Curriculum




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1 semester = 72 class hours
Introductory Craft Skills (Pre-requisite for all programs)
Modules:
  • Basic Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Introduction to Hand Tools
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings
  • Basic Rigging
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Introduction to Materials Handling
Level I: Carpentry Fundamentals
1 semester = 72 class hours
Modules:
  • Orientation to the Trade
  • Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Intro to Construction Drawings, Specifications, and Layout
  • Floor Systems
  • Wall Systems
  • Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing
  • Intro to Building Envelope Systems
  • Basic Stair Layout
Level II: Carpentry Framing & Finishing
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Commercial Drawings
  • Cold-Formed Steel Framing
  • Exterior Finishing
  • Thermal and Moisture Protection
  • Roofing Applications
  • Doors and Door Hardware
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Finishing
  • Suspended Ceilings
  • Window, Door, Floor, and Ceiling Trim
  • Cabinet Installation
  • LEVEL III: CARPENTRY Forms
2 SEMESTER = 144 CLASS HOURS
Modules:
  • Properties of Concrete
  • Rigging Equipment
  • Rigging Practices
  • Trenching and Excavating
  • Reinforcing Concrete
  • Foundations and Slab-on-Grade
  • Vertical Formwork
  • Horizontal Formwork
  • Handling and Placing Concrete
  • Tilt-up Wall Panels
LEVEL IV: CARPENTRY advanced
2 SEMESTER = 144 CLASS HOURS
Modules:
  • Site Layout One – Differential Leveling
  • Site Layout Two – Angular Measurement
  • Advanced Roof Systems
  • Advanced Wall Systems
  • Advanced Stair Systems
  • Introduction to Light Equipment
  • Introduction to Oxyfuel Cutting and Arc Welding
  • Site Preparation
  • Fundamentals of Crew Leader
Level I
1 semester = 72 class hours
Modules:
  • Orientation to the Trade
  • Electrical Safety
  • Introduction to Electrical Circuits
  • Electrical Theory
  • Introduction to the National Electrical Code
  • Device Boxes
  • Hand Bending
  • Raceways and Fittings
  • Conductors and Cables
  • Basic Electrical Construction Drawings
  • Residential Electric Services
  • Electrical Test Equipment
Level II
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Alternating Current
  • Motors: Theory and Application
  • Electric Lighting
  • Conduit Bending
  • Pull and Junction Boxes
  • Conductor Installations
  • Cable Tray
  • Conductor Terminations and Splices
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Circuit Breakers and Fuses
  • Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts
Level III
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Load Calculation – Branch Feeders and Circuits
  • Conductor Selection and Calculations
  • Practical Applications of Lighting
  • Hazardous Locations
  • Overcurrent Protections
  • Distribution Equipment
  • Transformers
  • Commercial Electrical Services
  • Motor Calculation
  • Voice, Data, and Video
  • Motor Controls
Level IV
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Load Calculation – Feeders and Services
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Standby and Emergency Systems
  • Basic Electronic Theory
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Specialty Transformers
  • Advanced Controls
  • HVAC Controls
  • Heat Tracing and Freeze Protection
  • Motor Operation and Maintenance
  • Medium-Voltage Terminations and Splices
  • Special Locations
  • Fundamentals of Crew Leadership
Level I
1 semester = 72 class hours
Modules:
  • Introduction to HVAC
  • Trade Mathematics
  • Basic Electricity
  • Introduction to Heating
  • Introduction to Cooling
  • Air Distribution Systems
  • Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices
  • Soldering and Brazing
  • Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices
Level II
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Alternating Current
  • Compressors
  • Refrigerants and Oils
  • Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery, and Charging
  • Metering Devices
  • Heat Pumps
  • Basic Maintenance
  • Chimneys, Vents and Flues
  • Sheet Metal Duct Systems
  • Fiberglass and  Duct Systems
  • Commercial Airside Systems
  • Air Quality Equipment
  • Introduction to Hydronic Systems
Level III
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Fasteners, Hardware, and Wiring Terminations
  • Control Circuit and Motor Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Cooling
  • Troubleshooting Heat Pumps
  • Troubleshooting Gas Heating
  • Troubleshooting Oil Heating
  • Troubleshooting Accessories
  • Zoning, Ductless, and Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems
  • Commercial Hydronic Systems
  • Steam Systems
  • Retail Refrigeration Systems
  • Customer Relations
Level IV
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Water Treatment
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Energy Conservation Equipment
  • Building Management Systems
  • System Air Balancing
  • System Startup and Shutdown
  • Construction Drawings and Specifications
  • Heating and Cooling System Design
  • Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Systems
  • Alternative Heating and Cooling Equipment
  • Fundamentals of Crew Leadership
LEvel I
1 semester = 72 class hours
Modules:
  • Orientation to the Trade
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Fasteners and Anchors
  • Oxyfuel Cutting
  • Gaskets and Packing
  • Craft-Related Mathematics 
  • Construction Drawings
  • Pumps and Drivers
  • Valves
  • Introduction to Test Instruments
  • Material Handling and Hand Rigging
  • Mobile and Support Equipment
  • Lubrication
Level II
2 semesters - 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Basic Layout
  • Introduction to Piping Components
  • Copper and Plastic Piping Practices
  • Introduction to Ferrous Metal Piping Practices
  • Identify, Install, and Maintain Valves
  • Hydrostatic and Pneumatic Testing
  • Introduction to Bearings
  • Low-Pressure Steam Systems
  • High-Pressure Steam Systems and Auxiliaries
  • Distillation Towers and Vessels
  • Heaters, Furnaces, Heat Exchangers, Cooling Towers, and Fin Fans
  • Introduction to Tube Work
Level III
2 Semesters = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Advanced Trade Math
  • Precision Measuring Tools
  • Installing Bearings
  • Installing Couplings
  • Setting Baseplates and Prealignment 
  • Conventional Alignment 
  • Installing Belt and Chain Drives 
  • Installing Mechanical Seals
Level IV
2 semesters = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Compressors and Pneumatic Systems
  • Reverse Alignment
  • Laser Alignment
  • Introduction to Supervisory Skills
  • Troubleshooting and Repairing Pumps
  • Troubleshooting and Repairing Gearboxes

