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Skilled Trades Course Schedule

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Fall 2022
151823AR15/AR10/SR25 Rifle & Carbine: Build, Accurizing and Tuning11/7-12/5M,W6p-9p$145.55CIT 128
15201316-Hour Electrical Renewal12/2-12/3F,Sa8a-5p$75Ayden VT
Spring 2023
154463Basic Electrical Wiring Level I1/10-3/2T,Th5:30p-9:30p$130.55VEW 161
154509Blueprint Reading for Welding1/20-3/10F5:30p-9:30p$130.55WMW 121
154508Shielded Metal Arc Plate
Welding (STK) and Blueprint
Reading for Welding
1/20-3/11
F
Sa
5:30p-9:30p
8a-4:30p
$185.55WMW 121
MW 101
154507Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STK)1/21-3/11Sa8a-4:30p$185.55MW 101
154584HVAC Preventative Maintenance & Duct Systems1/21-4/15Sa8a-4:30p$185.55KVW 103
1547091911 Pistol, Accurizing and Tuning1/23-2/15M,W6p-9p$145.55CIT 128
154582Cabinet Making Fundamentals I1/31-2/23T,Th5p-8p$75.55CIT 128
154333Plumbing Fundamentals2/4-3/11Sa8a-4:30p$130.55KVW 101
154583Introduction to Bricklaying (Masonry)2/4-5/6Sa8a-4:30p$185.55CIT 133
154407Building Construction Blueprint Reading2/6-4/3M,W6p-9p$130.55CIT 134
154326Basic Framing & Carpentry I2/11-3/25Sa8a-4:30p$130.55CIT 134
154462CFC Refrigerant Certification2/25
4/22
Sa
Sa
4:30p-5:30p
8a-12p
$75KVW 105A
154380Double Action Revolver Tips, Tuning and Repair2/27-4/5M,W6p-9p$145.55CIT 128
154581Cabinet Making Fundamentals II & III2/28-3/28T,Th5p-8p$75.55CIT 128
154466Basic Electrical Wiring Level II3/7-5/11T,Th5:30p-9:30p$130.55VEW 161
154337GMAW (MIG) Plate Welding3/18-5/13Sa8a-4:30p$185.55MW 103
154708Modern Semi-Automatic Handgun Repair, Tips & Tuning4/17-5/10M,W6p-9p$145.55CIT 128
15470716-Hour Electrical Renewal5/5-5/6F,Sa8a-5p$75Ayden VT

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For information about any of our trades classes, contact Gail Nichols at gnichols@email.pittcc.edu. Learn more about Skilled Trades here

Pitt Community College will offer the American Welding Society Certification testing this spring. This program tests welders to procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal, and chemical refinery welding industries. If interested please contact Charles Newkirk at cnewkirk@email.pittcc.edu or Gail Nichols at gnichols@email.pittcc.edu.

Course Descriptions

16-Hr Electrical License Renewal

This course provides the 8 or 16 hours of continuing education required by the North Carolina Electrical Board to maintain a current electrical license. Instructor: Ray Hardee. Cost: $75

Basic Electrical Wiring – Level I

This 8-week class teaches the basic safety, application, and mechanics of electrical wiring. You will learn basic electrical concepts and theory, application of the NEC (National Electrical Code), reading blueprints, wiring devices and methods, and proper installation. Upon completion, you should be able to safely and properly install basic electrical components and infrastructure. Instructor: William Filmore. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Basic Electrical Wiring – Level II

The Electrical II class is an add-on of practical wiring methods and fundamentals taught in the Electrical I class. This class provides the needed mix of knowledge and experience to gain employment as an entry level position in both residential and commercial electrical industries. Hands-on training will include the topics: Safety, Basic Electricity, National Electrical Code, Circuit Design, and Wiring Methods. Upon completion of both courses, you will be proficient in the following: Basic AC/DC theory including safety; Circuit design, sizing, and wiring various circuits including three and four way lighting circuits; Minimum code requirement for course related installations; Formulas needed and hands-on experience bending and installing electrical conduit mainly “EMT”; Other wiring methods; and Requirements and practical guide to installing electrical services. Instructor: William Filmore. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Blueprint Reading for Welding

The Blueprint course covers the welding symbols and the elements of the welding symbols. It will cover different welding processes. This course will also cover visualization of objects and shapes, reading the blueprint for finding size and location dimensions, symbols, mathematics notes and related welding and assembly information shown on the print. It develops the student’s understanding of how to read welding blueprints and develops the range of thinking required to assemble simple components and assemblies from welding prints. Instructor: William Fillmore. 32 hours. Cost: $130.55.

