Building Industrial Technology Academy (BITA) I
Course Title: Foundation of Residential and Commercial Construction / Building Industry Technology
Grade Level: 9-10
In year one of the Building Industry Technology Academy, students gain basic construction skills in the following areas: use of hand tools, machine tools operation, types of construction materials used in the industry, construction and organizational operations, sub-flooring, framing, roofing, blueprint reading, and construction-specific math.
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||UC/CSU Approved "G"
Building Industrial Technology Academy (BITA) II
Course Title: Study of Ancient Civilization Infrastructure and Craftsmanship/Building Construction Technology
Grade Level: 9-12
Year two provides the students an opportunity to explore various trades in more depth using construction labs and student-directed activities facilitated by the instructor. Students can explore all of the lab activities or pursue advanced levels in an area of interest. All students study electrical in the course of year two. The trade areas explored include concrete, masonry, surveying and site prep, HVAC, plumbing, drywall, painting, and tile. Students will also be incorporating CAD software (Fusion 360, RhinoCAM, Mosaic) for the design of the structures and use of industry level CNC machinery. Project Management will be implemented during this year using in Industry level software known as Pro Core. By exploring this software, our students will be on the cutting edge of what is already being done at the College level.
||UC/CSU Approved "G"
Building Industrial Technology Academy (BITA) III-Dual Enrollment
Course Title: Introduction to the Built Environment
Grade Level: 11-12
Sierra College Dual Enrollment Course- CET 0005
This course is designed to introduce the student to the build environment, students will exposed to building industry: trends, organizations, construction processes, contracting laws, regulations, business aspects and career pathways. This course will provide instruction and assignments centered on basic home building process i.e. Property/house selection, permits, site preparation, foundation, framing calculation and characteristics of materials, carpentry, framing, basic electrical wiring, plumbing, measurement systems, and the safe use of hand/ power tools. The goal is to expose the student to each of these areas of study while applying a method or technique through project based learning.
||UC/CSU Approval Pending
Dual Credit: While enrolled in BITA III at Whitney, you have the opportunity to dual enroll in CET 0005 Introduction to the Built Environment at Sierra College. At the completion you will have earned 3 college units through Sierra College which are transferable to a CSU and can also be used as 1 of 3 required courses to earn the Sierra College Certificate in Basic Construction. During the first part of the class all you have to do is fill out a form to register for CET 005 and pass BITA 3 to earn the credits. CET 0005 is transferable to CSU.