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The mission of Skilled Trades is to develop and implement partnership programs with area employers that include the use of college coursework as a part of their employee career preparation programs. The department collaborates with local industry partners to custom build certificate and/or degree programs that will best meet their educational and training needs. These programs can include employer-specific courses as well as integration of their employees into mainstream college coursework.

The goal of this initiative is to meet all of the educational and training needs of employers at all levels within their organization. These partnerships actively involve local employers in the educational process, including recruiting, selection, curriculum development, related work experience, and final placement.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Skilled Trades, the graduate will be able to:

  • Understand the role and function of the skilled trades in the construction industry
  • Discriminate the work they perform and how it interrelates with the other trades in the overall scope of a construction project
  • Apply underlying theories and principles that are foundational to the trade that they have chosen
  • Demonstrate skills and proper work practices in all building, renovation, or repair activities
  • Be qualified and prepared to become a lead worker and/or mentor to others on construction and maintenance job sites
  • Read, interpret, and follow construction drawings.
  • Apply current industry-specific building codes in the planning and execution of work
  • Demonstrate the use of proper safety procedures in all activities.

For more information about the Skilled Trades programs, contact Scott Laslo, On-Campus Programs Coordinator, at (614) 287-2653, e-mail: slaslo1@cscc.edu or J.D. White, Apprenticeship Programs Coordinator, at (614) 287-5211, e-mail: jwhite02@cscc.edu.

Apprenticeship Partnership Degree Programs

These Skilled Trades degree programs are part of partnerships between area trades apprenticeship programs and the college. Participation in these programs is limited to students who are currently enrolled in the full-time apprenticeship programs offered by the college’s industry partner trades organizations.

Students in the Skilled Trades degree programs combine apprenticeship courses, advanced technical coursework, and basic and general education courses to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Skilled Trades. Electrician, carpentry, millwright, sheet metal and operating engineer majors are currently available.

For more information, students can refer to the website (www.cscc.edu/skilledtrades) and/or contact Skilled Trades Program Coordinator J.D. White at (614) 287-5211, e-mail: jwhite02@cscc.edu.

Associate of Technical Studies Degree in Construction Trades

In partnership with several central Ohio trades apprenticeship programs, the college offers apprentices the opportunity to earn college credit in their apprenticeship programs. Students are awarded college credit for technical courses taken during each year of the apprenticeship, leading to a certificate in the program upon successful completion of their apprenticeship. Students who wish to continue their education can apply the credits they have earned toward an Associate of Technical Studies in Construction Trades with a technical minor in their trade and a major in construction management. All Skilled Trades partnership programs have restricted enrollment, requiring that participants are accepted into their respective trade apprenticeship programs prior to enrollment in one of these Associate of Technical Studies Degree Programs.

Facilities Maintenance Associate Degree

The Skilled Trades Associate Degree program in Facilities Maintenance prepares individuals for careers in technical jobs supporting the maintenance, upkeep, and light repair of residential, commercial, and multi-family properties. Facilities maintenance requires that employees have a broad range of knowledge and skills across multiple trades. The technical coursework in this program provides education and training in five technical skill areas: welding, carpentry, electricity, plumbing, and heating/air conditioning. In addition, to the technical theoretical knowledge coursework, students will study nontechnical coursework needed to provide the necessary support of this technical degree.

Area facilities managers have been consulted and involved in the development of this program. Its goal is to prepare entry-level workers and to provide opportunities for developmental training of current employees within this growing industry. Upon completion of the program, students earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Skilled Trades–Facilities Maintenance major. The program is designed to:

  • Provide students with basic skills and knowledge in the core trades of carpentry, electricity, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and welding
  • Provide students with the foundational academic skills to support their success in trades-related employment
  • Prepare students for entry-level positions in facilities maintenance.

With their knowledge in this wide-range of technical trades, graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as facilities maintenance technicians. Those who are interested in specializing in a specific trade may use this education as a foundation to help them qualify for entry into any of a variety of skilled trades registered apprenticeship programs.

