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SWCID - SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf

Building Construction Technology

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Certificate Level I
Building Construction Technology
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The Building Trades Certificate Program provides students with entry-level job skills for the construction industry. Tool safety and job-site safety training in compliance with OSHA standards are stressed. Classes meet on- and off-campus in labs designed for residential and commercial construction. Students must be free of chronic respiratory disease and allergies or reactions to wood or wood products, construction adhesives, paints and solvents. Students must be able to lift 50 pounds. Students purchase all textbooks for this program.raising a beam

Possible Employment Responsibilities 

Lab classes teach the fundamentals of site layout, foundations, framing, roof systems, exterior covering, installation of doors and windows, interior finishing, cabinet construction and installation, remodeling and tools. Theory classes present technical information, Uniform Building Code (UBC) regulations, blueprint reading and material analysis.

Careers

  • Worker’s Helper in the above mentioned areas

Possible Employment Locations:

  • Private business
  • Commercial business
  • Municipal or other government agencies.

Prerequisites

  • MATH 0321
  • PSYC 0200
  • PSYC 0300
  • Program Entrance Test
  • Student must have third grade reading level or above or have passed ENGL 0311 and ENGL 0321 with a grade of “C” or above.
Program Duration:  (two years) This program could be longer depending on the student’s high school background and basic skills.

Building Construction Tool Kits: Building Construction students are required to purchase building tool kits at a cost of $700.00 at the time of registration and student is responsible to keep tool kits.

The SWCID Building Construction Program is vocational training with heavy emphasis upon “hand skills” and work adjustment. Students who successfully complete the training will receive certificates from SWCID and will be ready to enter the work force.

First Year

First Semester
 Second Semester
CourseSemester
Hours
 Course
Semester
Hours
CRPT
13293
 CNBT
1305
3
OSHT13053 CRPT 13253
CNBT
1311
3
 CRPT
1323
3
    CRPT
1315
3
 Total:
16
  Total:12
       

Second Year

First Semester
 Second Semester
Course
Semester
Hours
 Course
Semester
Hours
CRPT
1341
3
 CNBT
13811
3
CRPT
1311
3
 Elective
2
3
CRPT
1345
3
    
  Total:9
  Total:
6
       
Total Hours:  39
1 Capstone Course


Choices for 2 Electives:

  • DFTG 1325 *
  • DFTG 1305 *
  • DFTG 1309 *
  • DFTG 1317 *
  • PFPB 1313
  • WLDG 1421

Students must provide their own transportation to and from co-op sites.

*These courses are taught at Howard College.

Course Information: SWCID Catalog