|(a) General requirements. This course is recommended
for students in Grades 11 and 12. Prerequisite: Building Maintenance
Technology I. Students shall be awarded two credits for successful
completion of this course.
(1) Career and technical education instruction provides
content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical
knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed
in current or emerging professions.
(2) The Architecture and Construction Career Cluster
focuses on designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining
the built environment.
(3) In Building Maintenance Technology II, students
will continue to gain advanced knowledge and skills needed to enter
the workforce as a building maintenance technician or supervisor and
construction project manager or secure a foundation for a postsecondary
degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering. Students
will acquire knowledge and skills in safety, Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) standards, and safety devices in electrical
circuits; maintenance of electrical and heating, ventilation, and
air conditioning (HVAC) systems; and concepts of historic preservation.
(4) Students are encouraged to participate in extended
learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations
and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.
(5) Statements that contain the word "including" reference
content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such
as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.
(c) Knowledge and skills.
(1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability
skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected
(A) express ideas and messages to others in a clear,
concise, and effective manner, including explaining and justifying
actions convincingly and effectively conveying written information
and messages in a socially acceptable manner that is easily understandable;
(B) compile data using numbers in various formats to
solve job-appropriate problems;
(C) demonstrate an ability to be trustworthy and honest,
to choose the ethical course of action, and to comply with all applicable
rules, laws, and regulations;
(D) demonstrate consistency, punctuality, dependability,
reliability, and responsibility in reporting for duty and performing
assigned tasks as directed; and
(E) evaluate systems and operations; identify causes,
problems, patterns, or issues; and explore workable solutions or remedies
to improve situations.
(2) The student demonstrates knowledge of basic worksite
safety regulations and safety guidelines. The student is expected
(A) demonstrate safe working procedures during building
maintenance and repair;
(B) explain the purpose of the OSHA and how to promote
(C) identify electrical hazards and how to avoid or
(D) explain obligations of workers, supervisors, and
managers to ensure a safe work environment;
(E) discuss the causes, effects, and costs of accidents;
(F) define safe work procedures regarding personal
protective equipment, hazardous chemicals, and potential construction
hazards, including hazardous material exposures, welding, cutting
hazards, and confined spaces.
(3) The student knows how to interpret blueprint drawings,
various symbols, schematics, one-line diagrams, and wiring diagrams.
The student is expected to:
(A) explain the basic layout of a blueprint drawing;
(B) identify the common symbols used on commercial
construction drawings; and
(C) read equipment schedules found on blueprint drawings.
(4) The student knows how to handle fuses and circuit
breakers. The student is expected to:
(A) explain the necessity of overcurrent protection
devices in electrical circuits;
(B) define the terms associated with fuses and circuit
(C) describe the operation of a circuit breaker;
(D) describe the operation of single-element and time-delay
(E) explain how ground fault circuit interrupters can
save lives; and
(F) describe troubleshooting and maintenance techniques
for overcurrent devices.
(5) The student installs various types of lamps and
fixtures. The student is expected to:
(A) recognize the different types of lamps and explain
the advantages and disadvantages of different types such as incandescent,
halogen, fluorescent, and high-intensity discharge;
(B) select and install lamps into lighting fixtures;
(C) install various lighting fixtures such as surface
mounted, recessed, suspended, and track-mounted.
(6) The student knows various methods to properly select,
inspect, use, and maintain common electrical test equipment. The student
is expected to:
(A) explain the operation of and describe various test
equipment such as ammeter, voltmeter, volt-ohm-multimeter, and continuity
(B) explain how to read test equipment and convert
from one scale to another;
(C) explain the importance of proper meter polarity;
(D) define frequency and explain the use of a frequency
(E) explain the differences between digital and analog
(7) The student installs and maintains electrical devices
and demonstrates wiring techniques common to residential and industrial
facilities. The student is expected to:
(A) describe how to determine electrical service requirements
for residential and industrial facilities;
(B) select the proper wiring methods for various residential
and industrial facilities;
(C) explain the role of the National Electrical Code;
(D) compute branch circuit loads and explain their
(E) explain the types of equipment grounding conductors
such as ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), light fixtures, receptors,
and switches and their purposes;
(F) distinguish between the sizes of outlet boxes
and their various wiring methods;
(G) describe the rules for installing electric space
heating and HVAC systems equipment; and
(H) describe the installation rules for electrical
systems around swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs.
(8) The student is introduced to the basic principles
of HVAC systems. The student is expected to:
(A) explain the principles of HVAC systems;
(B) describe what the Clean Air Act means to the HVAC
systems industry; and
(C) identify the types of schedules and drawings used
in the HVAC systems and refrigeration industries.
(9) The student installs, selects, prepares, joins,
and supports copper and plastic pipes and fittings. The student is
(A) describe the precautions that must be taken when
installing refrigerant piping;
(B) select the right tubing for a project;
(C) cut and bend copper tubing;
(D) determine the kinds of hangers and supports needed
for refrigeration piping;
(E) describe the requirements for pressure-testing
an installed system;
(F) identify types of plastic pipe and describe their
(G) cut and join lengths of plastic pipe.
(10) The student operates, tests, and adjusts conventional
and electronic thermostats as well as the common electrical, electronic,
and pneumatic circuits used to control HVAC systems. The student is
(A) describe how conventional and electronic thermostats
(B) describe how pneumatic and electronic circuits
are used to control mechanical systems;
(C) analyze circuit diagrams for electronic and microprocessor-based
(D) troubleshoot systems using various controls.
(11) The student knows the concepts of historic preservation
and local and national resources to maintain and renovate historic
structures and landscapes. The student is expected to:
(A) research the U.S. Department of Interior's methods
and guides for historic preservation;
(B) describe the rules and regulations for historic
preservation as prescribed by the Texas Historical Commission; and
(C) describe the historic preservation building codes
for a local area.