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.
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|
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
|50839||TTh||3/15–6/28||6–8:30 p.m.||NEWT 454||March 8 registration deadline|
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.
Oxy-Acetylene gas torches are the focus in this course. Students learn how to safely handle gas cylinders and regulators. Students use different tips to cut, braze, and weld. 24 hours. $100.35
|50844||T||1/26–3/15||5:45–8:45 p.m.||BACO 2032||January 22 registration deadline|
MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding using high amperage electric welders will be taught in this session. Students will be taught how to prepare the surfaces to be welded. 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
|52043||Th||1/28–3/17||5:45–8:45 p.m.||BACO 2032||January 25 registration deadline|