Building Construction Technology

2014-15 Edition

Rock Creek Campus
Building 2, Room 210
971-722-7770–General Information
971-722-7631–Design/Build Remodeling
971-722-7403 or 971-722-7328–Building Construction
971-722-7475–Construction Management

www.pcc.edu/bct

Career and Program Description

Career possibilities exist for those going into business for themselves or seeking employment in the construction industry. PCC offers associate degrees and a certificate in several construction industry specialties. This program is designed to help students develop the technical qualifications and life skills needed to enter the construction industry, as well as to help those currently in the construction trades upgrade and learn new skills.

Building Construction Technology AAS Degree: This degree is designed to help students learn the skills a carpenter needs to build a house. Coursework includes hands-on instruction in the BCT shop, or at the BCT work site, in Tool Safety, Residential Concrete, Floor/Wall/Roof Framing, Exterior/Interior Finish, Cabinetmaking, and Remodeling. Classroom instruction consists of lectures and exercises that will teach skills in Residential Printreading, Materials and Methods, Building Codes, Estimating, Construction Math, Drafting, and Sustainable Building.

Graduates might work in the construction field as framers, carpenters, remodelers, site supervisors, concrete workers, siding installers, roofers, trim carpenters, etc. After gaining job site experience, graduates might even start their own construction companies. For specific courses required to complete this degree, see the term by term list under “Building Construction Technology.” For students who plan to complete the degree in two years, fall term is the best time to begin, since most courses are only offered once each year. However, many students enter the program in winter, spring, or summer terms. Students who enter the program during these terms should see a BCT advisor during their first term for help in sequencing courses.

Design/Build Remodeling AAS Degree: This degree offers coursework in building construction and interior design with a focus on kitchen and bath remodeling and design. This degree is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and follows NKBA kitchen and planning guidelines. Upon graduation, students can take the Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) exam and after gaining additional experience take the Certified Kitchen and/or Bath exam to become a certified designer. A graduate might work as a kitchen and/or bath designer, remodeler, cabinet installer, project superintendent, project manager, estimator, or showroom and sales associate. College level reading and writing skills, basic math skills are required. Individual courses may have prerequisites which are included in the course description. A “C” or better grade is required in all course work in this program option. Pass/No Pass grades are not accepted. Students must complete the coursework requirements outlined in the PCC catalog under Associates of Applied Science Degree. Students desiring to use this degree as their NKBA education requirement for the AKBD exam must complete a 160 hour internship with a company engaged in the kitchen and bath industry, in addition to the classes listed below.

Construction Management AAS Degree: Our Construction Management (CM) program provides students with the technical and management skills and qualifications necessary to secure employment in a management capacity within the construction industry. Our curriculum prepares students for entry level management and supervisory positions in the residential and commercial fields of construction, offering classes in estimating, scheduling, construction law, safety, building systems, materials and methods of construction, blueprint reading, project management and more. CM graduates seek employment as project engineers, estimators, schedulers, project managers and field supervisors. Others become owner’s representatives, developers, and general and specialty contractors. Graduates who earn the AAS degree in Construction Management may transfer to Oregon Institute of Technology to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management. Also, a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Technology and Management is offered to AAS CM degree holders by both OIT and Southern Oregon University (SOU). The SOU program is online. OIT offers courses at OIT’s Portland Metro area campus in Wilsonville.

Degree and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Building Construction Technology
Building Construction Technology: Design/Build Remodeling Option
Building Construction Technology: Construction Management Option

Less than One-Year Certificate

Building Construction Technology

Prerequisites and Requirements

Prerequisites and requirements for this program are degree and certificate specific. See individual degree and certificate for prerequisite and requirement details.

