Course descriptions index


Construction Trades Technology


CTT F100 Construction Technology Core

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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 F101; CTT F102; CTT F103; CTT F104.) (2.5+1.5)


CTT F101 Basic Construction Safety

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

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 F100 when taken with CTT F102; CTT F103; CTT F104.) (1+0.5)


CTT F102 Introduction to Hand and Power Tools

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative to CTT F100 when taken with CTT F101; CTT F103; CTT F104.) Prerequisites: CTT F101 or permission of instructor. (0.5+1)


CTT F103 Introduction to Blueprint Reading

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative to CTT F100 when taken with CTT F101; CTT F102; CTT F104.) Prerequisites: CTT F102 or permission of instructor. (1+1)


CTT F104 Basic Communication and Employability Skills

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Techniques for communicating effectively with co-workers 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. (Alternative to CTT F100 when taken with CTT F101; CTT F102; CTT F103.) Prerequisites: CTT F103 or permission of instructor. (2+0)


CTT F106 Construction Mathematics

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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)


CTT F110 Residential Carpentry - Level I

8.5 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to basic materials and framing techniques used in the 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. (Alternative: CTT F111; CTT F112; CTT F113; CTT F114.) Prerequisites: CTT F100 or permission of instructor. (5+7)


CTT F111 Materials and Tools Used in the Trade

2.5 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative to CTT F110 when taken with CTT F112; CTT F113; CTT F114.) Prerequisites: CTT F100 or permission of instructor. (2+1)


CTT F112 Floor Systems, Wall and Ceiling Framing

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Focuses 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. (Alternative to CTT F110 when taken with CTT F111; CTT F113; CTT F114.) Prerequisites: CTT F111 or permission of instructor. (1+2)


CTT F113 Roof Framing, Windows, and Exterior Doors

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative to CTT F110 when taken with CTT F111; CTT F112; CTT F114.) Prerequisites: CTT F112 or permission of instructor. (1+2)


CTT F114 Introduction to Concrete Materials and Forms

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative to CTT F110 when taken with CTT F111; CTT F112; CTT F113.) Prerequisites: CTT F113 or permission of instructor. (1+2)


CTT F115 Residential Carpentry- Level I

12 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

This course builds upon the skills learned in CTT F110. 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. (Alternative: CTT F116; CTT F117; CTT F118; CTT F119.) Prerequisites: CTT F110 or permission of instructor. (6+12)


CTT F116 Reading Plans and Site Layout - Level I

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

This course builds upon CTT F110. 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. (Alternative to CTT F115 when taken with CTT F117; CTT F118; CTT F119.) Prerequisites: CTT F110 or permission of instructor. (1+2)


CTT F117 Exterior Finish and Moisture Protection

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative to CTT F115 when taken with CTT F116; CTT F118; CTT F119.) Prerequisites: CTT F116 or permission instructor approval. (1+2)


CTT F118 Roofing, Stairs and Metal Studs Applications

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to materials and installation techniques for a number of basic types of roofing. Includes installation techniques of stairs and metal studs. (Alternative to CTT F115 when taken with CTT F116; CTT F117; CTT F119.) Prerequisites: CTT F117 or permission of instructor. (2+2)


CTT F119 Drywall and Interior Finish Applications

5 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to materials, tools and procedures used to install and finish gypsum drywall on walls and 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. (Alternative to CTT F115 when taken with CTT F116; CTT F117; CTT F118.) Prerequisites: CTT F118 or permission of instructor. (2+6)


CTT F120 Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

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 the crew leader's job. Prerequisites: CTT F100 or permission of instructor. (1+0)


CTT F121 Train the Trainer

2 Credits

Journeypersons are needed to transfer their skills to younger workers and this program will provide the skilled person with an intense series of discussions related to teaching strategies, classroom management and leadership, group dynamics and evaluation of training. Program completers may qualify for adjunct status with UAF. Prerequisites: Skilled journeyperson in specific skill area or permission of instructor. (2+0)


CTT F150 Plumbing - Level I

4 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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 (10) modules. Each module must be successfully completed. (Alternative: CTT F151; CTT F152; CTT F153; and CTT F154.) Prerequisites: CTT F110 or permission of instructor. (3+2)


CTT F151 Introduction to Plumbing Tools and Drawings

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative to CTT F150 when taken with CTT F152; CTT F153; and CTT F154.) Prerequisites: CTT F110 or permission of instructor approval. (1+0.5)


CTT F152 Introduction to Plumbing Math

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative to CTT F150 when taken with CTT F151; CTT F153; and CTT F154.) Prerequisites: CTT F151 or permission of instructor. (1+0)


CTT F153 Plastic and Copper Pipe and Fittings

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative to CTT F150 when taken with CTT F151; CTT F152; CTT F154.) Prerequisites: CTT F152 or permission of instructor. (0.5+1)


CTT F154 Fixtures, Faucets and Venting Systems

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

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, where the liquid drains into pipes, to the sewer and waste treatment plants. (Alternative to CTT F150 when taken with CTT F151; CTT F152; CTT F153.) Prerequisites: CTT F153 or permission of instructor. (0.5+1)


CTT F155 Plumbing - Level II

8 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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 will have two components, a written exam and a hands-on competency test. (Alternative: CTT F156; CTT F157; CTT F158; CTT F159.) Prerequisites: CTT F150 or permission of instructor. (4.5+7)


CTT F156 Intermediate Math and Reading Commercial Drawings

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative to CTT F155 when taken with CTT F157; CTT F158; CTT F159.) Prerequisites: CTT F150; CTT F152; or permission of instructor. (1+2)


CTT F157 Installing and Testing DWV Piping and Other Drains

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative to CTT F155 when taken with CTT F156, CTT F158, CTT F159.) Prerequisites: CTT F156 or permission of instructor. (1+2)


CTT F158 Valves, Faucets and Fixtures: Installation and Testing

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative to CTT F155 when taken with CTT F156; CTT F157; CTT F159.) Prerequisites: CTT F157 or permission of instructor. (2+2)


CTT F159 Fuel Gas Systems

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to the various types of fuel gas and fuel oil systems. Includes characteristics of the different fuels and system installation and appliances. (Alternate to CTT F155 when taken with CTT F156; CTT F157; CTT F158.) Prerequisites: CTT F158 or permission of instructor. (0.5+1)


CTT F170 Residential Electrical - Level I

9 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative: CTT F171; CTT F172; CTT F173; CTT F174.) Prerequisites: CTT F115 or permission of instructor. (8+2)


CTT F171 Electrical Safety and Electric Theory

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Course 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 circuit calculations 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. (Alternative to CTT F170 when taken with CTT F172; CTT F173; CTT F174.) Prerequisites: CTT F115 or permission of instructor. (2+0)


CTT F172 Alternating Current, Electrical Test Equipment and the NEC

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to the principles of alternating current and the operation and applications of various types of electrical test equipment. Includes National Electrical Code. (Alternative to CTT F170 when taken with CTT F171, CTT F173; CTT F174.) Prerequisites: CTT F171 or permission of instructor. (2+0)


CTT F173 Raceways, Boxes, Fittings, and Hand Bending

2.5 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative to CTT F170 when taken with CTT F171; CTT F172; and CTT F174.) Prerequisites: CTT F172 or permission of instructor. (2+1)


CTT F174 Boxes and Fittings, Conductors, Terminations and Splices

2.5 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. (Alternative to CTT F170 when taken with CTT F171; CTT F172; CTT F173.) Prerequisites: CTT F173 or permission of instructor. (2+1)


CTT F175 Residential Electrical- Level II

8 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to basic electrical techniques, electrical 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. (Alternative: CTT F176; CTT F177; CTT F178; CTT F179.) Prerequisites: CTT F170 or permission of instructor. (4+8)


CTT F176 Electrical Blueprint Reading, Wiring Devices and Raceway, Box and Fitting Fill

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to electrical blueprint reading. Includes methods and procedures used when sizing and selecting wiring devices. (Alternative to CTT F175 when taken with CTT F177; CTT F178; CTT F179.) Prerequisites: CTT F170 or permission of instructor. (1+2)


CTT F177 Wiring: Commercial and Residential and Grounding

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to grounding and various types of switches and receptacles used in commercial and industrial wiring. (Alternative to CTT F175 when taken with CTT F176; CTT F178; CTT F179.) Prerequisites: CTT F176 or permission of instructor. (1+2)


CTT F178 Circuit Breakers, Fuses and Electric Services

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to methods and procedures used in selection and installation of circuit breakers and fuses and in the installation of electric services. (Alternative to CTT F175 when taken with CTT F176; CTT F177; CTT F179.) Prerequisites: CTT F177 or permission of instructor. (1+2)


CTT F179 Lighting Fixtures and Related Components

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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 include information on the operation of specific types of lamps and related lighting fixtures and circuit controls. (Alternative to CTT F175 when taken with CTT F176; CTT F177; CTT F178.) Prerequisites: CTT F178 or permission of instructor. (1+2)


CTT F199 Student Practicum I

1 - 3 Credits

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 three credits. Prerequisites: CTT F115 or permission of instructor. (0+2 - 6)


CTT F299 Student Practicum II

1.5 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Prerequisites: CTT F155 or permission of instructor. (0+3)


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