The four major plan groups are architectural, structural, mechanical, and civil. The students will be able to identify major types of plans. Emphasis is placed on residential plan reading and development.
Course instruction provides basic management skills for a residential job site lead carpenter or supervisor. This course includes information on hiring workers, managing sub-contractors, material deliveries, scheduling, contracts, and documentation.
Directed Study is a course structured to allow students to study construction related subjects in addition to the required program. This allows for selected projects for senior students. This program will include research and written reports in a student's major field under the supervision of faculty. This is either a one to five credit course.
To give the student a working knowledge of the concrete industry by showing form construction as well as various types of concrete and their uses. Stair building, brick and concrete are also included within this course. This is a five (5) week course.
This course involves material cost and quantity estimation, plus work units and labor costs for residential and light commercial construction. CSI Division specifications are applied in an estimate and bid project as part of course requirements.
This course provides instruction in mortar types for specific applications, masonry repair and restoration, ornamental masonry and bonding patterns. Cold weather construction techniques relevant to concrete and masonry construction is studied. A unit on engineered brick masonry and prefabrication is included. Lab activities are provided to develop hands-on skills.
This course covers job supervision, foundations, material estimates, fireplace design and construction, stone masonry skills in these areas and to provide repetition to increase production and accuracy.