Students new to the Building Construction Technology Program must take the college’s placement tests for math and writing administered through the assessment centers prior to program advising and registration. Students must be enrolled in or have completed MTH 20 or have placed into MTH 60 or above on the Numerical Test and have enrolled in or completed WR 90 or placed into WR 115 or above. Students must complete BCT 106 with a C or better or acquire department approval before enrolling in classes requiring the use of hand or power tools. Students must have completed CAS 133, or a similar course, or have basic computer skills. Keyboarding skills are also recommended.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Building Construction Technology
Building Construction Technology: Design/Build Remodeling Option
Building Construction Technology: Construction Management Option

Building Construction Technology AAS Degree

Minimum 96 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education. Math/computation competency is met through the courses in the program of study indicated with a § symbol. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Building Construction Technology Degree Credit Summary

BCT69
ARCH4
COMM4
WR4
BCT Degree Electives3
Remaining General Education12
Total Credits96

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
BCT 102Residential Printreading3
BCT 103Residential Materials and Methods3
BCT 104§Construction Math3
BCT 106Hand Tool/Power Tool Use and Safety3
General Education4
Second Term
ARCH 110Introduction to Architectural Drawing2
ARCH 132Residential Building Codes2
BCT 127Residential Concrete6
BCT Degree Electives3
General Education4
Third Term
BCT 120Floor Framing3
BCT 121Wall Framing3
BCT 122Roof Framing I3
BCT 123Roof Framing II3
COMM 215*Small Group Communication: Process and Theory4
Fourth Term
BCT 128Exterior Finish6
BCT 129Mechanical Planning for Kitchens and Baths4
BCT 223Finished Stair Construction3
BCT 229Introduction to Kitchens and Baths2
Fifth Term
BCT 203Interior Finish6
BCT 219Cabinetmaking I6
General Education4
Sixth Term
BCT 204BConstruction Estimating - Residential3
BCT 206Sustainable Construction Practices3
BCT 211Remodeling6
WR 227Technical and Professional Writing 14
 Total Credits: 96
§

 Course cannot be substituted for another course.

*

 Could be used as General Education.

Building Construction Technology Degree Electives

BCT 100Overview to the Construction Industry3
BCT 105Vectorworks for Constructors3
BCT 108Introduction to Building Science - Energy Efficient Housing3
BCT 115Introduction to Residential Greenroofing1
BCT 116Alternative Building Design3
BCT 129Mechanical Planning for Kitchens and Baths4
BCT 130Construction Safety3
BCT 132Computer Applications for Construction3
BCT 133Commercial Materials and Methods3
BCT 134Construction Scheduling3
BCT 150Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing4
BCT 202CBusiness Principles for Construction3
BCT 202DBusiness Principles for Design/Build3
BCT 204CConstruction Estimating - Commercial3
BCT 206Sustainable Construction Practices3
BCT 213Commercial Printreading3
BCT 214Advanced Construction Estimating3
BCT 216Cabinetry I2
BCT 217Cabinetry II2
BCT 218Woodworking Projects2
BCT 220Cabinetmaking II6
BCT 221Construction Law for the Contractor3
BCT 222Engineering for Constructors3
BCT 223Finished Stair Construction3
BCT 225Construction Project Management3
BCT 226Finish Carpentry2
BCT 229Introduction to Kitchens and Baths2
BCT 244Kitchen and Bath Cabinet Installation2
BCT 280ACooperative Education: Building Construction1-12
BCT 280CCooperative Education BCT Design/Build Remodeling1-5

Design/Build Remodeling AAS Degree

Minimum 103 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education. Math/computation competency is met through the courses in the program of study indicated with a § symbol. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Design/Build Remodeling Degree Credit Summary

