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BCT100 Professionalism in Service for BCT Credit Hours: 1.00
Procedures in business and customer service. Includes an introduction to professionalism, self-evaluation, service routine, addressing dissatisfied customers, and problem situations.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT101 Principles of Construction Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the principles of construction. Includes the building delivery process, government constraints, green building and sustainable design, calculating loads and resistance factors, and composition, closing process, codes, and Green Building Certification and Award.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BCT102 Building Materials Credit Hours: 3.00
Construction standards and specific types of building materials used in commercial, industrial, residential and private construction projects. Includes beginning construction standards, site work, concrete, masonry, metals, wood and wood products, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishings, special construction, conveying systems, mechanical systems, and electrical systems.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BCT104 Introduction to Equipment Maintenance Credit Hours: 4.00
Procedures and concepts for maintaining buildings in a commercial/industrial setting. Includes preventative maintenance requirements, maintenance terminology, industrial tool use, electrical equipment maintenance, electrical feed, bearing applications, sheaves applications, flexible drives and V-belts, centrifugal pump maintenance, vacuum pump maintenance, fire suppressant system maintenance and repair, metal fabrication, steel pipe plumbing, as-built print reading, lubricants, and interior wall frame/ construction.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, and 132 or concurrent enrollment.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT106 Soldering and Brazing for BCT Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles and technologies of joining different types of alloys by braze welding and soldering. Includes safety and health, procedures and design, pre-cleaning and surface preparation, filler metals, fluxes and atmospheres, torch brazing, pipe and tube, copper, and cast iron.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 111, 112, 113, 114, and 115 or concurrent enrollment.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT111 Basic Safety for the Building Trades Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to federal safety training standards. Includes employer responsibility-employee right to know, personal protective equipment, material handling, hand and power tools, electrical hazards, hazards communication standards, fire safety, scaffolds, fall protection, cranes, and stairways and ladders.
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Information: Successful completion of this course qualifies the student for the 10 hour safety training card.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BCT112 Construction Mathematics, Communication and Employability Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to basic mathematics concepts and employability in the construction industry. Includes whole numbers, measurements, fractions, decimals, conversion process, metric system, construction geometry, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, employability in the construction business, critical thinking and computer skills, relationship skills, and workplace issues.
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Information: Mathematics assessment test is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT113 Hand and Power Tools Credit Hours: 1.00
Selection and safety procedures. Includes trades terms, hand tool, and power tool use to specific jobs in the construction industry.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT114 Blueprint Reading Credit Hours: 1.00
Basic concepts of blueprints. Including terms and symbols, components, measuring tools, line types and symbols, abbreviations, grid lines, plan locations, and dimensions, production techniques, and blueprint reading parts and locations.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT115 Basic Rigging Credit Hours: 1.00
Rigging hardware and equipment. Includes safety, rigging equipment, inspection, crane hand signals, estimating an object, common rope knots, types of derricks and cranes, rigging and moving equipment use, and handling hazardous material.
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Offered: Spring, Summer.
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BCT120 Blueprint Reading for Construction Credit Hours: 3.00
Residential and light commercial blueprint reading. Includes blueprint symbols and terminology, construction materials, applications and specifications for commercial buildings, light frame and brick veneer construction, and appropriate mathematics.
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Recommendation: Completion of BCT 112 and 114 before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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BCT123 Concrete/Masonry Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic concepts and materials for concrete construction, finishing, and masonry work. Includes trade terminology, composition and characteristics of concrete, uses of concrete as a building material, effects of craftsmanship on finished concrete, concrete construction process, site operations and work set-up, history of masonry, and modern masonry materials and methods.
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Offered: Spring.
