BLCT - Building Construction

BLCT 4032 - Finishing & Grading

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
2
Description: 
This course describes the use of various types of heavy equipment to finish and trim grades and slopes of roads, pads, ditches, and other structures; specifications used for grading; and procedures for checking the final grade.

BLCT 4023 - Form Building

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 
This course provides the basics of building footer forms and installing concrete wall forms.  It will also introduce students to SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) electric arc welding and cutting steel with an oxy-acetylene torch.

BLCT 4022 - Finish Operations

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
2
Description: 
This course contains information about the responsibilities of the finish operator.  Discusses leadership abilities in relation to organizing and directing workers and operations, and how to understand and interpret production requirements and specifications.  Also explains how to set up and adjust leveling instruments.

BLCT 4013 - Supervision Part II

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 

This course will reinforce Supervision - Part I. In addition to this, the student will learn about prevailing wage schedules used by DOL, professional ethics, customer focus, ability to listen, teamwork, communication, attitude, responsibility, and patience. Topics include project management, estimation, record keeping, planning, bidding, and contract writing.

BLCT 4012 - Earth Moving (Hvy Highway)

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
2
Description: 

This course describes the necessary procedures for preparing ground for highway/heavy construction.  It explains soil basics, including terminology, identification, and classification.  Earth moving operations, such as laying out slopes and grades, site excavation, and hauling, are addressed along with methods of stabilizing soils.

BLCT 4004 - Operations Part IV

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
Description: 

This course presents information on the operation and maintenance of telescoping excavators. Students learn basic operation of equipment and apply this knowledge in performing earth work activities such as ditching, placing rip rap, and slope finishing. Included are safety issues and preventive maintenance activities.

BLCT 4003 - Paving Part II

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 
This course explains how to perform hot mix asphalt paving and concrete paving.  The course covers the operation of asphalt pavers and all equipment required to perform paving.  Discussions will include concrete paving equipment such as concrete pavers, slip-form pavers, and texture/curing machines.

BLCT 4002 - Below Grade Const (Heavy Highway)

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
2
Description: 

This course discusses the below grade construction processes that are necessary to perform highway/heavy construction.  Excavation support systems, excavation safety, underground piping materials and fittings, joining methods for underground pipe, box culverts, and catch basins are covered.

BLCT 2034 - Grades & Blueprint Reading II

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
Description: 

This course presents proper practices for setting grades off benchmarks and describes methods of setting grades using various types of levels.  The trainee is taught how to read and interpret construction plans to determine grading requirements.  It will review basic grading operations, and also cover site prep, U.F.P.O., contours, establishing grades, reading and understanding site plans.

BLCT 2033 - Equip Preventive Maintenance

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 

This course covers preventive maintenance responsibilities of the entry level heavy equipment operator. Course topics include specifying basic equipment subsystems and major mechanical systems, knowing how and when to complete routine inspections of equipment, and how and when to service equipment.

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