BCT71
ARCH7
COMM4
ID9
Remaining General Education12
Total Credits103

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
ARCH 100Graphic Communication for Designers3
BCT 102Residential Printreading3
BCT 103Residential Materials and Methods3
BCT 104§Construction Math3
BCT 106Hand Tool/Power Tool Use and Safety3
Second Term
ARCH 110Introduction to Architectural Drawing2
ARCH 132Residential Building Codes2
BCT 127Residential Concrete6
COMM 215*Small Group Communication: Process and Theory4
BCT CAD Electives3
Third Term
BCT 120Floor Framing3
BCT 121Wall Framing3
BCT 122Roof Framing I3
BCT 123Roof Framing II3
BCT CAD Electives3
Fourth Term
BCT 128Exterior Finish6
BCT 129Mechanical Planning for Kitchens and Baths4
BCT 202CBusiness Principles for Construction3
BCT 229Introduction to Kitchens and Baths2
General Education4
Fifth Term
BCT 203Interior Finish6
BCT 219Cabinetmaking I6
ID 238Advanced Kitchen and Bath Planning3
General Education4
Sixth Term
BCT 204BConstruction Estimating - Residential3
BCT 206Sustainable Construction Practices3
BCT 211Remodeling6
BCT 244Kitchen and Bath Cabinet Installation2
General Education 4
 Total Credits: 103
§

Course cannot be substituted for another course

*

 Could be used as General Education

Construction Management AAS Degree

Minimum 94 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education. Math/computation competency is met through the courses in the program of study indicated with a § symbol. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Construction Management Degree Credit Summary

BCT55
ARCH6
CAS6
CG1
COMM4
WR4
CAD Electives6
Remaining General Education12
Total Credits94

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
BCT 100Overview to the Construction Industry3
BCT 1021Residential Printreading3
BCT 1031Residential Materials and Methods3
BCT 104§ 1Construction Math3
General Education4
Second Term
ARCH 110Introduction to Architectural Drawing2
ARCH 132Residential Building Codes2
BCT 134Construction Scheduling3
BCT 202CBusiness Principles for Construction3
BCT CAD Electives3
Third Term
ARCH 133Commercial Building Codes2
BCT 133Commercial Materials and Methods3
BCT 221Construction Law for the Contractor3
BCT CAD Electives3
BCT COMM Electives4
Fourth Term
BCT 150Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing4
BCT 213Commercial Printreading3
Commercial Print Reading
CG 209Job Finding Skills1
WR 227Technical and Professional Writing 14
BCT Computer App Electives23
Fifth Term
BCT 204CConstruction Estimating - Commercial3
BCT 206Sustainable Construction Practices3
BCT 222Engineering for Constructors3
Structural Systems 2
BCT Computer App Electives 23
General Education4
Sixth Term
BCT 130Construction Safety3
BCT 207Construction Job Costing3
BCT 214Advanced Construction Estimating3
BCT 225Construction Project Management3
General Education4
Seventh Term
BCT 280A3Cooperative Education: Building Construction3
 Total Credits: 94
§

 Course cannot be substituted for another course.

*

 Could be used for General Education.

1

 Class may be challenged by petitioning for course by examination.

2

 CAS 171 may be substituted for CAS 170

3

 Credits for this class may vary from one to six depending on the nature and duration of the cooperative experience. This class may be taken one or more times until the required number of credits is fulfilled. See advisor for details.

BCT CAD Electives

ARCH 126Introduction to AutoCAD3
ARCH 127Introduction to Google SketchUp3
ARCH 136Intermediate AutoCAD3
ARCH 237Introduction to Revit Architecture3
ARCH 247Intermediate Revit Architecture3
BCT 105Vectorworks for Constructors3
BCT 209VectorWorks for Contractors II3

BCT COMM Electives

COMM 111Public Speaking4
COMM 215Small Group Communication: Process and Theory4

BCT Computer Application Electives

CAS 133Basic Computer Skills/Microsoft Office4
CAS 140Beginning Access3
CAS 170Beginning Excel3
CAS 171Intermediate Excel3
CAS 220Project Management - Beginning MS Project3

Building Construction Technology Less Than One-Year Certificate

Minimum 37 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements.The Building Construction Technology Certificate is a related certificate. All courses are contained in the Building Construction Technology AAS Degree.