Level I
1 semester = 72 class hours
Modules:
  • Instrumentation Safety Practices
  • Hand and Power Tools for Instrumentation
  • Craft-Related Mathematics
  • Instrumentation Drawings and Documents, Part One
  • Inspect, Handle, and Store Instrumentation Materials
  • Electrical Systems for Instrumentation
  • Fasteners
  • Gaskets, O-Rings, and Packing
  • Lubricants, Sealants, and Cleaners
  • Tubing
  • Steel Piping Practices
  • Hoses
Level II
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Temperature, PRessure, Level, and Flow
  • Instrument Fitter's Mathematics
  • Instrumentation Drawings and Documents, Part Two
  • Test Equipment
  • Panel Mounted Instruments
  • Installing Field-Mounted Instruments
  • Raceways for Instrumentation
  • Clean, Purge, and Test Tubing and Piping Systems
  • Protective Measures for Instrumentation
  • Layout and Installation of Tubing and Piping
  • Instrument Air Fitters, Regulators, and Dryers
Level III
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Control Valves, Actuators, and Positioners
  • Detectors, Secondary Elements, Transducers, and Transmitters
  • Instrumentation Electrical Circuitry
  • Relays and Timers
  • Switches and Photoelectric Devices
  • Terminating Conductors
  • Grounding and Shielding of Instrumentation Wiring
  • Process Control Theory
  • Controllers
Level IV
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Instrument Calibration and Configuration
  • Proving, Commissioning, and Troubleshooting a Loop
  • Tuning Loops
  • Digital Logic Circuits
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Analyzers and Monitors
Level I
1 semester = 72 class hours
Modules:
  • Orientation
  • Material Handling, Storage, and Distribution
  • Characteristics of Pipe 
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Chilled and Hot Water Heating Systems
  • Installing Fiberglass Pipe Insulation
  • Installing Pipe Fittings, Valves and Flanges
Level II
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Installing Flexible Foam Insulation
  • Installing Blanket Insulation for Ducts
  • Installing Board Insulation for Ducts
  • Installing Calcium Silicate/Expanded Perlite Pipe Insulation
  • Installing Mineral Wool Insulation
  • Installing Rigid Foam Insulation
  • Installing Board and Block Insulation
  • Cement and Fabric Finishes & Mastics
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Chilled and Hot Water Heating Systems
Level III
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Trade Math
  • Air Duct Systems
  • Theory of Heat Transfer and Moisture Effects
  • Adhesives and Their Uses
  • Steam, Condensate, and Process Water Systems
  • Large Boilers, Breechings, Precipitators, and Apparatus
  • Refrigeration and Cryogenic Systems
  • Specialized Insulation Systems
  • Blueprints and Specifications
  • Jacketing Fabrication – Piping and Fittings
  • Jacketing Fabrication – Vessels and Equipment
  • Sheet Metal Lagging
Level I
1 semester = 72 class hours
Modules:
  • Introduction to the Trade
  • Trade Safety
  • Tools and Equipment of the Trade
  • Fastening
  • Mobile Construction Cranes
  • Rigging Equipment
  • Rigging Practices
  • Trade Drawings One
  • Structural Ironworking One
  • Plumbing, Aligning, and Guying
  • Oxyfuel Cutting
  • Introduction to Arc Welding
  • Bar Joists and Girders
  • Metal Decking
  • Field Fabrication
Level II
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Trade Math
  • Weld Quality
  • Position Arc Welding
  • Forklifts
  • Trade Drawings Two
  • Intermediate Rigging
  • Structural Ironworking Two
  • Steel Joists and Joist Girders
  • Tower Cranes
  • Survey Equipment Use and Care One
Level III
2 semester = 144 class hours 
Modules:
  • Applied Trade Math
  • Flux Core for Ironworking
  • Stud Welding
  • Structural Ironworking Three
  • Aevanced Rigging
  • Precast/Tilt-Up Erection
  • Special Application Hoisting Devices
  • Survey Equipment Use and Care Two
  • Pre-Engineered Systems
  • Misc/Ornamental Ironworking
  • Grating and Checkered Plate
  • Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging
  • Demolition
Level I
1 semester = 72 class hours
Modules:
  • Orientation to the Trade
  • Pipefitting Hand Tools
  • Pipefitting Power Tools
  • Oxyfuel Cutting
  • Ladders and Scaffolds
  • Motorized Equipment
Level II
2 semesters = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Piping Systems
  • Drawings and Detail Sheets
  • Identifying and installing Valves
  • Pipefitting Trade Math
  • Threaded Pipe Fabrication
  • Socket Weld Pipe Fabrication
  • Butt Weld Pipe Fabrication
  • Rigging Excavations
  • Underground Pipe Installation

