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Construction Trades

Instructor:  Mr. Don Hartzell (dhartzel@acsc.net)
 
Prerequisite:
Construction Trades I:  None
Construction Trades II:  Construction Trades I 
 
 
Course Description:

Construction Trades I includes classroom and laboratory experiences covering the formation, installation, maintenance, and repair of buildings, homes, and other structures.    This course also covers the use of working drawings and applications from the print to the work.  Students will explore the relationship of views and details, interpretation of dimension, transposing scale, tolerance, electrical symbols, sections, materials list, architectural plans, geometric construction, three dimensional drawing techniques, and sketching.   Elementary aspects of residential design and site work will also be covered. Areas of emphasis will include print reading and drawing, room schedules and plot plans.  Students will examine the design and construction of floor and wall systems and develop the skills needed for layout and construction processes of floor and wall systems from blueprints and professional planning documents. Instruction will be given in the following areas, administrative requirements, definitions, building planning, foundations, wall coverings, roof and ceiling construction, and roof assemblies.  Students will develop an understanding and interpretation of the Indiana Residential Code for one and two-family dwellings and safety practices including Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Safety & Health Standards for the construction industry.  Dual credit is offered with acceptable level placement scores. (3 credits per semester, 2 semester course)

 

Construction Trades II builds on the topics covered in Construction Trades I and includes:  formation, installation, maintenance, and repair of buildings, homes, and other structures including recent trends in the residential construction industry.  Information is presented concerning materials, occupations, and professional organizations within the industry.  Students will develop basic knowledge, skills, and awareness of interior trim.  This course provides training in installation of drywall, moldings, interior doors, kitchen cabinets, and baseboard moldings.  Students will also develop skills in the finishing of building exteriors.  They will also explore skills in the installation of cornices, windows, doors and various types of sidings used in today’s marketplace.  Additionally, the course covers design and construction of roof systems and using framing squares for traditional rafter and truss roofing.  Dual credit is offered with acceptable level placement scores. (3 credits per semester, 2 semester course )

     

Certifications Available:
 
 
Dual Credit: 
Construction Trades I:  Ivy Tech Dual Credit Equivalent:  BCTI 100 Intro to Construction Technology; BCTI 101 Intro to Carpentry, Part 1
Construction Trades II:  Ivy Tech Dual Credit Equivalent: BCTI 102 Intro to Carpentry, Part 2; BCTI 103 Carpentry, Framing , and  Finishing, Part 1; BCTI 104 Carpentry, Framing and Finishing, Part 2
 
Job Opportunities:
  • Construction  Laborer
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Cost Estimator
  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Framer
  • Roofer
  • Contractor