Facilities Maintenance Associate Degree

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
SKTR 1110 Electric: Fundamentals  2
SKTR 1120 Carpentry: Fundamentals  2
SKTR 1140 Plumbing: Introduction Supply Systems  2
SKTR 1180 Welding: Introduction to Stick  2
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts & Applications  3
CMGT 1135 Safety & Loss Prevention  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17
Semester 2 . .
SKTR 1310 Electrical: Wiring I  2
SKTR 1320 Carpentry: Structural Framing I  2
SKTR 1340 Plumbing: Introduction to DWV  2
SKTR 1380 Welding: Introduction to MIG  2
HVAC 1140 Principles of Refrigeration  3
CMGT 1121 Construction Drawings  3
PHYS 1103 World of Energy  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17
Summer Semester . .
MULT 1040 Adult & Pediatric CPR  0.5
COMM 2204 Technical Writing  3
ARCH 1110 Basic Manual Drafting  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 4.5
Semester 3 . .
SKTR 2010 Electrical: Wiring II  2
SKTR 2020 Carpentry: Structural Framing II  2
SKTR 2040 Plumbing: Intermediate Supply & DWV  2
SKTR 2080 Welding: Intermediate Stick & MIG  2
HVAC 1150 Instrumentation/Combustion Process  3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved list  3
COMM 1105 Oral Communication 3
. or .
COMM 1110 Small Group Communication  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17
Semester 4 . .
XXXX XXXX Technical Elective  2
XXXX XXXX Technical Elective  2
XXXX XXXX Technical Elective  2
XXXX XXXX Technical Elective  2
SBS XXXX Refer to approved list  3
MATH 1110 Mathematics for the Skilled Trades  3
ARCH 1112 Basic CAD Drafting  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS  . 70.5

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

GENERAL:
EMEC 1250 Motors & Control Logic  4
EMEC 1251 Control Logic & PLC’s  4
SKTR 1000 Survey of the Construction Industry  2
SKTR 1100 Basic Skills for the Construction Industry  2
SKTR 1300 Construction Industry Employability Skills  2
SKTR 1894 Special Topics: Skilled Trades I  1 to 4
SKTR 1994 Special Topics: Skilled Trades II  1 to 4
SKTR 2894 Special Topics: Skilled Trades III  1 to 4
SKTR 2994 Special Topics: Skilled Trades IV  1 to 4

 

CARPENTRY:
SKTR 2120 Carpentry: Interior/Exterior Finish Systems  2
SKTR 1520 Carpentry: Steel Framing Construction  2

 

ELECTRICAL:
SKTR 2110 Electrical: Repair & Service Practices  2
SKTR 2210 Electrical: Photovoltaic System  3
SKTR 1510 Electrical: Low Volt Systems I  2
SKTR 2710 Electrical: NEC & Electrical Contracting  4

 

HVAC:
HVAC 1280 Wiring Circuits II  3
HVAC 2150 Heating Systems  3

 

PLUMBING:
SKTR 2140 Plumbing: Repair & Service Practices  2

 

WELDING:
SKTR 1280 Welding: OxyFuel Methods & Plasma Cutting  2
SKTR 1480 Welding: Specifications & Drawings  2
SKTR 1580 Welding: Introduction to TIG Processes  3
SKTR 2180 Welding: Intermediate Applications I  2
SKTR 2185 Welding: Intermediate Applications II  2
SKTR 2280 Welding: Intermediate Groove & Pipe  3
SKTR 2780 Welding: Certification Preparation I  1

Facilities Maintenance Certificate Program

This short-term certificate program prepares students for employment as entry-level maintenance workers. The program can be completed in as little as three semesters. Since the certificate shares coursework with the associate degree program, graduates have the options of immediately entering the workforce, continuing on at Columbus State to complete the Associate Degree in Facilities Maintenance, or doing both, now or in the future.

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
SKTR 1110 Electric: Fundamentals  2
SKTR 1120 Carpentry: Fundamentals  2
SKTR 1140 Plumbing: Introduction Supply Systems  2
SKTR 1180 Welding: Introduction to Stick  2
HVAC 1140 Principles of Refrigeration  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 11
Semester 2 . .
SKTR 1310 Electrical: Wiring I  2
SKTR 1320 Carpentry: Structural Framing I  2
SKTR 1340 Plumbing: Introduction to DWV Systems  2
SKTR 1380 Welding: Introduction to MIG  2
HVAC 1150 Instrumentation/Combustion Process  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 11
Semester 3 . .
SKTR 2010 Electrical: Wiring II  2
SKTR 2020 Carpentry: Structural Framing II  2
SKTR 2040 Plumbing: Intermediate Supply & DWV Systems  2
MULT 1040 Adult & Pediatric CPR  0.5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6.5
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 28.5

Facilities Maintenance Module Certificates

The Module Certificates are a great way for students to focus on a single skill set and earn a college certificate. In combination, the modules can be applied towards the Facilities Maintenance Certificate program or the Facilities Maintenance Associates Degree program. In local industry, employers and employees both can benefit from these modules as a method to cross-train current workers to build or enhance additional skill sets.

