BLCT - Building Construction

BLCT 2014 - Basic Masonry

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
Description: 

This course covers basic block laying, sizes, uses, layout, bonding, footers, and foundations. The various types of mortar mixes and the evolution of the masonry trade, its tools and materials will be studied. Foundation drainage and damp proofing and an introduction to bricklaying are also covered in this course.

BLCT 4053 - Blueprint Reading for Masonry

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 3169 with grade D or better

Description: 

Students will develop a working knowledge of blueprints and specifications for masonry projects. Topics will include masonry cost and material estimating, job site preparation and construction. Students will interpret and apply standards commonly used in masonry construction.

BLCT 4043 - Masonry Sketching & Detailing

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 3169 with grade D or better

Description: 

This course will give students the knowledge and ability to use an architect's scale and basic drafting skills to produce shop drawing sketches of masonry wall systems, masonry details, shapes for architectural building stone and architectural pre-cast.

BLCT 1054 - Wood Fabrication Technology

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
Description: 

This course introduces shop drawings, hand and stationary power tools, covering interpretation, usage, setup and safety. Skills are developed through practical experience in tool usage through a series of required projects. Each student will build projects that will require shop drawing interpretation, setup and safe use of tools and machines, along with the setup and use of jigs.

BLCT 1053 - Safety & Identification of Heavy Equipment

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 

This course introduces the most used pieces of heavy equipment. The course describes the functional operation for each piece of equipment while providing a comprehensive overview of safety requirements on job sites with emphasis on OSHA, and NIOSH requirements. Basic requirements for personal protection, safely operating equipment, and HazCom will be presented.

BLCT 4312 - Intro to Resid Jobsite Manage

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
2
Description: 

Course instruction provides basic management skills for a residential job site lead carpenter or supervisor.  This course includes information on hiring workers, managing sub-contractors, material deliveries, scheduling, contracts, and documentation.

BLCT 4303 - Interior Surfaces

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 
BLCT 3323 with D or better
Description: 
This course covers the installation of finished ceiling, floor, and wall materials as well as the principles of stair building.  The student will install floor and wall materials as well as calculate, cut and assemble stair parts in the laboratory.

BLCT 4212 - Construction Safety

Credits: 
2
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 
BLCT 1034 with D or better
Description: 
Construction Safety is a comprehensive study of the requirements of an effective safety and health program that focuses on worker safety, improved productivity and accident risk management.  This is done using an OSHA Outreach safety training format designed to provide students with a basic understanding and application of the OSHA standards relative to their field of study.

BLCT 4042 - Construct Business Operation

Credits: 
2
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 3203 with D or better

Description: 

This course is an overview of the basic requirements of ownership and operation of a small construction business.  The course also covers the building code sections that establish minimum standards for public safety and protect consumers from hazardous design and construction.

BLCT 4033 - Historic Framing Techniques

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 
This course will look at the evolution of systems used in the construction of wooden house frames throughout the history of building in America.  We will begin with an in-depth look at the centuries-old techniques employed in timber framing, and then follow the progression through braced-frame and balloon frame buildings.  Students will apply these techniques to new and/or existing structures.

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