Course Content and Outcome Guide for BCT 211

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BCT 211
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Course Description

Presents residential remodeling construction strategies and processes commonly encountered by remodelers. Covers obtaining building permits, as well as hands-on remodeling projects involving (but not limited to) framing, concrete, interior and exterior finish, and basic electrical, plumbing and mechanical ventilation. Prerequisites: BCT 102, BCT 104 and BCT 106 or instructor approval. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:
  1. Evaluate structural and mechanical building systems to apply such knowledge to Remodeling projects
  2. Develop effective demolition and construction strategies to keep jobsites clean and safe
  3. Safely and effectively apply carpentry skills to remodeling tasks and projects
  4. Assemble materials and labor costs for remodeling projects to complete accurate estimates
  5. Use organizational and communication skills to take remodeling projects from initial concept to completion.


Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Students will work collaboratively to create a comprehensive checklist to help maintain a clean and safe work site, and to provide barriers and caution indicators to all workers, visitors and pedestrians in or near the site.
  • Students will complete a reference manual for obtaining building permits from their local building department. The manual will contain pertinent information such as when permits are necessary, proper procedures for obtaining permits, address, telephone number and contact persons at the building department, the costs for obtaining a permit and the necessary inspections.
  • Students will design working drawings for a remodeling project, with a materials list, a time of completion estimate and a cost estimate.  Students will examine each others drawings for accuracy of details and measurements and conformity to code requirements.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


Job Site Safety

Building Permits

When they are necessary

What is required of the permittee  How they are obtained

Where they are obtained

Associated fees and costs

Building Codes

   Uniform Building Code

   International One and Two Family Structural Code

Contractors Licenses
    What is required
    Associated expenses

Tools of the Trade

    Tool selection
     Tool Safety
 Print Reading

Site analysis

     Change orders
     Working drawings
 Operating a remodeling business

    Total Marketing   

    Effective Advertising

    Name recognition

    Customer surveys
     Record keeping

    Keeping customers happy during and after the remodel      

Graphic Presentations

Demolition Strategies


   Tying in to existing

Finish Work

   Tying in to existing
     Replicating existing

Exterior & Interior Design and Construction

    Recognizing American house styles
    Remodeling so no one knows

Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical