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Building Trades

BTT 105  General Safety for the Building Trades (1)

This course provides an introduction to the tools and materials required in the building trades. The course will cover wood and lumber, engineered panels, engineered lumber products, fasteners, hand tools, portable power tools, and stationary power tools. Emphasis will be placed on the safe operation of hand and power tools as well as job hazards and safety in the building trades industry.

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BTT 106  Introductory Craft Skills (4)

This course provides both a general and specific introduction to the construction business. The course will include a study of the Occupational Outlook and the various types of jobs available in the building trades industry. Emphasis will be placed on the safe operation of hand and power tools and other equipment. The course also covers the application of basic mathematics in the construction industry.

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BTT 109  Carpentry Basics (4)

This course provides step by step instruction on how to use equipment, tools, and fasteners, as well as how to measure, cut, drill, join, fasten, and finish various types of hardwoods and softwoods. The course will also cover reading and interpreting plans, elevations, schedules, sections, and details contained in basic construction drawings. Students will apply construction skills through participation in a student designed and built house project.

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BTT 111  Roof Framing (3)

This course provides a practical study of roof styles, including gambrel, gable, shed, hips, and trusses.  The course covers rafter and truss design, lay-out, and framing, as well as cornice, soffits, and gable end construction.

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BTT 119  Floors, Walls, and Ceiling Framing (4)

Prerequisite: BTT 111

This course provides experience in construction of the sub-floor system in a residential house according to the Uniform Building Code. The course also offers experience in constructing and installing exterior and interior walls, as well as a practical study of sheet rock materials and finishing techniques.

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BTT 121  Residential Concrete Construction (3)

This course is a study of the reinforcing materials, concrete, and basic formwork used in construction. The course will cover how to perform several masonry and concrete finishing tasks, such as mixing concrete, building footings, edges and wall forms, and using concrete reinforcing materials.

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BTT 155  Residential Interior Finish Carpentry (5)

Prerequisite: BTT 121

This course focuses on the materials, techniques, and skills needed to finish the interior of a home.  The course will cover insulation and moisture protection, finishing walls, ceilings, and floors, and cabinetry.

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BTT 159  Windows, Doors, and Stairs (3)

This course provides a study of exterior sheathings, windows, doors, sidings, eaves, and fasciae.  The course will include instruction and experience in installation, finish, and maintenance.  In addition, the course will provide experience in installing thresholds, weather stripping, locksets, and overhead garage doors.

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BTT 170  Painting, Finishing, and Decorating (5)

Prerequisite: BTT 159

This course focuses on the various materials used for coatings that cover all types of finishes, including wood and other materials such as metals and drywall. The course will provide instruction and experience in paints, stains, varnishes, and various synthetic materials both clear and colored.

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