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SKTR 1000 Survey of the Construction Industry (A)

2 credits
This seminar course provides an overview of the vast array of opportunities in the construction industry. Students will be exposed to careers ranging from the many administrative and management career opportunities available in the industry (e.g., construction management, architecture, and civil engineering) as well as the wide range of skilled trades careers needed to build America (e.g., electrician, carpenter, operating engineer, plumber, HVAC, and welder). Also covered will be a wide range of construction operations: residential, commercial, industrial, and public works, and how “green construction” affects and influences these projects. A general overview of job site safety will also be covered.
Lecture: 2 hours Lab fee: $10.00

SKTR 1100 Basic Skills for the Construction Industry (On Demand)

2 credits
This course introduces the student to basic technical skills that are common to all construction trades: safety in the workplace, measuring and construction math, hand and power tool usage, blueprint reading, and basic rigging operations.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours Lab fee: $20.00

SKTR 1110 Electrical: Fundamentals (A, SP)

2 credits
This course introduces the learner to the electrical profession, basic electrical theory and circuits, standard electrical safety, installation tools, electrical formulas, selection of proper wiring size and methods of installation. The learner will experience an introduction to wiring methods, wiring devices and their installation. This course will cover essential electrical test equipment. Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 1020 or higher Lab fee: $30.00

 

SKTR 1120 Carpentry: Fundamentals (A, SP)

2 credits
This course introduces the learner to the varied complex systems that make up the Carpentry Trade and to the history of the trade; career opportunities and different types of construction are discussed. Safety for job-site working conditions will be covered. Wood building materials, fasteners and adhesives for wood framing are covered, as are Basic Carpentry formulas. This class gives the learner an introduction to proper and safe use of hand, pneumatic, and power tools typically used by carpenters. Learners will experience hands-on projects building wall sections. Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 1020 or higher Lab fee: $25.00

SKTR 1140 Plumbing: Introduction to Supply Systems (A)

2 credits
This course introduces learners to the plumbing profession, plumbing safety, tools, plumbing formulas, and drawings. CPVC, copper, steel pipe and relative fittings are discussed. This course will cover sizing requirements, flow rates, and unit usages for different plumbing fixtures. The learning will engage in the installation of plumbing supply systems and proper usage of required tools and installation methods.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 1020 or higher Lab fee: $55.00


SKTR 1180 Welding: Introduction to Stick (A, SP)

2 credits
This course introduces the learner to the welding profession, welding tools, welding safety, OxyFuel setup, cutting, and heating, base metal preparation, weld quality, and several aspects of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (known as “Stick Welding”) including equipment setup, and basic electrode selection. Through this course the learner will be able to assess what other welding skills and knowledge they desire and/or need for the work place.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 1020 or higher Lab fee: $70.00

SKTR 1280 Welding: OxyFuel Methods and Plasma Cutting (A, SP)

2 credits
This course introduces the learning to OxyFuel welding (OFW) of mild steel and aluminum, this course will expand on Oxy-Fuel cutting and setup procedures taught in SKTR 1180. This course will cover equipment, setup, limitations, proper operation and methods used for plasma arc cutting and gouging, along with the basic nomenclature and use of the Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC) process. The learner will engage in lab activities pertaining to OxyFuel welding and cutting, Plasma Arc cutting, Carbon Arc gouging and proper fit up and preparation of materials for joining by the OxyFuel process.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: SKTR 1180 Lab fee: $95.00

SKTR 1300 Construction Industry Employability Skills (A)

2 credits
This seminar course covers a wide range of life and employability/ employee skills. These skill sets are essential to successfully enter the workforce and build a career with a clear upward path. Proper preparation of resumes, cover letters, and online applications as well as job search techniques suited specifically for construction and maintenance job placements are covered. Lecture: 2 hours Lab fee: $15.00

SKTR 1310 Electrical: Wiring I (A, SP)

2 credits
This course introduces the learner to electrical blueprints, wiring of single pole, three-way, and four-way switches, standard and GFCI receptacles, outlet boxes, and branch circuits. Learners will start their studies of the National Electrical Code (NEC), proper methods of conductor termination, splices, and properly sizing conductors. This course will introduce learners to basic concepts of raceway installations.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: SKTR 1110 Lab fee: $31.00


SKTR 1320 Carpentry: Structural Framing I (A, SP)

2 credits
This course introduces the learner to various wood framing methods and systems used in carpentry. Learners will use Blueprint reading plans for construction of projects. Floor, wall, and foundation systems are the principle focus of this course. Learners will engage in building floor and wall sections, perform foundation layout, and Transit setup for establishing elevations and project positioning.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: SKTR 1120 Lab fee: $30.00

SKTR 1340 Plumbing: Introduction to DWV Systems (SP)

2 credits
This course introduces the learner to proper installation of Drain Waste and Vent (DWV) systems for installing sink, tub, roof, floor, and area drains. Coverage of building standards for proper and safe installation of DWV will be covered. Different types of materials and methods used for code compliant DWV and proper sizing of DWV systems, and DWV Isometric drawing/reading will be covered. The learning will engage in the installation of DWV systems and proper usage of required tools and installation methods.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: SKTR 1140 Lab fee: $65.00

