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Course Descriptions

BLD141 International Residential Codes 1
Covers the administrative, definitions, building planning, and foundation portions of the International Residential Specialty Code (Chapters 1 through 4 and 44) as it relates to residential construction and other applicable codes. F
3 Credits

BLD142 International Residential Codes 2
Covers the floor, wall, roof, chimney, and energy conservation provisions of the International Residential Specialty Code (Chapters 5 through 11) as it relates to residential construction and other applicable codes. Emphasis placed on lateral bracing provisions and preparation to take the ICC Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam. Prerequisite: BLD141 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
3 Credits

BLD151 Building Codes 1
Studies the scope, meaning and use of the Model International Residential Code including occupancy classifications, building area, height and location limitations, types of construction, exits, and fire resistive standards. Focuses on one- and two-family structures. F
3 Credits

BLD152 Building Codes 2
Studies the scope, meaning and use of the Model International Building Code concerning areas that present hazards in building construction such as vertical shafts, treatment of exterior and interior surfaces, detailed exit requirements, fire protection systems, public property and weather protection. Prerequisite: BLD151 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
3 Credits

BLD153 Building Codes 3
Provides a comprehensive review of the Uniform Building Code including pedestrian protection, permanent occupancy, prefabricated construction, fire systems, energy conservation, and architectural barriers. Prerequisite: BLD152 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

BLD155 Building Department Administration 1
Discusses purpose and procedures of building department administration. Explores building department organization and relationships with other departments, leadership of the building official, personnel management of staff, and public and customer relations. W
4 Credits

BLD158 Construction Materials and Blueprints
Provides instruction in reading civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical construction drawings used in residential and commercial construction. Introduces terminology, abbreviations, symbols, scales and dimensioning, construction notes, and component schedules. Gives an explanation of plan views, elevations, cross-sections, and sectional details. Covers material characteristics common to the different construction trades and regulated by the International Building Code. F
2 Credits

BLD161 Structural Inspection 1
Introduces basic methods of wood and steel framing. Explores the various uses of convential sawn lumber, manufactured lumber products, and newly developed materials. Covers allowable stresses, loads, and fundamental design of construction systems. Introduces building inspection principles, safety practices, and technologies used. W
3 Credits

BLD163 Structural Inspection 2
Introduces concrete and masonry as construction materials and covers the specific code requirements for related types of construction, both structural and nonstructural. Covers physical properties, including mix design, handling, storage, delivery, placement, and their fire-resistive qualities. Sp
3 Credits

BLD170 ADA Accessibility Code
Provides a comprehensive review of the International Building Code related to ADA accessibility standards in new and remodeled facilities. Sp
3 Credits

BLD181 Mechanical Codes 1
Introduces the thermodynamics of heat and how it relates to the mechanical appliance. Examines the International Mechanical Codes general code requirements for heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. Studies the fuel gas piping system from the gas meter to the appliance, and the combustion air requirements for appliances that burn gas fuel. Stresses evaluation of appliances and equipment for its listing and installation instruction for residential applications and commercial applications. W
3 Credits

BLD182 Mechanical Codes 2
Examines the mechanical code requirements for chimneys and vents serving fuel burning appliances and equipment; special solid fuel and fuel gas burning appliances and equipment; kitchen hoods, grease ducts, hazardous exhaust ducts, and product conveying ducts; refrigerants, refrigeration systems, and refrigeration mechanical rooms; boilers, hot water heaters, and pressure vessels; hydronic piping and solar heating systems; and fuel oil piping and storage tanks. Prerequisite: BLD181 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

BLD193A Building Inspection Lab
Provides code standards and conditions typical of building inspection work for inspectors in the following areas: mechanical inspection, structural inspection, and one- and two-family dwelling codes. Stresses writing correction notices based upon field observations. Sp
2 Credits

BLD255 Building Department Administration 2
Discusses building department administration roles and responsibilities. Examines laws and principles that affect building department records management, budgeting, information technology, and legal aspects. Prerequisite: BLD155 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

BLD260 Fire Protection for Buildings
Covers the installation, function, location, and purpose of sprinkler systems. Sp
4 Credits

BLD266 Structural Plan Review
Covers the fundamentals of structural plan review. Includes analysis and design of beams, columns, and connections. W
3 Credits

BLD267 Non-Structural Plan Review
Examines the techniques and processes of non-structural plans. Includes familiarization with plan and construction documents, specifications, and the application of fire, life and safety code requirements. Prerequisite: BLD152 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

BLD268 Foundations, Excavation, and Grading
Covers the fundamentals of and the code requirements for regulating excavations and fills for any building or structure, construction of foundation and retaining structures, and general grading. Presents code requirements and emphasizes application to plan review and inspection functions. Uses grading and building plans and soil reports to complement the codes. Prerequisite: MTH052 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

BLD269 Engineering for Code Professionals 1
Studies static forces and their effect upon rigid bodies at rest, including a study of stresses and strains that occur in these bodies when subjected to tensile, compressive and shearing forces. Prerequisite: MTH052 with a grade of C or better; or equivalent course as determined by instructor; or consent of instructor. F
4 Credits

BLD270 Engineering for Code Professionals 2
Studies dynamic wind and seismic loads on structures and their reduction to simplified equivalent static forces used in the design of structures. Covers how to determine the required lateral load path elements: diaphragms, shear walls, and foundations used to resist lateral forces. Emphasizes code requirements of Chapter 16 Section 1609 for wind and Sections 1613 through 1623 of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (2003 IBC). Uses the Western Woods Use Book related to lateral design. Also studies the design, fabrication, and erection of structural steel for buildings and structures. Emphasizes code requirements of Oregon Structural Specialty code Chapter 22 and the American Institute of Steel Construction Steel Manual. Prerequisite: BLD269 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits

BLD273 International Fire Codes for Building Departments
Relates the International Fire Code to plan review and inspections for building construction. Correlates the Fire Code with the fire provisions in the International Building Code. Prerequisite: BLD153 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, Offered as needed
3 Credits

BLD280A Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
1 Credits

BLD280B Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
2 Credits

BLD280C Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
3 Credits

BLD280F Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
6 Credits

BLD280H Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
8 Credits

BLD280I Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
9 Credits

BLD280L Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
12 Credits

BLD292 International Residential Code (Structural)
Covers the structural portion of the International Residential Specialty Code as it relates to residential construction and other applicable codes. F
3 Credits