BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (BCT)
ARCT 144 Construction Estimating Fall 3 credits
This course is an introduction to residential material estimating. Techniques, formulas and tools to develop complete and accurate construction estimates will be studied.
CMT 252 Project Management Fall 3 credits
Prerequisite: BCT 216 and BCT 218. This course is designed to provide study in construction project management. Students will study, develop and apply work place interpersonal skills, construction documentation, trades and resource scheduling and control and construction planning.
CMT 253 Construction Scheduling Spring 3 credits
Prerequisite CMT 252. This course is design to give an overview of construction scheduling. Emphasis will be placed on coordinating plans, specifications, construction materials, employees, subcontractors, equipment and evaluating if resources and schedules are being utilized in an efficient and profitable process.
BCT 216 Sustainable Building I Spring 3 credits
This course introduces and defines sustainable/green building. Energy efficiency and conservation will be studied as a system considering materials production, site selection and design, building construction, owning and maintaining a sustainable/green home, impact on the natural environmental by the built environment, and the end of life cycle and deconstruction of buildings. Emphasis will be placed on preparing students for Sustainable Building II in which students will design a sustainable/green-built home and study the construction process and contracting of the home.
BCT 218 Sustainable Building Science II Spring 3 credits
Prerequisite: BCT 216. This course is a study of how the systems of a house are combined to form a sustainable/green built whole house system. Emphasis will be placed on the sequence of construction and the functioning interrelationship of the systems. Students will be required to design a home based on the concepts studied in BCT 216 and 218.
BCT 222 Construction Safety Spring 3 credits
This course is designed to parallel the 29CFR1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations and to conform to the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The course covers both the compliance as well as best practices in the construction industry as they pertain to safety.
BCT 260 Residential Building Codes Spring 3 credits
This course is a study of residential building codes. Students will learn specific codes, effective use of code books, and the importance of building codes on the home building industry.
BCT 264 Residential Energy Rating Systems Spring 3 credits
This course covers how energy is used, conserved, and measured in a residential structure. National home energy rating and certification systems will be studied including LEED, Energy Star, and National Green Building Standard systems.
BCT 276 House Systems Spring 3 credits
Prerequisite: CARP 110 or BCT 216. This course is designed to give an overview of integrated residential home systems. Introductory study in the areas of mechanical and electrical systems will be provided. The study will be designed for students with little or no experience in the mechanical or electrical trades.
CARP 102 Core Curriculum Fall 2 credits
Core curriculum from The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), consists of eight modules which are: "Basic Safety," "Construction Math," "Hand Tools" "Power Tools," "Blueprints," "Basic Rigging," "Communication Skills," and "Employability Skills." This course is a prerequisite for all NCCER "Craft Level Training," (regardless of the craft).
CARP 110 Blueprint Reading Fall 2 credits
Designed to provide the basic understanding of standard residential blueprints including plot plans, foundation plans, floor plans, elevations, details of mechanical and electrical plans, and a basic understanding of residential building codes.
CARP 112 Introduction to the Green Environment Fall 3 credits
This course is designed to introduce students to an understanding of the green mind-set. Discussions will cover the impact of building on the green environment within the context of market realities.
CARP 115 Site Layout and Foundation Construction Fall 3 credits
Students will receive training and hands-on experience in preparation of a building site and foundation construction. Instruction will include laying out building lines, establishing batter boards, concrete footings and foundations, and studying alternate foundation systems.
CARP 120 Principles of Framing Fall 3 credits
This is a comprehensive course which concerns instruction and study on the techniques and practices required for successful employment as a framing carpenter. Areas covered will include layout of floors and walls, engineering truss systems, joist and rafter systems, and stairway construction.
CARP 125 Framing I Fall 6 credits
This lab will increase the student's knowledge, skills, and proficiency in framing by applying the techniques learned in 120-Principles of Framing. Activities will center around the actual construction of a house.
CARP 130 Exterior Finish Fall 2 credits
This course deals with the basics of residential exterior finish. Instruction will include units on fascia and soffit construction, windows and exterior door installation, and siding and roofing.
CARP 135 Framing II Spring 4 credits
This course is designed to increase students knowledge and skill in residential construction. Activities will center around specialty exterior and interior framing during the construction of an actual house.
CARP 140 Principles of Interior Finish Spring 3 credits
This course provides an understanding of materials and processes used in interior finishing. Instruction will include units in drywall, interior doors, interior trim, floor underlayment and applying finishes.
CARP 145 Interior Finish Spring 6 credits
This lab will increase the student's knowledge, skills and proficiency in interior finishing by applying techniques learned in 140-Principles of Interior Finish. Activities will center around the construction of an actual house.
CARP 150 Cabinetmaking Spring 3 credits
Instruction in the design and layout of kitchens, cabinets, vanities, countertops, and built-in closets. Students will increase their knowledge, skill, and proficiency through actual construction of cabinets.
CARP 155 House Design and Code Requirements Spring 2 credits
Students will study home design and code requirements. Interior, exterior and environmental factors affecting the design of homes will be considered and explored.
CARP 294 Independent Study 1-3 credits
Independent or directed study of special topics in carpentry. Department chairperson approval required.
CARP 299 Special Topics 1-3 credits
Variable instructional topics in the field of carpentry. Repeatable as long as content varies. Consent of department chairperson.
CARP 195-295 Service Learning 1 credit
Maximum of six semester hours. Service learning may be accomplished by one of three methods: Joining a club that has a public service component, doing volunteer work at a non-profit organization, or taking a course that links public service with its curriculum.
CARP 197-297 Cooperative Education/lnternship 1-3 credits
Repeatable up to six semester hours. Students get on-the-job experience under qualified supervision in carpentry occupations. Work hours are arranged by the employer, advisor, and student. Student progress is checked by oral and written reports from the employer. Student advisor conferences are held to discuss progress and/or problems. All co-op experiences are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Consent of department chairperson.