Construction Continuing Education

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Construction Trades

The Construction Trades program provides students with training for an entry-level position in building construction. The five required courses (Carpentry I, Carpentry II, Blueprint Reading, Construction Estimating, and Masonry) take students from the basic tools and equipment used through the entire house-building process. Carpentry I and Blueprint Reading are offered in the fall; Carpentry II and Construction Estimating are offered in the spring; and Masonry is offered in the summer. Students must demonstrate the minimum level of competence and safety in applied measurement, mathematics, blueprint comprehension, tools and equipment by earning the certificate in Carpentry I within the past three semesters, or by gaining the written verification of those skills from the instructor, prior to enrollment in this Carpentry II class.

Carpentry II

This course is a continuation of Carpentry I and includes wall and roof framing, the installation of windows and doors, and interior and exterior finishes. The students will perform the construction of building components to complete the class carpentry project. The course also continues the introduction to fine woodworking with basic cabinetry design and construction methods and requires the students to complete one individual project to demonstrate fine carpentry skills. Course objectives teach the proper clothing, safety, tool use and maintenance, material handling, and some building codes as they pertain to the class projects. Students must have demonstrated the minimum level of competence and safety in applied measurement, mathematics, blueprint reading, tools and equipment by earning the certificate in CAR3112A, Carpentry I within the past three semesters, or by gaining the written verification of those skills from the instructor, prior to enrollment in this Carpentry II class. 144 hours. $205.35

50835 MW 3/14–7/6 5:30–10 p.m. NEWT 441 March 7 registration deadline


Construction Estimating

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

52518 TTh 3/15–6/28 6–8:30 p.m. NEWT 454 March 8 registration deadline


Welding

The welding classes are divided into categories and each class will concentrate on a particular welding apparatus. The individual classes will cover Basic Welding, Oxy-Acetylene torches, MIG Welding, Stick/Arc welders, and finally TIG Welding. In order to take the TIG Welding class a student must first successfully complete either of the preceding courses with the same instructor. Training strategies include lecture and hands-on activities. Evaluation is based on attendance, class participation, and demonstration of skills.

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

52359 T 5/24–7/12 5:45–8:45 p.m. BACO 2032 May 20 registration deadline

Welding, Stick/Arc

Learn more about stick/arc welding and demonstrate those skills. This session includes arc welding using high amperage electric welders. Students will be taught how to prepare the surfaces to be welded, which rods are appropriate for the weld, and how to set up the machines. Students will learn how to safely strike and maintain an arc, and run a bead, to join separate pieces of metal. 24 hours. $100.35

52365 W 5/25–7/13 5:45–8:45 p.m. BACO 2032 May 20 registration deadline

Welding, TIG

This course focuses on Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding with high amperage electric welders, which is used on aluminum and stainless steel. Students learn how to prepare surfaces and how to safely maintain an arc and control the rod. By the second day of class, students must purchase their own TIG welding gloves, available at the Machine & Welding Supply Company, 715 E. Geer Street, Unit C-1, in Durham. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Welding, Oxy-Acetylene and Basic Welding courses. 24 hours. $100.35

52371 Th 5/26–7/14 5:45–8:45 p.m. BACO 2032 May 20 registration deadline