2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Construction Trades Technology

CTT 100      3 Credits
Construction Technology Core
Basic construction techniques using OSHA approved standards by stressing how to follow safe work practices and procedures, how to safely use hand and power tools, how to extract information from construction blueprints and drawings, good housekeeping habits and material handling on the construction site. This course is divided into six modules. Each module must be successfully completed. May be repeated twice for credit. (Alternative: CTT 101, CTT 102, CTT 103 and CTT 104) (2.5 + 1.5) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 101      1 Credit
Basic Construction Safety
Introduction to basic construction safety using OSHA approved standards. Focus is on safe work practices and procedures, the proper inspection of safety equipment before use and the proper use of safety equipment. (Alternative to CTT 100 when taken with CTT 102, CTT 103 and CTT 104.) (1 + .5) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 102      1 Credit
Introduction to Hand and Power Tools
Introduction to basic hand and power tools used in construction and maintenance and the importance of their care and use. Valuable safety information for each type of tool is discussed. Understanding proper usage helps trainees to prevent accidents. Some specialty tools used by different crafts are also introduced. (Prerequisite: CTT 101 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 100 when taken with CTT 101, CTT 103 and CTT 104.) (.5 + 1) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 103      1 Credit
Introduction to Blueprint Reading
Introduction to basic blueprint terms, components and symbols. Different types of construction drawings commonly used on job sites and why each type of drawing is important will be presented. Standardized information contained on blueprints such as identification, revision status, symbols, project titles, dimension and scale will be covered. (Prerequisite: CTT 102 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 100 when taken with CTT 101, CTT 102 and CTT 104.) (1 + 1) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 104      2 Credits
Basic Communication and Employability Skills
Techniques for communicating effectively with coworkers and supervisors. Includes critical thinking and problem-solving skills and reviews effective relationship skills, effective presentation and key workforce issues such as sexual harassment, stress and substance abuse. (Prerequisite: CTT 103 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 100 when taken with CTT 101, CTT 102 and CTT 103.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 106      3 Credits
Construction Mathematics
Introduction to basic mathematical procedures commonly used in the construction and maintenance crafts. Includes multiplication, subtraction, addition, division, working with fractions and measuring areas, volume and capacity of shapes. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 110      8.5 Credits
Residential Carpentry--Level One
Introduction to basic materials and framing techniques used in construction trades. Includes an orientation, introduction to materials and advanced tools used in the trades. Includes techniques used in framing a structure and to exterior doors and windows commonly installed on construction projects and their proper installation. This course is divided into seven modules. Each module must be successfully completed. (Prerequisite: CTT 100 or permission of instructor. Alternative: CTT 111. CTT 112, CTT 113 and CTT 114.) (5 + 7) Offered As Demands Warrants


CTT 111      2.5 Credits
Materials and Tools Used in the Trade
Examines the sources and uses of various softwoods and hardwoods, the grading system for lumber and plywood, composition and uses of various engineered sheet materials and laminated lumber products and the many kinds of fasteners and adhesives used with wood and masonry construction. Expands on the hand and power tool information provided in the construction technology core and introduces the carpentry trainee to additional tools used in the carpentry trade. (Prerequisite: CTT 100 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 110 when taken with CTT 112, CTT 113 and CTT 114.) (2 + 1) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 112      2 Credits
Floor Systems, Wall and Ceiling Framing
Focus on framing basics. Includes the procedures for laying out and constructing a wood floor using common lumber as well as engineered building materials, procedures for laying out and framing walls and ceilings, roughing in doors and window openings, construction corners and partition Ts, bracing walls and ceilings and applying sheathing. (Prerequisite: CTT 111 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 110 when taken with CTT 111, CTT 113 and CTT 114.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 113      2 Credits
Roof Framing, Windows, and Exterior Doors
Describes the various kinds of roofs and instructions for laying out rafters for gable roof, hip roof and valley intersections. Includes both stick built and truss built roofs, various types of windows, skylights, exterior doors, and instructions for installing weather stripping and lock sets. (Prerequisite: CTT 112 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 110 when taken with CTT 111, CTT 112 and CTT 114.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 114      2 Credits
Introduction to Concrete Materials and Forms
Introduction to various cements and other materials which when mixed form various types of concrete. Includes concrete volume estimates, concrete tests, concrete curing methods, reinforcement materials such as rebar, bar supports and welded-wire fabric, and tasks in the construction of foundations and flat work. (Prerequisite: CTT 113 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 110 when taken with CTT 111, CTT 112 and CTT 113.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 115      12 Credits
Residential Carpentry--Level Two
This course builds upon CTT 110. Includes methods and techniques used to locate structures and install exterior siding and related element protection. Various types of roofing and installation of those materials, types and methods of drywall and its installation and interior finish applications. This course is divided into eleven modules. Each module must be successfully completed. (Prerequisite: CTT 110 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 116, CTT 117, CTT 118 and CTT 119.) (6 + 12) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 116      2 Credits