Building Construction Technology Certificate Credit Summary

BCT33
ARCH4
Total Credits37

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
BCT 102Residential Printreading3
BCT 103Residential Materials and Methods3
BCT 104Construction Math3
BCT 106Hand Tool/Power Tool Use and Safety3
Second Term
ARCH 110Introduction to Architectural Drawing2
ARCH 132Residential Building Codes2
BCT 101Principles of Construction Surveying3
BCT 127Residential Concrete6
Third Term
BCT 120Floor Framing3
BCT 121Wall Framing3
BCT 122Roof Framing I3
BCT 123Roof Framing II3
 Total Credits: 37

Courses

BCT 100. Overview to the Construction Industry. 3 Credits.

Introduces construction industry practices in a domestic and national context. Explores the roles and responsibilities of those involved in construction projects from inception to completion. Introduces the various phases of construction including planning, design, documentation, bidding, permitting, pre-construction, supervision, and close-out. Presents the role of planning, scheduling, project organization, and communication in successful project management. Audit available.

BCT 101. Principles of Construction Surveying. 3 Credits.

Provides a collaborative learning framework in which learners practice the basic concepts of construction surveying. Includes set up and use of auto level, total station, leveling rod and steel tape. Also included are field note assembly and interpretation, and elevation and distance measuring techniques. Vertical and horizontal angle calculations are also covered. Includes grid method for generating contour maps. Prerequisite: Prior completion of BCT 104 or instructor permission. Audit available.

BCT 102. Residential Printreading. 3 Credits.

Covers a collaborative learning framework for the development of print reading skills related to residential building construction. Includes analyzing, interpreting, and measuring plans for relevant construction information. Covers work limited to residential prints. Audit available.

BCT 103. Residential Materials and Methods. 3 Credits.

Introduces function and performance characteristics of basic building materials, components, methods, and sequences in the construction process. Emphasizes residential construction. Audit available.

BCT 104. Construction Math. 3 Credits.

Provides a framework for learners to apply mathematical concepts and principles to building construction situations problems through collaborative learning. Learners will also develop, articulate and document their own problem solving strategies. Exploration of construction problems will be limited to light framing, concrete, finish carpentry and cabinetmaking. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH 20 or department approval. Audit available.

BCT 105. Vectorworks for Constructors. 3 Credits.

Learn to create 2D architectural working drawing using VectorWorks CAD based software. A building blocks approach will be used to help learners develop the skills and vocabulary necessary to generate their own working drawings. Suitable for both MAC and Windows operating systems. Recommended: Blueprint reading and basic computer skills. Audit available.

BCT 106. Hand Tool/Power Tool Use and Safety. 3 Credits.

Develops understanding of the hand tools and power tools used in the construction trades. Identifies commonly used hand/power tools, selecting the correct tool to complete assigned projects and working in a safe and competent manner. Emphasizes safety and care of tools. Audit available.

BCT 108. Introduction to Building Science - Energy Efficient Housing. 3 Credits.

Introduces students to the basic principles of building science in residential construction and the dynamic relationship between construction practices, material choices, physics and building operation. Critical topics include: energy and moisture transport in buildings, understanding building enclosures, comfort, building tightness and ventilation. Audit available.

BCT 115. Introduction to Residential Greenroofing. 1 Credit.

Provides a basic understanding of local residential greenroof design and installation. Covers greenroof benefits, best practices, material selections, and appropriate plantings; includes hands-on installation. Audit available.

BCT 116. Alternative Building Design. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to natural green building principles used in the design and construction of alternative buildings such as straw bale, cobb and rammed earth. Student team will develop designs by constructing scaled models, and will then prepare and deliver presentations that defend and promote their designs. Audit available.

BCT 120. Floor Framing. 3 Credits.

Covers basic floor framing systems and principles used in residential construction. Includes floor systems installed on foundations using current building construction methods. Includes floor leveling, sill plate installation, floor framing material identification, joist and beam lay-out, quantity take offs, estimating and related codes. Prerequisites: BCT 106 or instructor permission. Audit available.

