Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3436
First Term: 2013 Summer I   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-80
CIP Code: 48.0509

Occupational Area: Architecture and Construction
Instructional Council: Occupational Administrators (53)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 51-4071 


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Trades: Ironworking degree is designed to provide apprentices and journeyman with a broadened educational background and leadership skills so that students completing the associate degree program may be better equipped to enter supervisory managerial positions.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester



Required Courses
Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades: Ironworking (5436) 25-50
+ BPC/CIS+++++ Any BPC Business-Personal Computers or CIS Computer Information Systems course(s) 3
Credits: 28-53

Program Competencies
1. Apply knowledge of business-personal computers to the business setting. (BPC/CIS+++++)
2. Describe and identify green energy and green buildings including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation and certification. (CNS110)
3. Safely demonstrate rigging techniques for unloading, moving and erecting machinery for construction jobs and perform proper signals. (IRW101, IRW103, IRW150, IRW151)
4. Safely unload, move, and prepare iron at a construction site. (IRW103, IRW120, IRW121)
5. Describe physics concepts related to hydraulics and pneumatics including properties of metal. (IRW103)
6. Configure knots, hitches and slings in fiber rope and calculate safe loads. (IRW103)
7. Describe special procedures and safe operating practices required for hoisting with helicopters. (IRW103)
8. Discuss the history of the ironworking trade in the US including the foundation of the labor movement, unionization, post war struggles, related building trades and political influences of the 21st century. (IRW105)
9. Read and interpret drawings for structural steel construction projects. (IRW104, IRW120, IRW121)
10. Given a set of structural blueprints, rig structural members into position, make initial connections, plumb and align members, and finalize connections by bolting or welding structural members into place. (IRW104, IRW130, IRW131)
11. Read and interpret drawings for reinforcing ironwork. (IRW104, IRW130, IRW131)
12. Unload, handle, and install all types of tendons for post-tensioning systems using stressing equipment safely. (IRW131)
13. Given a set of architectural blueprints, layout, fabricate and install all types of building components including supports, stairs, fire escapes, railings, fences, wire mesh partitions, doors, fire doors, elevators and miscellaneous recreational equipment. (IRW160, IRW161)
14. Given the materials and plans for a pre-fabricated metal building, unload, erect, and dismantle the building and scaffolding. (IRW175)
15. Discuss Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, regarding lead hazards, assembly, access, and dismantling of scaffolding. (IRW112, OSH105AA, OSH106)
16. Safely weld heavy, light and cast metals using proper oxyacetaline and arc welding techniques so the joint passes a bend test. (WLD101, WLD201, WLD202)
17. Identify cause and affects of lead hazards and demonstrate general site safety, safe work practices and confined space entry. (IRW112, OSH106)
18. Demonstrate proper and safe erecting, climbing, dismantling, and transporting of various types of cranes including calculation of load and capacity limitations. (IRW122)
19. Demonstrate proper and safe use and maintenance of basic hand and conveyor-specific tools, installation process of overall conveyor and bulk handling systems, including components and operation of belt conveyor, bucket elevator, screw conveyor, drag chain conveyor and air slide. (IRW142)
20. Identity basic theories of motivation, role of communications in construction project management, decision making, planning strategies, production schedules and loss control. (IND150).
21. Perform ironworking trade calculations by identifying the appropriate type of number system and identifying appropriate formula to be used. (ABC/MEC120)
Last Updated: February 26, 2013

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