This course encompasses classroom/lab study of refrigeration concepts within the HVACR industry. Areas of study include refrigeration theory and applications, refrigerant identification, its application and the handling and storage procedures. Students will also gain knowledge in refrigeration components and troubleshooting methods as well as characteristics of heat types and the application of heat. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the electrical concepts within the HVACR industry. Areas of study include safety practices, tool identification and use, mathematical skills used in the industry as well as HVACR application and diagram application. Students will gain knowledge in electrical theory, design, flow, wiring and sequence of operation. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of basic service practices in the HVACR industry. Areas of study include electrical motors, residential heating and air conditioning systems, ice machines and basic principles for ventilation piping and sizing. Students will gain knowledge in resume writing skills, job interview techniques and proper service call procedures. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of advanced service practices in the HVACR industry. Areas of study include digital controls, pneumatic controls and basic duct construction. Students will also gain knowledge in building pressurization, levels of blueprint reading and service call training. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of HVACR technical skills. Areas of study include project development, heat load calculations and hydronic specialties. Students will gain knowledge in a more advanced study of duct construction and ice machines, control sequence and application and perform a technical skills assessment. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of technical proficiency skills in the HVACR industry. Areas of study include combustion theory and safety precautions for using combustion-type heating equipment, and the operations of gas valves and regulators as well as maintaining, testing, and adjusting commercial heating and air conditioning accessories. Students will also gain knowledge in retail and industrial refrigeration systems. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of service applications within the HVACR industry. Areas of study include troubleshooting heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration control systems, soldering, brazing and welding techniques and mechanical joining methods. Students will gain knowledge in the policies and procedures for service technicians, professional ethics and legal responsibilities as well as system design basics. Lab fee required.
This course offers insight into the principles and practices of commercial and industrial building construction using structural steel, timber and concrete. The course introduces the student to the systems, methods and equipment available and commonly used on construction projects, from site work through certificate of occupancy.
An introduction to the art of building, this course deals with whole systems of building that include 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.
This intermediate course provides knowledge of how building construction and architectural drawings are prepared. An emphasis will be placed on the extraction and management of information from these documents as it applies to scope of work, submittals, RTI, addendums and change orders. To familiarize students with light construction building systems and assemblies, topics include basic construction abbreviations, symbology, various scaling of drawings, MEP building systems and techniques. Students must complete this course with a grade of “C” or higher. Lab fee required.
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.
This course is an overview of several project scheduling methods for construction, including Gantt charts, logic, diagrams, critical path method, calendar day scheduling and project expediting. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply the classroom theory to practical, work-related applications to provide students a general exposure to various aspects of the construction industry. Students are expected to seek and complete the required 100 internship hours with general contractors, subcontractors, architectural and engineering firms, project owners or material suppliers in order for the work experience to be considered as qualified learning experience. Seminars may be a component of this course. Students may earn cooperative education based on the completion of the required hours, approved work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars, work portfolios and internship reports. Students shall secure an internship opportunity and/or employer sponsorship prior to seeking departmental approval. This course may be repeated based upon the student's academic plan.
Encompassing a comprehensive overview of the CSI divisions, this course will focus on local and state building codes and ADA handicap requirements. With an in-depth review of the different types of contracts, students will learn contract development, execution and delivery methods.
In this course the student will use everything previously learned in the program to develop and manage a virtual construction project. The student will be responsible for controlling the basic design, site selection and construction processes. Estimating, scheduling and contracting the administration of a professional, commercial or residential project will be covered. The student will produce a formal oral presentation to a jury committee. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
This advanced course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply the construction management knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to practical, work-related applications in the construction industry. Students are expected to seek and complete the required 300 internship hours with general contractors, subcontractors, architectural and engineering firms, project owners or material suppliers. The internship experience shall be in one or more of the following areas in construction project management in order for the work experience to be considered as qualified learning experience: pre-construction services, bidding and estimating, scheduling, construction field supervision, field engineering and construction administration. Seminars may be a component of this course to enhance the learning experience. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of required hours, work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars, work portfolios and internship report. Students shall secure an internship opportunity and/or employer sponsorship prior to seeking department approval.
This introductory course provides need-to-know information for students working in the construction environment. The course identifies safety best practices adopted to reduce or prevent workplace accidents and injuries based on current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards as related to the building construction industry. Other topics introduced include current worker's compensation laws affecting the construction industry, methods available to reduce worker's compensation premiums, identifying the direct impact of long-term injuries, minimizing risk and identifying protective clothing and equipment for safe working conditions.
This capstone course provides a comprehensive overview of the project management process and role of the Project Manager. Through a simulated construction project, students will apply knowledge of estimating, scheduling and sequencing of construction activities and subcontractors and interpretation of construction documents and specifications. Efficient office and administrative procedures and the use of appropriate forms will be emphasized. This course must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
An overview of estimating. Topics include the analysis and determination of costs, the classification of materials, labor and subcontracted work into the smallest manageable units and the development of a simple estimate. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include the career paths available, safety rules and regulations, as well as an introduction to tools used in the electrical trade. Students will gain knowledge in the basic knowledge of electricity and introduction to blueprints. Lab fee required.
This course encompasses classroom/lab study of the fundamentals of the electrical trade. Areas of study include basic Alternating Current theory, National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements for branch circuits and various mathematical calculations for conduiting box fill. Lab fee required.
The Welder SMAW 2 course is designed to build on the skills and knowledge students learned in Welder SMAW 1 for entry into the welding industry as a basic shielded metal arc welder. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study employability and welding careers and intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Lab fee required.