BLCT - Building Construction

BLCT 2053 - Introduction to Earth Moving

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 

Provides a broad introduction to the processes of planning and executing earth moving activities on various types of construction projects. Explains the uses of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, scrapers, excavators, and loaders.

BLCT 2036 - Operations Part II

Credits: 
6
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 2033 with grade D or better

Description: 

This course continues the study of tractors, dump trucks and front-end loaders. Safe operation practices as well as preventive maintenance requirements will be covered for each piece of equipment. Common uses of each piece of equipment and their attachments will also be discussed. Site training will also continue on the backhoe and bulldozer. Students will be introduced to advanced positioning systems and automated controls.

BLCT 1104 - Introduction to Supervision & Management

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
Description: 

This course provides students with the necessary tools to pursue an entry level career in construction supervision/management. Topics include but are not limited to safety, contracts, estimating, blue print reading, planning, scheduling, human relations, quality control, cost awareness, documents, negations, and problem solving.

BLCT 1062 - Grades - Part I

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
2
Description: 

Introduces the concept of preparing graded surfaces using heavy equipment. Covers identification of construction stakes and interpretation of marks on each type of stake. Describes process for grading slopes.

BLCT 1052 - Soils - Part I

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
2
Description: 

This course provides an overview of soil composition and characteristics.  The students will describe different types of soil classification methods and how to use them.  The course introduces the concept of soil compaction in highway and building construction.

BLCT 1032 - Equipment Safety - Part I

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
2
Description: 

Provides a comprehensive overview of safety requirements on job sites with emphasis on OSHA and NIOSH requirements. Presents basic requirements for personal protection, safely driving equipment, and HazCom.

BLCT 1031 - Identification of Heavy Equipment

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
1
Description: 

Introduces the ten most used pieces of heavy equipment such as dump trucks, backhoes, and bulldozers. Describes the functional operation and uses for each piece of equipment.

BLCT 1016 - Operations - Part I

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
6
Description: 

This course covers the use and maintenance of the most commonly used machines on a construction site.  The course emphasizes safe operation as well as basic operating techniques for each machine.  This will include safe setup of machines as well as excavating foundations, septic systems, driveways, etc.

BLCT 1012 - Blueprint Reading - Part I

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
2
Description: 

This course is an introduction to the different types of plans and how they represent a finished building. Shows the parts of blueprints in detail including symbols, the title block, and grid lines. Introduction to site plans.

BLCT 4253 - Residential Duct System

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 4233 with D or better

Description: 

Students will learn the fundamentals of duct system design as it applies to residential forced air heating and cooling systems.  This includes an in-depth look at blower performance and equipment which affects airflow in ductwork.

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