Building Construction Blueprint Reading

This course covers the interpretation of Residential plans and specifications that are associated with design and construction projects. Topics include interpretation of documents for foundations, floor plans, elevations, and related topics.   Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret Residential construction prints and documents. Instructor: Charles Payne. 48 Hours $130.55

CFC Refrigerant Certification

This course covers the requirements for the EPA certification examinations. Topics include small appliances, high pressure systems, and low pressure systems, and low pressure systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and be prepared for the EPA certification examinations. EXAM carries an additional fee. Instructor: John Mulder. 10 hours. Cost: $75

Cabinet Making Fundamentals I

This course is to be an entry level Cabinet making class to help students gain a general knowledge of the processes and tools necessary for woodworking and construction. Things discussed in class will include safety, tool setup, tool operation, wood description and assembly processes. Students will become familiar with shop tools such as table saw, radial saw and band saw among others. Students will then use these tools to complete a small woodworking project in the shop. Instructor: Lee Warren. 24 hours. Cost: $75.55

Cabinet Making Fundamentals  II & III

This course builds upon the entry level cabinet making classes to help students gain more knowledge of the processes and tools necessary for woodworking and construction. Things discussed in class will include safety, tool setup, tool operation, wood description and assembly processes. Students will become familiar with shop tools such as table saw, radial saw and band saw among others. Students will then use these tools to complete a 24” cabinet with a door and drawer in the shop. Instructor: Lee Warren. 24 hours. Cost: $75.55

Basic Framing & Carpentry I

Come learn the basics of Framing and Carpentry. You will learn how to use the basic carpenter hand tools and power tools in a safe practice with an overview of the building construction trade. Improve your knowledge of construction with hands-on experience as we build a variety of projects. Instructor: Steve Jordan. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

GMAW (MIG) Plate Welding

This course introduces gas metal arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup, fillet, and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel in the flat, horizontal, vertical, overhead positions. Instructor: Persephanie Brown. 60 hours. Cost: $185.55.

GMAW (MIG) Plate Welding with Welding Blueprint Reading

You will be introduced to the gas metal arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup, fillet, and groove welds with emphases on application of GMAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, you should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, vertical, overhead and flat groove. The blueprint portion teaches you the welding symbols and their application. We will cover visualization of objects and shapes, reading the blueprint for finding size and location dimensions, symbols, mathematics notes and related welding and assembly information shown on the print. This course serves as a prerequisite for taking the AWS D1.1 Certification (This test carries an additional charge). Instructor: William Filmore. 96 hours. Cost: $185.55.

GTAW (TIG) Plate Welding

You will be introduced to the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Emphasis will be placed on advancing skills with the GTAW process, making groove welds on carbon steel plate and pipe in various positions. Upon completion, you should be able to perform groove welds with prescribed electrodes on various joint geometry. Instructor: Charles Newkirk. 64 hours. Cost: $185.55.

HVAC Duct Systems 1

This course introduces the techniques used to lay out and fabricate ductwork commonly found in HVAC systems. Emphasis is placed on the skills required to fabricate ductwork. Upon completion, students should be able to lay out and fabricate simple ductwork. Instructor: Sam Ristow. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

HVAC Preventative Maintenance & Duct Systems

This class will provide education on refrigeration concepts. The class will also provide hands-on training in basic diagnostics and preventative maintenance for residential HVAC systems. Students will need to wear closed toe boots and long pants. Also required are safety glasses and mechanic gloves. Instructor: John Mulder.
This course also introduces the techniques used to lay out and fabricate ductwork commonly found in HVAC systems. Emphasis is placed on the skills required to fabricate ductwork. Upon completion, students should be able to lay out and fabricate simple ductwork. Instructor: Sam Ristow. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Introduction to Bricklaying (Masonry)

This course covers the fundamental techniques and practice in the concepts of building brick walls, steps, corners, chimneys, and other brick structures. Emphasis is placed on the correct use of the mason’s trowel, level, plumb line and tape measure. Job safety and safe work habits will be covered also. Instructor: Rob Waugh. 96 hours. Cost: $185.55

Lead Renovation Repair & Painting Certification

Become certified in lead-safe practices! You will be able to renovate, repair or paint a pre-1978 dwelling. Instructor: Ray Hardee. 8 hours. Cost: $195

Machining Fundamentals

One of the best ways to expand your hobby or refine your skills in Gunsmithing is to have the tools needed to care for your firearms. In this course, you will manufacture tools necessary for the gunsmithing trade and will perform basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, barrel threading, turning and milling as well as learning to follow safe practices in these manufacturing processes. Students will learn of machine safety, measuring tools, blueprint reading, lathes, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Students will make: a brass hammer-used to remove stuck mechanisms and various other purposes, punches-used to remove pins, armorer’s wrench-used as a wrench for a few of the most common bolt sizes, and a bench block. Instructor: Paul Hill. 96 hours. Cost: $185.55

