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Introduction to Building Maintenance
Entry level course that provides students with the basic hands-on experiences necessary to perform basic building maintenance functions. The curriculum consists of four units of study: Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing and Janitorial. The course focuses on the use of the basic hand and power tools and the skills needed to assist building maintenance crews in residential and commercial buildings. Students will also be prepared for entry level janitorial services. This course is offered at STEP in Canarsie Brooklyn.
Building Maintenance
This course provides students with the theoretical and hands-on experiences necessary to perform entry building maintenance and repair functions. The curriculum consists of four units of study: Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing and Janitorial. Students will learn entry level skills in the use of the appropriate hand and power tools, and will learn functional skills including: sheetrock installation, finishing and repair, floors and wall tile installation, painting, door and door lock installation and repairs and landscaping. The course is geared towards completing certifications in a variety of areas such as green janitorial, various FDNY certificates of Fitness and Apprenticeship exams. Students are prepared for entry level positions in building maintenance at institutional/commercial or private buildings. This course is offered at Seaview Hospital and IBR in Staten Island and 96th Street.
Electrical Installation
Students will need to use algebraic equations. The course covers electrical circuits, wiring, boxes and raceways, switches and receptacles, overload protection, blueprints, lighting, residential service panel, troubleshooting, low voltage applications, solar panel use and installation in the residential and commercial setting. The course is geared towards passing numerous FDNY certificate exams, the Transit electrical helper exam and potential enrollment in an apprenticeship program. Students will be prepared for work as an electrician's helper. This course is offered at 96th Street and East Harlem- 120th Street.
Carpentry
Students will learn basic carpentry skills, for residential and commercial construction that are applicable in both new construction and renovation/restoration. Students will learn blueprint reading, use of hand power tools, cabinet making and millwork, green carpentry and residential building framing and finishing. The course includes, trade related math including geometry, measuring and cost estimating. This course is geared towards passing safety and other certifications. Students are prepared for positions in lumber yards, entry level carpentry and to enter carpenter's apprenticeship programs. This course is offered at 96th Street, Long Island City HS, Longwood Campus in the Bronx.
Plumbing
This course introduces students to entry level residential plumbing. Students will learn the basic skills in preparing, installing and repairing pipes and tubes that distribute fresh water and dispose of wastewater. Additionally, they will learn the installation and repairs of plumbing fixtures, such as used in kitchen and bathroom. Skills include the use of basic hand and power tools that are used in the installations of black pipes, copper tubes and PVC, faucets, and valves. The course is geared towards passing numerous FDNY Certificates of Fitness. Students are prepared for entry into apprenticeship programs and as a plumber's helper. This course is offered at the Longwood Campus in the Bronx.
Solar Energy Installation
Solar Electric is a one semester basic comprehensive course. Which will prepare students for an entry level position as a Solar Photovoltic (PV) Trainee. An entry level PV Trainee is an individual who can assist on an install and have a basic understanding of all components related to a Solar PV power generation system. Within the scope of this course, you will use basic mathematical concept as a primary tool to develop and analyze electrical circuits. You will also be instructed on proper safety procedures used during installation as well as in depth understanding of electrical schematic diagrams and applicable codes (NEC) during installations. However, prior to learning this. Basic electrical concepts must mastered. The course itself stresses the fundamentals of basic electrical theory and hands on experience as it relates to signal wiring, relay systems, scientific and engineering notations, OHM's Law calculations & series parallel D.C circuit analysis, Residential wiring and code approved methods again. All applications are taught according to standard national electrical code requirements. The first half of the semester students work on individual projects and finish off with group assessed assignments. This is done to reinforce the importance of being responsible for their actions (A vitallife expectancy). Each day's work is assessed and entered for accurate record keeping and students receive a progress report weekly to track their progress.
Welding
Reading material for the NYS Welder's license is at an upper class high school level. The course includes geometry and Trigonometry as well as measurement. Students will learn how to read blue prints, basic and advanced shield metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, oxy fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting and fabrication. This course is geared towards passing the NYS Dept. of Transportation Field Welder's Certification Exams and FDNY Certificate of Fitness F-60 and G-60. Students will be prepared for positions in local labor union programs as well as immediate employment as a welder.This course is offered at 96th Street.
Introduction to Residential Construction
Entry level course that introduces students to basic carpentry and wiring skills. Students will learn measurement, safety, and the use of hand tools while completing small projects. This course is offered at Truman HS in the Bronx.
Residential Construction
This course covers basic carpentry and electrical installation in the residential setting. Students will learn how to use power tools and gain skills in many aspects of new construction as well as renovation. The electrical portion of the class will cover basic residential wiring and introduction to solar power. This course is geared towards passing some FDNY Certificates of Fitness. Students will be prepared to enter the construction trades as an assistant/ helper. This course is offered at Truman HS in the Bronx.


