BLCT - Building Construction

BLCT 3453 - Plumbing Trade History and Safety

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 

This course covers the study of safety practices and OSHA training related to the plumbing trades.  All students obtain a 10-hour OSHA training card upon successful completion of the course.  The history of plumbing and how plumbing systems and codes originated is covered.  This course also covers the instruction in the proper care, use, and application of various hand and power tools used in the plumbing trade.

BLCT 3443 - Drainage Systems & Piping

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

Corequisite: BLCT 3453

Description: 

This course covers the instruction in the design, joining, installation, and proper  application of various types of drainage piping used in drainage and venting systems. Also covered will be instruction and study of public and private sewage systems, their make-up, various aspects of troubleshooting and maintenance.

BLCT 3433 - Copper Pipe & Tubing, Water System Design

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

Corequisite: BLCT 3453

Description: 

This course covers the study and instruction of various types of copper pipe & tubing and proper methods of joining. Also includes instruction on fitting use and proper code applications. The methods of testing potable water lines are also covered.

BLCT 3423 -Pipe Fitting - Math Estimating

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

Corequisite: BLCT 3453

Description: 

This course covers basic math and materials estimating the plumbing trades.  Pipe fitting math is practiced and applied to ensure proper plumbing drainage, as well as water and gas line pipe length installations.  Material lists and job estimating is also taught as it pertains to various plumbing systems and fixtures.  The students are given instruction on materials mark up for profit, proper customer billing, and required income and sales tax as it pertains to a self-run plumbing business.

BLCT 3413 - Blueprint Reading - Building Construction

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

Corequisite: BLCT 3453

Description: 

This course covers instruction in blueprint reading, concentrating on plumbing blueprints, building blueprints, and instruction in the use of the architect's scale for taking measurements.  The course covers all components of a wood frame structure including foundations.  Students will be taught the proper installation of piping and fixtures so as not to jeopardize the building's structural integrity.

BLCT 3323 - Interior Trim

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 1024 with D or better and BLCT 2044 with D or better

Description: 

This course covers hanging and trimming doors; trimming windows; and installing interior moldings in a laboratory setting.

BLCT 3313 - Basic CAD for Residential Drawing

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 2054 with “D” or better

Description: 

Course instruction provides basic computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques.  Eight initial projects incorporate the application of appropriate commands, including drawing file management and software settings.  CAD basics introduced in lecture are then applied in a laboratory setting with emphasis on developing CAD preliminary residential prints.

BLCT 3233 - Advanced Framing

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 2054 with “D” or better

Description: 

This course will teach roof design including the cutting and fitting of hip and valley rafters. Also will cover truss design and installation of trusses.

BLCT 3223 - Home Remodeling

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 
BLCT 2032 with D or better
Description: 

This course covers the evaluation of overall conditions found in older buildings.  Students will learn about the construction techniques used in remodeling and how they differ from new construction.  This will include the process of identifying and handling hazardous materials, historical framing styles, and different styles of interior and exterior trim.

BLCT 3213 - Exterior Construction Details

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 1023 with “D” or better

Description: 

This course covers the methods used in the construction and installation of residential exterior elements.  The course content includes the construction of porches, decks and breezeways.  Students will learn about flooring and decking materials, different types of entrance doors and their installation, garage doors, footings and fasteners, railing systems and structural supports, and building code requirements.

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