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BLD 95 - 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 105 - Shop Practices and Procedures
Introduces basic hand and power tools with emphasis on proper care and safety practices. Introduces materials used in building trades including metals, plastics, and woods with stress placed on the processing techniques of each. Emphasizes fasteners such as screws, rivets, and glues as well as brazed, soldered, and welded joints.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
BLD 110 - Introduction to Construction
Covers basic knowledge and requirements needed in the construction trades. Introduces use of tools and equipment, with emphasis on construction safety, including personal and tool safety. Provides a working introduction to basic blueprint reading and fundamentals of construction mathematics.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 125 - Introduction to Carpentry Trades
Introduces entry-level students to the carpentry trade(s), the Wheels of Learning apprenticeship programs, various types of fasteners, and the wide variety of building materials. Prerequisite: BLD 110.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 140 - Principles of Plumbing Trade I
Studies the plumbing trade, the structure of the plumbing trade, apprenticeship standards, job safety, tools of the trade, the approved installation of plumbing materials, types of sanitary drainage pipe and piping layout of sanitary piping.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 141 - Principles of Plumbing Trade II
Studies the sizing of sanitary drainage and vent piping for single family dwelling, two-story, single-family dwellings, duplex residence, apartment building, and multi-story building.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 142 - Principles of Plumbing Trade III
Studies sizing of water piping and control valves, piping materials, piping layout, and the proper installation of water piping. Explains how to identify cross control and the critical levels of contamination, means of protection against back flow, installing back flow preventers, and back flow preventive testing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 143 - Plumbing Blueprint Reading
Focuses on blueprint reading, plan reviews, schematic drawing, isometric view drawing and architectural blueprint reading on single-, two-family and multi-story dwelling for drainage, vents and water piping design.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 144 - Plumbing Code and Certification Preparation
Teaches the use of the plumbing code standard book (BOCA), references standards, the reading and use of charts and tables, and preparation for the journeyman's certification and the cross-connection control certification test.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 147 - Principles of Block and Bricklaying
Presents fundamentals of masonry practices. Includes foundations, block laying skills, mortar mixing, measuring, and introduction to bricklaying techniques. Emphasizes hands-on applications of block and brick techniques.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 148 - Principles of Block and Bricklaying II
Studies skills involved in block and bricklaying, including corners, windows, arches, and decorative work. Emphasizes developing speed and accuracy with materials.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 149 - Carpentry I
Presents an introduction to carpentry, with an emphasis on residential/light construction. Introduces basic carpentry terminology. Covers identification and proper sue of hand and power tools common to the industry, construction materials, construction techniques, safety precautions, working drawings and the team approach to construction.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 159 - Mechanical Code and Certification Preparation
Discusses local, state, and national building codes as they relate to the installation, maintenance and repair of mechanical systems in residential and commercial buildings. Includes gas and oil burners, venting, flues and sizing of systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 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 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