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BLCT 1002  Intro to Construction Safety

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course explores the safety hazards associated with the construction trades. Part of this course will follow the training requirements set forth by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Safety Outreach Program, including OSHA's Focus Four Hazards, personal protective equipment, and health hazards in construction. During this course students may have the opportunity to obtain an OSHA 10 card for the construction industry. Students will develop an understanding of construction safety beyond basic OSHA 10 industry training.

BLCT 1132  Estimating I

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course develops mathematical concepts and application skills necessary for the carpenter and mason to estimate building quantities and associated costs. Topics include arithmetic operations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractional numbers. Formulas for area, volume, board foot quantities, and basic geometry as it pertains to construction will be studied. The quantities estimated are in the framing/sheathing stages of enclosing a building including concrete, brick, and block calculations.

BLCT 1202  Portable Tools & Fastening Sys

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course is a survey of hand and portable power tools, as well as fasteners, adhesives, and power fastening systems commonly used in the construction industry. Students will learn the proper terminology, usage, setup, maintenance, and safety associated with the subject matter. The course also includes the proper choice of tools, fasteners, and adhesives as well as critical thinking problems that challenge students' comprehension of subject matter.

BLCT 1206  Building Construction Lab I

Credits: 6.00 Credits

This course is a survey and application of practices used in residential and light commercial construction. Emphasis will be on basic principles and development of skills used in construction operations to safely perform layout, measurement, cutting, and installation processes. This hands-on applied learning lab will include masonry and framing work on real-world projects and authentic construction sites. Throughout the semester, students will be required to demonstrate learned competency through a series of proficiency assessments.

BLCT 1212  Foundation Systems & Layout

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course is an overview of the first stages of building a structure. This course will cover the process of building layout along with concrete form building, concrete science, mixing and placement. Block wall construction and principles will also be introduced in this course.

BLCT 1222  Construction Math

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course is an introduction to the math concepts and theories used specifically in the construction field. Geometric and basic math operations will be applied to scenarios commonly seen in the construction field. Fundamentals of print reading will be covered as these math concepts are employed.

BLCT 1232  Framing I

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course is an introduction to various types of residential framing systems and introduces building codes relevant to these systems. The course includes terminology and identification of components involved with types of construction, floor and wall frames and green building products used with these systems. Students will learn basic print reading, proper layout, how to calculate material sizes, rough opening sizes and procedures for framing floor, wall and ceiling systems and power tool safety.

BLCT 1242  Framing II

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course is a continuation of concepts taught in BLCT 1232. The course will include backing, blocking, and furring, and metal stud framing. Roof framing concepts will be introduced. Students will study roof types and terminology with a concentration on common rafter layout and truss installation. Truss roof design, along with common fastening techniques and building codes relevant to the industry will be covered.

BLCT 1302  Blueprint Reading & Grades I

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course is an introduction to different types of construction plans and how they represent finished grades of buildings. This course will present the parts of blueprints in detail including symbols, the title block, and grid lines. Students will be introduced to site plans and the concept of preparing graded surfaces using heavy equipment. Identification of construction stakes and interpretation of marks on each type of stake will be covered. The process for grading slopes will also be discussed.

BLCT 1306  Heavy Equipment Lab I

Credits: 6.00 Credits

This course is an introduction to the use of grade setting equipment and heavy equipment. Emphasis is placed on safety and development of job skills. This hands-on applied learning lab will include various heavy equipment operations, performing site layout, grade setting, and the use of labor skills utilized in the construction industry. Throughout the semester, students will be required to demonstrate learned competency through a series of proficiency assessments. The Equipment Practicum is divided into observation, seat time, maintenance and various support functions.

BLCT 1312  Introduction to Earth Moving

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course provides a broad introduction to the processes of planning and executing earth moving activities on various types of construction projects. The uses of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, scrapers, excavators, and loaders will be covered.

