BCOT 125 Furniture Finishing and Repair
Prerequisites:None.Develops knowledge and skills in the technology of refinishing and repairing furniture.Introduces procedures used in
stripping,bleaching,caning,veneering and wood fillers.
BCOT 126 Furniture Door and Drawer Assembly
Prerequisites:BCOT 120.An advanced class that develops skills in the design,layout,and construction of doors,drawers,and table- tops. Students are introduced to various types of hardware and installation methods.
BCOT 127 Basic Theory of Paint and Stain
Prerequisites:None.Introduces the basic skills and techniques of fin-
ishing wood products,including proper preparation,staining and
finishing procedures. BCOT 128 Woodworking Hobbies and Crafts
Prerequisites:None.Introduces the basic skills and techniques in lay- out and construction of small projects such as bookcases,file cabi- nets, and mantels.Introduces the skills in layout and assembly of small hobby projects such as kitchen accessories,and living room,
bedroom decorations. BCOT 129 Residential Wiring
Prerequisites:CONT 127.Covers the practice of residential wiring, including electrical service,metering equipment,lighting,switches, outlets and other common components,and methods of installation and maintenance of the residential wiring system in accordance
with the current National Electrical Code. BCOT 130 Home Inspection
Prerequisite:None.This course is designed to review the way build- ings are designed and constructed,which areas of buildings should be inspected,and how to inspect them. Students will learn to pre- pare an inspection report;reports designed to meet the specifica- tions of lending institutions and other organizations requiring home
inspection services. BCOT 131 Residential Building Codes
Prerequisite:None.Introduces the students to building code require- ments in Indiana.Students will become familiar with the current code book and how to use it. Emphasis will be placed on examining
those provisions that apply to general contractors. BCOT 171 Landscape Construction
Prerequisites: None.Study design and construction of various land- scape construction systems. Emphasize use of the landscape tools and methods for exterior design. Instruct students in additional up- to-date techniques and materials.Introduces“green”practices.
BCOT 172 Kitchen and Bath Construction
Prerequisites:None.Involves the requirements and space planning
for kitchens and baths,utilizing both standard and custom cabinetry and fixtures.Topics also include plumbing,electrical and current
technologies available in these environments. BCOT 202 Plumbing Fundamentals
Prerequisites:None.Studies the operation and function of the home plumbing system.Introduces pipe drawings and pipe layout and iso- metric blueprint reading symbols.Demonstrates how to rough in plumbing and install drainage,water systems,fixtures and water
heaters in compliance with the plumbing code. BCOT 203 Masonry Concrete Fundamentals
Prerequisites:None.Covers materials and methods of construction with concrete block,brick,and forming for poured concrete.Includes
study in the preparation of the building site.
BCOT 205 Advanced Projects in Building Construction I
Prerequisites:CONT 101 and CONT 106.Applies problem solving to common problems in construction.Emphasizes the cooperation between several trades in the construction industry.
BCOT 206 Advanced Projects in Building Construction II
Prerequisites:BCOT 205.Applies problem-solving skills to common challenges in construction.Emphasizes the cooperation between several trades in the construction industry allowing students to practice necessary skills to resolve the problem.Concentrates on
decision-making skills. BCOT 207 Carpentry-Light Commercial
Prerequisites:None.Introduces carpentry skills required in light com- mercial construction.Focuses on construction methods and materi- als used for office buildings,clinics,small churches and other non-
residential structures. BCOT 208 Electrical Estimating
Perquisite: CONT 127.This course presents the student with the electrical estimating process for residential and light commercial construction. Emphasis is placed on reading blueprints and specifi- cations, estimating labor,materials,and associated costs. The stu- dent will be using a new computer assisted program to assist with
estimating a project.
BCOT 211 Construction Organization and Procedures
Prerequisites:None.Introduces organization and management pro- cedures focusing on subcontracting,equipment and tool inventories,
job materials,codes,inspections and permits. BCOT 213 Motors and Motor Controls
Prerequisites:CONT 127.Studies the wiring and design of motor con- trol circuits,including circuit and conductor calculations,motor cir-
cuits and controls.Includes control transformers and service,circuit layout for motor controls and machine tool hookup and control.
BCOT 214 Wall and Floor Coverings
Prerequisites:None.Covers modern materials and techniques of inte-
rior floor and wall coverings.Provides instruction on assessing the durability and maintenance of materials and techniques in correct
installation procedures. BCOT 216 Advanced Residential Design
Prerequisites:Program Advisor Approval.Studies residential floor plans and elevation.Analyzes contemporary living patterns,cost,pri- vacy, convenience and efficiency,coordinated with needs.Compares exterior styles for cost and aesthetic values.Studies multiple housing, duplex arrangements,apartments and condominiums.Provides stu- dents with opportunities to do floor plans,elevations,and perspec- tive drawings to incorporate the conclusions reached from research.
BCOT 219 Survey and Measurement
Prerequisites:CONT 106 and demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.Presents fundamentals of surveying, including use of transit,reading angles,land description,restrictions
and legal problems.Covers topographical maps and their use.
BCOT 220 Electrical Troubleshooting Techniques
Prerequisites:CONT 127.Presents methods and techniques for trou- bleshooting appliances,motors,motor controls,relay wiring,com-
mercial wiring and industrial wiring systems. BCOT 222 Commercial/Industrial Wiring
Prerequisites:CONT 127.Covers wiring methods and material selec- tion for commercial and industrial wiring systems.Studies include mechanical installation of hardware as well as electrical design and layout.Focuses on tool use,material selection,and installation of
machines in the industrial setting. BCOT 223 Plumbing Design and Installation
Prerequisites:BCOT 202.Provides techniques for working with pipes and fittings.Studies residential and commercial electrical hot water heating systems,private well water systems and electrical compo-
nents of plumbing systems. BCOT 225 Fabrication
Prerequisites:Program Advisor Approval.Studies concepts and tech- niques of industrialized housing.Covers pre-fabrication,fabrication, jigs and rigging,including manufactured housing,sectional homes
and modular homes. BCOT 228 Advanced Woodworking
Prerequisites:BCOT 120.Applies problem-solving solutions in furni- ture construction,as well as cabinetry construction and installation.