Carpentry Module Certificate
SKTR 1000 Survey of the Construction Industry  2
SKTR 1300 Construction Industry Employability Skills  2
SKTR 1120 Carpentry: Fundamentals  2
SKTR 1320 Carpentry: Structural Framing I  2
SKTR 2020 Carpentry: Structural Framing II  2
SKTR 2120 Carpentry: Interior/Exterior Finish Systems  2
CMGT 1135 Safety & Loss Prevent  2
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 14

 

Electrician Module Certificate
SKTR 1000 Survey of the Construction Industry  2
SKTR 1300 Construction Industry Employability Skills  2
SKTR 1110 Electric: Fundamentals  2
SKTR 1310 Electric: Wiring I  2
SKTR 2010 Electric: Wiring II  2
SKTR 2110 Electric: Repair & Service Practices  2
CMGT 1135 Safety & Loss Prevention  2
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 14

 

HVAC Module Certificate
SKTR 1000 Survey of the Construction Industry  2
SKTR 1300 Construction Industry Employability Skills  2
HVAC 1140 Principles of Refrigeration  3
HVAC 1150 Instrument/Combustion Process  3
HVAC 1280 HVAC Wiring Circuits II  3
CMGT 1135 Safety & Loss Prevention  2
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 15

 

Plumbing Module Certificate
SKTR 1000 Survey of the Construction Industry  2
SKTR 1300 Construction Industry Employability Skills  2
SKTR 1140 Plumbing: Introduction Supply Systems  2
SKTR 1340 Plumbing: Introduction to DWV Systems  2
SKTR 2040 Plumbing: Intermediate Supply & DWV Systems  2
SKTR 2140 Plumbing: Repair & Service Practices  2
CMGT 1135 Safety & Loss Prevention  2
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 14

 

Welding Module Certificate
SKTR 1000 Survey of the Construction Industry  2
SKTR 1300 Construction Industry Employability Skills  2
SKTR 1180 Welding: Introduction to Stick  2
SKTR 1380 Welding: Introduction to MIG  2
SKTR 2080 Welding: Intermediate Stick & MIG  2
SKTR 2180 Welding: Intermediate Applications I  2
CMGT 1135 Safety & Loss Prevention  2
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 14

Intermediate Welder Certificate

Students that complete the Welding Module Certificate and looking to become an AWS certified Welder require more in-depth training. The Intermediate Welder Certificate provides this necessary training and the ability to enter the workforce as an intermediate level Welder. Individuals already working in the welding industry, which have never had an opportunity to formalize their training by learning the fundamentals and theories of welding will also benefit greatly from this Intermediate Welder Certificate’s technical training.

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
SKTR 1180 Welding: Introduction to Stick  2
SKTR 1280 Welding: OxyFuel Methods & Plasma Cutting  2
SKTR 1380 Welding: Introduction to MIG  2
SKTR 1110 Electric: Fundamentals  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 2 . .
ENGT 1115 Engineering Graphics  3
SKTR 1480 Welding: Specifications & Drawings  2
SKTR 1580 Welding: Introduction to TIG Processes  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 3 . .
SKTR 2080 Welding: Intermediate Stick & MIG  2
SKTR 2180 Welding: Intermediate Applications I  2
MATH 1110 Mathematics for the Skilled Trades  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
Semester 4 . .
SKTR 2185 Welding: Intermediate Applications II  2
SKTR 2280 Welding: Intermediate Groove & Pipe  3
SKTR 2780 Welding: Certification Preparation I  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 29

Introduction to the Construction Industry

Skilled Trades has developed a certificate to provide foundational information about the construction industry. These courses are intended to address the needs of everyone from the casual observer who simply wants to gain a better understanding of the construction industry to those who are seriously considering a career in construction. These courses provide information about career opportunities in the construction industry, ranging from skilled trades to architecture, design, and management. They explore the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in each of these career paths. Finally, they help students who are interested in a career in construction to prepare to be better candidates entering into a formal program of study to attain their career goals.

NOTE: Students must place into MATH 1020 or higher MATH before beginning any of the Skilled Trades technical courses, with the exception of SKTR 1000, SKTR 1100, and SKTR 1300.

SKTR 1000 Survey of the Construction Industry  2
SKTR 1100 Basic Skills for the Construction Industry  2
SKTR 1300 Construction Industry Employability Skills  2
CMGT 1135 Safety & Loss Prevention  2
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 8