BLCT 1322  Preventive Maintenance Checks

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course introduces new operators to equipment systems and their preventive maintenance procedures. Emphasis is placed on developing daily maintenance routines based on manufacturer's guidelines. The course content explains the reason for daily checks in relation to equipment uptime and longevity.

BLCT 1332  Operations Part I

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course covers the use and maintenance of the most commonly used machines on a construction site. The course emphasizes safe operation as well as basic operating techniques for each machine. This will include safe setup of machines as well as excavating foundations, septic systems, driveways, etc.

BLCT 2202  Insulation and Drywall

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course is an introduction to thermal and acoustical insulation, condensation and required ventilation in residential building. This course also includes drywall products and installation of drywall and concealing fasteners and joints (finishing) drywall. Students learn of various tools and fasteners related to the industry.

BLCT 2206  Building Contruction Lab II

Credits: 6.00 Credits

This hands-on applied learning lab is a continuation of skills learned in BLCT 1206. It will include the application of practices used in residential and light commercial construction and wood fabrication. Students will learn to safely set up and operate stationary power tools, as well as construction equipment commonly used on the jobsite. Students will develop the ability to interpret construction drawings and assemble projects based on shop drawings and models. There will be continued advancement in the application of residential and light commercial building practices. This course will have an emphasis on interior and exterior wall systems. Subject matter will include masonry, residential wall systems, and shop fabrication. Much of the lab will be conducted on genuine construction job sites. Throughout the semester, students will be required to demonstrate learned competency through a series of proficiency assessments.

BLCT 2212  Exterior Building Envelope

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course provides the student with basic knowledge of windows, doors, and weather resistant barriers in residential construction. Subject matter will include applicable terminology, comparisons, and installation methods. Attention will be given to proper flashing techniques, code requirements, and associated condensation issues inside conventional wall systems. A survey of developing technologies in wall systems will also be conducted.

BLCT 2232  Siding and Cornices

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course provides the student with basic knowledge of siding and cornice systems in residential construction. Subject matter will include applicable terminology, comparisons of various siding and cornice systems, and installation methods. Emerging technologies in exterior cladding systems will also be covered.

BLCT 2242  Wood Products & Fabrication

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course examine the processing of lumber, (including the working parts of a tree, hardwoods vs. softwoods, different methods of sawing and drying to produce useful building products, etc.), the manufacture of wood panel products (structural and nonstructural), and engineered wood products. Students will learn how these products are used in the building trades and the installation requirements unique to these engineered wood products. Students will also be trained in the proper setup and safe use of stationary power tools.

BLCT 2252  Intro to Print Reading & Estim

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course covers basic construction communication through residential print reading. Students will learn how to perform material takeoffs and apply costs based on construction drawings. The course will also cover common scales, symbols, line types, and abbreviations used in construction drawings. Basic construction drafting principles will be introduced. The course will familiarize students with the purpose of building codes and zoning laws and how they are demonstrated in a set of working drawings for a house.

BLCT 2262  Masonry

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course reviews, reinforces, and builds on trade aspects and skills introduced in BLCT 1212. The class will cover the evolution of the masonry trades, its tools and materials. Bricklaying and stone veneers, the basics of plasterwork, and LEED and Green concepts will be introduced in this course as they pertain to masonry. The concepts and practices that make masonry a safe building material will also be covered.

BLCT 2302  Work Zone Safety

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course presents topics for safety on the construction site. A broad range of work zones involving heavy equipment will be covered. Emphasis is given to residential, commercial and highway construction. This course covers occupational safety and health standards and The Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

BLCT 2306  Heavy Equipment Lab II

Credits: 6.00 Credits

This course continues the use of grade setting equipment and heavy equipment. Emphasis is placed on work site safety and development of job skills. This hands-on applied learning lab will include various heavy equipment operations, performing site layout, grade settings, and the use of labor skills utilized in the construction industry. Throughout the semester, students will be required to demonstrate learned competency through a series of proficiency assessments.

BLCT 2312  Blueprint Reading & Grades II

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course presents proper practices for setting grades off benchmarks and describes methods of setting grades using various types of levels. The student will be taught how to read and interpret construction plans to determine grading requirements. Students will review basic grading operations, site prep, New York State Code rule 753, contours, establishing grades, reading and understanding site plans.