BCT 121. Wall Framing. 3 Credits.

Covers wood wall framing methods and principles currently used in residential construction. Includes wall layout and assembly of studs, corners, partitions and openings. Includes calculating material quantities, related codes, structural sheathing, interior wall bracing, bay framing, window box framing, framing arched openings and stair framing construction. Prerequisite: BCT 106 or instructor permission. Audit available.

BCT 122. Roof Framing I. 3 Credits.

Covers basic roof rafter framing methods currently used in residential construction. Includes calculations used to solve rafter lengths for various roof slopes and spans. Covers rafter nomenclature, layout assembly methods, related codes, material quantity, ceiling joist, collar ties. Includes gable roof, gambrel roof and hip roof framing. Prerequisites: BCT 104 and BCT 106, or instructor permission. Audit available.

BCT 123. Roof Framing II. 3 Credits.

Introduces roof framing Continuing from BCT 122. Covers the calculations necessary to layout, cut and assemble more advanced roofs. Includes intersecting equal pitch valley roofs, eave returns, roof sheathing and bay roof framing. Covers roof truss theory. Audit available.

BCT 127. Residential Concrete. 6 Credits.

Covers residential concrete construction, including layout, footings, foundation walls, slabs, stairs, and the handling and curing of concrete. Explore and use different forming methods and materials to erect a concrete foundation. Prerequisite: BCT 106 or instructor permission. Audit available.

BCT 128. Exterior Finish. 6 Credits.

Covers installation of various exterior siding products, material quantity calculations and labor costs. Includes installation of cedar bevel, cement composite horizontal lap, cedar shingles, fancy cut shingles and cultured stone. Covers ceiling soffits, door, window and corner trims. Introduces roofing including composition, cedar shake and shingle roofing. Covers roof flashings, vents, drip caps and valleys. Prerequisites: BCT 106 or instructor permission. Audit available.

BCT 129. Mechanical Planning for Kitchens and Baths. 4 Credits.

Covers electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems used in residential kitchens and baths. Students will become familiar with the code requirements and restrictions through the examination of remodeling case studies. Students will design general and task lighting systems for kitchens and baths. Audit available.

BCT 130. Construction Safety. 3 Credits.

Requirements for safety on the job site, Occupational Safety and Health Act and other related regulations and legislation, accident prevention and hazard identification and procedures. Audit available.

BCT 132. Computer Applications for Construction. 3 Credits.

Covers information generation, processing, distribution and utilization for the management of construction projects and construction companies. Emphasizes the design of the information process, the role of information technology in construction, software selection and the ongoing evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of the information process. Audit available.

BCT 133. Commercial Materials and Methods. 3 Credits.

Introduces function and performance characteristics of basic building materials, components, sequences and methods in the construction process. Emphasizes commercial construction. Audit available.

BCT 134. Construction Scheduling. 3 Credits.

Introduces methods used in planning and scheduling construction projects. Emphasizes the development and proper use of construction schedules, Critical path methods and resource and cost loading. Introduces MS Project computer scheduling software to build and monitor schedules. Recommended: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Prerequisite: BCT 104 or Instructor permission. Audit available.

BCT 150. Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing. 4 Credits.

Covers the principles and applications of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and related building systems used on commercial construction projects. Includes heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing, fire protection, power, lighting, security and related distribution and control systems. Audit available.

BCT 202C. Business Principles for Construction. 3 Credits.

Explores the fundamental business principles and practices used in managing a residential construction company. Includes establishing objectives in marketing, operations and finance, and the relationship between those business activities and the planning and management methods for achieving objectives. Presents the general legal requirements, accounting and record keeping practices. Audit available.

BCT 202D. Business Principles for Design/Build. 3 Credits.

Explores the fundamental business principles and practices used in managing a residential design-build construction company. Includes establishing objectives in marketing, operations and finance, and the relationship between those business activities and the planning and management methods for achieving objectives. Presents the general legal requirements, accounting and record keeping practices. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

BCT 203. Interior Finish. 6 Credits.

