Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog
Building Construction Technology4 Semester Program
One Associate of Applied Science degree is available to the student.
Program Coordinator and instructor: Callaghan
The following courses are required for an Associate of Applied Science degree:BCT 100 Technical General Education 1-16 cr BCT 105 Cabinet Layout and Drawing 1 cr BCT 110 Hand Tools, Power Hand Tools, and Power Tools 1 cr BCT 111 Wood and Panel Construction 2 cr BCT 112 Door and Frame Construction 2 cr BCT 113 Cabinet Setting 2 cr BCT 114 Laminate and Counter Top Installation 1 cr BCT 115 Trim Carpentry Techniques 3 cr BCT 116 Wall Framing Theories 1 cr BCT 117 Wall Framing Lab 2 cr BCT 118 Roof Framing Lab 3 cr BCT 120 Theory of Timber Frame Construction 1 cr BCT 121 Timber Frame Construction Lab 5 cr BCT 140 Construction Blueprint Reading 2 cr BCT 160 Construction Mathematics 2 cr BCT 201 Concrete (Forming, Pouring and Finishing) 3 cr BCT 202 Floor and Sills 2 cr BCT 203 Wall and Ceiling 2 cr BCT 204 Roof Rafters and Sheathing 3 cr BCT 205 Special Framing (Stairways) 2 cr BCT 210 Cornices and Gable Ends 2 cr BCT 211 Roofing 2 cr BCT 212 Exterior Walls and Trim 2 cr BCT 213 Exterior Doors 2 cr BCT 214 Insulation 1 cr BCT 215 Drywall 2 cr BCT 216 Interior Doors and Trim 2 cr BCT 217 Flooring 1 cr BCT 240 Construction Drafting 2 cr TGE 151 Applied Technical Writing I 2 cr TGE 152 Applied Technical Writing II 2 cr TGE 153 Applied Technical Speaking 2 cr TGE 156 Applied Business Principles 2 cr TGE 158 Applied Job Search 2 cr TGE 160 Applied Human Relations 2 cr Total 77 crCourses
BCT 100 Technical General Education 1-16 credits. The basic mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions are reviewed. Also, for technical fields, beginning algebra through the application of the quadratic equation is studied. An experiment-based science class that emphasizes development and application of equations and problem-solving techniques is taught. Communication skills, critical thinking and basic technical writing are stressed.
BCT 105 Cabinet Layout and Drawing 1 credit. Students will learn to read a set of cabinet drawings and make a list of materials to construct them.
BCT 110 Hand Tools, Power Hand Tools, and Power Tools 1 credit. Students will learn to read a set of cabinet drawings and make a list of materials to construct them.
BCT 111 Wood and Panel Construction 2 credits. Students will learn about different types of wood and the use of each type. In Panel Construction the student will start using the power tools in the construction of panels for doors and walls.
BCT 112 Door and Frame Construction 2 credits. Students will learn to build different types of doors and frames used in cabinets and built-ins.
BCT 113 Cabinet Setting 2 credits. The processes and procedures of installing cabinets in kitchens, bathrooms, utility rooms and formal areas will be presented. The methods discussed will be put into practice.
BCT 114 Laminate and Counter Top Installation 1 credit. Students will learn the installation of ready-made counter tops and site-made counter tops. The installation of laminates and different types of edge treatments will also be covered.
BCT 115 Trim Carpentry Techniques 3 credits. Students will learn to build and install base molding, door and window casing, crown molding, chair rails, and wall molding.
BCT 116 Wall Framing Theories 1 credit. Students will learn the different parts of a frame wall and roof, the methods for layout, the methods of assembly and erection, and how to estimate the materials and labor needed to complete the building of walls and roof framing.
BCT 117 Wall Framing Lab 2 credits. The student will build different wall sections, and solutions to problems will be covered.
BCT 118 Roof Framing Lab 3 credits. Students will frame up a gable roof, a gable roof with a dormer, a hip roof, a gambrel roof, and will lay out a truss.
BCT 120 Theory of Timber Frame Construction 1 credit. Students will be introduced to one of the oldest forms of construction that is still used today. The different types of joints, the materials and the methods used will be covered.
