Building Construction Technician 2 of 2

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
300 Clock Hours

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course prepares the student for employment and certifications in the construction industry as the second of the Building Construction Technician courses. Content includes the installation of cabinets; preparation and application of finishes to surfaces; the installation of roofing materials; troubleshooting, repairing, and installing plumbing systems; troubleshooting, repairing, and installing electrical systems; maintaining, repairing, and installing heating, ventilation, and air-cooling (HVAC) systems; performing site preparation and maintenance; and entrepreneurship.


Course Details


Jay Scott Phelps


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills, with Access by NCCER, ISBN: 9780134391922

Carpentry Level 1 Trainee Guide, with Access by NCCER, ISBN: 9780134298566

Construction Technology NCCERConnect 2.0 with Pearson eText, Student Access Card and Trainee Guide, ISBN: 9780135169391

Other required items:

  • Nail apron/tool belt
  • Hammer
  • Speed Square
  • Measuring tape


Assignment/course outline:

This course is competency-based and self-paced using handouts, LMS, computer-assisted instruction and instructor demonstrations.

  1. Attending classes
  2. Completing reading and computer assignments along with laboratory work
  3. Keeping a course notebook
  4. Quizzes, tests, homework, and practical exam


NCCER-National Center for Construction Education and Research


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Building Construction Technician 2 of 2 focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the construction industry.

See chart below.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Troubleshoot, repair and install plumbing systems.

Demonstrate knowledge of Drain, Waste and Vent (DWV) systems.

Measure, cut and join plastic piping.

Properly measure, ream, cut and join copper piping.

Demonstrate electrical safety.

Troubleshoot, repair and install electrical systems.

Research the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) profession.

Maintain, repair and install HVAC systems.

Outcome 1: Demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skills in the Building Construction industry.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for the Building Construction industry.

Outcome 3: Apply critical thinking/ problem-solving and diagnostic skills proficiency as appropriate for employees in the Building Construction industry.

Outcome 4: Exhibit inter-personal and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in the Building Construction.

Outcome 5: Exhibit organizational and professional skills appropriate for the Building Construction industry.

Outcome 6: Exhibit employ-ability and/or entrepreneurship skills as appropriate for employees in the Building Construction industry.

Tests, Quizzes, Final Exams, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Projects, Skills Check


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Student learning and knowledge will be accomplished by participation in the following:

The Building Construction Program will consist of these elements:

  • Classroom instruction (lecture/discussion, presentations, videos, worksheets, etc.)
  • Hands on learning and application of classroom methods and techniques in the shop and lab.
  • Hands-on competency-based labs.
  • On-line learning management systems (NCCER Connect)
  • Jobsite visits to observe the workings of the various construction-oriented trades.
  • Participation in the building of structures in association with our partnering organizations.

Chipola College, the Building Construction Program, and the instructor will provide the above as a means of accomplishing student learning outcomes; however, the student needs to complete/perform the following items in order to ensure their success in the program:

  • Attend classes regularly.
  • Complete reading and computer assignments along with lab/field work.
  • Keep a course notebook.
  • Be present, and complete quizzes, tests, homework, and practical exams.


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