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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.
  • To learn more about Skilled Trades Certificates or the Facility Maintenance Degree offered by our Skilled Trades Program; contact JD White 287-5211 Program Coordinator or Scott Laslo 287-2653 Instructor, Student Advisor, and Coordinator.

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.

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.

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Facilities Maintenance Associate Degree

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
ENGL 101 Basic Composition 3
CMGT 135 Safety and Loss Prevention 3
MATH 111 Technical Mathematics 4
SKTR 112 Introduction to Carpentry 4
SKTR 114 Introduction to Plumbing Supply Systems 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   18

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
ENGL 102 Essay and Research 3
CMGT 115 Building Construction Methods 3
CIT 101 PC Applications I 3
ARCH 110 Construction Drafting: Manual I 2
SKTR 111 Introduction to Electrical Work 4
HAC 161 Hand Tools Laboratory 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   19

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
COMM 200 Business Communications 3
HUMxxx Humanities 111, 112, 113, 151, 152, or 224 5
CMGT 153 Residential Construction 3
CMGT 121 Building Construction Drawings 3
SKTR 118 Introduction to Welding 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   18

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
SSCI XXX Social Sciences, 101, 102, 105, or GEOG 240 5
MULT 104 Adult and Pediatric CPR 1
SKTR 131 Introduction to Commercial Wiring 4
SKTR 132 Carpentry: Structural Framing 4
SKTR 138 Fundamentals of MIG Welding 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   18

Quarter 5

Course Name Credits
COMM 105 Speech(or)  
COMM 110 Conference and Group Discussion 3
SKTR 134 Introduction to Plumbing DWV Systems 4
HAC 141 Principles of Refrigeration 4
SKTR 208 Intermediate Welding Applications I 4
SKTR XXX Technical Elective 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   18

Quarter 6

Course Name Credits
SKTR 201 Intermediate Residential & Commercial Wiring 4
SKTR 202 Carpentry: Interior/Exterior Finish Systems 4
SKTR 204 Plumbing: Repair and Renovation 4
HAC 284 HAC Wiring Circuits II 4
SKTR XXX Technical Elective 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   19
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS   110

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Technical Electives

Course Name Credits
SKTR 128 OxyFuel Weld & Plasma Cutting 3
SKTR 130 Construction Industry Employability Skills 3
SKTR 148 Welding Specification and Drawings 3
SKTR 151 TeleData and Coaxial Systems Low Volt Systems I 3
SKTR 152 Steel StudFraming Construction 3
SKTR 158 Introduction to TIG Welding 4
SKTR 218 Intermediate Welding Application II 4
SKTR 221 Photovoltaic Systems 4
SKTR 228 Intermediate Welding V Grooveand Pipe I 4
SKTR 288 AWS Certification Prep I 2

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SUGGESTED ELECTIVES

Course Name Credits
CMGT 105 Construction Contract Doc 3
ARCH 112 Construction Drafting – CAD I 2
ARCH 113 Architectural Drafting - CAD II 2

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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 quarters. 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.

 

Quarter 1

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Course Name Credits
SKTR 100 Survey of the Construction Industry 3
SKTR 111 Introduction to Electrical Work 4
SKTR 112 Introduction to Carpentry 4
SKTR 118 Introduction to Welding 4
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Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
SKTR 114 Introduction to Plumbing 4
SKTR 132 Carpentry: Structural Framing 4
SKTR 138 Fundamentals of MIG Welding 4
HAC 141 Principles of Refrigeration 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   16

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
SKTR 131 Introduction to Commercial Wiring 4
SKTR 134 Introduction to Plumbing Drain / Vent System 4
HAC 161 Hand Tools Laboratory (HVAC) 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   12
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS   43

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Facilities 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 and Skilled Trades - Facilities Maintenance Major 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

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
SKTR 100 Survey of the Construction Industry 3
SKTR 130 Construction Industry Employability Skills 3
SKTR 112 Introduction to Carpentry 4
SKTR 132 Carpentry: Structural Framing 4
SKTR 202 Carpentry: Interior / Exterior Finish Systems 4
SKTR 152 Steel Framing Construction 3
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS   21

Electrician Module Certificate

Course Name Credits
SKTR 100 Survey of the Construction Industry 3
SKTR 130 Construction Industry Employability Skills 3
SKTR 111 Introduction to Electrical Work 4
SKTR 131 Introduction to Commercial Wiring 4
SKTR 201 Intermediate Residential & Commercial 4
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS   18

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HVAC Module Certificate

Course Name Credits
SKTR 100 Survey of the Construction Industry 3
SKTR 130 Construction Industry Employability Skills 3
HAC 161 Hand Tools Laboratory 4
HAC 141 Principles of Refrigeration 4
HAC 284 HVAC Wiring Circuits II 4
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS   18

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Plumbing Module Certificate

Course Name Credits
SKTR 100 Survey of the Construction Industry 3
SKTR 130 Construction Industry Employability Skills 3
SKTR 114 Introduction to Plumbing Supply Systems 4
SKTR 134 Introduction to Plumbing Drain/Vent Systems 4
SKTR 204 Plumbing: Repair and Renovation 4
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS   18

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Welding Module Certificate

Course Name Credits
SKTR 100 Survey of the Construction Industry 3
SKTR 130 Construction Industry Employability Skills 3
SKTR 118 Introduction to Welding 4
SKTR 138 Fundamentals of MIG Welding 4
SKTR 208 Intermediate Welding Applications I 4
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS   18

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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.

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
SKTR 118 Introduction to Welding 4
PHYS 100 Introduction to Physics 4
MATH 111 Technical Math 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   12

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
SKTR 128 Oxyfuel Welding & Plasma Cutting 3
SKTR 138 Fundamentals of MIG Welding 4
MECH 115 Engineering Graphics 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   11

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
SKTR 148 Welding Specifications & Drawings 3
SKTR 158 Introduction to TIG Welding 4
SKTR 208 Intermediate Welding Applications I 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   11

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
SKTR 218 Intermediate Welding Applications II 4
SKTR 228 Intermediate Welding: “V” Groove & Pipe 4
SKTR 288 AWS Certification 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   10
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS   44

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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 be able to place into DEV 031 – Pre-Algebra math or higher before beginning any of the Skilled Trades technical courses.

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
SKTR 100 Survey of the Construction Industry 3
SKTR 110 Basic Skills for the Construction Industry 3
SKTR 130 Construction Industry Employability Skills 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   9

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