Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3009
First Term: 2015 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-75
CIP Code: 47.0201
Occupational Area: Architecture and Construction

Instructional Council: Occupational Administrators (53)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 49-9021


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Trades: Heat and Frost Insulation 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.



Required Courses
Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades: Heat and Frost Insulation (5180) 28-45

+ BPC/CIS+++++ Any BPC Business-Personal Computers OR
CIS Computer Information Systems 100/200 level course(s) 3
Credits: 31-48


1. Apply knowledge of business-personal computers to the business setting. (BPC/CIS+++++)
2. Describe occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) safety precautions, regulations, first aid, and personal protection specific to the Insulation trade. (HFA101, HFA102)
3. Describe proper and safe use, maintenance and repair of tools, equipment, materials and accessories specific to the Insulation trade. (HFA101, HFA102, HFA115)
4. Bend, crimp and shape metal suing proper shaping tool/equipment. (HFA102)
5. Demonstrate proper use of cribbing tools, drills, shearing machines and their specific use. (HFA102, HFA150, HFA250)
6. Perform trade calculations including operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions. (HFA110)
7. Perform trade calculations using metrics, algebraic operations, and geometric measurements applicable to the Insulation trade. (HFA110, HFA115)
8. Examine principals of insulation, materials, methods, application, seal and finish. (HFA115, HFA102)
9. Draw, bisect, trisect, divide and construct geometric linear and curvilinear geometric constructions. (HFA150)
10. Layout and design templates and patterns for tees, valves, flanges, end caps, radius elbows, cones, bevels, and tank heads. (HFA150, HFA250)
11. Demonstrate safe and proper erection, use, maintenance and disassembly of various types of scaffolding. (HFA204)
12. Identify insulation for piping for cryogenic service, underground piping, and ductwork in air handling systems. (HFA215)
13. Insulate vertical and horizontal cylinders, finished heads and bodies. (HFA215)
14. Read architectural, isometric, structural, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and ductwork drawings related to insulation projects. (HFA260)
15. Examine firestopping systems, materials and installation techniques. (HFA260)
16. Review supervision, management, communication, and leadership techniques required for the effective foreman. (HFA270)

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: April 28, 2015

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