BCT 121 Timber Frame Construction Lab 5 credits. Students will build a timber-frame building. The building will be a teaching aid so that the student may sharpen his skills in this form of building construction.
BCT 140 Construction Blueprint Reading 2 credits. Students will learn to read a set of blueprints and be able to make a list of materials from the blueprints.
BCT 160 Construction Mathematics 2 credits. Students will learn the use of various measuring systems of construction and emphasis will be placed on the math used in the building construction trade.
BCT 201 Concrete (Forming, Pouring and Finishing) 3 credits. An introduction to concrete foundations used in residential structures. Students will learn methods to pour, reinforce, and estimate concrete volume. Modern architectural design is increasingly using concrete footings and foundations. Students will learn the use of form, ties, and clamps to pour footings and foundations.
BCT 202 Floor and Sills 2 credits. Students will learn the proper techniques and methods to frame a wood structure. Components of floor and sill framing will be taught as well as materials estimating.
BCT 203 Wall and Ceiling 2 credits. Students will be taught the vertical and horizontal support members of a structure and their purpose as the basis for further construction. Students will be able to assemble all the framing members of a structure.
BCT 204 Roof — Rafters and Sheathing 3 credits. Various roof framing members and different types of roofs will be identified. Students will learn about different types of roof openings and sheathing.
BCT 205 Special Framing (Stairways) 2 credits. Stairways and other special framing situations will be covered. The types and parts of staircases will be identified. Methods used for measuring rise and run, and materials estimating will be included.
BCT 210 Cornices and Gable Ends 2 credits. Types and styles of cornices and gables will be identified including the proper construction of each and the appropriate methods for finishing and covering. The student will learn measuring and estimating for purchase of materials.
BCT 211 Roofing 2 credits. Roof covering is becoming a specialized area of construction. Types of roofs, appropriate roofing materials and tools needed to complete roof application will be taught. Students will be able to select and apply roofing to a framed structure.
BCT 212 Exterior Walls and Trim 2 credits. Different types of water and wind wall protection will be covered and installation of siding to a framed structure will be taught. Students will also learn joint finishing and trim techniques to complete exterior walls.
BCT 213 Exterior Doors 2 credits. Student will learn types of exterior doors and provide complete installation procedures to include door, frame, hardware, threshold, and weather-stripping.
BCT 214 Insulation 1 credits. Energy conservation as it relates to types and uses for insulation in a residential structure will be discussed. Students will learn classification, types, and how to figure quantities needed on a project.
BCT 215 Drywall 2 credits. Drywall sizes, types, and uses of drywall will be covered. Students will learn techniques to install, finish drywall joints and depressions, and learn types of drywall finishes that may be applied. Measuring and estimating will also be taught.
BCT 216 Interior Doors and trim 2 credits. Students will learn the types and techniques for installing interior doors. Hardware, moldings, and trim will be taught. The proper installation relating to door frame, wall size and type of room will be covered.
BCT 217 Flooring 1 credit. Various types of floor covering, underlayment, and wood flooring will be taught. Estimating materials for the size of area to be covered will be discussed.
BCT 240 Construction Drafting 2 credits. Students will use basic drafting equipment to create floor plans and elevations for residential construction projects.
BCT 299 Special Topics 1-8 credits. Addresses the specific needs of individuals, enabling students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time, pre-employment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
TGE 151 Applied Technical Writing I 2 credits. Course provides instruction in informal technical report writing and business correspondence. Includes grammar/punctuation review, introduction to word processing and technical terminology/vocabulary building. Meets general education requirement for A.A.S. degree.
TGE 152 Technical Writing II 2 credits. Course provides instruction in techniques and application of formal technical report writing and fundamentals of research and development. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 153 Applied Technical Speaking 2 credits. Course provides principles of technical and business speech communication. Includes informative and persuasive presentations, effective meeting organization and listening skill development. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 156 Applied Business Principles 2 credits. The course provides students with an overview of economic principles related to technical courses of study.
TGE 158 Applied Job Search 2 credits. Course provides techniques and development of employment process skills. Includes instruction in résumé/cover letter writing, interviewing, company research, and portfolio preparation. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 160 Applied Human Relations 2 credits. Course provides a study of human behavior in an occupational environment with emphasis on communications, motivation, leadership and personal attitude. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY
Revised: March 5, 1999