Building Trades

Career

Provides students with a comprehensive practical training in the areas involved in building trades technology. The student selects a track in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Welding, Carpentry, or Electrical.

Building Trades Student Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret and apply blueprints and schematics to a construction project within the trade.
  • Create a cost estimate of a specific project to include materials, equipment, and labor.
  • Evaluate a construction project to select and operate appropriate tools, equipment, and materials.
  • Apply principles of safety to equipment usage and materials handling on a construction work site.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and apply appropriate building codes to complete a construction project.
  • Install, troubleshoot and/or repair equipment toward completion of a project to meet job specifications.

These courses are also available as non-credit through Continuing Education & Workforce Development.

Courses Credits
BLD 101–Introduction to Building Trades 3
BLD 131–Residential Carpentry I 4
BLD 135–Residential Carpentry II 4
BU 274–Customer Relations 3
INTR 102–Internship (optional) 2
Total 14/16

Courses Credits
BLD 101–Introduction to Building Trades 3
BLD 131–Residential Carpentry I 4
BLD 135–Residential Carpentry II 4
Total 11

 
Courses Credits
BLD 101–Introduction to Building Trades 3
BLD 141–Electrical Theory & Fundamentals 4
BLD 142–Electrical Code & Application 4
BLD 145–Commercial Electrical Application 4
BLD 146–Specialized Systems 4
BU 274–Customer Relations 3
INTR 102–Internship (optional) 2
Total 22/24
 
Courses Credits
BLD 101–Introduction to Building Trades 3
BLD 141–Electrical Theory & Fundamentals 4
BLD 142–Electrical Code & Application 4
Total 11

Gainful Employment Information

 

Courses Credits
BLD 101–Introduction to Building Trades 3
BLD 109–Fundamentals of HVACR 4
BLD 108–Duct Design & Installation 3
BLD 110–Controls for HVACR 4
BLD 113–Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps 4
BLD 114–Fossil Fuels & Hydronic Heating 4
BU 274–Customer Relations 3
INTR 102–Internship (optional) 2
Total 25/27

Courses Credits
BLD 101–Introduction to Building Trades 3
BLD 109–Fundamental of HVACR 4
BLD 110–Controls for HVACR 4
Total 11 
Courses Credits
BLD 121–Introduction to Welding 4
BLD 122–Advanced Welding: SMAW 4
BLD 125–Advanced Welding: GTAW 4
BLD 126–Pipe Welding Fundamentals 4
BU 274–Customer Relations 3
INTR 102–Internship (Optional) 2
Total 19/21

Courses Credits
BLD 121–Introduction to Welding 4
BLD 122–Advanced Welding: SMAW 4
Total 8
FCC’s Monroe Center, 200 Monroe Avenue, Frederick, Maryland, 21701, is located just 3.5 miles from our main campus. The center contains state-of-the-art labs, classroom space and equipment for the building trades.