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  • Introduction to Building Maintenance

    Entry level course that provides students with the basic hands-on experiences necessary to perform basic building maintenance functions. The curriculum consists of four units of study: Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing and Janitorial. The course focuses on the use of the basic hand and power tools and the skills needed to assist building maintenance crews in residential and commercial buildings. Students will also be prepared for entry level janitorial services. This course is offered at STEP in Canarsie Brooklyn.

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    Building Maintenance

    This course provides students with the theoretical and hands-on experience necessary to perform entry building maintenance and repair functions. The curriculum consists of four units of study: Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing and Janitorial. Students will learn entry level skills and the appropriate use of hand and power tools. Students will learn functional skills including: sheetrock installation, finishing and repair, floors and wall tile installation, painting, door and door lock installation and repairs and landscaping.

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    Electrical Installation

    This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills required to obtain employment as an Electrician’s Helper. Students will learn the basic concepts of electrical theory and basic blueprint drawings with a strong focus on residential and commercial type wiring, to include installing various circuits, conduit bending and threading. Upon completion of this course students can pursue a career with various unions such as the New York City Transit Authority (MTA) and/or the Local 3 IBEW Electrical union or areas in the field of construction.

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    Carpentry

    Students will learn basic carpentry skills, for residential and commercial construction that are applicable in both new construction and renovation/ restoration. Students will learn blueprint reading, proper use of hand and power tools, cabinet making and millwork, green carpentry and residential building framing and finishing. The course includes, trade related math including geometry, measuring and cost estimating.

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    Basic Carpentry

    This course allows students to gain entry level skills into the exciting world of carpentry. Upon completing this course, students will be familiar with all relevant hand tools such as power saws, reciprocating saw, drills, bandsaw, hammer drills, chop saw, jigsaw and nail guns. In addition, students will have the opportunity to construct one bedroom homes. The construction will start from erecting a subfloor to the first floor and sometimes the second floor. Students will learn to build wooden walls, metal walls, install sheetrock, repair sheetrock, apply compound, plaster, prepare walls for painting, and tiling.

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    Plumbing

    This course introduces students to entry-level plumbing. This high demand trade is at the forefront of the construction work force. Students will learn basic skills in preparing; installing and repairing pipes that distribute fresh water and dispose of waste water. Students will gain hands-on knowledge of how to repair and install all things plumbing related that includes but not limited to sinks, toilets, water heaters and hydronic heating systems including heated floors. Students will engage in today’s cutting edge technology that’s applicable in the plumbing field. This course is geared towards numerous FDNY certificates of fitness. Students will be prepared for entry into apprenticeship programs and as a plumber’s help.

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    Solar Electric

    This is a one semester course that prepares students for an entry-level position as a solar photovoltaic (PV) trainee. An entry-level PC trainee has basic knowledge and understanding of all components related to solar PV power generation system and can assist on installs. Within the scope of the course, students will use basic mathematical concepts as a primary tool to develop and analyze electrical circuits. They will be instructed on proper safety procedures used during installation as well as in-depth understanding of electrical schematic diagrams and NEC codes during installation.

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    Welding

    Students will learn how to read blueprints, basic and advance shield metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, oxy fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting and fabrication. This course is geared towards passing the NYS Dept. of Transportation Field Welders Certification Exams and FDNY certificate of Fitness F-60 and G-60. Students will be prepared for positions in local labor union programs as well as immediate employment as a welder.

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    Introduction to Residential Construction

    Entry level course that introduces students to basic carpentry and wiring skills. Students will learn measurement, safety, and the use of hand tools while completing small projects. This course is offered at Truman HS in the Bronx.

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    Residential Construction

    This course covers basic carpentry and electrical installation in the residential setting. Students will learn how to use power tools and gain skills in many aspects of new construction as well as renovation. The electrical portion of the class will cover basic residential wiring and introduction to solar power. This course is geared towards passing some FDNY Certificates of Fitness. Students will be prepared to enter the construction trades as an assistant/ helper. This course is offered at Truman HS in the Bronx.

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