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Journey Worker Upgrades

Oxyfuel Cutting

Credit Hours: 16
Prerequisites: None
Competencies:
Students will learn the correct setup, inspection and ignition of an oxyfuel torch and will be able to demonstrate safe usage by making cuts on scrap metal.

Introduction to Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 24
Prerequisites: Oxyfuel Cutting
Competencies:
In this course students will learn about the electrode numbering system, will be able to facilitate correct electrode angles, interconnect and overlap welding beads and make sound weld beads on flat plates.

S.M.A.W. Out of Position Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 40
Prerequisites: Oxyfuel Cutting & Arc Welding
Competencies:
This course focuses on the five welding positions; flat, vertical up, vertical down, horizontal and overhead welding. This course has some preparation for the Pipe 6G Welding Exam.

S.M.A.W. Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 40
Prerequisites: Oxyfuel Cutting Intro. to Arc Welding
Competencies:
Using supplied pipe coupons, students will practice tacking, welding, root, fill and cap passes; all in preparation for the for the Pipe 6G welding exam.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 40
Prerequisites: Oxyfuel Cutting/Arc Welding
Competencies:
In this course students will learn the basic processes in gas tungsten arc welding, also known as TIG welding. Students will learn concepts on how tungsten electrode heats metals, while gas protects the weld puddle from airborne contaminants.

Gas Metal Arc Welding

Credit Hours: 40
Prerequisites: Oxyfuel Cutting & Arc Welding
Competencies:
The Gas Metal Arc Welding course, also known as MIG welding, teaches students to weld using a continuous electrode. Students will learn to lay bead, weld different types of metal, such as aluminum and stainless steel.

Mechanical Pipe II

Credit Hours: 40
Prerequisites: Mechanical Pipe I
Competencies:
In Mechanical Pipe II, students will learn advanced techniques on larger diameter pipe layout, elevations with laser, formulas for “take-offs,” hoisting and rigging, hydrostatic testing, support systems and building a piping system.

Mechanical Pipe III

Credit Hours: 40
Prerequisites: Mechanical Pipe I & II
Competencies:
This course covers the types of clarifiers, motor installation, drilling and anchoring, drive shafts, elevations, laser set up, types of schematics, sling and chain fall rigging and clarifier mock-ups.

 

Mechanical Pipe IV

Credit Hours: 40
Prerequisites: Mechanical Pipe I, II & III
Competencies:
Students will learn the basic processes of water treatment and filtration with the use of stainless steel tube bending, PVC pipe and running pipe into placing pipe onto panels (tube beading). Students will learn how to build a Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System.

 

Supervisor Courses

Introduction to Supervision

Credit Hours: 32
Prerequisites: Foreman, Plan Reading
Competencies:
This course will identify personnel roles within the chain of command. It requires participants to understand the purpose of contracts, plans and specifications; demonstrate the use and understanding of schedules, bar charts, and critical path charts.

Safety & Health

Credit Hours: 40
Prerequisites: Foreman, OSHA 30
Competencies:
Identify leading cause of death in construction; demonstrate ability to identify at least 80% of the hazards in a given situation; identify the key elements of an effective accident investigation; substance abuse; drug testing procedures; EAP; critical incident stress debriefing.

Plan Reading

Credit Hours: 40
Prerequisites: None
Competencies:
This course will familiarize the student with the basic skills of reading blueprints. This includes; how to find and understand legends, compass, scale ruler, and how to locate specific items.

Problem Solving

Credit Hours: 16
Prerequisites: None
Competencies:
This course will cover effective communication techniques, problem solving, decision making, effective motivational techniques, conflict management and sexual harassment.

DOL Approved 30 hr OSHA

Credit Hours: 30
Prerequisites: None
Competencies:
The OSHA 30 is a DOL certification course, that covers standards that are relevant to the construction industry. The 10 hour course is a recommended field course for Foremen and lead employees. The OSHA 30 is recommended for Superintendents, project managers and loss control officers.

Project Planning & Management

Credit Hours: 32
Prerequisites: Foreman, Plan Reading, OSHA 30, Const. Math
Competencies:
In this course you will learn how to perform a project analysis and a value engineering study, which includes; preplanning, safety planning, CPM terminology, network diagrams, start to finish calculations, cost and time management.

Communication

Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisites: None
Competencies:
Participants will learn how to read material safety data sheets and chemical labels, as well as the OSHA standards that apply.

Project Estimating

Credit Hours: 40
Prerequisites: Foreman, Plan Reading, Construction Math
Competencies:
Participants will learn how to identify and explain reasons for estimating, types of estimates, elements of the bidding process, bonding, types of insurance and material pricing.

 

Sexual Harassment Prevention

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: None
Competencies:
In order to meet Senate Bill 1825 requirements, managers/supervisors must attend a sexual harassment awareness course. Competency include: Recognition of harassment in the workplace; verbal, visual and physical. Addressing key documentation in the employee handbook, and related documents, reporting procedures, confrontation resolution and corrective actions.

 

Green Curriculum

Green Construction Awareness

Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisites: None
Competencies:
Green Construction Awareness is a 8 hour course designed to give laborers the skill sets and confidence to address these areas of study: 8 hour course

• LEED Certification & Accreditation
• Regulations, Codes, Industry Standards
• Clean Energy Photovoltaic, Wind
• Erosion Control Auditor, Technician
• Weatherization Auditor, Technician

PV 1 Photovoltaic Installer

Credit Hours: 80 + 20 lab
Prerequisites: Green Construction Awareness, Forklift Safety, & Aerial Boom Lift.
Competencies:
Introduction to Photovoltaic is a 80 hour course with a 20 hour lab that addresses:

• Solar Dynamics
• Solar Design and Mathematics for PV
• PV Installation
• PV Safety & Awareness
• Quality Electrical Worker

PV 2 Photovoltaic Technician

Credit Hours: 80 + 60 lab
Prerequisites: Green Construction Awareness, Forklift Safety, & Aerial Boom Lift.
Competencies:
Introduction to Photovoltaic is a 80 hour course with a 60 hour lab that addresses:

• Cells, Modules, & Arrays
• Mechanical Integration
• Permitting & Inspection
• NABCEP Certification Preparedness

Weatherization Auditor

Credit Hours: 80
Prerequisites: Green Construction Awr.
Competencies:
The Weatherization Auditor Course is a 80 hour course for the Residential Housing Market

• Door Blower
• Density Testing
• Punch list Procurement
• Software Programming
• Safety Awareness

Weatherization Technician

Credit Hours: 80
Prerequisites: None.
Competencies:
The Residential Weatherization Course is a 80 hour course for Residential Housing. This course is designed to prepare participants to perform punch list work prepared by a clean energy auditor.

• Standards, Regulations, Codes
• Weatherization: caulking, taping and wrapping
• Clean Green Systems Techniques
• Green Safety Awareness & Proj. Planning

Renewable Energy Maintenance Program

Credit Hours: 40
Prerequisites: None
Competencies:
Introduction to Maintenance is a 40 hour course that enables laborers to monitor & maintain the following systems:

• Recycle Program
• Lighting Systems
• Photovoltaic Maintenance
• Wind Generation
• Software & Hardware Applications

Jobsite Erosion Control Auditor

Credit Hours: 80
Prerequisites: Green Construction Awr.
Competencies:
The Jobsite Erosion Control Auditor course is a 80 hour course designed to prepare a participant to analyze a Project Site Plan for Water filtration and Erosion Control.

• Site Plan Review, Inspection, COC
• Standards, Regulations, Codes
• Staging, Personnel, Site Audit
• Water Filtration Systems

Jobsite Erosion Control Technician

Credit Hours: 80
Prerequisites: Green Construction Awr.
Competencies:
The Jobsite Erosion Control Technician course is a 80 hour course designed to prepare a participant to analyze a Project Site Plan for Water filtration and Erosion Control.

• Site Plan Review, Inspection
• Standards, Regulations, Codes
• Documentation and Plan Implementations