Building Trades

Heavy Equipment Operations (AOS)

Application Code: 
1908
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

This program provides instruction in the skills required by heavy equipment operators for the light construction and heavy highway industries. Instruction is provided in the theory connected with heavy equipment operations as well as grades, soils, blueprint reading, safety, and supervision. Students spend approximately 25 percent of the lab time operating equipment; the balance of the lab time is spent on equipment inspection, maintenance, grades, lot layout, operation support, and estimating.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: Algebra

Students will be accepted for the heavy equipment operations program based on the strength of their application. Criteria for consideration will include high school average, regents exam scores (if a New York State student), grades in related course work, results of standardized tests (if available), and additional information provided through letters of recommendation, a personal essay indicating career goals, and a resume. Initial application review will begin on Nov. 1.

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average.

Michael Galatio, class of '75

Michael Galatio in his officeIt's a long road from ASC's building trades program to being a major land developer and award-winning Nevada home builder, but that's the journey that Michael "Mick" Galatio has taken.

It's a long road from ASC's building trades program to being a major land developer and award-winning Nevada home builder, but that's the journey that Michael "Mick" Galatio has taken.

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Masonry (AOS)

Application Code: 
0401
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The building construction program provides basic instruction in masonry. Each year there are students desiring additional instruction in masonry and employers seeking graduates with additional masonry skills. This program provides instruction in an extensive masonry program in the second, or senior, year. All masonry students must previously complete the common building construction freshman year program in good standing. Each student may specify in his/her initial application the desire for masonry, or may have the option of choosing masonry after completing the freshman year.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: Algebra

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average.

Building Trades-Building Construction (AOS)

Application Code: 
0420
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The building construction program provides instruction in the basic skills required of the carpenter and the mason in the construction of residential or other light-frame and masonry buildings. Extensive experience is gained in building layout, foundations, framing, sheathing, exterior and interior trim, block work, brick and concrete construction.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: Algebra

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average.

Air Conditioning and Heating Technology (AOS)

Application Code: 
0464
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The air conditioning and heating courses deal with all phases of residential and commercial installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. It includes forced air, hot water and steam heating, gas and oil burner systems, along with hands-on air conditioning and heat pump technology.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: Algebra

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average.

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