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Construction

Associate Degree

A.S. in Construction

This program trains students for an industry that is one of the largest employers in the nation. CRC's construction program is designed to provide students with basic and applied technical skills and knowledge necessary for employment in the building and construction industry. Standard construction procedures are emphasized throughout the program.

HIGHLIGHTS
*Articulation agreements for transfer to specific four-year institutions
*Field trips to a variety of new and existing construction structures for study and appreciation

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CMT 112 Construction Estimating 3
CMT 120 Legal Aspects of Construction 3
CMT 136 Construction Safety 3
CMT 300 Introduction to Construction Plans and Specifications (3) 3
   or BIT 102 Plan Reading and Non-Structural Plan Review (3)
CMT 310 Materials of Construction 3
CMT 313 Computer Estimating for Construction 3
BIT 100 Introduction to the International Building Code 3
CONST 105 Rough Carpentry I - Tools, Materials, and Foundations 3
CONST 106 Rough Carpentry II - Floors, Walls, and Roof Framing 3
CONST 107 Rough Carpentry III - Exterior Finishes 3
CONST 108 Finish Carpentry I - Interior Finish 3
Total Units: 33

The Construction Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO #1: Career Options and Goals- Summarize career options in the industry, and formulate initial career goals.
  • PSLO #2: Tools- Identify common hand and power tools used in the trades and residential building science, and demonstrate competence in their safe and efficient use.
  • PSLO #3: Analysis of building materials- Examine various building materials, and compare their strengths and weaknesses as they relate to structural integrity, sustainability, and environmental impact.
  • PSLO #4: Safety- Explain the relevance of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and interpret those regulations specific to the construction industry
  • PSLO #5: Building principles- Utilize fundamental building principles to layout and construct residential and light carpentry structures
  • PSLO #6: Analysis of Sustainability- Understand the principles of Green Building and compare and contrast emerging techniques with traditional production building methods.
  • PSLO #7: Building Performance Testing- Perform shell and duct diagnostics, and prescribe measures that can be tested and retested for marked improvement in the energy efficiency of the home.

Career Information

Building and Construction Tradesperson; General Contracting; Estimators; Construction Supervisors; Material Salespersons; Building Inspection; Construction Apprenticeship programs. Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Certificates of Achievement

Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate

This program prepares students for entry into formal apprenticeship programs and other entry level jobs in the building and construction industry.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CONST 102 Introduction to Construction Practices 4
CONST 103 OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training 1
CONST 105 Rough Carpentry I - Tools, Materials, and Foundations 3
CONST 106 Rough Carpentry II - Floors, Walls, and Roof Framing 3
CONST 107 Rough Carpentry III - Exterior Finishes 3
CONST 108 Finish Carpentry I - Interior Finish 3
Total Units: 17

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Students need to be able to lift 50 pounds and be willing to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Students need to be able and willing to travel to jobsites to build houses and various projects in conjunction with normal class hours.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO #1. Understand the career opportunities in the construction field including entry level expectations in various sectors, opportunities for an upward mobility, and strategies for career advancement.
  • PSLO #2. Identify and safely operate many of the industry's common hand and power tools
  • PSLO #3. Interpret basic working drawings for residential construction projects, and layout and erect basic floor, wall, and roof assemblies

Career Information

Entry level trades jobs, such as carpenter, electrician, plumber, cement mason. Those jobs can lead to other jobs such as foreman, superintendent, project manager, General contractor, estimator, scheduler, building inspector, safety manager, and even energy auditor.


Construction Certificate

This program prepares students for entry into the building and construction industry as a general tradesperson; and prepares students currently working within the industry for advancement.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CMT 112 Construction Estimating 3
CMT 136 Construction Safety 3
CMT 300 Introduction to Construction Plans and Specifications (3) 3
   or BIT 102 Plan Reading and Non-Structural Plan Review (3)
CMT 310 Materials of Construction 3
CONST 105 Rough Carpentry I - Tools, Materials, and Foundations 3
CONST 106 Rough Carpentry II - Floors, Walls, and Roof Framing 3
CONST 107 Rough Carpentry III - Exterior Finishes 3
CONST 108 Finish Carpentry I - Interior Finish 3
Total Units: 24

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO #1: Career Options and Goals- Summarize career options in the industry, and formulate initial career goals.
  • PSLO #2: Tools- Identify common hand and power tools used in the trades and residential building science, and demonstrate competence in their safe and efficient use.
  • PSLO #3: Analysis of Building Materials- Examine various building materials, and compare their strengths and weaknesses as they relate to structural integrity, sustainability, and environmental impact.
  • PSLO #4: Safety- Explain the relevance of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and interpret those regulations specific to the construction industry
  • PSLO #5: Building Principles- Utilize fundamental building principles to layout and construct residential and light carpentry structures
  • PSLO #6: Analysis of Sustainability- Understand the principles of Green Building and compare and contrast emerging techniques with traditional production building methods.
  • PSLO #7: Building Performance Testing- Perform shell and duct diagnostics, and prescribe measures that can be tested and retested for marked improvement in the energy efficiency of the home.

Green Buildings Certificate

The purpose of this certificate is to develop job skills and an understanding of green strategies for high performance buildings and livable communities. It is focused at students and professionals in the fields of architecture; construction; building management; construction management; building inspection; design technology; landscape; and planning, who want to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of an integrated, economic life-cycle approach to the design of the built environment. It includes study of green rating systems, material choices and environmental strategies for a livable, sustainable future.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ARCH 342 Introduction to Green Buildings 3
CMT 310 Materials of Construction 3
A minimum of 12 units from the following: 12
ARCH 332 Design Awareness (3)
ARCH 334 Advanced Design in Three Dimensions (3)
ADT 320 Architectural Design Technology - Building Information Modeling (BIM) I (3)
ADT 322 Architectural Design Technology - Building Information Modeling (BIM) II (3)
BIT 150 California Energy Code – Building Energy Efficiency Standards (3)
CONST 143 Photovoltaic Systems (3)
ECON 306 Environmental Economics (3)
GEOG 302 Environmental Studies & Sustainability (3)
GEOG 305 Global Climate Change (3)
GEOG 306 Weather and Climate (3)
Total Units: 18

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO 1: Establish meaningful ethical, social and environmental objectives for buildings and communities based on the values of energy and resource conscious design.
  • Compare and contrast societal and economic implications of utilizing renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
  • Compare and contrast the effect of contextual issues and evaluate their impact on energy consumption, environment and the beneficial experience of interior and exterior spaces.
  • PSLO 2: Identify and articulate issues related to the choice of various building, landscape and environmental systems; ideate responsive solutions; and compare the alternatives in making effective, sustainable decisions.
  • Analyze and calculate energy use to make informed, environmentally-sound and economic choices to satisfy human needs for comfort and aesthetics.
  • Explain the concepts of resource conservation and waste reduction and make sustainable design choices related to materials and construction.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of green rating systems, livable communities strategies and the ability to apply these concepts in decision-making.
  • PSLO 3: Demonstrate independent learning, teamwork and continuing education habits that will help to encourage a life long pursuit of knowledge.
  • To use a team work process to identify issues, analyze criteria, research and apply learned principles to synthesize solutions to specific design projects.
  • To demonstrate habits of visual note making and independent research by developing a sketch and notebook to record learning.

Career Information

This certificate helps to develop the knowledge base related to sustainable green buildings and environments for the careers of architecture, construction, construction management, building inspection, horticulture, landscape architecture and architectural design technology.