BLCT 2322  Equipment Preventative Maintnc

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course covers preventative maintenance responsibilities including specifying basic equipment subsystems and major mechanical systems; knowing how and when to service equipment; and how and when to complete routine inspections of equipment.

BLCT 2332  Operations - Part II

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course continues the study of tractors, dump trucks, and front-end loaders. Safe operation practices as well as preventive maintenance requirements will be covered for each piece of equipment. Common uses of each piece of equipment and their attachments will also be discussed.

BLCT 2342  Soils

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course describes basic soil classification methods, details factors affecting classification, and presents soil density and compaction requirements for highway and building construction.

BLCT 2352  Compaction & Stabilization

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course presents the use, safe operation, and specialized maintenance of compaction equipment to include pneumatic tire compactor, steel-wheel compactor, vibratory compactor and sheepsfoot compactor. The use of compaction and stabilization equipment for leveling and compacting soils, compacting cement and asphalt will be explained and demonstrated. A discussion of soil stabilization methods and erosion control methods will be included.

BLCT 3302  Blueprint Reading & Grades III

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course covers the equipment and supplies required to perform structural work. Discussions include the following topics: bridge types and materials, bridge substructures, bridge superstructures, structural concrete and structural steel. Reading and interpreting site plans will also be reinforced.

BLCT 3306  Heavy Equipment Lab III

Credits: 6.00 Credits

This course builds on the content of HEO lab part II. Additional highway and bridge construction techniques, as well as advanced pieces of heavy equipment will be introduced. Labs will include practice with record keeping, estimation and project management.

BLCT 3312  Introduction to Grading

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course contains information using various grading instruments and tools. A laser level, engineer's level, and GPS are used to establish grades for surface and sub-surface construction sites. Students will place and correctly mark appropriate grades stakes used at industry standard work sites.

BLCT 3322  Advanced Operations

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course presents the use, safe operation, and maintenance of excavators, trucks, and trailers. The course content will explain and demonstrate the use of excavators in ditching, grading, and slope-finishing operations, describing various operating techniques, and describes the types of trucks used in highway/heavy construction; these include rigid frame trucks, such as dump trucks, transit-mix trucks, and tractor-trailer trucks. The trailers discussed include bulk haulers and flatbed trailers. Truck controls and components, preventive maintenance and operation, and required licensing regulations are also covered. This course will continue to reinforce the operation of backhoes, bulldozers, and front-end loaders.

BLCT 3332  Highway Surfaces

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course includes the processing, preparation and application of asphalt and concrete to a highway surface. Also covered is the operation of asphalt pavers and all equipment required to perform paving and concrete applications.

BLCT 3342  Construction Proj Supervision

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course will discuss the principles of project planning, scheduling, estimating, and management. The student will practice different roles and skills required for supervising personnel. Students will be required to understand and utilize computer-based applications during the course.

BLCT 3352  Tracked Finishing & Grading

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course includes the use of tracked equipment used in the process of finishish and grading of a construction site. Types of equipment available, proper selection and operating techniques will be discussed.

BLCT 3413  Bluprint Readng-Bldg Construct

Credits: 3.00 Credits

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 3423  Pipe Fitting - Math Estimating

Credits: 3.00 Credits

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 3433  Cop Pipe & Tub, Water Sys Des

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course covers the study and installation of various types of copper pipe and 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 3443  Drainage Systems & Piping

Credits: 3.00 Credits

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 3453  Plumb Trade History & Safety

Credits: 3.00 Credits

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 3463  Watr Heatrs-Plumb Fix Inst/Rpr

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course covers the instruction and study of selection and installation of water heaters for industry standards. Instruction is also given on gas and electric water heater troubleshooting and repairs. This course also covers the instruction of plumbing fixture specifications and installation. Fixture troubleshooting and repair is also covered in this course.

