|BCA0002||Basic Construction Skills|
This course will provide a basic introduction to construction and will include basic safety, basic math, introduction to tools, basic rigging, introduction to blueprints and the identification of electrical conductors, devices and conduits.
This course covers residential wiring in accordance with the National Electrical Code including computation of circuit loads, wire sizes, types of switches, ground fault requirements and appliance circuits. Special circuits for heating, pools and spas, service equipment and calculations and low voltage circuits will also be covered.
This course complies with the National Electrical Code requirements for commercial installations. It covers electrical services, circuits, conduit systems, heating and cooling systems, overcurrent protection, emergency systems and panel board selections.
This course will apply electrical codes, computation for circuits and system protections pertaining to industrial buildings and installations. It will also review for the electrical journeyman's license test.
This application-based course encompasses actual on-the-job training performance and proficiency of all electrical trade skills. This course may be repeated up to eight times.
|Complete the above course eight times|
This course examines the theories of electricity and magnetism. Students will learn and use Ohm's Law in the calculation of various circuits. Series, parallel and series/parallel circuits will be examined. Conduction and resistance in various materials will be explained. How generators and motors operate will be examined.
In this course students will learn what structured cabling and CCTV systems are and how to install and troubleshoot them. Students get hands-on experience working with copper and coaxial media. Students will learn about standards, codes and emerging trends in premises wiring.
This course is an introduction to AC theory, AC circuits and single and three-phase circuits and systems. Generation of AC power, transformers and various AC motors will also be examined.
This course is for advanced electrical personnel. It will encompass motors, motor controls, transformers, I.O. modules, electric braking frequency drives, relays, logic devices and circuit boards.
This application-based course encompasses actual the on-the-job training performance and proficiency of all electrical trade skills. This course may be repeated up to four times.
|Complete the above course four times|
|Optional college credit courses for students pursuing the A.S., Building Construction Technology:|
|BCN2230||Construction Materials and Methods I|
An introduction to the art of building, this course deals with whole systems of building: heavy timber framing, wood platform framing, masonry load bearing wall, structural steel framing, concrete framing and enclosures. The evolutionary development of the system, the properties of its major materials, the possibilities and limitations of the building method and the basis for choosing among systems is covered.
|BCN2231||Construction Materials and Methods II|
An in-depth study of the techniques, structure, characteristics, analysis and application of modern construction and engineering materials with an emphasis on the processing, structure, properties and performance interrelationship. Students will gain an understanding of material science and use experimentation to discover applications and techniques of materials. An emphasis will be placed on high-performance materials within the built environment.
Blueprint Reading is a study of the principles involved in the use and interpretation of drawings and specifications commonly used in light construction. Topics include history of recorded drawings, architectural and structural details, materials, structural, mechanical and electrical systems and related building code requirements. Lab fee required.
|BCT2730||Project Management and Supervision|
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the construction superintendent's role in the construction process. Generally accepted practices among construction superintendents are explored in detail. Lab fee required.