Academics

    BCT

    BCT 101 Introduction to Building Construction  (3-6-5)
    Offered Fall Semester
    This course is an introduction to residential and light commercial construction, construction terms, tools of the trade and their safe use.

    BCT 102 Fundamentals of Building Construction  (1-9-4)
    Offered Fall Semester
    This course is a study of framing for residential and light commercial buildings.

    BCT 103 Construction Site Layout  (1-9-4)
    Offered Spring Semester
    This course covers location and layout of building corners, elevation and the use of appropriate tools.

    BCT 113  Fundamentals of Construction Prints  (0-12-4)
    Offered Fall Semester
    This course includes reading prints for residential and light commercial building construction.

    BCT 115  Construction Safety and Equipment  (2-0-2)
    Offered Spring Semester
    This course includes what personal protective clothing and equipment to wear, how to perform basic construction tasks safely, and how to respond to accidents if they occur.

    BCT 116  Residential Building Exam Preparation  (1-0-1)
    Offered Summer Semester
    This course prepares the student for the South Carolina residential contractor's exam. The course covers a basic review of general contracting, including documents, construction budgets, cost accounting and inspections.

    BCT 119  Plumbing Inspector Certification  (1-0-1)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    This course is a study of the standard plumbing code (ICC) for persons responsible for ensuring plumbing installation compliance, while also preparing for examination and certification through the SBCCI as a plumbing inspector.

    BCT 131  Estimating/Quantity Take-Off  (2-0-2)
    Offered Fall Semester
    This course covers construction estimation and quantity take-off for construction trades based on local and national building codes.

    BCT 142  Fundamentals of Construction Safety  (4-0-4)
    Offered Spring Semester
    This course covers safety standards and practices as they apply to the building construction industry.

    BCT 150  Plumbing  (3-6-5)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    This course is a study of skills for the plumbing trade, safe and proper use of plumbing tools, calculations for plumbing, schematics for plumbing, selection and joining of various pipes, selecting and fitting tubing and fillers, cutting and threading carbon steel pipes, and making flare and compression joints.

    BCT 151  Introduction to Residential Plumbing  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    This course covers plumbing theory as it relates to residential construction.

    BCT 152  Residential Plumbing  (3-6-5)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    This course is a study of the plumbing methods and practices used in residential application.

    BCT 153  Plumbing Repairs  (1-6-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    This course covers repair work in domestic and commercial plumbing installation.

    BCT 154  Plumbing Tests and Connections  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    This course is a study and application of DWV piping systems, testing DWV piping, testing water lines, testing faucets and valves, and installing water heaters.

    BCT 201  Principles of Roof Construction  (1-9-4)
    Offered Spring Semester
    This course is a study of design and construction of roof systems and roofing materials for residential and light commercial construction.

    BCT 203  Exterior & Interior Finishes  (1-12-5)
    Offered Summer Semester
    This course is a study of exterior and interior finishes for residential and light commercial buildings.

    BCT 209  Construction Project Management  (2-3-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    This is a course designed with projects using building construction skills.  Students will learn techniques of scheduling materials and labor to be on the jobsite at appropriate times to meet project goals and to ensure that permits, restrictions, and surveys have been met.

    BCT 221  Construction Building Codes  (3-0-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    This course is a study of local, state and national building code requirements as they apply to residential and commercial construction.

    BCT 231  Construction Labor and Expediting  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    This course is a study of the process of controlling material and labor on a job site.