|BCA0001||Introduction to the Construction Industry|
This course encompasses the fundamentals of the construction field. Students will gain knowledge with a basic introduction to the construction industry including safety, math skills, blueprint reading, hand and power tools and basic rigging. Students will obtain CPR, First Aid and OSHA certifications and will acquire human relations skills, interpersonal relationship skills and workplace productivity skills. In addition, students will be introduced to the basic functions of a computer.
|BCA0451||Fundamentals of Plumbing II|
This course encompasses the fundamentals of trade math, drawings and specifications, trenching, grading and joining pipe. The student will develop the skills used in connecting sewer mains and installing roof, floor and area drains and their supports.
|BCA0452||Fundamentals of Plumbing III|
This course encompasses the fundamentals of drawings, local plumbing code, offsets and angles, venting and waste installation. Students will be introduced to the equipment necessary for installing lift stations and sump pumps.
|BCA0453||Fundamentals of Plumbing IV|
This course encompasses the fundamentals of sizing water supply and drainage systems along with fixture demand and code requirements.
|BCA0454||Advanced Plumbing I|
This advanced course encompasses a basic introduction to the construction industry along with trade-specific math skills and blueprint reading. Students will also gain knowledge in the techniques of pipe joining, pipe cutting, pipe threading and installation of various piping systems.
|BCA0455||Advanced Plumbing II|
This advanced course encompasses layout and installation of piping systems and fixtures. The student will gain knowledge in basic fixtures, valves, pneumatic and hydrostatic testing and shall be able to demonstrate setting fixtures.
|BCA0456||Advanced Plumbing III|
This course encompasses water pressure, shock arrestors, back flow preventers, filtering and softening water, sanitizing water supply, fixture location, piping for solar heating and natural gas fired heating units.
|BCA0457||Advanced Plumbing IV|
This course covers compressed air piping systems, corrosive resistant waste piping, medial gas piping and private waste disposal and water supply systems. The student will also gain knowledge in the installation of swimming pools and hot tubs.
This application-based course encompasses the actual on-the-job training performance and proficiency of all plumbing trade skills. This course may be repeated up to four times.
|Complete the above course four times|
This application-based course encompasses the actual on-the-job training performance and proficiency of all plumbing trade skills. This course may be repeated up to eight times.
|Complete the above course eight 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 walls, 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.