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Construction & Development

CARPENTRY

FOUNDATIONS OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (CORE) (A908/A908SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
The Foundations of Building and Construction course is the Core Curriculum of the Construction and Development Cluster. The NCCER Core Curriculum is taught within this course and is basis for all construction skills. NCCER strongly recommends that trainees successfully complete the Core Curriculum before advancing to Level One of their chosen field. The course of study descriptions correlates to the modules of the NCCER national standards and related work-based learning opportunities. The following modules are designed to be completed in approximately 72.5 hours of instruction and allows for an estimated 27.5 hours of related “hand-on” applications/work-based learning opportunities to reinforce and extend the learning.

CARPENTRY I (A910/A910SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
The course of study for Carpentry I (Level I) includes demonstration of student mastery of the following topics: wood building materials; fasteners and adhesives; hand and power Tools; floor systems; wall and ceiling framing; roof framing; windows and exterior doors. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Foundations of Building and Construction Technology

CARPENTRY II (A912/A912SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
The course of study for Carpentry II includes demonstration of student mastery of the following topics: reading plans and elevations; site layout one—distance measurement and leveling; introduction to concrete and reinforcing materials; foundations and flatwork; concrete forms; reinforcing concrete; handling and placing concrete; manufactured forms. To be a completer in this NCCER pathway students must take and pass the Core Battery exams and take all of the Level I exams. Prerequisite: Carpentry I

CARPENTRY CAPSTONE (A913SM) Accelerated Credit, Grade Level 11, 12
This class focuses on the advanced design necessary to work within the Carpentry and Construction field. Advanced architectural design skills are developed through lab-based instruction using Autodesk software tools (AutoCAD and Revit Architecture). Students will have the opportunity to experience CAD and if time allows students will have the opportunity to transition into Revit Architecture. Primary focus will be to design and develop drawings that are used in the construction industry. This class will be the capstone that pulls everything together from the conception to the final product. Students will be design and construct a capstone project and/or a co-op experience. Student will have the opportunity to test for NCEER Carpentry 2 Certification, AutoCAD User Certification, and/or Revit User certification. Co-op/apprenticeship may be available to qualifying students.

 

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING TRADES

INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION SAFETY (A2004) Grade Level 11, 12
This course is an introduction to the construction industry, with a focus on residential and commercial building systems. Students will practice basic carpentry skills, including proper tool use, power and hand, and proper safety. Students will have the opportunity to be on an active build site and practice their introductory skills. Students will also develop an understanding of the design and construction process. Students will have the opportunity to test for OSHA 10 Certification.

CIVIL ARCHITECTURE SITE DEVELOPMENT AND INTRODUCTION TO ACTIVE BUILDING SITES (A2005) Grade Level 11, 12
This class will introduce students to surveying and the site development process. Students will also be introduced to the equipment that is used on an active work site, including power tools and other construction and carpentry equipment. This class also allows students to further their carpentry skills as they work on an active build site or house project that is provided by the program. Students will have the opportunity to test for NCEER Carpentry 1 Certification.

CONSTRUCTION PLAN READING AND DEVELOPMENT AND PRINCIPLES OF CONSTRUCTION DESIGN (A2006) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
This class will introduce students to plan reading and plan development. This class will examine the materials, codes and the engineering that is used in construction. These tasks will be completed as students are able to work at an active build site. Instructional topics include the development of carpentry and related construction skills, material selection, computer-related skills in construction planning, material take-off and estimating, and blueprint reading. Students will continue to participate in a school- based business “house project” where they experience building a complete house from start to finish. Students may have the opportunity to test for Forklift Certification.

ADVANCED DESIGN AND 3D MODELING AND ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (A2007) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
This class focuses on the advanced design necessary to work within the Carpentry and Construction field. Advanced architectural design skills are developed through lab-based instruction using Autodesk software tools (AutoCAD and Revit Architecture). This class will begin with AutoCAD and transition into Revit Architecture. Primary focus will be to design and develop drawings that are used in the construction industry. This class will be the capstone that pulls everything together from the conception to the final product. Students will be on an active work site and/or a co-op experience. Student will have the opportunity to test for NCEER Carpentry 2 Certification, AutoCad User Certification, and/or Revit User certification. Co-op/apprenticeship may be available to qualifying students. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to earn college credit.

