Division of Building Distance & Continuing Education Courses

3D Auto CAD Drawings (Solid Modeling) 1

Duration: 1 Semester
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Unit Certificate

Programme Description:

This course is designed to move the AutoCAD practitioner from the production of two dimensional architectural drawings to the production of three dimensional drawings suitable for presentation to clients and for submission to Town and Country Planning.

 

Block-laying and Concreting

Duration: 2 Semesters
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Unit Certificate

Programme Description:

This programme is designed for practicing masons with no formal training. Participants should be able to understand the reason for and techniques of the various aspects of masonry.

 

Building Maintenance 1

Duration: 3 Semesters
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Unit Certificate

Programme Description:

This course is designed to equip you with the basic competencies you need to effectively carry out maintenance tasks. It covers such trades as carpentry and joinery, plumbing, electrical, masonry, painting and decorating to enable you to maintain property at premium level.  This course therefore aims to provide the knowledge, skills and certification to ensure effective building maintenance.

 

Cabinet and Furniture Making

Duration: 3 Semesters
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Unit Certificate

Programme Description:

This course is designed to help students develop work skills and an appreciation for the field of woodworking. It consists of theoretical and practical knowledge within the trade, including areas such as tool and material handling, reading blue prints and mastery of making basic woodworking joints.

 

Carpentry and Joinery

Duration: 3 Semesters
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Unit Certificate

Programme Description:

This programme is designed to provide candidates with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge in Carpentry and Joinery. These skills are required to complete the components of this trade area. The components covered in this course include; timber technology and materials, fixings, tools, woodworking joints, drawings related to the trade, workshop practice, doors, frames and linings, ironmongery, windows, roofs, floors, partitions, stairs and temporary carpentry, calculations related to the trade, workshop safety and procedures.

 

Computer Aided Drafting

Duration: 1 Semester
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Unit Certificate

Programme Description:

Contemporary working practices require accurate drawing that can be easily reproduced to guide planning and development. This course therefore introduces students to basic Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) techniques and provides a foundation for higher level and more diverse forms of CAD which will be necessary for gaining entry-level employment in drafting environments. Students will learn how to manipulate elements of the computer software (AutoCAD) to produce simple two- dimensional drawings.

 

Painting and Decorating

Duration: 3 Semesters
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Unit Certificate

Programme Description:

This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of students in the area of Painting and Decorating, as required by industry. The training enables the candidates to work in the construction industry and related areas.  It includes theory, along with the necessary hands-on practical experiences for those beginning workers in the painting profession.  Safety as it relates to Painting and Decorating is an integral part of the course.

 

Plumbing 1

Duration: 3 Semesters
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Unit Certificate

Programme Description:

This course introduces learners to the theory and practice of plumbing.  It is designed to provide participants with knowledge about tools and pipe work systems to effectively prepare the process for rough – in piping/tubing and fittings associated with domestic plumbing systems at two levels.  It also deals with the skills and knowledge required to use numerical techniques to solve problems related to trade situations. Participants should be able to prepare a materials list and calculate the material and labor cost (+ or – 10%) for a drain and waste systems at two levels. Students should be able to produce a working drawing. The course can also be of benefit to entry level employees of with utility companies, metal engineering firms as well as the field of construction and maintenance. Emphasis is placed on occupational health, safety and welfare.

 

Plumbing for Home Owners

Duration: 1 Semester
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Unit Certificate

Programme Description:

This course is designed to equip homeowners and novices alike with the skills required to maintain, repair, replace and maintain sanitary appliances in the home to working order to the approved standards while adhering to the Occupational, Health and Safety requirements. Participants will learn to select and use the appropriate tools and materials for the job. This course will reduce the reliance upon the professionals for basic plumbing jobs; can result in significant savings to homeowners and a sense of personal pride and satisfaction.

 

Regional Code of Practice for the Construction of Houses

Duration: 1 Semester
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Unit Certificate

Programme Description:

The course is designed to provide information to residential construction foremen and construction workers in order to allow them to correctly practice and supervise construction and select construction materials and to employ prescribed construction methods to construct homes in the Caribbean that are less vulnerable to natural hazards. The course comprises both classroom and on-site instruction and is designed to be highly interactive in nature.

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