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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: School of Career and Technical Education

Program Description:
The curriculum prepares students for working in the construction industry. The program qualifies graduates to seek employment as apprentice carpenters and journey-level carpenters. Students may also complete at least two years experience which can be applied towards the required four years experience needed to qualify for a Class "B" State of California Contractors License.

Instruction is offered in all phases of construction from demolition of an existing structure to grading of land to, ultimately, a turn-key situation. Studies include safety, materials of construction, mathematics, print reading, builders level and transit, site work, foundation and floors, rough framing, roof framing, stair building, exterior finish, and interior finish.

Additional studies included are timber construction, steel stud construction, grading of land, plumbing, HVAC, and various other specialty items that vary from project to project. The culminating student experience is the building of a single family dwelling.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Effective: 2009-2010

Required Units in the Major:    40

Required Courses
  Semester I (10 units)
BLDG 230A - BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (10 units)
  &
  Semester II (10 units)
BLDG 230B - BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (10 units)
  &
  Semester III (10 units)
BLDG 230C - BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (10 units)
  &
  Semester IV (10 units)
BLDG 230D - BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (10 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives
  ARCH 014 - MATERIALS AND PROCESSES OF CONSTRUCTION (2.0 units)
  &
  BLDG 122 - CONTRACTOR'S LICENSING (3.0 units)
  &
  BLDG 210A - BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (5.0 units)
  &
  BLDG 210B - BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (5.0 units)
  &
  BLDG 212 - PRINT READING FOR CONSTRUCTION (3.0 units)
  &
  BLDG 213 - BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CODES AND STANDARDS (3.0 units)
  &
  BLDG 214 - MATERIALS & PROCESSES OF CONST: SUB GRADE TO FLOOR FRAMING (3.0 units)
  &
  BLDG 215 - MATERIALS & METHODS OF CONST: FLOOR THROUGH ROOF FRAMING (3.0 units)
  &
  BLDG 218 - INSPECTION OF ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS (3.0 units)
  &
  BLDG 220 - ESTIMATING FOR BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (3.0 units)
  &
  BLDG 221 - ELEMENTS OF GRADING INSPECTION (3.0 units)
  &
  BLDG 222 - PRINCIPLES OF HOUSING AND ZONING REQUIREMENTS (3.0 units)
  &
  BLDG 223 - PRINCIPLES OF PLUMBING INSPECTION (3.0 units)
  &
  BLDG 224 - PRINCIPLES OF HEATING AND REFRIGERATION INSPECTIONS (3.0 units)
  &
  TECH 107A - TECHNICAL CALCULATIONS (3.0 units)