Study of the various materials used in the plumbing, heating, and air conditioning business, i.e., cast iron, steel pipe, copper tube, and pvc plastics plus the appropriate use of each one, and learning the use of basic hand tools and machines used in the plumbing trade.
This course explores the opportunities provided by the various occupations associated with the construction trades and covers the insurance requirements, as well as the risk management and loss control issues in this industry. Much of this course will follow the training requirements set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Safety Outreach Program including the use of personal protective equipment, electrical safety, fall protection and the safe use of scaffolding and ladders.
This course provides students with a basic knowledge of residential floor and wall framing and introduces them to codes relevant to these systems. The course content includes applicable terminology, plan reading necessary for layout, and instruction in framing conventional floor and wall systems. Units also included are sheathing materials and installation, insulation products with with reference to energy codes and installation, roofing materials, and hand tool/power hand tool safety.
This course provides the student with an
introduction to foundation layout, to blueprints, and light commercial construction. Course content includes applicable
terminology, reading construction drawings to interpret dimensions, building
layout, foundation layout, and light commercial building techniques.
This course introduces hand and power tools. Skills are developed through practical experience in tool usage through a series of required projects. Students will learn hand tool skills by completing a series of wood joints using chisels, planes, handsaws, and layout tools. Students will expand on these skills while building two shop projects; one project using only hand tools and the other project introducing them to stationary power tools, usage, setup and safety. Power tools used include table saws, radial arm saws, jointers, planers, band saws, drills, and sanders
This course is designed to help the student be successful at college and beyond. General topics will be presented to aid in student success and familiarization with campus life, such as career exploration, work habits, study habits, and critical thinking.