SKTR 1380 Welding: Introduction to MIG (A, SP)

2 credits
This course introduces the learner to additional welding symbols and drawings, all aspects of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), including equipment setup, gas selection, usage of both solid core and flux core welding wire, using both fillet and multiple- pass welds. Through this course the learner will be able to assess what other welding skills and knowledge they desire and need for the various trades in the work force. The learner will engage in lab projects joining metals in Lap, Tee, Butt, and V-groove configurations using gas-shielded (GMAW) and flux core (FCAW) methods and materials. Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: SKTR 1180 Lab fee: $75.00

SKTR 1480 Welding: Specifications & Drawings (SP)

2 credits
This course will cover welding symbol fundamentals used to build all complex welding symbols. Students will engage in the interpretation and drawing of welding symbols. Welding symbols will be analyzed to determine specifications for rod, flux, joint design, and side of joint to be welded. Symbols will be evaluated to determine weld position relative to weldment and other essential criteria.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MATH 1020, SKTR 1180, ENGT 1115 Lab fee: $10.00

SKTR 1510 Electrical: Low Volt Systems I (SP)

2 credits
This course introduces the learner to the fundamentals of Plain Old Telephone (POT) lines, CAT 3 through 6 Data topologies and terminations, 59 Ohm, and 6 Ohm Coaxial dual shield and quad shield cabling. Students will learn proper industry standard termination methods, tool usage, and methods for proper installation, maintenance, and repair of TeleData/ Coaxial Systems. The learner will engage in lab projects installing, terminating, and testing of these communication systems.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: SKTR 1310 Lab fee: $45.00

SKTR 1520 Carpentry: Steel Framing Construction (On Demand)

2 credits
This course introduces the learner to Steel Framing Technology and Fundamentals. This course will cover the materials, tools, and methods of installation for steel framing. This course will cover sizing and gauge of framing members for both structural and non-structural construction applications. The learner will engage in building wall systems, floor systems, ceiling systems and metal grid drop ceiling installations using steel framing materials, tools, and methods.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: SKTR 1320 Lab fee: $45.00

SKTR 1580 Welding: Introduction to TIG Processes (A)

3 credits
This course will introduce the student, who is already proficient in basic SMAW, GMAW, and OxyFuel Welding skills to the cursory skill sets and knowledge of the GTAW welding process. The learner will cover skills for equipment selection, set-up, techniques, theories and applications of the GTAW welding process. The learner will engage in lab projects welding mild steel plate utilizing mild steel filler metal using the GTAW process. This process will include lap, tee, and butt joints on mild steel plate and sheet metal.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: SKTR 1280, SKTR 1380 Lab fee: $100.00

SKTR 1894 Special Topics: Skilled Trades I (On Demand)

1-4 credits
Special topic course for year one type content.
Lecture: 1-4 hours – Lab: Varies
Prerequisite: Varies Lab fee: Varies


SKTR 1994 Special Topics: Skilled Trades II (On Demand)

1-4 credits
Special topic course for year one type content.
Lecture: 1-4 hours - Lab: Varies
Prerequisite: Varies Lab fee: Varies

SKTR 2010 Electrical: Wiring II (A)

2 credits
This course will continue with instructions for installing conduit raceway systems, conductors, devices, and branch circuits. Commercial wiring, grounding, circuit breakers, electrical services, and over current equipment are covered. Learners will continue to broaden their knowledge of the National Electric Code and its requirements. This course introduces the learner to intermediate levels of residential and commercial wiring methods, materials, and related applications.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: SKTR 1310 Lab fee: $31.00

SKTR 2020 Carpentry: Structural Framing II (A)

2 credits
This course introduces the learner to ceiling and roof framing concepts and methods. Course will cover rafter types and angle calculations for building roof framing systems. SKTR 2020 also introduces the learner to insulation, sheeting, vapor barriers, roofing materials, windows, and doors. The class will cover energy conservation methods, materials, and “green building” methodologies. The learner will engage in lab projects building and installing various roofing systems and coverings, as well as sheeting and insulation.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: SKTR 1320 Lab fee: $30.00

SKTR 2040 Plumbing: Intermediate Supply & DWV Systems (A)

2 credits
This course will cover PEX type supply systems, hammer effects, expansion tanks, return loop systems, and natural gas supply methods and materials. The learner will engage in sizing and installing DWV materials for horizontal and vertical stack systems. This course introduces additional plumbing codes, sump pump and lift station systems in addition to plumbing system testing tools and method required for successful plumbing installations. The learner will engage in the installation of and testing of plumbing supply systems and proper usage of required tools and installation methods.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: SKTR 1340 Lab fee: $55.00

SKTR 2080 Welding: Intermediate Stick and MIG (A, SP)

2 credits
Using welding methods, materials, and techniques of SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW, the student will be instructed in methods that are best suited for welding metals in a wide range of real-world applications and positions. This includes “in-position” and “out-of-position” welding, on both flat work and round work materials. The learner will be engaged in lab projects using the SMAW, GMAW and FCAW processes welding: Tee, Lap, and Square Groove joints, in- and out-of-position.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: SKTR 1380 Lab fee: $75.00

