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Building Trades-Building Construction
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.
Coupled with this experience, the program provides the necessary theory connected with carpentry and masonry operations as well as blueprint reading, cost and materials estimating, surveying for building layout and control, and safety on the job.
A large part of the program is actual on-the-job training under the supervision of qualified instructors. Frequently, concrete and lumber companies instruct students in the uses of their products.
- Measure, layout, and cut materials accurately and build various construction systems.
- Safely set-up and operate construction tools and equipment.
- Accurately estimate materials for a project and explain how to manage materials and supervise people.
- Read and interpret construction prints.
- Demonstrate essential problem solving skills generally employed in the construction industry.
- Demonstrate effective written construction communication.
- Demonstrate effective oral communication.
- Perform common mathematical construction calculations.
- Demonstrate the proper selection and installation of materials, used to build various construction projects.
- Perform computer based research and communication.
Applicants in the building trades: building construction program must be able to meet the following physical requirements.
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds to shoulder height.
- Must be able to perform safely in the laboratory.
- Must be able to communicate orally with a person 20 feet away.
- Must be able to climb a ladder and/or able to climb, un-aided, onto and off of equipment using three points of contact.
- Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
- Must be able to visually read from a blueprint or drawing.
- Must be able to hear a backup warning alarm.
- Focuses on classroom theory and hands-on skill training for entry-level employment in residential and light commercial construction.
- On-campus labs and equipment for instruction linked to off-campus projects that provide opportunities to experience training in a real-world environment.
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.
- Shop Foreman
- Installer (Cabinets, etc.)
- Maintenance Supervisor
- Construction Superintendent
- Construction Foreman
Alfred State building trades: building construction graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.
Upon successful completion of this program, students may also continue in Alfred State's BBA program in technology management.
Each class day has morning lectures scheduled at various times. Lab schedules continue until 3 p.m. each day after lectures. Each student is assigned a faculty adviser who maintains the student's grade records and is available for consultation daily. Schedules are blocked with a rotation system creating varied educational opportunities in on-campus labs and at off-campus construction projects.
|BLCT||1021||College & Life Skills||1|
|BLCT||1023||Construction Essentials 1||3|
|BLCT||1034||Workplace Environ & Safety||4|
|BLCT||1022||Wood Fabrication Tech 1||2|
|BLCT||1024||Construction Essentials II||4|
|BLCT||2044||Construction Essentials III||4|
|BLCT||2054||Construction Essentials IV||4|
|BLCT||2032||Wood Fabrication Tech II||2|
|BLCT||3313||Basic CAD for Residential Drawings||3|
|BLCT||3123||Construction Drawings & Specs||3|
|BLCT||3213||Exterior Construction Details||3|
|BLCT||4312||Introduction to Residential Jobsite Management||2|
|BLCT||4042||Construction Business Operation||2|
|BLCT||3033||Cabinet and Counter Top Construction||3|
|Historic Preservation Electives||credits|
|BLCT||2094||Window and Door Restoration||4|
|BLCT||2084||Mechanics of Decay and Deterioration in Wood||4|
|BLCT||2074||Historic Roofing Materials||4|
|BLCT||4104||Comparison of Framing Techniques||4|
|BLCT||4900||Directed Study - Historic Preservation||2|
|Responding to Survey||27 (69%)||26 (79%)||40 (71%)|
|Employed||24 (89%)||18 (69%)||30 (75%)|
|Employed in Field||21 (88%)||16 (89%)||16 (89%)|
|Transferred||3 (11%)||8 (31%)||9 (23%)|
|Unemployed & Seeking Employment||--||--||1 (2%)|
|Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment||1 (4%)||--||--|
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$20,000 - $29,999 (3)
Prefer not to disclose (24)