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BCT130 EPA Clean Air Act: Section 608 Credit Hours: 1.00
Freon certification preparation. Includes basics of refrigerant bearing equipment, ozone depletion and the new legislation, technician categories covered on the certification examination, and certification testing.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT132 Residential and Industrial HVAC I Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to materials and procedures for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC). Includes trade mathematics, copper and plastic piping practices, soldering and brazing, ferrous metal piping practices, basic electricity, introduction to cooling and heating, and air distribution systems.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 111, 112, 113, 114, 115.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT133 Residential and Industrial HVAC II Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to commercial airside systems. Includes chimneys, vents, flues, hydronic systems, air quality equipment, leak detection, evacuation, recovery, charging, alternating current, and basic electronics.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 132.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT134 Residential and Industrial HVAC III Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to the principles of heat transfer, humidity, filtering, and energy saving devices used in HVAC systems. Includes accessories and optional equipment, metering devices, compressors, heat pumps, leak detection, evacuation, recovery, and charging.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 133.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT135 National Electrical Code Residential Wiring Applications Credit Hours: 4.00
Electrical wiring and installation conforming to National Electrical Code requirements. Includes grounded systems, requirements for over-current protection of conductors, ampacity criteria, installing over-current protection of conductors, installing services, installing motors and transformers, remote control and signaling circuits, and installing structured wiring in homes and offices.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 172.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT145 Carpentry I Credit Hours: 4.00
Theories and concepts for carpentry. Includes orientation to the trade, wood building materials, fasteners and adhesive, hand and power tools, floor systems, wall, ceiling, and roof framing, and windows and exterior doors.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 111, 112, 113, 114, and 115 or concurrent enrollment.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BCT146 Woodworking I Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts and procedures for working with hardwoods. Includes introduction to hardwoods, measuring hardwoods, use of hardwoods, pressure treated wood, hardwood preparation, ripping wood, miter cuts, cross cuts, job site safety, gluing and clamping, veneers, curves and circles, dados and rabbets, and smoothing wood.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BCT147 Woodworking II Credit Hours: 3.00
A continuation of BCT 146. Advanced topics in woodworking. Includes safety practices; designing and planning; measuring and cutting; planning, chiseling, and sanding; butt, biscuit and dowel joints; rabbet joints; dado joints; lap joints; miter joints; mortise-and-tenon joint; veneers; using fasteners, dovetail joints and case casework; and applying stains and clear finishes.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 146.
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
BCT148 Cabinetmaking I Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts and procedures for fine woodworking practices. Includes introduction to cabinetmaking, cabinetry styles, human factors, working drawings, lumber and millwork, manufactured panel products, veneers and plastic overlays, hardware, health and safety, measuring and laying out materials, stationary power machines, hand and portable power tools, surfacing and shaping, and building a basic cabinet.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 147.
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Offered: Fall.
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BCT149 Cabinetmaking II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of BCT 148. Includes turning, joint making, abrasives and sanding machines, gluing and clamping, bending and laminating wood, overlaying and inlaying veneer, installing plastic laminates, advanced case construction, doors, drawers, applying finishing materials, kitchen cabinets, industrial production cabinetmaking, and employment in cabinetmaking.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 148.
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Information: Prerequisite may be waived with appropriate carpentry/cabinetmaking skills. See an instructor or department chair for information.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
BCT150 Plumbing Basics Credit Hours: 4.00
Theories and concepts for plumbing and pipe fitting. Includes physics for plumbers, plumbing materials, water supplies, drainage, sewage disposal, pipe joint connections, pipe fittings, rough-in, valves and faucets, and fixtures.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 111.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT153 Finishing Techniques in Cabinet and Furniture Making Credit Hours: 3.00
Wood finishing techniques for cabinet and furniture making. Includes safe and effective use of a variety of wood finishes and finishing equipment, reasons for finishing wood, tools for applying finishes, oil finishes, wood stains, pore fillers, introduction to film finishes, shellac, lacquer, varnish, water-based finishes, conversion finishes, choosing a finish, ?finishing? the finish, caring for wood finishes, repairing finishes, finishing different woods, and strippers.
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Recommendation: Woodworking and cabinetmaking experience helpful. See a BCT faculty member for assistance.
Offered: Spring.
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BCT159 Furniture Design and Construction Credit Hours: 3.00
Wood furniture-making techniques for hobbyists and professionals. Includes basic material; tools and equipment safety and use; basic techniques and joint construction; advanced areas of furniture construction; metal fittings/fasteners and their application; advanced techniques in furniture making; drafting and workshop geometry; furniture designs and construction details; and restoration, repairs, and wood finishing.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 147.
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Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
BCT160 Roof Mounting for Solar Installations Credit Hours: 4.00
Techniques and skills for Photovoltaic (PV ) installers to size, design, and install solar panels. Includes an introduction to different types of mounting systems. Also includes site location of panels, orientation to house, shading at the site, weather, roof materials, soil and load bearing capacity.
