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Construction Trades

The Construction Trades program provides students with training for entry-level positions in construction. Five courses are required: Carpentry I, Carpentry II, Blueprint Reading, Construction Estimating, and Masonry. The sequence of courses takes the student from basic tools and equipment through the entire housebuilding process. Carpentry I and Blueprint Reading are offered in the fall. Carpentry II and Estimating are offered in the spring. Masonry is offered in the summer. Students may enter the program at any time.


This course covers basic masonry materials and installation. Students mix mortar and install bricks and cinder blocks. Procedures for building corner leads, hogging out, and laying to the line are covered. 108 hours. $185.35

41021 MTW 5/19–7/14 5:30–10 p.m. NEWT 441

The welding courses have been broken into parts. Each course will concentrate on a particular welding apparatus. The individual courses will cover Oxy- Acetylene torches, Stick welders, MIG welding and finally TIG welding. In order to take the TIG class a student must first successfully complete the Qxy-Acetylene and the Stick welding courses.
Welding, MIG

MIG (metal inert gas) welding using high amperage electric welders is taught in this session. Students are taught how to prepare the surfaces to be welded, as well as how to safely strike and maintain an arc and run a bead to join separate pieces of metal. 24 hours. $100.35

41023 Th 5/22–7/10 5:45–8:45 p.m. BACON 2032

Basic Welding for Commercial Artists

Learn about the potential hazards of welding, how to use safety equipment properly, and the use of specific rods for different kinds of metals. Topics include gas welding, operation of cutting torch, electric welding, heli-arc welding, and safety. Students receive instruction through lecture and hands-on activities. Evaluation is based on attendance, class participation, and demonstration of skills. 24 hours. $100.35

41024 W 5/21–7/9 5:45–8:45 p.m. BACON 2032

Welding, Oxy-Acetylene

Oxy-Acetylene gas torches are the focus in this course. Students learn how to safely handle gas cylinders and regulators. Students use different tips to cut, braze, and weld. 24 hours. $100.35

41022 T 5/20–7/8 5:45–8:45 p.m. BACON 2032


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