Course Catalog

General Construction Assistant - GC41 Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: High School
The General Construction Assistant technical certificate of credit is designed to provide students with an understanding of basic skills needed to perform as an assistant to construction specialists in the skills of carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electrical wiring. *This program is generally reserved for local area high schools only.

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores, Georgia Milestones Literature/Composition or Georgia Milestones American Literature/Composition (for meeting English requirement only) or GED score of 145 or higher, or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a High School overall GPA of 2.0, a HOPE Scholarship GPA of 2.6 or higher after the completion of 10th grade, or have 2 years documented work experience in the subject area. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Experienced Worker Certification Form

This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.

Curriculum Outline (13 hours)
Occupational Courses 13
BFMT 1050

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None Provides introductory skills in basic plumbing. Topics include: basic pipe sizing, fitting identification and terminology, pipe joining, valve identification, plumbing repairs, and lab and shop safety.

2
ELTR 1205

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Introduces residential wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: print reading, National Electrical Code, wiring materials and methods, and control of luminaries and receptacle installation.

3
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
BFMT 1030

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 2 Lab 2 – 4 Lab 3 - 0 Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None Provides introductory skills in basic building repair and maintenance. Topics include: carpentry and cabinet repairs, tile and floor repairs, paints and finishes, lab and shop safety, building codes, handicap accessibility, conduit installation, and waterproofing.

4
CARP 1015

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): CARP 1000, COFC 1080 Co-requisite(s): None Structural Framing describes the layout and construction procedures for floor, wall, and stair systems, including how to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications, and how to identify different types of framing systems, components, and system materials. It also covers how to estimate the amount of materials needed for an assembly and on some common alternative framing systems.

3
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
MSNR 1005

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 9 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course provides an orientation to the masonry field and places importance on practices necessary for general safety, use of tools, materials, and equipment. Basic bricklaying skills are emphasized and practiced to ensure competency. Topics include safety procedures, materials equipment needed, materials estimation, mortar mixing, butter brick and block, and cut masonry units.

4
MSNR 1015

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course provides an orientation to the masonry field and places importance on practices necessary for general safety, use of tools, materials, and equipment. Topics include Introduction to the Trade, Masonry Safety, Masonry Tools and Equipment, Measurements, Drawings and Specifications, and Mortar.

3
Choose One of the Following (2-4 Hours) 2
IDFC 1007

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Provides an in-depth study of the health and safety practices required for maintenance of industrial, commercial, and home electrically operated equipment. Topics include: introduction to OSHA regulations; safety tools, equipment, and procedures; and first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

2
CCMN 1040

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 4 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course covers commercial construction safety and loss prevention. Topics include: safety plan management, emergency planning, project security, sources of safety information and supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), fire prevention, hazardous communications, material safety data sheets (MSDS), fall protection, electrical hazards, ladders, scaffolds, stairways, confined spaces, excavations, training techniques, accident reporting, materials handling and storage, cranes, mechanized equipment, steel erection, and concrete construction.

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Faculty
Advisor

Carpentry, Construction and Maintenance Program Coordinator
Valdosta Campus

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