 

CONSTRUCTION DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT

INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN (A934/A934SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
This course provides an overview of the design and construction process as well as an introduction to the many career options within the field of construction. Students will be introduced to core concepts in design and construction including: construction methods and materials; fundamental elements of design; and innovative technologies including Green Construction and Design. Students will be introduced to design software as they complete basic design projects, such as floor plans. In addition, students will begin to develop a better understanding of the fields’ interrelationships.

PRINCIPLES OF CONSTRUCTION DESIGN (A935/A935SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the construction design process. Students will complete a series of increasingly complex construction design projects in which they incorporate all aspects of the construction process, including zoning and regulation requirements; surveying; and project planning. Students will use design software to generate site plans (topography) as well as detailed building plans. The use of portfolios is introduced as a means of showing the developmental stages of a design project. Students will use 3D computer software to complete projects. Students will prepare and test for AutoCAD Certification. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Construction and Design

ADVANCED DESIGN AND 3-D MODELING (A936/A936SM) Accelerated Credit, Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
Students will work in teams to fully develop designs and a construction management plan for a pre-determined site. In this year- long project, students begin with the legal description and topography of the site and create a proposal for development. The construction design project must meet the client’s needs, budget, and the site characteristics. Students will generate a series of plans to be included with the proposal for submission to an industry review panel for approval. Upon completion of the course, students will demonstrate advanced design/drafting skills and be prepared for the AutoCAD certification exam. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Principles of Construction and Design

ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (A937/A937SM) Accelerated Credit, Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
This capstone course builds on an understanding of the construction design process to advanced knowledge and skill in construction management. In this course, students will be required to work in teams to complete a project from existing plans. The year-long project will focus on building codes and standards, coordination of the construction process, estimating, planning and scheduling; and site management. Students will complete a portfolio of their design and construction management projects for review by an industry panel. Students are prepared to take exams for AutoCAD credentialing. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Advanced Design and 3-D Modeling

ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION

FOUNDATIONS OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION (A2000) Grade Level 11, 12
This course is designed to introduce basic construction safety. Students will gain introductory knowledge of hand tools used by all trades, and power tools, including pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric-powered tools. Basic job site communications are covered and the skills expected from employers. Students are exposed to an introduction to materials handling. Students will be instructed in schematics, and blueprint reading. Students will learn to use various types of electrical test equipment. Students will have the opportunity to test for NCCER Core Certification.

ELECTRICAL I: SAFETY TRAINING/ELECTRICAL THEORY (A2001) Grade Level 11, 12
The Electrical Level 1 class covers the basics of Electrical Industry, Safety for Electricians, Introduction to Electrical Circuits, Electrical Theory, Introduction to the National Electrical Code, Device Boxes, Hand Bending, Wireways, raceways and Fittings, Conductors and Cables, Basic Electrical Construction Documents, Residential Wiring and Electrical Test Equipment. Students will have the opportunity to test for the NCCER Electrical level I certification, as well as a chance to earn the first year of a four year apprenticeship with the Associated Builders and Contractors Apprenticeship program.

ELECTRICAL II: DEVICE BOXES, RACEWAYS, AND CONDUIT (A2002) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
The Electrical 2 class covers the basics of Alternating Current Theory, Motor Theory, Electric Lighting, conduit Bending, Pull and Junction Boxes, Conductor Installations, Cable Tray, Conductor Terminations and Splices, Grounding and Bonding, Circuit Breakers and Fuses, and Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts. Students will have the opportunity to test for the NCCER Electrical Level II certification, as well as a chance to earn the second year of a four year apprenticeship with the Associated Builders and Contractors Apprenticeship program.

WORK-BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCE (A2003) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
Students remaining in class will have the opportunity to assist in the construction and wiring of a single-family home, including the installation of a solar array; or students may participate in the Youth Apprenticeship Maryland Program. Both opportunities will provide the students with real-world work experience in this trade.