BLCT 3473  Heating Fuels-Comb Theo&Troubl

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is an introduction to the various fuels used in the heating trades and the methods of converting fuels for various applications. The theory of combustion and combustion troubleshooting is also covered in the course. Common forced air furnace parts and components are discussed and various manufactured retrofit products are applied. This course also includes basic wiring of conventional forced air furnaces and principles and troubleshooting of furnace electronic ignition.

BLCT 3483  Electrical Fundamentals

Credits: 3.00 Credits

The objective of this course is to develop knowledge of electricity and the units used to describe and measure it. The course will also show how different types of electrical circuits function and what different electrical components do in those circuits. Special emphasis is placed on temperature controls and switching. Elementary wiring diagrams are introduced.

BLCT 3493  Forced Air Furnace Controls

Credits: 3.00 Credits

The objective of this course is to develop skills in the installation and service of electrical components of gas and oil forced air furnaces. This includes gas standing pilot and electronic ignition systems. It applies to both 80% and 90% efficient furnaces including those with integrated circuit boards.

BLCT 3503  Hydro Comp, Circu Pump&Ht Emit

Credits: 3.00 Credits

The purpose of the course is to develop an understanding of piping materials, fittings and various components used in hydronic heating systems. This includes knowledge about types and performance of circulating pumps. Also included are heat emitters which have been used in the past and several new types which are currently gaining popularity.

BLCT 3513  Hydronic Controls and Motors

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course covers electrical components as they apply to hydronic heating. Students will produce wiring diagrams for external boiler wiring as it applies to zone valves and pumps. Investigation into areas of multiple boiler controls, injection mixing controls and outdoor reset controls are pursued. The theory and application of different motors used in the HVAC industry are also presented.

BLCT 3523  Hydronic Funda & Heat Sources

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course will introduce students to basic thermodynamic principles. The course will explore the advantages of hot water and steam heating, as well as the various types of boilers used in the industry.

BLCT 3533  Hydronic Piping Systems

Credits: 3.00 Credits

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of various piping systems used in hydronic heating systems including series loop, one pipe two pipe (direct and reverse return) and primary/secondary piping. The course will also cover the applications and installations available for a variety of radiant heating types.

BLCT 3602  Residential Remodel

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course covers the evaluation of overall conditions found in existing 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 replication of existing interior and exterior trim.

BLCT 3606  Building Construction Lab III

Credits: 6.00 Credits

This hands-on applied learning lab is a continuation of skills learned in BLCT 2206. Specific subject matter will include advanced framing principles, interior and exterior details, and roofing systems. Students will participate in a remodeling project where they will use critical thinking skills to apply understanding that was developed in previous courses. There will be continued advancement in construction estimating and print reading, and work with computer aided drafting and design. Much of the lab will be conducted on genuine construction job sites. Throughout the semester, students will be required to demonstrate learned competency through a series of proficiency assessments.

BLCT 3612  Roofing Systems

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course will cover the theory and application of different roofing materials and techniques for residential and commercial construction. Emphasis is placed on basic principles of step flashing and water proofing for all types of roofing systems.

BLCT 3622  Advanced Print-reading & Estim

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course gives specific information on the contractor's role in preparing quantity take-off estimates for final bid offerings. The course will build from the foundational information given in Introduction to Print Reading and Estimation (BLCT 2252). Students will learn the full extent of all contract documents, with an emphasis on drawing and reading blueprints, understanding building codes, identifying symbols, and gaining a full understanding of the specifications for a given project.

BLCT 3632  Exterior Construction Details

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course covers the methods used in the construction and installation of residential exterior elements. The course content includes the construction of porches, decks, patios, and breezeways. Students will learn about exterior elements such as flooring/decking materials, different types of entrance doors and their installation, garage doors, pier footings, metal fastening systems, railing systems and structural supports, as well as building code requirements for these systems.

BLCT 3642  Interior Trims

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course is a survey of the skills necessary to perform quality installation and fabrication of interior trim, doors, windows, and stair components. Course work also includes the design, fabrication, and installation practices of closet shelving.

BLCT 3652  Advanced Framing

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course will cover the theory and application of framing techniques in residential and light commercial construction. Emphasis will be placed on basic principles used in hip and valley roof layout and fabrication. This course will also cover various stairway configurations and their calculations and layout.

BLCT 3702  Residential Foundations

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course further develops concepts introduced in BLCT 2262. The student will be presented with advanced techniques to construct residential foundations using CMU (concrete masonry unit) construction. Reinforced footings, walls, porches and stoops, and foundation drainage are presented in this course.

BLCT 3706  Masonry Construction Lab III

Credits: 6.00 Credits

This course covers the survey and application of practices and skills used in residential and light commercial masonry and concrete construction. Emphasis is on basic principles and development of skills used in construction operations to safely perform layout, measurement, cutting, and installation processes. This hands-on applied learning lab will include the masonry elements of brick, CMU, stone, pavers and concrete flatwork as related to masonry construction. The lab experience will include the proper and safe erection of scaffolding. Throughout the semester students will be required to demonstrate learned competency through a series of proficiency assessments.

BLCT 3712  Building Stone

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course presents to the student the proper knowledge, techniques, and tool and equipment use to construct stonewall, facades and building elements of natural and cast stone.

BLCT 3722  Fireplace & Hearth Oven Design

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course presents the proper knowledge and techniques to construct site-built fireplaces and hearth ovens. The course will also cover the installation of various refractory products.

BLCT 3732  Masonry Restoration

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course covers the knowledge and techniques to analyze, prepare and restore deteriorated or damaged masonry. Cleaning, caulking and tuck-pointing are included in this course.

BLCT 3742  Sustainability w/Masonry Const

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course presents to the student the proper knowledge to install sustainable masonry paving and wall systems. Sustainable masonry products can contribute to a longer life cycle of a building, as well as the safe occupancy and use of a building. Run-off reducing permeable paving systems are included in this course.

BLCT 3752  All Weather Masonry

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course covers the proper knowledge, planning, mobilization and techniques to construct masonry in cold/freezing weather and the extremes of hot weather.

BLCT 4002  Below Grade Construction

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course discusses the below grade construction processes that are necessary to perform highway/heavy construction. Excavation support systems, excavation safety, underground piping materials and fittings, joining methods for underground pipe, box culverts, and catch basins are covered.

BLCT 4143  Basic House Wiring-Forced Air

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course offers instruction and application of basic house wiring and theory. The student is also introduced to the heating trade and to the theory of proper furnace installation. Reasons for human comfort and discomfort as it pertains to forced air heat are discussed. Troubleshooting of disturbing and distressing noises and conditions as well as indoor air quality is also covered in this course.

BLCT 4153  Sheet Metal Fabrication

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course covers the instruction and the application of various materials of the sheet metal trade. Students are also instructed in the forming and use of different seams and edges required for various applications. Instruction and proper application of methods of joining sheet metal such as riveting, welding, brazing, and soldering is also covered.

BLCT 4163  Mid & Hi Effy Furn-Alt Warm Ar

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course covers the proper evaluation and installation of mid and high efficiency furnaces. Fuel oil burner breakdown, maintenance, and installations are covered in this course. Instruction is given on the proper sizing and installation of natural gas and propane gas distribution pipelines. Alternate warm air heat sources, types, and installations are also taught. Proper trade practices of the HVAC technician, heat system analysis, and maintenance are also covered in this course.

BLCT 4173  Sheet Mtl Air Dist Systm &Vent

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course covers the many types of furnace ductwork and proper application of various duct fittings. Proper application and installation of furnace air distribution systems is also covered. Instruction on Type B galvanized sheet metal vent pipe and components is given and the proper sizing and installation of this metal piping is covered. Sheet metal math such as perimeter, area, and volume is also included in this course.

BLCT 4183  Sheet Metal Trade Safety

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course covers instruction in the proper use and application of various hand and power tools used in the sheet metal trade. Sheet metal trade and tool safety is also covered in this unit. Students will be introduced to different sheet metal types and their proper applications as well as mechanical drawing. Students will develop and lay out patterns for sheet metal to be cut and formed.

BLCT 4203  Air Cond Components & Install

Credits: 3.00 Credits

Students will learn about air conditioning components and accessories. Students will learn how to install air conditioning including pressure testing, evacuation, and charging.

BLCT 4213  Air Conditioning Fundamentals

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course teaches the fundamentals of air conditioning and how the components of the system work together to perform the cooling process. This includes an examination of types of systems, and detailed look at the types and performance of evaporators and compressors.

BLCT 4223  Air Cond Perf & Trou & Ht Pump

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course teaches electrical and mechanical troubleshooting capabilities that are usable in real life applications. Students will also study heat pumps and a variety of applications in which they are feasible.

BLCT 4233  Heat Loss & Heat Gain

Credits: 3.00 Credits

Students will determine the heat loss and heat gain in a residential or small commercial building, which would allow a technician to determine what size equipment and to select and size heating and cooling ductwork and diffusers.

BLCT 4243  Refrigeration Handling Cert

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course prepares students to take the EPA Refrigerant Handling Certification test.

BLCT 4253  Residential Duct System Design

Credits: 3.00 Credits

Students will learn the fundamentals of duct system design as it applies to residential forced air heating and cooling systems. This includes an in-depth look at blower performance and equipment which affects airflow in ductwork.

BLCT 4302  Basic CAD-Residential Drawing

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This is a computer-based course of instruction that provides the student with training on basic computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques. This course utilizes AutoCAD, incorporating the application of projects and the AutoCAD commands that allow the student to learn at their own pace. There will be an emphasis on developing preliminary CAD residential blueprints.

BLCT 4303  Interior Surfaces

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course covers the installation of finished ceiling, floor, and wall materials as well as the principles of stair building. The student will install floor and wall materials as well as calculate, cut and assemble stair parts in the laboratory.

BLCT 4306  Building Construction Lab IV

Credits: 6.00 Credits

This hands-on applied learning lab is a continuation of skills learned in Building Construction Lab III. Subject matter expands on an understanding of construction systems within the carpentry discipline and links other aspects of the construction industry to better prepare students for the job market. Students will produce a finish-quality cabinet, develop skills in the installation of interior finishes, and learn about mechanical systems to include electrical and plumbing. Students will also explore career paths in the construction industry which may include commercial construction, green building, small business ownership, and more. Much of the lab will be conducted on genuine construction job sites. Throughout the semester, students will be required to demonstrate learned competency through a series of proficiency assessments.

BLCT 4332  Green Building & Bldg Science

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course is a study in the concepts of green building and building sciences, which includes alternative building techniques designed to allow building practices that result in energy efficient, healthier and economically sustainable buildings. Students will learn about alternative sources of heating and cooling, electricity, water efficiency and alternative building materials. Students will employ critical thinking skills in the study of building science and learn the concepts behind moisture and thermal control and building envelope systems. Course content also includes study of energy efficiency rating systems such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) and its impact on the current construction industry.

BLCT 4342  Mechanical Systems

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course is an overview of plumbing, HVAC, and electrical installation to develop jobsite coordination and cooperation among various trades working at a construction site. Students will develop an understanding necessary to perform fundamental tasks with regard to electrical and plumbing.

BLCT 4352  Interior Finshes

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course is the study of interior finishes used in the building trades. Students will learn terminology and techniques and employ critical thinking skills in the study of wall and ceiling finishes, ceramic tile, wood flooring and resilient tile. Study also includes finish cabinet installation as well as countertop installation, including plastic laminate, solid surface and granite tops. Safe handling of materials, tools and equipment will be included in this course of study.

BLCT 4362  Cabinetry

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course introduces students to cabinet construction. Course content includes cabinet designs, components needed for fabrication, kitchen layouts, and cabinet installation. This course also explores a variety of countertops and how they are manufactured and installed.

