RESIDENTIAL AND INDUSTRIAL BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

(SPECIALIZATION COURSES)

Students may opt to take more than one elective for an additional fee. See fees in Tuition and Fees.

HVAC - 260 HOURS

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning – this course is designed to assist the student in passing the HVAC Certification Test(Section 608 of the Clean Air Act; Technical Sections, Type I, Type II, Type III, and Universal). At completion of the course the student should be able to troubleshoot HVAC systems, repair an HVAC system, and perform regular maintenance on the HVAC system. Safety practices will be addressed and the student will become familiar with specialty tools and equipment used in the installation and maintenance of HVAC units. Students will perform regular routine maintenance on domestic refrigerators, freezers, furnaces, and room air-conditioners. Students completing this course should have skills for this occupational area.

PLUMBING II/CARPENTRY II - 260 HOURS (130 hours each)

The student who completes the Plumbing II Curriculum will have a broad exposure to all materials and practices that may be encountered in the workplace.The student will study the following areas and will complete practical projects:  threading pipe, waste systems, fastening, water systems, heating water, special cases, and fixture installation. Students completing this course will be qualified to gain positions in the plumbing field or to apply as plumber apprentices.

The Carpentry II course is designed to train students to recognize and calculate building materials, along with the proper use of hand tools, power tools, and leveling instruments.  The student will develop skills in each of the following areas:  framing, to include floors, walls, ceiling, and roofs; the installation of roofing material, exterior and interior wall finishes, windows and doors; and stair construction, paining practices, and remodeling. A student completing this course will be able to gain an entry level position as a carpenter helper or apprentice (finish or rough).

ADVANCED ELECTRICITY - 260 HOURS

This course includes residential electrical wiring definitions, formulas and wiring methods. The student will be able to read blueprints (plans) and perform calculations for branch circuits and service entrance equipment based upon the National Electrical Code. Students will have the option of preparing for the electricians license apprenticeship test or the electricians journeyman test ( work experience required for journeyman test) upon completion of course.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SALES/MARKETING

ENTREPRENEURSHIP - 100 HOURS

Designed to simulate the experiences that entrepreneurs undergo in conceiving, evaluating, launching, and operating a new business venture.  This course allows students to examine an entrepreneurial career for themselves.  A major project involves preparing a business plan on a potential new business venture.

SALES & MARKETING - 80 HOURS

This course provides students with a study of those business activities that direct the flow of goods and service from producers to consumers.  Students will prepare a marketing plan for a potential new business venture.

BASIC ACCOUNTING - 80 HOURS

The fundamental accounting theory and procedures are covered in this course, including the organization of accounts, the accounting cycle, working papers and the preparation of financial statements for proprietorships.