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Offered: Spring.
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BCT172 Electrical I Credit Hours: 4.00
Concepts and procedures for building and construction electrical training. Includes safety, conduit bending, electrical theory, test equipment, National Electric Code, aceways, boxes, and fittings, print reading, and wiring applications.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 111, 112, 113, 114, and 115 or concurrent enrollment.
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Offered: Spring, Summer.
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BCT173 Electrical II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BCT 172. Includes alternating current, motor installation, grounding of structures and equipment, conduit bending, electrical boxes and fittings, and conductor installations.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 172.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BCT174 Electrical III Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BCT 173. Includes conductor installation, cable tray, conductor termination and splices, electric service installation, circuit breakers and fuses, contactors and relays, and electrical lighting.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 173.
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Offered: Spring, Summer.
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BCT181 Residential and Industrial Plumbing I Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to common types of piping, their proper fitting, fixtures, and distribution systems. Includes introduction to the plumbing trade and drawings, plastic, copper, cast-iron, and carbon steel piping, fixtures and faucets, introduction to drainage, waste, and vent (DWV) systems, and water distribution systems.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 111, 112, 113, 114, and 115.
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Offered: Spring, Summer.
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BCT182 Residential and Industrial Plumbing II Credit Hours: 4.00
Concepts and practices for plumbing. Includes offsets around obstructions, reading commercial drawings, installing and testing drainage, waste, and vent (DWV) piping system, installing roof, floor and area drains, and servicing various types of valves.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 181.
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Offered: Fall.
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BCT183 Residential and Industrial Plumbing III Credit Hours: 4.00
Concepts and installation procedures for water service, fixtures, and appliances. Includes installing and testing water supply piping, fixtures, valves, and faucets; electrical applications; water heaters; fuel gas systems; and servicing of fixtures, valves, and faucets.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 182.
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Offered: Spring, Summer.
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BCT184 National Electrical Code I Credit Hours: 3.00
Requirements for the installation of electrical conductors, equipment, raceways, cables, and special occupancies. Includes introduction to the National Electrical Code, wiring and protection, wiring methods and materials, and equipment for general use.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 172.
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Information: BCT 184 and 284 together provide preparation for the National Electrical Code certification exam.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT190 Fieldwork for Construction Credit Hours: 1-8.00
Supervised fieldwork experience on a specific construction project at the project site.
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Recommendation: Completion of BCT 111, 112, 113, 114, and 115 before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of sixteen credit hours.
Information: BCT course work or field experience will be necessary for success in this course. See a BCT instructor or department chair for more information.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT202 Construction Business Management Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of construction business and project management. Includes planning and organizing, risk management, project management, estimating, scheduling, environmental and safety laws, employer obligations, financial management, contract law, and Arizona state requirements for contractors.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BCT204 Construction Surveying Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and techniques of construction surveying. Includes taping, leveling, transit, contour and topographic mapping, and construction surveying.
Prerequisite(s): GTM 105 or MAT 086 or required score on the Mathematics assessment test.
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Recommendation: Completion of BCT 120 before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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BCT231 Residential and Industrial HVAC IV Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BCT 134. Includes refrigerants and oil, compressors, metering devices, retail refrigeration systems, commercial hydronic systems, and steam systems.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 134.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT232 Residential and Industrial HVAC V Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BCT 231. Includes planned maintenance, water treatment, troubleshooting electronic controls, troubleshooting oil heating, troubleshooting heat pumps, and troubleshooting accessories.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 231.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT233 Residential and Industrial HVAC VI Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BCT 232. Includes construction drawings and specifications, indoor air quality, energy conservation equipment, and building management systems.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 232.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT234 Residential and Industrial HVAC VII Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BCT 233. Includes water treatment, system startup and shutdown, heating and cooling system design, and commercial and industrial refrigeration systems.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 233.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT235 National Electric Code Commercial Wiring Applications Credit Hours: 4.00
Commercial electrical wiring and installation practices conforming to the National Electric Code. Includes commercial building plans, specifications, and drawings, electrical loads and branch circuits, switches and receptacles, branch circuit installations, motor and appliance circuits, feeders, special systems and circuits, panelboard selection and installation, electric service equipment, lamps and luminaries, emergency and standby power systems, and overcurrent protection.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 135.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT236 Residential and Industrial Plumbing IV Credit Hours: 4.00
Concepts that apply to plumbing installations. Includes applied math, sizing water supply piping, potable water treatment, and backflow preventers.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 183.
