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BLD 20 - Introduction to Plumbing
Presents an introduction to the principles and practices of plumbing as related to light construction. Enables students to plan, prepare for, and install supply and waste lines, and install kitchen and bath fixtures.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
BLD 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 101 - Construction Management I
Presents overviews of all phases of construction project management. Introduces students to philosophy, responsibilities, methodology, and techniques of the construction process. Introduces topics related to the construction and design industries, organizations, construction contracts, bidding procedures, insurance, taxes, bonding, cost accounting, business methods, including basic computer usage, safety and general project management procedures.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 102 - Construction Management II
Emphasizes advanced management techniques and methodology. Includes engineering economics, accounting principles, life cycle costing, value engineering, systems analysis with computer applications, work improvement, quality control, and a broad overview of the construction management profession.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 165 - Construction Field Operations
Introduces areas of construction field management which relate directly to on-the-job requirements of construction operations viewed from the construction superintendent's standpoint. Includes theories of project management and field supervision; utilization of equipment, labor and material; construction site development; requirements of field scheduling; management input requirements; job recording and documentation; supervision responsibility.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
BLD 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 200 - Sustainable Construction
Teaches students the specialized construction management best practices that must be utilized when managing a sustainable project. Includes industry standards for green construction as identified by popular building rating systems.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
BLD 215 - OSHA 30 Construction Safety
Covers all topics included in the OSHA 30-hour course. Prerequisite: OSHA 10 Certification.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
BLD 231 - Construction Estimating I
Focuses on materials take-off and computing quantities from working drawings and specifications. Includes methods for computing quantities of concrete, steel, masonry, roofing, excavation. Deals with pricing building components, materials and processes, as well as transportation and handling costs, mark-up discount procedures, equipment cost and labor rates.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 232 - Construction Estimating II
Presents an introduction to computer programs for construction estimating. Produces a cost estimate for a major project with the aid of a computer program. Use local prerequisites.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 241 - Construction Management III
Presents fundamentals of construction supervision including responsibilities of the construction superintendent, operations manager, general superintendent and project engineer, with factors relating to their work and that of their subordinates, aspects of job leadership and effective human relations as related to efficient supervision.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 242 - Construction Management IV
Presents a comprehensive overview of all aspects of construction law and labor relation, exposing the students to responsibilities and requirements. Includes history of labor relations in the United States, trade unionism, federal labor laws and their direct effect on construction, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) laws and regulations that apply.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 247 - Construction Planning and Scheduling
Introduces principles of planning and scheduling of a construction project. Includes sequence of events and processes on a construction site. Studies scheduling techniques including the critical path method.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits
BLD 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits