Construction 1 and Construction 2 Syllabi


Construction 1

Course:                               Construction I
Course Number:                   0910
Credits:                               3
School Year:                         Current
Instructor:                              Mr. Martin

Course Description:

Construction I is a course offered to eleventh and twelfth grade students interested in pursuing a career in the Construction industry.  Students will encounter many opportunities to reflect upon Construction as a profession, develop images of themselves as a trade’s person, and experience the realities of the job duties.  There are opportunities for students to develop understanding of basic skills at every facet of the trades.  Students will have the opportunity to explore Safe and Proper use of hand and power tools, Construction based mathematics, Basic Surveying, Site preparation, Basic Concrete masonry, Basic Block masonry, Basic Blueprint reading, Basic Rough Carpentry, Basic Finish Carpentry, Basic Electric wiring, Basic Plumbing, Basic Drywall, and Employability (Work Habit/Professional/Teamwork) Job skills.

          As first year students the Construction I class may be envolved in field experience projects.  These projects are actual hands on construction that place the students in the elements of the construction world.  Examples of these may be, (Renivating homes, laying sidewalks, building Garages, etc)

Program Segments: Construction I and II

  1. Safety Health and Environmental
  2. Industry Overview
  3. Employability Skills and Technology
  4. Construction Materials
  5. Construction Tools and Equipment
  6. Building Construction Design -  Blueprint
  7. Site preparation and infrastructure
  8. Common Construction Practices
  9. Residential Construction Techniques
  10. Green Technology Construction Techniques
  11. Heavy Equipment/Civil Construction Techniques
  12. Construction Business Management


Reference Material:

Modern Carpentry and Basic Principles of Construction

Advisory Committee: Meets Twice a year  (Meetings TBD)

Class Assignments:  Test, quizzes, research presentations, daily or weekly assignments, projects, and daily participation are all variables to total student grades.  This program allows for in-shop construction projects as well as advanced field experience projects. 

Final Exams:  May include hands on, tradition exam, as well as written pieces.  Students may have a  Mid Term as well as quarterly accumulative exams.  Each Final exam will not way more than 20% of the students grade.

Class Policies: No sandals or open toed shoes

-  Eye protection must be worn for all lab activities. (Safety glasses will be -provided)

-  Hearing protection is suggested

-  Hard hats and Gloves may be required for particular tasks

-  No “sagging” or extremely baggy clothing

-  Have weather appropriate apparel available. This means being prepared for hot, cold, rain, snow, and varying weather conditions.

-  Avoid wearing expensive clothing. (The nature of the trades has tendencies to damage clothing)

         Students are expected to be on time, paying attention, prepared, cooperative, respectful, ready to work, engaged in learning activities, following school codes of conduct, and abiding by all shop and work environment safety rules.

Cell phones and other all other electronic devices will be confiscated if disruptive to class or instruction (also is a hearing barrier between student and chaotic construction environment)

Evaluation and Grading: Students will be assessed many different ways throughout the year.  They will have to pass both physical hands on as well as the conventional safety tests for each and every tool in order to be allowed to use it.  Attendance and class Participation are a major part of the grade.  Each day the students will be able to earn 10 points on the basis that they show up on time and work productively. 

Students Competency skills will also be assessed by a 0-4 competency scoring system.  0= not exposed to task, 1= exposed to task, 2=accomplished task with help, 3= accomplished task to criteria, and 4= Exceeds criteria and/or able to teach task.  At the end of the year each student will receive a list of their competencies with their score and a certificate of completion for the course.  A student must complete the course to receive these with a C or better

Daily Participation and point breakdown

(Total points for participation are based on actual work experience.  Students must be on time, paying attention, cooperative, respectful, ready to work, engaged in learning activity, following all school codes of conduct, and abiding by all shop and work environment safety rules)

Assignments and notebooks are counted as class work and assigned points based on the project

Total Possible  ……………………..  10

Tardy   -2

Lack or participation               -8

Absent                               -10

Disruptive/Dangerous behavior -10

Late assignments will be accepted at specified point reduction (point reduction varies depending on assignment and timeliness of completion)

If student is not in class on day of activities points will be lost due to the fact that some activities can not be repeated.

Grades will be updated weekly

I Sem + 2 Sem + Final = 45/45/10 (Final may way less)

Some days or weeks will not be graded in place of a project grade

Grading Scale:

            A                     92.5

            A-                    89.5

            B+                   86.5

            B                     82.5

            B-                    79.5

            C+                   76.5

            C                     72.5

            C-                    69.5    

            D+                   66.5

            D                     62.5

            D-                    59.5

            E                     0

Course Outline:

Semester One: Segments 1,2,5                      Semester Two:  Segments 6,7,9

 

Semester One:

 

Segment 1:     Safety, Health, and Environmental

  1.  10 hour Osha program
  2. Chapter 4 (Safety) Basic Principles of Construction
  3. Hands on and written Safety Tests

 

Segment 2:     Industry Overview

  1. Chapter 1 (The Construction Industry) Basic Principles for Construction
  2. Internet research Different Careers
  3. Chapter 2 Modern Carpentry

 

Segment 5:     Construction Tools and Equipment

  1. Chapter 14,15 Basic Principles of Construction
  2. Chapter 4 Modern Carpentry

Segment 6:     Building Construction Design- blueprint ETC…

  1. Chapters 18,19,20,21,22,23,24 Basic Principles for Construction

 

Segment 7: Site Preparation and Infrastructure

  1.  Building Trades II videos Location and Excavating Site Preparation, Design &Planning, Electrical Rough in and Final, Plumbing Rough in and Final, Mechanicals Rough in and Final
  2. Modern Carpentry Chapters 28, 29

 

Segment 9: Residential Construction Techniques (Carpentry)

  1. Modern Carpentry chapters 6-14, 16-24, and 27
  2. Building Trades II videos Intro to framing, floor and wall framing, exterior frames, alternative framing techniques, interior wall and ceiling finishing, roofing siding and finishing, interior door frame and trim, framing rough ins, flooring covering

 

Most all segments will be taking place in sequence with Hands on work on-site. Not all hands on work will coincide with segment academic work

 

Year will start with SAFETY FIRST instruction 10hr. OSHA online training course

 

Mathematics is covered throughout this course as an essential skill in construction.

 

Various credit options are included in the mathematics portion of this course. 

Senior math, credit recovery, english options, and Algebra II components.  Students need to make sure they are porperly assigned based on their credit needs.

Plagarism:

Any student who plagiarizes or cheats, who hands in any work which is not new

or entirely his/her own, may fail the card marking. If the student plagiarizes a

second time, he/she may fail the course. Plagiarism/Cheating consists of (1) direct

quoting without giving credit to the source; (2) omitting quotation marks to indicate

quoted material; (3) copying the work of other students; (4) paraphrasing the

idea(s) of others without giving credit; (5) handing in work which has already

been given credit, or (6) using any source which automatically translates English

into a foreign language or which translates a foreign language into English. A

student who provides inappropriate assistance—such as permitting someone to

view his/her test or assignment answers or to copy his/her work—is also cheating.

 
Construction 2

Course Name:                       Construction II

Course Number:                   0914

Course Credit:                      3

School Year:                         Current

Instructor:                             Mr. Martin

Course DescriptionThis course is the second level in the Construction Trades area.  It is offered to students who have successfully completed the first year Building Trades course or to students who have a recommendation from Mr. Martin.  Traditionally students will participate in all phases of home construction.  The house is to be sold upon completion.  (In varying circumstances and market conditions students may start at different levels of the homes construction. 

 

Currently we are privileged to participate with the City of Livonia Housing NSP (Neighborhood Stabilization Program) and HUD in renovation and remodeling projects.  Students will remodel a home and the home will be sold or rented. Students will participate and complete various tasks in the remodeling and Construction process but are not limited to

  • Plans, prints, estimating, codes, law, inspections, green techniques, fasteners and construction materials, concrete work, all types of framing(floor wall, and roof), roofing siding, brick/block masonry, retrofitting(i.e. egress window), doors and windows, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, drywall, painting, plastering, finish carpentry, Business Management, employability skills, Heavy equipment operations and civil construction techniques, and finish flooring applications

 

One of the main functions of this program is to prepare students for the construction industry as a working Contractor, Construction Manager, Trades person in any facet of construction, and or linking them to post-secondary education

           

Special Program feature: 60 Hour Prelicensure Education Course

This program will allow students who are interested in pursuing a Builders license to earn their 60 hour pre-licensing required by the State of Michigan while taking Construction II. (Students must complete 2 years of Construction to receive this cert.) or with instructor discretion

Students must receive an minimum of a 79.5% in either course, have 7 or fewer total absences, and pass a exit exam with a 70% or better in order to receive this certificate.

*Students will also receive a Ramset Powder actuated nailer certificate 

 

Program Segments: Construction I and II

  1. Safety Health and Environmental
  2. Industry Overview
  3. Employability Skills and Technology
  4. Construction Materials
  5. Construction Tools and Equipment
  6. Building Construction Design -  Blueprint
  7. Site preparation and infrastructure
  8. Common Construction Practices
  9. Residential Construction Techniques
  10. Green Technology Construction Techniques
  11. Heavy Equipment/Civil Construction Techniques
  12. Construction Business Management

 

Course Objectives:    Students will learn advanced training in all of the following areas of Construction throughout the school year

 

1.   10 Hour OSHA Safety and Career Awareness

2.        Fasteners

3.        Blueprints/Concrete

4.        Foundations/Framing/Floor/Wall/Ceiling

5.        Roof Framing

6.        Roofing

7.        Window and Doors

8.        Siding & Decks

9.        Insulation & Wall Finish

10.      Interior Finish

11.      Stair Framing & Finish

12.      Cabinets & Countertops

13.       HVAC

14.       Plumbing

15.       Electrical

16.      Mathematics

17.       Thermal Imaging and project analysis

 

Builders law,  management, code, and Green Building will be covered throughout the program as well as mathematics as an essential skills in construction.

Various credit options are included in the mathematics portion of this course. 

Senior math and Algebra II components.  Students need to make sure they are porperly assigned based on their credit needs

 

Required Text:

                                                Modern Carpentry

                                                Basic Principles for Construction

All Michigan Code Books(Plumbing, Mechanical, Rehab, Uniform energy, Residential Code)

 

References & Other Resources:       Suplimentary Materials Provided

 

Course Advisory Committee: (Meets twice a year, and as needed)

 

Class Assignments:    Test, quizzes, daily or weekly assignments, projects, and daily participation are all variables to total student grades.  This program allows for in-shop construction projects as well as advanced field experience projects.  Field experience construction projects can last the entire school year or until their project is completed.  Due to recent acceptance of first year students in the program a review section has been added in safety and instructional practicum prior to leaving the LCTC campus for the Construction II project.  

 

Final Exam:               May include hands on, tradition exam, as well as written pieces.  Students may have a  Mid Term as well as quarterly accumulative exams.  Each Final exam will not way more than 20% of the students grade.

 

Class Policies:           

No sandals or open toed shoes

-  Eye protection must be worn for all lab activities. (Safety glasses will be -provided)

-  Hearing protection is suggested

-  Hard hats and Gloves may be required for particular tasks

-  No “sagging” or extremely baggy clothing (Safety issue)

-  Have weather appropriate apparel available. This means being prepared for hot, cold, rain, snow, and varying weather conditions.

-  Avoid wearing expensive clothing. (The nature of the trades has tendencies to damage clothing)

         Students are expected to be on time, paying attention, prepared, cooperative, respectful, ready to work, engaged in learning activities, following school codes of conduct, and abiding by all shop and work environment safety rules.

 

Cell phones and other all other electronic devices will be confiscated if disruptive to class or instruction (also is a hearing barrier between student and chaotic construction environment)

Evaluation & Grading:        

Test, quizzes, assignments, projects, and daily participation are all variables to total student grades.

Students will be assessed many different ways throughout the year.  They will have to pass both physical hands on as well as the conventional safety tests for each and every tool in order to be allowed to use it.  Attendance and class Participation are a major part of the grade.  Each day the students will be able to earn 10 points on the basis that they show up on time and work productively. 

Students Competency skills will also be assessed by a 0-4 competency scoring system.  0= not exposed to task, 1= exposed to task, 2=accomplished task with help, 3= accomplished task to criteria, and 4= Exceeds criteria and/or able to teach task.  At the end of the year each student will receive a list of their competencies with their score and a certificate of completion for the course.  A student must complete the course to receive these with a C or better

Daily Participation and point breakdown

(Total points for participation are based on actual work experience.  Students must be on time, paying attention, cooperative, respectful, ready to work, engaged in learning activity, following all school codes of conduct, and abiding by all shop and work environment safety rules)

Assignments and notebooks are counted as class work and assigned points based on the project

Total Possible  …………………….. 10

Tardy                                 -2

Lack or participation              -8

Absent                                -10

Disruptive/Dangerous behavior -10

Grading Scale:

            A                     92.5

            A-                    89.5

            B+                   86.5

            B                     82.5

            B-                    79.5

            C+                   76.5

            C                     72.5

            C-                    69.5    

            D+                   66.5

            D                     62.5

    D-                    59.5

            E                     0

 

Course Outline:

Semester One: Segments 4,8,10                 Semester Two:  Segments 12,11,3

 

Segment 4:  Construction Materials

  1. Chapter 16 Basic Principles for Construction
  2. Chapter 1 Modern Carpentry
  3. Shop and Trailer material overview

 

Segment 8: Common Construction Practices- concepts flooring, foundation etc.

  1. Residential Construction Techniques on site(Carpentry)
  2. Modern Carpentry Chapter 6-14, 16-24, and 27
  3. Building Trades II videos intro to framing, floor and wall framing, exterior frames, Alternative framing techniques, Interior wall and ceiling finishing, Roofing Siding and Finishing, Interior Door Frame and Trim, Framing Rough ins, Flooring Covering reviews

 

Segment 10: Green Technology Construction Techniques

  1. Chapter 3 Basic Principles for Construction, Intro to Green Building
  2. Modern Carpentry, Chapter25 Passive Solar Construction

 

Segment 12: Construction Business Management

  1. Chapter 1 Basic Principles for Construction, The construction Industry

 

Segment 11: Heavy Equipment and Civil Construction Techniques

  1. Building Trades II videos Location and Excavation
  2. MICCD Career Days ( Heavy Equipment Operations)

 

Segment 3 Employability Skills and Technology Skills

  1. Chapter 2 Working in the Industry, Basic principles for Construction
  2. Resumes, cover letters, job apps, Thank you letters, etc..

 

Most all segments will be taking place in sequence with Hands on work on-site. Not all hands on work will coincide with segment academic work

 

Safety first recover the OSHA 10 hour course and hand power and power tool safety.

I Sem + 2 Sem + Final = 45/45/10 (Final may way less)

 

Late assignments will be accepted at specified point reduction (point reduction varies depending on assignment and timeliness of completion)

If student is not in class on day of activities points will be lost due to the fact that some activities can not be repeated.

Grades will be updated weekly

The majority of this class will be off-site (But is not limited to it – we will have lab time in the classroom)

 

Plagiarism:

Any student who plagiarizes or cheats, who hands in any work which is not new

or entirely his/her own, may fail the card marking. If the student plagiarizes a

second time, he/she may fail the course. Plagiarism/Cheating consists of (1) direct

quoting without giving credit to the source; (2) omitting quotation marks to indicate

quoted material; (3) copying the work of other students; (4) paraphrasing the

idea(s) of others without giving credit; (5) handing in work which has already

been given credit, or (6) using any source which automatically translates English

into a foreign language or which translates a foreign language into English. A

student who provides inappropriate assistance—such as permitting someone to

view his/her test or assignment answers or to copy his/her work—is also cheating.