Reading Plans and Site Layout--Level One
This course builds upon CTT 110. Introduces the principles, equipment and methods used to perform site layout tasks of distance measurements, differential leveling and the site layout responsibilities of individuals on the site. (Prerequisite: CTT 110 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 115 when taken with CTT 117, CTT 118 and CTT 119.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 117      2 Credits
Exterior Finish and Moisture Protection
Introduction to materials and installation techniques used in various types of siding. Includes the installation procedures and basic requirements for insulation, moisture control and ventilation. (Prerequisite: CTT 116 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 115 when taken with CTT 116, CTT 118 and CTT 119.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 118      3 Credits
Roofing, Stairs and Metal Studs Applications
Introduction to materials and installation techniques for a number of basic types of roofing. Includes installation techniques of stair and metal studs. (Prerequisite: CTT 117 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 115 when taken with CTT 116, CTT 117 and CTT 119.) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 119      5 Credits
Drywall and Interior Finish Applications
Introduction to materials, tools and procedures used to install and finish gypsum drywall on walls ceilings and to correct drywall finishing problems. Includes installation of various types of doors and their related hardware in several types of walls, materials, tools and procedures used to lay out, install and maintain suspended ceilings and the different types of trim. (Prerequisite: CTT 118 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 116, CTT 117 and CTT 118) (2 + 6) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 120      1 Credit
Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader
Basic leadership skills required for the job. Practicing effective human relations skills: communicating, listening, motivating workers, solving conflict, scheduling, safety and resource control that are an essential part of a crew leader's job. (Prerequisites: CTT 100 or instructor approval.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 150      4 Credits
Plumbing--Level One
Introduction to basic plumbing techniques, math, hand and power tools, extraction of information from construction drawings and materials used in the plumbing trade. This course is divided into ten modules. Each module must be successfully completed. (Prerequisite: CTT 110 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 151, CTT 152, CTT 153 and CTT 154.) (3 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 151      1 Credit
Introduction to Plumbing Tools and Drawings
Introduction to a plumber's basic hand and power tools, their care and maintenance, and safety procedures. Includes the basics of reading plumbing blueprints and drawings and specific plumbing drawings such as isometric and oblique pictorial drawings, orthographic drawings and schematic drawings. (Prerequisite: CTT 110 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 150 when taken with CTT 152, CTT 153 and CTT 154.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 152      1 Credit
Introduction to Plumbing Math
A review of basic math skills and how those skills relate to pipe measuring and fitting techniques. Introduction to pipe measuring and the basics of figuring simple offsets. (Prerequisite: CTT 151 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 150 when taken with CTT 151, CTT 153 and CTT 154.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 153      1 Credit
Plastic and Copper Pipe and Fittings
Introduction to the various types of plastic and copper pipe used in the plumbing industry. Includes various methods of joining plastic and copper pipe and a variety of fittings commonly found in commercial and residential dwellings. (Prerequisite: CTT 152 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 150 when taken with CTT 151, CTT 152 and CTT 154.) (.5 + 1) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 154      1 Credit
Fixtures, Faucets and Venting Systems
Covers the various types of fixtures plumbers install, including sinks, bathtubs, water closets, garbage disposals, dishwashers and mop basins. An overview of the drain, waste and vent system from inside the building, there the liquid drains into pipes, to the sewer and waste treatment plants. (Prerequisite: CTT 153 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 150 when taken with CTT 151, CTT 152 and CTT 153.) (.5 + 1) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 155      8 Credits
Plumbing--Level Two
Introduction to basic plumbing techniques, math, hand and power tools, extraction of information from construction drawings and materials used in the plumbing trade. This course is divided into thirteen modules. Each module must be successfully completed. Generally, each module will have two components, a written exam and a hands-on competency test. (Prerequisite: CTT 150 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 156, CTT 157, CTT 158 and CTT 159.) (4.5 + 7) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 156      2 Credits
Intermediate Math and Reading Commercial Drawings
Techniques for calculating simple, rolling and parallel offsets. Includes how to interpret and use civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical drawings when installing plumbing systems. (Prerequisites: CTT 150, CTT 152 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 155 when taken with CTT 157, CTT 158 and CTT 159.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 157      2 Credits
Installing and Testing DWV Piping and Other Drains
Examination of the installation process for drain, waste and vent (DWV) piping and the procedures for locating DWV stacks and fixtures, installing and connecting DWV stacks using hangers and supports, determining grade and testing and inspecting plumbing installations. Includes the proper techniques for locating, installing and connecting roof, floor and area drains according to code. (Prerequisite: CTT 156 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 155 when taken with CTT 156, CTT 158 and CTT 159.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 158      3 Credits
Valves, Faucets and Fixtures: Installation and Testing