Drywall: Covers related codes, estimating materials and installation methods in residential drywall. Includes drywall products, tapes, corner beads, joint compounds, textures and patching. Finish Carpentry: Covers material trim installation, estimation of trim quantities and costs. Includes the appropriate miter cuts required and installation of base, casing, crown, wainscot panel molding. Includes interior door installation and window surrounds. Student may not receive credit for both BCT 203 and BCT224 or BCT 226. Prerequisite: BCT 106 or instructor approval. Audit available.

BCT 204B. Construction Estimating - Residential. 3 Credits.

Introductory class in construction estimating concentrating on basic residential estimating techniques. Using plans for a small house, students will learn how to organize and prepare estimates, quantity take-off and pricing, and fundamentals of bid assembly. Prerequisite: BCT 102 and BCT 104; or instructor permission. Audit available.

BCT 204C. Construction Estimating - Commercial. 3 Credits.

Introductory class in construction estimating concentrating on basic commercial estimating techniques. Using plans for a light commercial building, students will learn: how to organize and prepare estimates, quantity take-off and pricing, and the fundamentals of bid assembly. Prerequisites: BCT 102 and BCT 104; or instructor permission Audit available.

BCT 206. Sustainable Construction Practices. 3 Credits.

Introduces the environmental, economical, and human consequences resulting from conventional building practices and the need for sustainable design and construction. Audit available.

BCT 207. Construction Job Costing. 3 Credits.

Traces the construction dollar flow from time sheet to balance sheet. Emphasizing microcomputer methods, students are introduced to construction related financial documents: including "schedule of values", labor and operations cost reports, and construction budgets. Concepts such as unit analysis, job costing, and development of historic costs, life cycle costing and change order analysis are explored. Audit available.

BCT 209. VectorWorks for Contractors II. 3 Credits.

Explores and expands on the study of Vectorworks CAD based software . Covers file management, drawing tools and rendering methods used to create orthogonal project documents and realistic three-dimensional conceptual drawings. Introduces Renderworks software for adding life like effects, colors and textures to three-dimensional Vectorworks drawings. Prerequisite: BCT 105 or instructor permission. Audit available.

BCT 211. Remodeling. 6 Credits.

Presents residential remodeling construction strategies and processes commonly encountered by remodelers. Covers obtaining building permits, as well as hands-on remodeling projects involving (but not limited to) framing, concrete, interior and exterior finish, and basic electrical, plumbing and mechanical ventilation. Prerequisites: BCT 102, BCT 104 and BCT 106 or instructor approval. Audit available.

BCT 213. Commercial Printreading. 3 Credits.

Covers typical commercial and civil construction plans and practices. Presents skills for print reading and applying knowledge to commercial construction projects. Prerequisite: BCT 102 or instructor permission based on industry experience in print reading. Audit available.

BCT 214. Advanced Construction Estimating. 3 Credits.

Advanced estimating for larger scale projects. Discussion of labor rates, specifications, budget estimating, assemble of bids bidding procedures, including use of computer estimating software. Prerequisite: BCT 204C or instructor permission. Audit available.

BCT 216. Cabinetry I. 2 Credits.

Focuses on materials, hardware and techniques used to build industry standard cabinetry. Covers productive uses and safe operation of hand and power tools as well as equipment and machinery used for the production of cabinetry. Generate shop drawing and subsequently machine, mill and assemble a cabinet complete with plastic laminate countertop. Audit available.

BCT 217. Cabinetry II. 2 Credits.

Covers more advanced forms of cabinet construction and joinery such as doweling, box joints, dovetail joints and lock shoulders. Machining and assembly of the five piece door will be covered. An instructor designed cabinet project will supply the frame work for learning experience. Prerequisite: BCT 216 or BCT 219. Audit available.

