BLCT - Building Construction

BLCT 4133 - Mechanicals

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 

This course is an overview of basic remodeling, plumbing, heating and electrical installation to develop job site coordination and cooperation among various trades working at a site. This includes hands on experience with electric, heating, and plumbing.

BLCT 4104 - Comparison of Framing Techniques

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
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, then follow the progression through braced-frame and balloon frame buildings.

BLCT 3533 - Hydronic Piping Systems

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 
BLCT 3453 with “D” or better
Description: 
The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of various piping systems used in hydronic heating systems including series loop, one pipe two pipe (direct and reverse return) and primary/secondary piping.  The course will also cover the applications and installations available for a variety of radiant heating types.

BLCT 3523 - Hydronic Fundamentals & Heat Sources

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 3453 with “D” or better

Description: 

This course will introduce students to basic thermodynamic principles. The course will explore the advantages of hot water and steam heating, as well as the various types of boilers used in the industry.

BLCT 3513 - Hydronic Controls and Motors

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 
BLCT 3453 with “D” or better
Description: 
This course covers electrical components as they apply to hydronic heating. Students will produce wiring diagrams for a external boiler wiring as it applies to zone valves and pumps. Investigation into areas of multiple boiler controls, injection mixing controls and outdoor reset controls are pursued. The theory and application of different motors used in the HVAC industry are also presented.

BLCT 3503 - Hydro Components, Circulating Pumps & Heat Emitters

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 3453 with “D” or better

Description: 

The purpose of the course is to develop an understanding of piping materials, fittings and various components used in hydronic heating systems. This includes knowledge about types and performance of circulating pumps. Also included are heat emitters which have been used in the past and several new types which are currently gaining popularity.

BLCT 3493 - Forced Air Furnace Controls

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 3453 with “D” or better

Description: 

The objective of this course is to develop skills in the installation and service of electrical components of gas and oil forced air furnaces. This includes gas standing pilot and electronic ignition systems. It applies to both 80% and 90% efficient furnaces including those with integrated circuit boards.

BLCT 3483 - Electrical Fundamentals

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 3453 with “D” or better *

Description: 

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of electricity and the units used to describe and measure it. The course will also show how different types of electrical circuits function and what different electrical components do in those circuits. Special emphasis is placed on temperature controls and switching. Elementary wiring diagrams are introduced.

BLCT 3473 - Heating Fuels-Combustion Theory & Troubleshooting

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 3453 with D or better

Description: 

This course covers instruction of various fuels used in the heating trades and methods of converting fuels for various applications. The theory of combustion and combustion troubleshooting is also covered in the course. Common forced air furnace parts and components are discussed and various manufacture retrofit products are applied. This course also includes basic wiring of conventional forced air furnaces and principles and troubleshooting of furnace electronic ignition.

BLCT 3463 - Water Heaters & Public & Private Port

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

Corequisite: BLCT 3453

Description: 

This course covers the instruction and study of selection and installation of water heaters for industry standards.  Instruction is also given on gas and electric water heater troubleshooting and repairs.  This course also covers the instruction of plumbing fixture specifications and installation.  Fixture troubleshooting and repair is also covered in this course.

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