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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.