Category Archives: Courses I Teach at Palm Beach State College

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Courses I Teach at Palm Beach State College

Below are some of the courses I teach at Palm Beach State College. For now, these courses are at the the Lake Worth campus, however, I am trying to get some of the courses at the Boca Raton campus.

There are a variety of classes for contractors and the construction industry. The classes are for the State of Florida contractors exam prep, or to help achieve a trade certification or for personal improvement.

Be sure to check back as the classes and dates are continuously updated.  On the Palm Beach State College homepage, search by class title. You can also search for courses using my name, Robert Bissonnette.  Most of all, if you do not see any of my courses listed at the College, email me and I will try to have them added.

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TIO0750 – Construction Drawings Intro – Reading and Interpretation

Course Description: Construction Drawings Intro

This course provides a general understanding of reading construction drawings (blueprints). The student will become familiar with lines, views and dimensions and be capable of reading and understanding basic construction drawings. Topics include: identifying basic print symbols, how to use the architect’s scale, construction codes, interpretations of print information and verbally expressing the construction drawing instructions.

TIO0650 – NCCER Core Certification

Course Description:
The construction industry has many entry-level positions, and this course provides the entry-level skills to assist you with most trades. This reduced-rate training is made available by the TAACCCT grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Students agree to grant guidelines as part of the training. Topics include basic safety, including the use of hand and power tools and OSHA regulations. This course also covers basic construction math, understanding construction drawings and basic employability skills. Upon successful completion students will receive the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Training Certificate.

TIO0655 – NCCER Carpentry Level One Certification

Course Description:
Carpenters make up the largest building trades occupation in the industry and those with all-around skills are in high demand. This hands-on training will enable you to learn how to safely construct, install and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials. Curriculum includes building materials, hand and power tools, floor and wall systems, framing, stair layout and more. Prerequisite: NCCER Core – TIO0650.

TIO0661 – Nccer Plumbing Level One Certification

Course Description:
Plumbers are in high demand, and make excellent wages. This hands-on training includes how to install, maintain, and repair many different types of plumbing systems in residential, commercial, and public buildings. Curriculum includes safety, tools of the trade, how to read and follow blueprints, fixtures and valves, water heaters and gas and oil systems. Prerequisite: NCCER Core – TIO0650.

TIO0755 – Estimating for Construction Intro

Course Description:
Learn to recognize the proper estimating method for various types of projects. This course will improve the skills of the beginner and experienced alike in estimating an architectural set of plans using the approximate and detailed methods. Topics include: interior and exterior materials, math calculations, formulas and unit count estimating. At the end of the class students will be able to interpret the plans and estimate the cost of a construction project. Prerequisite: Strong working knowledge of reading construction drawings.