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Building Trades Technology


View Building Trades Technology AAS. (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 AAS (R):

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 AAS, must complete the E.P.A. 608 Certification Exam and pass at least one Industry Competency Exam (ICE).

Carpentry Track:  308A

First Semester
BLDG 130 Introduction to Building Trades
3
BLDG 133 Building Trades blueprint Reading 3
BLDG 140
Fundamentals of Carpentry 4
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing*
3
  Health foundation
1
Second Semester
BLDG 230
Building Codes and standards 3
BLDG 240 Advanced Framing and Exterior Finishing 4
English foundation 3
Mathematics foundation 3
Professional electives † 3
Third Semester
BLDG 242
Remodeling and Interior Finishing 4
Speech foundation 3
Arts or humanities distribution 3
Professional electives † 6
Fourth Semester
BLDG 136 Construction Safety 2
Behavioral and social sciences foundation  3
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Professional electives † 5
Total Credit Hours for Carpentry Track 60

* ENGL 101 if needed for ENGL 102/103 or general elective

† Select from BSAD 101, BLDG 150, BLDG 160, BLDG 182, BLDG 184, BLDG 188, BLDG 200 (1-3 credits), BLDG 250, CMGT 100, CMGT 135, ARCH 103, ARCH 183, LNTP 204, SPAN 101


Electrical Wiring Track: 308B


First Semester
BLDG 130 Introduction to Building Trades
3
BLDG 133 Building Trades blueprint Reading 3
BLDG 150
Fundamentals of Electrical Wiring
4
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing*
3
Health foundation
1
Second Semester
BLDG 250
Residential Electrical Wiring
4
English foundation 3
Mathematics foundation 3
Professional electives† 6
Third Semester
BLDG 252
Commercial Electrical Wiring
4
Speech foundation 3
Arts or humanities distribution 3
Professional electives † 3
Fourth Semester
BLDG 136 Construction Safety 2
Behavioral and social sciences foundation 3
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Professional electives † 5
Total Credit Hours for Electrical Wiring Track 60

*  ENGL 101, if needed, for ENGL 102/103, or general elective.

† BLDG 184, BLDG 186, BLDG 188, BLDG 200 (1-3 credits) BLDG 230, BLDG 240, BLDG 242, BLDG 284, CMGT 100, CMGT 135, ARCH 103, ARCH 183, CMGT 280, SPAN 101. Professional electives must include at least one 200-level course

 

HVAC Wiring Track: 308C


First Semester
BLDG 130 Introduction to Building Trades
3
BLDG 133 Building Trades blueprint Reading 3
BLDG 170
Fundamentals Refrigeration
4
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing*
3
Health foundation
1
Second Semester
BLDG 172
HVAC Electricity
4
BLDG 174
HVAC Technician Development
2
English foundation 3
Mathematics foundation 3
Professional electives† 6
  EPA 608 Cetifcation Exam
 
Third Semester
BLDG 271
Heating Systems
4
BLDG 273
Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems
4
Arts or humanities distribution
3
Speech foundation Arts or humanities distribution 3
Professional electives † 3
Fourth Semester
BLDG 136 Construction Safety 2
BLDG 275
Residential HVAC System Design
2
Behavioral and social sciences foundation 3
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Professional electives † 3
 Industry Competency Exam
 
Total Credit Hours for HVAC  Track 60

*  ENGL 101 if needed for ENGL 102/103, or general elective.

† BLDG 200 (2-3 credits), BLDG 230, BLDG 250, BLDG 252, BLDG 256, CMGT 100, CMGT 135, CMGT 280,  ARCH 103, ARCH 183, SPAN 101. Professional electives must include at least one 200-level course.


Program Outcomes for all tracks in  the Building Trades Technology AAS Degree

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

  • Define and explain the basic principles and techniques of residential construction.
  • Apply relevant construction sills in a particular trade area.

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Carpentry Certificate (R): 179A

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.

Program Requirements    
BLDG 130 Introduction to the Building Trades
3
BLDG 133 Building Trades Blueprint Reading
3
BLDG 140 Fundamentals of Carpentry
4
BLDG 230 Building Codes and Standards
3
BLDG 240 Advanced Framing and Exterior Finishing
4
BLDG 242 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.

Program Requirements    
BLDG 140 Fundamentals of Carpentry 4
BLDG 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

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.

Program Requirements
BLDG 130 Introduction to the Building Trades
3
BLDG 133 Building Trades Blueprint Reading
3
BLDG 150
Fundamentals of  Electrical Wiring
4
BLDG 250
Residential Electrical Wiring
4
Professional electives *
5-7
* Select from BLDG 184, BLDG 186, BLDG 252, BLDG 256, BLDG 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

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.

Program Requirements
BLDG 150 Fundamentals of Electrical Wiring 4
BLDG 250 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

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.

Program Requirements   
BLDG 130 Introduction to the Building Trades
3
BLDG 133
Building Trades Blueprint Reading
3
BLDG 170 Fundamentals of  Refrigeration
4
BLDG 172 HVAC Electricity
4
BLDG 174 HVAC Technician Development 2
BLDG 271 Heating Systems
4
BLDG 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

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.

Program Requirements
BLDG 170 Fundamentals of Refrigeration 4
BLDG 172 HVAC Electricity 4
BLDG 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

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.

Program Requirements
BLDG 130 Introduction to the Building Trades
3
BLDG 133
Building Trades Blueprint Reading
3
BLDG 140
Fundamentals of Carpentry
4
BLDG 150
Fundamentals of Electrical Wiring
4
BLDG 160
Fundamentals of Plumbing
4
BLDG 242 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

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.

Program Requirements
BLDG 140 Fundamentals of Carpentry 4
BLDG 242 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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