BLCT 4372  Timber Framing

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course will focus on the progression of timber framing traditions and practices from the Far East, Europe, and America. We will begin with an in-depth look at the centuries-old techniques employed in timber framing, and then follow the progression through braced-frame and balloon frame buildings. Layout procedures covered and employed include scribe rule, centerline, and square rule. Specific engineering principles and appropriate joint design will be thoroughly covered.

BLCT 4402  Wheeled Finishing & Grading

Credits: 2.00 Credits

In this course students will learn how motor grader controls work and function at industry standards as well as the various types of controls for motor graders. Students will learn about wheeled dozers and their effects as well as various controls and types. Students will learn about wheeled excavators and how they are used in grading.

BLCT 4406  Heavy Equipment Lab IV

Credits: 6.00 Credits

This applied learning lab builds off skills acquired in HEO Lab pt. III. Students will gain understanding of underground excavation while maintaining proper grade from a pipe laser. Students will also use dual sloping lasers to industry standards. Students will setup and utlize GPS systems while safely operating a motor grader. Job management and completion of day-to-day operations on a construction site while following all safety standards in an organized manor will also be included.

BLCT 4412  Finish Processes

Credits: 2.00 Credits

In this course, students will learn about the work site finish processes for sub-surface and surface finishing methods and techniques. Also covered in this course: sub-surface/surface piping and drainage systems, materials used, equipment used and interpretation of production requirements/specifications.

BLCT 4422  Project Management & Support

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course will build on the concepts from Construction Project Supervision. Students will use Gantt charts, spreadsheets and project management tools to track project costs and completion dates. Computer based technology will be utilized during the course. Leadership techniques will also be discussed.

BLCT 4432  Advanced Safety

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course teaches advanced safety techniques and requirements for heavy equipment operators. Emphasis is placed on organizing and conducting safety meetings. OSHA hazardous material requirements and safe operation of equipment will be discussed. Safety reporting, inspections, and investigations will also be covered.

BLCT 4442  Machine Control Technology

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course discusses advanced grading techniques utilizing both indicate and machine control technology. The use of the dual slope laser in conjunction with machine-mounted receivers will be reinforced. The course also describes the available technology and discusses its use in the field.

BLCT 4502  ACI Concrete Testing

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course presents the student with the proper knowledge and techniques to perform American Concrete Institute (ACI) quality control field tests on freshly mixed concrete and masonry grout. Upon completion, the student may elect to take the ACI field technician exam provided by a qualified ACI examiner.

BLCT 4506  Masonry Construction Lab IV

Credits: 6.00 Credits

This course builds upon the skills learned in BLCT 3706 - Masonry Construction Lab III. Emphasis will be placed on advanced principles and further development of skills used in masonry construction operations to safely perform layout, measurement, cutting, and installation processes. This hands-on applied learning lab will include masonry and forming work on real-world projects and authentic constructions sites. Throughout the semester, students will be required to demonstrate learned competency through a series of proficiency assessments.

BLCT 4512  Masonry Stairs & Ramps

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course presents the student with the proper knowledge and techniques to build masonry and concrete stairs and ramps that comply with the applicable building codes.

BLCT 4522  Hardscaping with Masonry

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course presents the student with the proper knowledge and techniques to build outdoor masonry patios, walks, low-rise retaining walls, and outdoor kitchens with segmental retaining wall blocks, concrete and brick pavers and natural stone.

BLCT 4532  Print Reading for Masonry

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course presents the student with the proper knowledge and techniques to read, interpret, and navigate commercial building plans and shop drawings related to masonry construction.

BLCT 4542  Masonry Sketching & Detailing

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course presents the student with the proper knowledge, skill and techniques to produce simple sketches and/or shop drawings of masonry details as they pertain specifically to the masonry trade.

BLCT 4552  Business Planning Masonry/Conc

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course presents the student with general knowledge of bidding, evaluating production costs, and presenting a detailed, concise proposal to a customer. An introduction to recordkeeping and overhead cost is presented to the student.