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Offered: Fall, Summer.
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BCT237 Residential and Industrial Plumbing V Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BCT 236. Includes types of venting; sizing DWV and storm systems; sewage pumps and sump pumps; corrosive resistant waste piping; and compressed air.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 236.
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Offered: Spring.
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BCT238 Residential and Industrial Plumbing VI Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BCT 237. Includes concepts and practices essential to competitive and successful plumbing businesses. Also includes business principles for plumbers, introductory skills for the crew leader, water pressure booster and recirculation systems, indirect and special waste, and hydronic and solar heating systems.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 237.
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Offered: Fall, Summer.
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BCT239 Residential and Industrial Plumbing VII Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BCT 238. Includes codes; servicing piping systems, fixtures, and appliances; private water supply well systems; private waste disposal systems; swimming pools and hot tubs; and plumbing for mobile homes and travel trailers.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 238.
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Information: BCT coursework or field experience will be necessary for success in this course. See a BCT instructor or department chair for more information.
Offered: Spring.
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BCT245 Carpentry II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BCT 145. Includes techniques for reading construction drawings and specifications, site layout, measurement, and leveling, concrete materials and concrete reinforcement materials, construction of forms for footings and on-grade slabs, and concrete forms.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 145.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
BCT255M Sustainability in Construction Installation Credit Hours: 1.00
Fundamentals of green and sustainability construction, safety in the construction and installation of photovoltaic (PV) solar panel mounting systems and tracker sub categories. Includes safety basics, identification of safety hazards, practices and protective equipment needed during PV system installation, and maintenance. Also includes the identification of tools needed and the recommended green sustainable energy efficient choice of materials.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
BCT255N Train the Trainer for Building Trades Credit Hours: 1.00
Teaching skills for building trade leaders and trainers. Includes how to use proven training methods; explore individual learning styles; develop materials, and create lesson plans. Also includes techniques that provide a flexible approach to training delivery, enable trainers to understand the techniques that provide a flexible approach to training delivery, enable trainers to understand the fundamental stages of the learning process, and apply knowledge learned to deliver effective building trade training.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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BCT265 Sustainability for Building Trades Credit Hours: 3.00
Fundamentals of sustainable design. Includes green building practices and implementation. Also includes green building concepts, site and building planning and development, materials, strategies, cost benefit analysis, and practical applications in the current construction business environment.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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BCT271 Electrical IV Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BCT 174. Includes load calculations-branch and feeder circuits, conductor selection and calculations, practical applications of lighting, hazardous locations, and overcurrent protection.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 174.
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Offered: Fall.
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BCT272 Electrical V Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BCT 271. Includes distribution equipment, transformers, commercial electrical services, motor calculations, voice, data, and video, and motor controls.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 271.
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Offered: Summer.
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BCT273 Electrical VI Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BCT 272. Includes load calculations-feeders and services, health care facilities, standby and emergency systems, basic electronic theory, fire alarm systems, and specialty transformers.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 272.
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Offered: Fall.
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BCT274 Electrical VII Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of BCT 273. Includes advanced controls, signaling systems, specialty transformers, standby and emergency systems, welding machines, HVAC controls, and heat tracing and freeze protection.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 273.
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Offered: Spring.
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BCT284 National Electrical Code II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of BCT 184. Includes introduction to the National Electrical Code, special occupancies, special equipment, special conditions, and communication systems.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 184.
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Information: BCT 184 and BCT 284 together provide preparation for the National Electrical Code certification exam.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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BCT286 International Residential Code (IRC) I Credit Hours: 3.00
Requirements of the major systems of residential building construction (other than commercial). Includes administration, definitions, building planning, foundations, floors, wall construction, wall covering, roof-ceiling construction, roof assemblies, chimneys and fireplaces.
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Recommendation: Completion of general construction field experience before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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BCT287 International Residential Code (IRC) II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of BCT 286. Includes energy efficiency, mechanical systems, plumbing systems, electrical systems, and referenced standards.
Prerequisite(s): BCT 286.
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Offered: Spring.
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