SKTR 2110 Electrical: Repair & Service Practices (SP)

2 credits
This course provides learners with additional residential and commercial wiring methods and materials. Learners will be introduced to motor maintenance, load calculations, feeder circuits, and over-current protection. The learner will be introduced to distribution equipment, fire alarm systems, and arc flash electrical hazards. This course helps the learner to apply his/her knowledge of wiring and circuitry for diagnoses and repair of common wiring problems.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: SKTR 1000, SKTR 1300, SKTR 2010 Lab fee: $30.00

SKTR 2120 Carpentry: Interior/Exterior Finish Systems (SP)

2 credits
This course introduces the learner to interior and exterior finish systems including: drywall installation and finishing, wall coverings, siding, soffit materials, primers, paints, ceilings, and floorings. The learner will cover energy conservation methods, materials, and “green building” methodologies. The learner will engage in lab projects installing and repairing various interior and exterior finish materials.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: SKTR 1000, SKTR1300, SKTR 2020 Lab fee: $30.00

SKTR 2140 Plumbing: Repair and Service Practices (SP)

2 credits
This course introduces the learner to service processes, service tools, service methods, and replacement methods of plumbing equipment. This course introduces the learner to additional plumbing codes and their application. The learner will engage in lab projects replacing, retrofitting plumbing fixtures, equipment, and common repair and/or adjustment procedures.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: SKTR 1000, SKTR 1300, SKTR 2040 Lab fee: $40.00

SKTR 2180 Welding: Intermediate Applications I (A, SP)

2 credits
Using techniques learned in the 2080 course and utilizing the SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes, the student will be instructed in more advanced methods for welding metals in a wide range of real-world applications and positions. This course will encompass “out-of-position” welding on both flat work and round work materials. The learner will be engaged in lab projects using the SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes while welding: Tee, Lap, and V-Groove joints in out-of-position setups.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: SKTR 1000, SKTR 1300, SKTR 2080 Lab fee: $85.00

SKTR 2185 Welding: Intermediate Applications II (A, SP)

2 credits
This class will introduce the learner to intermediate out of position SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and OxyFuel Welding for Horizontal, Vertical, and Overhead applications, the effects of differing enveloping gases and using flux core with enveloping gasses. The learner will be introduced to aluminum preparation, set-up and fit-up for GMAW. The learner will engage in lab projects covering Out of Position SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and OxyFuel Welding, for Horizontal, Vertical, and Overhead situations.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: SKTR 1480, SKTR 1580, SKTR 2180 Lab fee: $80.00

SKTR 2210 Electrical: Photovoltaic System (SU)

3 credits
This course will provide the learner with hands on instructional training needed to develop the skills required for designing, building, installing, troubleshooting and maintaining photovoltaic systems. The course is designed to introduce design concepts, tools, equipment and methods of installation used for photovoltaic systems. Fully operational systems are available for hands-on training that interface with battery and real time utility grid tied systems.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: SKTR 2010, EMEC 1251 Lab fee: $100.00

SKTR 2280 Welding: Intermediate V Groove & Pipe I (SP)

3 credits
This course introduces the learner to advanced welding techniques specific to V-Groove welding of flat materials and pipe. This course will cover V-Groove welding using the SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW processes. During this course, the student will hone his/her metal joining skills. This course will focus on multi-pass applications for both in- and out-of-position work and introduce learners to pipe welding and the challenges it encompasses. Learners will engage in lab projects for fitting up and selecting the proper welding process for performing both vertical up, vertical down travel progressions, horizontal welding of pipe and flat materials required for meeting different welding specifications.
Lecture: 1hour – Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisite: SKTR 2185 Lab fee: $95.00

SKTR 2710 Electrical: NEC & Electrical Contracting (SP)

4 credits
This course introduces the learner to understanding and developing a proper interpretation of the National Electric Code. This seminar course will introduce the learner to understanding NEC divisions, hierarchy, proper application of exceptions, and default rules for all electrical installations. This course will review electrical theory fundamentals, electrical formulas used for branch circuits, feeders and equipment calculations. This course will also cover contractor’s business law and job site safety requirements for proper preparation for a State of Ohio Electrical Contractors License.
Lecture: 4 hours Instructor permission required
Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 1020 or higher Lab fee: $25.00

SKTR 2780 Welding: Certification Preparation I (SU)

1 credit
This course will cover the requirements for passing an AWS certification for flat and out of position work in structural applications. This course will help to fine tune the learners understanding of welding inspection methods, specifications, standards, and procedures for successful structural welding.
Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: SKTR 2280 Lab fee: $100.00

SKTR 2894 Special Topics: Skilled Trades III (On Demand)

1-4 credits
Special topic course for year two type content.
Lecture: 1-4 hours – Lab: Varies
Prerequisite: Varies Lab fee: Varies

SKTR 2994 Special Topics: Skilled Trades IV (On Demand)

1-4 credits
Special topic course for year two type content.
Lecture: 1-4 hours – Lab: Varies
Prerequisite: Varies          Lab fee: Varies