Construction Trades and Industrial Trades

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Grade II)

This course is designed to provide students with a general knowledge of the operation of wastewater treatment systems. The course explains the laws and regulations related to wastewater treatment systems operation, covers the equipment usually employed in such plants, and describes the general maintenance requirements for such plants. This training meets the requirements necessary for taking the Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Certification Examination. Students are expected to have knowledge of Grade I material. 54 hours. $135

45367 TTh 3/3–4/30 6–9 p.m. NDWR February 24 registration deadline



The Construction Trades program provides students with training for entry-level positions in construction. Five courses are required: Carpentry I, Carpentry II, Blueprint Reading, Construction Estimating, and Masonry. The sequence of courses takes the student from basic tools and equipment through the entire housebuilding process. Carpentry I and Blueprint Reading are offered in the fall. Carpentry II and Estimating are offered in the spring. Masonry is offered in the summer. Students may enter the program at any time.

Carpentry II

A continuation of Carpentry I, this course includes wall and roof framing, the installation of windows and doors, and interior and exterior finishes. Students perform the construction of building components to complete the class carpentry project; students also complete individual projects. Students learn proper clothing, safety, tool use and maintenance, material handling, and some building codes. Students must demonstrate the minimum level of competence and safety in applied measurement, mathematics, blueprint reading, tools, and equipment by earning the certificate in Carpentry I within the past three semesters or by gaining written verification of those skills from the instructor prior to enrolling. 144 hours. $205.35

45009 MW 1/12–5/6 5:30–10 p.m. NEWT 441

Construction Estimating

This course includes the processes most commonly used in building construction trades to calculate material schedule take-offs from architectural drawings and scopes of work. Students practice calculating construction estimating formulas for the materials and labor of given projects, taking into consideration additional design; administrative, insurance, permitting, waste management, and safety-related direct costs; and the impact to scheduling. 80 hours. $184

45014 TTh 1/13–4/30 6–8:30 p.m. NEWT 454



The welding courses are broken into four parts, each concentrating on a particular welding apparatus. The individual courses cover Oxy-Acetylene torches, Stick welders, MIG welding, and finally, TIG welding. To take the TIG course, students must first successfully complete the Oxy-Acetylene and the Stick welding courses.

Welding, Stick/Arc

Arc welding using high-amperage electric welders is taught in this session. Students learn how to prepare surfaces to be welded, how to identify the appropriate rods for the weld, and how to set up the machines. Students also learn how to safely strike and maintain an arc and run a bead to join separate pieces of metal. 24 hours. $100.35

45015 T 2/3–3/24 5:45–8:45 p.m. BACON 2032


Basic Welding for Commercial Artists

Learn about the potential hazards of welding, how to use safety equipment properly, and the use of specific rods for different kinds of metals. Topics include gas welding, operating a cutting torch, electric welding, heli-arc welding, and safety. Students receive instruction through lecture and hands-on activities. Evaluation is based on attendance, class participation, and demonstration of skills. 24 hours. $100.35

45016 Th 2/5–3/26 5:45–8:45 p.m. BACON 2032

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