Examination of the many types and uses of valves and valve repair and replacement. Includes how to locate, connect and test water supply piping while observing safety guidelines and the installation of basic plumbing fixtures, including bathtubs, shower stalls, lavatories, sinks, water closets, urinals, as well as their valves and faucets. Students will learn about gas-fired, electric, solar and indirect water heaters and review the proper installation and testing techniques. Includes troubleshooting and repair of fixtures, valves and faucets in accordance with safety guidelines. (Prerequisite: CTT 157 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 155 when taken with CTT 156, CTT 157 and CTT 159.) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 159      1 Credit
Fuel Gas Systems
Introduction to the various types of fuel gas and fuel oil systems. Includes characteristics of the different fuels and system installation and appliances. (Prerequisite: CTT 158 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 155 when taken with CTT 156, CTT 157 and CTT 158.) (.5 + 1) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 170      9 Credits
Residential Electrical--Level One
Introduction to basic electrical techniques, electrical theory and extraction of information from construction drawings, tools and materials used in the electrical trades. Course is divided into twelve modules. Each module must be successfully completed. (Prerequisite: CTT 115 or permission of instructor. Alternative: CTT 171, CTT 172, CTT 173 and CTT 174.) (8 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 171      2 Credits
Electrical Safety and Electric Theory
Covers the safety rules as applied to handling and working with electrical systems and circuits. Includes the required OSHA mandated lockout/tag out procedure, basic electric theory and involving the application of Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws. The student is made aware of precautions to take for various electrical hazards found on the job site. (Prerequisite: CTT 115 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 170 when taken with CTT 172, CTT 173 and CTT 174.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 172      2 Credits
Alternating Current, Electrical Test Equipment and NEC
Introduction to the principles of alternating current and the operation and application of various types of electrical test equipment. Includes the National Electrical Code. (Prerequisite: CTT 171 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 170 when taken with CTT 171, CTT 173 and CTT 174.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 173      2.5 Credits
Raceways, Boxes, Fittings and Hand Bending
Introduction to various types of raceways, boxes and fittings and applications and installation procedures for various types of fasteners and anchors. Also covered are methods and procedures used in cutting, bending and reaming conduit. (Prerequisite: CTT 172 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 170 when taken with CTT 171, CTT 172 and CTT 174.) (2 + 1) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 174      2.5 Credits
Boxes and Fittings, Conductors, Terminations and Splices
Introduction to methods and procedures used in the selection and installation of outlet boxes and fittings. Topics include various types of conductors, how conductors are rated by the NEC and the different methods used for pulling conductors through conduit runs. (Prerequisite: CTT 173 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 170 when taken with CTT 171, CTT 172 and CTT 173.) (2 + 1) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 175      8 Credits
Residential Electrical--Level Two
Introduction to basic electrical techniques, electric theory and extraction of information from construction drawings, tools and materials used in the electrical trades. This course is divided into ten modules. Each module must be successfully completed. (Prerequisite: CTT 170 or permission of instructor. Alternative: CTT 176, CTT 177, CTT 178 and CTT 179.) (4 + 8) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 176      2 Credits
Electrical Blueprint Reading, Wiring Devices and Raceway, Box and Fitting Fill
Introduction to electrical blueprint reading. Includes methods and procedures used when sizing and selecting wiring devices. (Prerequisite: CTT 170 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 175 when taken with CTT 178 and CTT 179.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 177      2 Credits
Wiring: Commercial and Residential and Grounding
Introduction to grounding and various types of switches and receptacles used in commercial and industrial wiring. (Prerequisite: CTT 176 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 175 when taken with CTT 176, CTT 178 and CTT 179.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 178      2 Credits
Circuit Breakers, Fuses and Electric Services
Introduction to methods and procedures used in selection and installation of circuit breakers and fuses and in the installation of electric services. (Prerequisite: CTT 177 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 175 when taken with CTT 176, CTT 177 and CTT 179.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 179      2 Credits
Lighting Fixtures and Related Components
Covers methods and procedures used in the handling and installation of different types of lamps and lighting fixtures and builds on the information and lighting principles previously covered. Topics includes information on the operation of specific types of lamps and related lighting fixtures and circuit controls. (Prerequisite: CTT 178 or permission of instructor. Alternative to CTT 175 when taken with CTT 176, CTT 177 and CTT 178.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 199      1-3 Credits
Student Practicum I
Provides the student the opportunity to practice and develop the skills learned in the classroom. Skills will be developed under the guidance of journeyman and/or qualified personnel on the job site. Course may be repeated twice for a total of 3 credits. (Prerequisite: CTT 115 or permission of instructor.) (0 + 2 - 6) Offered As Demand Warrants


CTT 299      1.5 Credits
Student Practicum II
Provides the student the opportunity to practice and develop the skills learned in the classroom. Skills will be developed under the guidance of journeyman and/or qualified personnel on the job site. (Prerequisite: CTT 155 or permission of instructor.) (0 + 3) Offered As Demand Warran


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