Designed to introduce the student to the basic carpentry skills needed to build, repair, and maintain structural and finishing components of buildings. Emphasis will be placed on proper tools and terminology for particular jobs. Learn how to fit joints, erect inside walls, install drywall on ceilings and walls. Also learn basic siding and roofing techniques. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course enables students to read and follow schematics/diagrams/rough-in sheets to install or repair plumbing fixtures, to troubleshoot, and make repairs. It also covers identifying pipe and fittings, proper methods for joining all types of pipe and fittings, hanging and securing pipe, and using materials and tools. Emphasis is on all plumbing materials, tools, suppliers, equipment, and methods. Topics include removing, replacing, and repairing plumbing fixtures; new installations; and troubleshooting. Upon completion, students will be able to make plumbing repairs, install plumbing fixtures, and be able to join various pipe and fittings. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course is designed to improve the competency level of the participant in the basic and fundamental areas of refrigeration - definitions and terms, the refrigeration cycle of operation, and component recognition. Learn the theory of heat transfer as applied to refrigeration processes including compression, types of refrigerants, regulations and procedures for refrigerant recovery, recycling, reclaiming, and more. Text required. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Transcript available.
This class is designed to be both classroom instruction and hands on. So bring a pad of paper and basic hand tools and be prepared to immerse yourself in the electrical world. We will discuss basic electrical principals, terminology, history, safety and real world application. Our hands on class will give you an opportunity to focus on proper safety and usage of hand tools and electrical equipment. Wiring basic switching, receptacles and breaker replacements.
Students in this course will learn about the highly valued and in demand trade of masonry. You will be introduced to the history, safety, tools and techniques of brick laying. Through this hands on course, you will learn what you need to know to successfully build a basic brick structure, and be qualified to apply, with an advantage, to the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers apprenticeship.
The objective of this training is to introduce the basics of the refrigeration system as it applies to comfort cooling. This course will cover such topics as: the refrigeration cycle and its components, refrigerant types and issues, and basic building refrigeration systems. What is refrigeration? Learn the technical skills to operate a mechanical refrigeration system from function to installation and more. Learn to install and service all types of cooling equipment. Basic Refrigeration or permission of instructor required. Text required. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Transcript available.
It is almost inevitable that you will need to patch or repair drywall somewhere in your house. Drywall is easily repaired with virtually no evidence of any of the damage. If you have plaster walls, many of the techniques listed here can be used to repair plaster cracks and holes as well. If you have textured walls, you will first need to follow the procedures to repair the wall, then you can use texturing techniques to match the existing wall surface. Drywall repair falls into 5 categories: 1) Small holes 2) Large holes 3) Cracks 4) Loose tape joints and
5) Nail heads. The materials and tools that are needed will vary depending upon the repair you are tackling. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Transcript available.
Safety and the basic fundamentals of electricity are needed to understand the function and operation of HVAC systems. In this hands-on, performance-based training program, the participant will learn the electric and electronic controls used in connection with mechanical systems and gain a working knowledge of the basic concepts of electricity.The participant will be able to systematically implement procedures to analyze HVAC electrical system operation. Text required. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course will focus on gas-fired and oil-fired warm air furnaces and cover the three methods of heat transfer, combustion, types of fuel used, and more. Under supervision, students will monitor and measure manifold pressure on a gas furnace, identify major components of an oil furnace, identify the components on different types of furnaces, and learn cleaning and filter replacement. Text required. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Transcript available.
For those interested in pursuing a career as a heavy equipment operator, this course will prepare you with introductory skills and knowledge of earth moving, grades, and utility tractors. Students will use the simulators to see how this is done on the jobsite. This course will also cover identification of construction stakes and interpretation of marks on each type of stake. An essential course that describes the duties and responsibilities of a heavy equipment operator. Textbook purchase required and in the college store.
This course prepares students to take the Maryland Home Improvement License Examination. A secondary objective is to familiarize students with the home improvement contractor business. Topics include home improvement law, the Door-to-Door Sales Act, labor laws, safety regulations, payroll taxes, statutory liens of real property, business practices, finances, and cost estimating. Text required. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course will introduce students to the basic skills necessary to pursue a career in construction. It also offers career preparation standards, which include basic academic skills, communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, workplace safety, technology, and employment literacy.
This is the first of four core classes that will provide a thorough introduction to the trade and cover heavy equipment safety, identification, and basic operational techniques, including how to safely start, move, steer, stop and shut down different types of machines. Using simulators, students will have hands-on experience in these areas. Textbook purchase required and in the college store.
Students will learn basic skills associated with the construction industry. They will learn safety, tool identification and use, and work site expectations through hands-on experience, class time, and videos. Students will also have an opportunity to drive a Heavy Equipment simulator and learn about the Heavy Equipment Operations program.
Building on the Practical Construction Skills I class, students in this class will have the opportunity to use what they have learned previously with hands-on projects they would see in construction careers. This may include simple repairs to framing walls. Students will also increase their understanding of the industry and career possibilities.
This course is an introduction to basic plumbing repair and maintenance work including identification of plumbing materials, repair and maintenance of plumbing fixture components, replacement of piping, unclogging drainage systems, identification and location of plumbing problems, and assessment of plumbing repair jobs. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course uses a blended mix of instructor-led training and hands-on trainer. You will learn solar-electric system design, installation, and safety procedures. Our hands-on solar trainer covers the common steps of a residential solar electric retrofit. You will learn how to work with DC disconnects, inverters, AC disconnects, and load center/service panels to tie in with the utility. We will also demonstrate the connection of a live solar array feeding power into the grid. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Textbook purchase required. Transcript available.
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Edgewood Hall, Rm. 155
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Edgewood Hall, Rm. 146
No class 11/26
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