Building Construction (CRT.BCT)

The Building Construction Certificate prepares the student for a career in the building construction industry immediately upon graduation. The student will learn basic construction principles and techniques, residential wiring, and blue print reading for residential construction. Consult an advisor for transfer options.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
TEC-050
Technical Math I

TEC-050
Technical Math I

Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, algebra, geometry and right angle trigonometry.

Course Outline

2.0
TEC-052
Technical Math II

TEC-052
Technical Math II

Offers the student an in-depth study of algebra including factoring, solving linear systems, quadratic equations and exponents.

Course Outline

*
2.0
BCT-045
Plans and Specifications

BCT-045
Plans and Specifications

Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


Prerequisites: TEC 045


Course Outline

3.0
BCT-054
Basic Carpentry I

BCT-054
Basic Carpentry I

A combination of hands-on experience and classroom activities are utilized to teach the students basic rough carpentry skills including the proper use of tools and modern framing techniques.


Course Outline

4.0
HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

Course Outline

2.0

Semester Totals

13.0
Second Semester
EET-069
Residential Wiring I

EET-069
Residential Wiring I

This course provides students with an understanding of residential wiring. Topics include safety, planning, and installation of residential wiring systems according to the National Electrical Code®. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-043
Industrial Safety

TEC-043
Industrial Safety

Designed to give the student basic information and procedures concerning industrial safety awareness and accident prevention.

Course Outline

1.0
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Suggested Electives

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Suggested Electives

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8.0

Semester Totals

12.0

Total Program Hours

25.0
Suggested Electives
CET-060
Surveying I

CET-060
Surveying I

Fundamentals of basic surveying operations such as chaining, leveling and use of the transit and the basic calculations associated with these operations.

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-045
Introduction to Drafting

TEC-045
Introduction to Drafting

Presents basic drafting skills and concepts preparatory to advanced drafting and computer-aided drafting courses. Portable drafting instruments will be required.

Course Outline

2.0
CAD-056
CAD I

CAD-056
CAD I

Basic Theory of CAD. Student will learn to use a Computer Aided Drafting system to create simple to moderately complex technical drawings. (Repeatable 1 Time)

Course Outline

2.0
BCT-062
Architectural Drafting II

BCT-062
Architectural Drafting II

Emphasis is placed on residential and small commercial design. Problems presented have varied materials and structural systems. Some emphasis is placed on building code requirements. CAD Incorporated. Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


Course Outline

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4.0
BCT-064
Construction Surveying Layout

BCT-064
Construction Surveying Layout

This course will focus on the fundamentals of building layout, grade staking, topographic surveying, the use of a laser level, cut and fill calculations, checking square, and will further develop the leveling and angular measurement skills learned in Surveying I. (Repeatable 3 times).


Course Outline

*
3.0
BCT-078
Architectural S.O.E.

BCT-078
Architectural S.O.E.

Enables the student to gain on the job experience in the construction industry. Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.

Course Outline

3.0
CET-056
PCC Theory and Design

CET-056
PCC Theory and Design

Discussion of concrete through all stages of design, mix, delivery, placement, and curing with special emphasis on design, proportioning, and field testing.


Course Outline

2.0
BCT-055
Basic Carpentry II

BCT-055
Basic Carpentry II

This course further develops the skills learned in BCT 054 and places more emphases on finishing the interior and exterior of residential construction projects.


Course Outline

4.0