BCT 218. Woodworking Projects. 2 Credits.

Designed for independent work on cabinet projects. Students are required to present shop drawings for instructor approval before beginning. Students must supply their own materials. Instructor will evaluate student knowledge of hand and power tool safety at first class meeting to determine whether skill level is appropriate for independent work. Audit available.

BCT 219. Cabinetmaking I. 6 Credits.

Learners will become familiar with the skills, materials, hardware and equipment necessary to produce industry standard cabinets. Students will learn and demonstrate the safe use of cabinetmaking hand and power tools. Students will draw shop drawings and estimate materials for cabinetmaking jobs. Learners will develop cabinetmaking skills by constructing instructor designed cabinet projects. Audit available.

BCT 220. Cabinetmaking II. 6 Credits.

Expands on the data management, materials, hardware, outsourcing alternatives, equipment and techniques necessary to produce industry standard cabinetry covered in BCT 219. Includes cabinet construction using the 32mm system, and stile & rail door making. Cabinet installation methods for kitchens and baths are covered including room preparation, cabinet layout, cabinet storage, cabinet and countertop installation, appliance installation, and moldings. Kitchen and bath design skills will be developed by hand drafting assigned case studies. Prerequisite: BCT 219. Audit available.

BCT 221. Construction Law for the Contractor. 3 Credits.

Introduces basic principles of construction law used in managing construction contracts. Gain working knowledge of construction law principles through examination of case studies. Audit available.

BCT 222. Engineering for Constructors. 3 Credits.

Presents the fundamentals of analysis and design of structural systems used in buildings to students with limited technical training. Introduces basic contemporary structural systems in masonry, steel, concrete and wood. Covers determination of support forces, bending moments, shear, strengths, properties of materials, loads and dimensional properties. Prerequisites: BCT 104, BCT 102 or instructor approval. Audit available.

BCT 223. Finished Stair Construction. 3 Credits.

Covers the material estimation and installation of both open and closed interior residential staircases. Includes newel posts, balustrades, handrails/guardrails, shoerails and tread caps. Emphasizes the methods used to construct finish stairs and relevant building codes. Prerequisites: BCT 106 or instructor permission. Audit available.

BCT 225. Construction Project Management. 3 Credits.

Introduces management concepts and techniques used on construction projects. Includes planning, scheduling, project organization, communications, cost control. Covers project/contract administration, and project close out. Audit available.

BCT 226. Finish Carpentry. 2 Credits.

Covers techniques and methods used to hang and install interior doors, install door hardware; measure, cut and install base trim, casing, crown molding wainscoting and various interior window trim treatments; and in plastic laminate countertop fabrication. Covers estimating techniques used to establish labor and material costs associated with finish carpentry. A student may not receive credit for both the BCT 223, BCT224 and BCT 226 series and BCT 203. Audit available.

BCT 229. Introduction to Kitchens and Baths. 2 Credits.

Explores the history and trends of the kitchen and bath industry. Focuses on basic kitchen & bath layouts and specification of specialized equipment, materials and surfaces required for safe and functional kitchens & baths. Products include cabinet systems, appliances, equipment and surfacing materials. Students will complete basic kitchen and bath designs based on case studies. Prerequisite: ARCH 110 or instructor approval. Audit available.

BCT 244. Kitchen and Bath Cabinet Installation. 2 Credits.

Students will learn professional installation methods of kitchen and bath cabinetry. Room preparation, cabinet layout cabinet storage, cabinet and countertop installation, appliance installation, moldings will be covered. Customer relations and job site management techniques will be explored. Audit available.

BCT 280A. Cooperative Education: Building Construction. 1-12 Credit.

On-the-job training at a department-designated worksite, giving students experience in real work conditions and helping determine career choices. Department permission required.

BCT 280C. Cooperative Education BCT Design/Build Remodeling. 1-5 Credit.

On-the-job training at a department-designated worksite, giving students experience in real work conditions and helping determine career choices. Department permission required.