Level III
2 semesters = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Rigging Equipment 
  • Rigging Practices
  • Standards and Specifications
  • Advanced Trade Math
  • Motorized Equipment II
  • Introduction to Aboveground Pipe Installation
  • Field Routing and Vessel Trim
  • Pipe Hangers and Supports 
  • Testing Piping Systems and Equipment
Level IV
2 semesters = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Advanced Blueprint Reading
  • Advanced Pipe Fabrication 
  • Stress Relieving and Aligning
  • Steam Traps 
  • In-Line Specialties
  • Special Piping
  • Hot Taps
  • Maintaining Valves
  • Introduction to Supervisory Roles

Level I
1 semester = 72 class hours
Modules:
  • Introduction to the Plumbing Trade
  • Plumbing Safety
  • Tools of the Plumbing Trade
  • Introduction to Plumbing Math
  • Introduction to Plumbing Drawings
  • Plastic Pipe and Fittings
  • Copper Pipe and Fittings
  • Cast-Iron Pipe and Fittings
  • Carbon Steel Pipe and Fittings
  • Introduction to Plumbing Fixtures
  • Introduction to Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Systems
  • Introduction to Water Distribution Systems
Level II
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Plumbing Math Two
  • Reading Commercial Drawings
  • Structural Penetrations, Insulation, and Fire Stopping
  • Installing and Testing DWV Piping
  • Installing Roof, Floor, and Area Drains
  • Installing and Testing Water Supply Piping
  • Types of Valves
  • Installing Fixtures and Valves
  • Basic Electricity
  • Fuel Gas and Fuel Oil Systems
Level III
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Applied Math
  • Sizing Water Supply Piping
  • Potable Water Supply Treatment
  • Types of Venting
  • Sizing DWV and Storm Systems
  • Sewage Pumps and Sump Pumps
  • Corrosive – Resistant Waste Piping
  • Compressed Air
  • Service Plumbing
Level Iv
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Business Principles for Plumbers
  • Fundamentals of Crew Leadership
  • Water Pressure Booster and Recirculation Systems
  • Indirect and Special Waste
  • Hydronic and Solar Heating Systems
  • Codes
  • Private Water Supply Well Systems
  • Private Water Disposal Systems
  • Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs
  • Plumbing for Mobil Homes and Mobil Home parks
  • Introduction to Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems
Level I
1 semester = 72 class hours
Modules:
  • Introduction to the Sheet Metal Trade
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Introduction to Sheet Metal Layout and Processes
  • Trade Math One
  • Fabrication One – Parallel Line Development
  • Installation of Ductwork
  • Installation of Air Distribution Accessories
  • Insulation
  • Architectural Sheet Metal
Level II
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Trade Math Two
  • Plans and Specifications
  • Fabrication Two – Radial Line Development
  • Sheet Metal Duct Fabrication Standards
  • Air Properties and Distribution
  • Bend Allowances
  • Soldering
  • Basic Piping Practices
  • Fiberglass Duct
Level III
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Trade Math Three – Field Measuring and Fitting
  • Air Systems
  • Principles of Airflow
  • Louvers, Dampers, and Access Doors
  • Comprehensive Plan and Specification Reading
  • Fabrication Three: Triangulation
  • Advanced Architectural Sheet Metal
Level IV
2 semester = 144 class hours
Modules:
  • Shop Production and Organization
  • Air Testing and Balance
  • Introduction to Welding, Brazing and Cutting
  • Fume and Exhaust Systems Design
  • Fabrication Four – Comprehensive Review
  • Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader
LEVEL I
1 SEMESTER = 72 CLASS HOURS
Modules:
  • Welding Safety
  • Oxyful Cutting
  • Plasma Arc Cutting
  • Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging
  • Base Metal Preparation
  • Weld Quality
  • SMAW - Equipment Setup
  • SMAW Electrodes
  • SMAW - Bead and Fillet Welds
  • Joint Fit-Up and Alignment
  • SMAW - Groove Welds and Backing
  • SMAW - Open Root Groove Welds-Plate

LEVEL II
2 SEMESTER = 144 CLASS HOURS
Modules:
  • Welding Symbols
  • Reading Welding Detail Drawings
  • Physical Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Metal
  • Preheating and Postheating of Metals
  • GMAW and FCAW - Equipment and Filler Metals
  • GMAW - Plate
  • FCAW - Plate
  • GTAW - Equipment and Filler Metals
  • GTAW - Plate

Level III
2 SEMESTER = 144 CLASS HOURS 
Modules:
  • SMAW - Open-Root Pipe Welds
  • GMAW - Pipe
  • FCAW - Pipe
  • GTAW - Carbon Steel Pipe
  • GTAW - Low Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe
  • SMAW: Stainless Steel Groove Welds

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