OBJECTIVE: Upon completion, the student will receive a diploma if he/she is enrolled as a diploma student. If he/she is enrolled as an apprentice, they will receive a certificate of completion for Apprenticeship-Related Instruction.

Course Outline

Basic Technical Math
Advanced Technical Math
Architectural Print Reading & Project Estimating
Masonry I
Masonry II
Masonry III
Industrial Health and Safety
Introduction to Computers
Human Relation Skills
Communication Skills
Supervisory Skills

Course Descriptions

Basic Technical Math presents the topics of arithmetic with whole numbers, common fractions, decimal fractions, percentage, measurement numbers, metric and English unit conversions, scientific notation, exponential operations and basic algebra - including the use of formulas and equation solving. The course is self-paced utilizing a text/workbook. Students may pretest to determine their skill level, with those meeting the competency level receiving credit for the course.

This course is a continuation of Basic Technical Math with the added topics of practical plane geometry, practical solid geometry, practical triangle trigonometry and equation/quadratic equation solutions. The course is self-paced utilizing a text/workbook. Students may pretest to determine their skill level, with those meeting the competency level receiving credit for the course.
Prerequisite: 2301

This course is designed to aid the student in becoming more competent in his/her ability to read and interpret trade blueprints. This is accomplished by classroom discussions of the importance of effective communication, neatness, familiarity with construction techniques and related symbols; drafting equipment and materials; and standard procedures and techniques. Skills will also be developed by hands-on use of these learned components in reading a set of construction plans, including relevant architectural views, mechanical, heating, plumbing and electrical plans and associated descriptive text necessary to generate a set of working house plans.
Prerequisite: 2301

MASONRY I (5001)
Masonry I is a "hands-on class", along with text and includes proper use of hand tools, trowels, levels and spacing rulers, squares and layout. This course will also feature beginning brick and block laying to setting proper elevations. Course material will also involve various types of mortar and mixtures, corner construction and proper reinforcement. Concentration will also be stressed regarding products, usage, different brick and block types, and proper scaffold set-up/removal.
Prerequisites: 2301, 8008

This course continues with the laying of masonry flues, including flue liner and thimble installation. Fire brick installation and various layout techniques such as arches and paving brick, sill concentration, lintels and coping reinforcement will also be covered. Pointing, cleaning, reinforcing and mortar joint repair is included. A study of masonry pilasters, columns and piers (retaining walls), masonry chases, corbelling, cleaning, caulking and pointing - including in-depth use of various bonding techniques - will also be included.
Prerequisites: 2301, 8008, 5001

This course addresses installation of insulation, along with specific types and kinds of masonry walls. This course also includes anchors, along with various cutting tools and an introduction to stonework. Other topics such as moisture waterproofing, setting skills and quality control are also included.
Prerequisites: 2301, 8008, 5001, 5002

This course will discuss and demonstrate the importance of understanding and applying Industrial Safety principles and practices in the work environment. This training includes defining and discussing safety concepts, terms, and definitions; recognizing best practices in accident prevention; understanding who is responsible for safety in the workplace and why. You will also learn how to recognize workplace safety hazards and how to deal with them. You will learn how to use specific tools in the workplace, what machine and chemical hazards are and how best to deal with them, and how to properly use personal protective clothing and related to PPE. OSHA 10 certification will be available.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of a personal computer. Topics covered include computer hardware and background (1st session), Windows basics (2nd, 3rd and 4th sessions) and a look at the four main areas of software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations - 5th and 6th sessions).

This course will explore principles of human relations related to personal and occupational goals. Human relation principles to be explored include team skills, creative thinking, communications, goal setting, conflict management and self-image.

In this course, students will focus on communication as a survival skill in the workplace. We will learn how effective communication makes us better employees, employers and co-workers. We will study and practice the skills and oral and written communication. The goal of this course is to make students more perceptive and skillful speakers, listeners, readers and writers.

This course is designed for the prospective supervisor to develop the skills necessary to apply the principles of effective supervision on the job. The course covers the four functions of the management cycle (planning, organizing, directing and controlling), including ways of boosting productivity, communicating more effectively, handling problems, making correct decisions and reducing cost.