the roles and responsibilities of an electrician on a residential construction project.
  • Apply practical electrical skills.

This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid.

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HVAC Certificate (R): 244

Revised: Effective Semester - Summer 2013

This certificate curriculum prepares individuals for employment or advancement in the HVAC trade of the building and construction industry. A combination of academic and practical instruction will provide individuals with knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in the HVAC profession.  Credits may also be applied to the building trades technology A.A.S. degree.

BU 130 Introduction to the Building Trades
3
BU 131 Building Trades Blueprint Reading
3
BU 170 Fundamentals of  Refrigeration
4
BU 172 HVAC Electricity
4
BU 174 HVAC Technician Development 2
BU 271 Heating Systems
4
BU 273 Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems
4
Total credit hours  24
Program Outcomes for the HVAC Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member with various construction trades and personnel.
  • Describe effectively the construction process as it applies to residential buildings.
  • Apply practical construction skills in HVAC.
  • Communicate written, verbal, and visual information as it relates to the HVAC trade.

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HVAC Letter of Recognition (R): 808 A

Revised: Effective Semester - Summer 2013

This sequence of three courses is designed for persons who wish to develop skills in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) trade.  To complete each course in this sequence, students need to demonstrate skills in specific areas.  These areas include refrigeration systems, soldering and brazing, electrical controls, and refrigerants.  A grade of C or better is required in each course.

BU 170 Fundamentals of Refrigeration 4
BU 172 HVAC Electricity 4
BU 174 HVAC Technician Development 2
Total credit hours  10

Upon successful completion of this course of study, and application to the Admissions and Records Office, the letter of recognition in carpentry will be issued by the director of admissions and enrollment management.

Program Outcomes for the HVAC Letter of Recognition

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member within the HVAC trade.
  • Describe effectively the roles and responsibilities of a HVAC technician on a residential construction project.
  • Apply practical HVAC skills.

This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid.

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Residential Remodeling and Repair Certificate (R): 236A

Revised: Effective Semester - Summer 2013

This certificate curriculum prepares individuals for employment in the remodeling and repair sector of the building and construction industry. A combination of academic and practical instruction will provide individuals with knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in this profession. Credits may also be applied to the Building Trades Technology A.A.S. degree.

BU 130 Introduction to the Building Trades
3
BU 131
Building Trades Blueprint Reading
3
BU 140
Fundamentals of Carpentry
4
BU 144 Fundamentals of Electrical Wiring
4
BU 146 Fundamentals of Plumbing
4
BU 241 Remodeling and Interior Finishing
4
Total Credit Hours 22
Program Outcomes for the Residential Remodeling and Repair Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member with various construction trades and personnel.
  • Describe effectively the construction process as it applies to residential buildings.
  • Apply practical construction skills in various trades areas.
  • Comprehend and communicate written, verbal, and visual information as it relates to the remodeling process.

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Residential Remodeling Letter of Recognition (R): 818

Revised: Effective Semester - Summer 2013

This sequence of two courses is designed for persons who wish to develop skills in the residential remodeling trade. To complete each course in this sequence, students need to demonstrate skills in specific areas. These areas include material and tool selection, calculations, basic framing, drywall, cabinetry, tile, painting, trim installation. A grade of C or better is required in each course.

BU 140 Fundamentals of Carpentry 4
BU 241 Remodeling and interior Finishing 4
Total credit hours  8

Upon successful completion of this course of study, and application to the Admissions and Records Office, the letter of recognition in carpentry will be issued by the director of admissions and enrollment management.

Program Outcomes for the Residential Remodeling Letter of Recognition

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member within the remodeling trades.
  • Describe effectively the roles and responsibilities of a remodeling specialist on a residential construction project.
  • Apply practical remodeling skills.

This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid.

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