Metallic Cartridge Reloading I

This class will cover how to reload pistol and rifle ammunition. Students will learn the process of ammunition reloading using the tooling in the shop. Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. Cost: $185.55

Metallic Cartridge Reload II

This class will cover advanced reloading techniques used in long range and bench rest shooting for maximum accuracy, case forming for wildcat or obsolete cartridges, bullet casting, proper sizing and lubrication of cast lead bullets and
reloading die modifications needed for best performance. Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. Cost: $185.55

Modern Semi-Automatic Handgun Repair, Tips & Tuning

Students will cover the most popular models of modern handguns such as those made by Glock, Sig Sauer, Heckler & Koch, Beretta, Smith & Wesson, Colt 1911 and their clones. The class will consist of disassembly, reassembly, cleaning, tuning of actions (aka “trigger jobs”), accuracy considerations, switching of sights and other modifications. Safety measures, ammunition considerations, as well as problem diagnosis will be covered. Students will be required to bring their own unloaded firearm. All students MUST be 18 and over to take this course. Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. Cost: $145.55

Revolver Tips-Double Action, Tuning & Repair

Students will cover the most popular models of double action revolvers such as Smith & Wesson, Colt, Ruger revolvers and their clones. The class will consist of disassembly, reassembly, cleaning, tuning of actions (aka “trigger jobs”), accuracy considerations and modifications. Safety measures, ammunition considerations, as well as problem diagnosis will be covered. Students are required to bring their own unloaded firearm. All students MUST be 18 and over to take this course. Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. Cost: $145

Rifle Maintenance & Tuning

Students will learn how to properly field strip, clean, lube and maintain their own rifle/s. Students will learn about accuracy issues, how to properly clean barrels to remove lead and /or copper fouling check barrel crown and head space, identify any bedding or mechanical issues, learn how to properly mount a telescope and/or red dot sight. All types of rifles taught: bolt action, semi-automatic, lever, pump and single shot. Get your favorite hunting rifle tunes up!  Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. $145.55

1911 Pistol, Accurizing and Tuning

Students will cover the most popular models of 1911 and 1922-A1 pistols such as Colt, Baer, Wilson Combat, Kimber, Springfield Armory, Taurus and their clones. The class will consist of disassembly, reassembly, cleaning, tuning of actions (aka “trigger jobs”), barrel throating, accuracy considerations barrel bushing fitting, safety installation, general modifications and necessary repairs. Safety measures, magazine selection/maintenance, ammunition considerations, holster selections, as well as problem diagnosis will also be covered. All students MUST be 21 and over to take this course. (Though not required, students may find the book “The Colt 45 Automatic-A-shop Manual, Volume I”, by Jerry Kuhnhausen very helpful in learning the 1911 pistol.) Instructor: Jim Marsal. 24 hours. Cost: $145.55

AR15/AR10/SR25 Rifle & Carbine: Build, Accurizing and Tuning

Students will cover the most popular models of the AR15 and their clones. The class will consist of disassembly, reassembly, cleaning, tuning of actions for better function, accuracy considerations, general modifications and necessary repairs. Students will be able to build a complete rifle in class with parts they bring, and/or rebuild and tune their own rifles that they already have. Safety measures, magazine selection/maintenance, ammunition considerations, sling selection, sight selection as well as problem diagnosis will be covered. Instructor: Jim Marsal. (Students should consult with instructor prior to class in order to obtain parts needed for their projects. Marsal2424@hotmail.com) 24 hours. Cost: $145.55

Plumbing Fundamentals

Students will learn the basic fundamentals of plumbing. We will cover tape measure reading and plumbing materials and tools; plumbing safety; pipe and tubing, copper fittings, PVC materials and uses; soldering practices; valves and applications. We will learn the basic installation and repair of plumbing fixtures. Instructor: Austin Lilley. 48 hours. Cost: $130.55

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STK)

Learn more about the SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, you will be able to perform SMAW fillet welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes. Offered in English and Spanish. This course serves as a prerequisite for taking the AWS D1.1 Certification. (This test carries an additional charge.) Instructor: William Filmore. 64 hours. Cost: $185.55.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STK) and Blueprint Reading for Welding

Learn more about the SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, you will be able to perform SMAW fillet welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes. This course also introduces the basic principles of print reading. Topics include line types, orthographic projections, dimensioning methods, notes, welding symbols, and joints. Upon completion, you should be able to interpret basic prints and visualize the features of a part or system. Offered in English and Spanish. This course serves as a prerequisite for taking the AWS D1.1 Certification. (This test carries an additional charge.) Instructor: William Filmore. 96 hours. Cost: $185.55.