Academic Catalogs

Construction Technology (CNST)

CNST A1001.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
Principles of Construction  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An introductory course to construction covering, hand and power tools, building code development and applications, blueprints, license and contract law, jobsite safety and construction trades. May be taken for grades or on a pass/no-pass basis.

CNST A1122.5 Units (27 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Construction Technology  
Advisory: CNST A180 or CNST A240.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Topics of instruction include stair design, building codes, calculations, layout and construction. Practical instruction is given in the use of tools and materials through construction laboratory work. May be taken for grades or on a pass/no-pass basis.

CNST A1144 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Cabinet Making  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Introduction to wood as a building material. Introduction to basic wood and machine tools to bring forth the structural and visual potential of the material. The basic skill set includes two-dimensional design and drawing concept development, furniture history, and studio practices. Two items are p.m. selected by the staff as a platform for skill mastery demonstration.

CNST A1164 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Furniture Making and Design  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

The student will design, construct, and manufacture furniture and related products. Same as Art A116. Students completing Construction A116 may not receive credit for Art A116.

CNST A1255 Units (54 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
Additions and Remodeling  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An introductory course to the fundamentals of residential remodeling and additions. Topics of instruction include: planning and design, blueprint reading, permit process, and building codes. Practical instruction is given in the use of tools and materials through hands on laboratory work. May be take for grades or on a pass/no-pass basis.

CNST A1264 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Steel string Guitar Making and Design  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course teaches the theories, design, methods, and means of building a steel string acoustic guitar. Focus is on the primary aspects of guitar design and the structural elements. Students will also learn the more intricate details involving the process of guitar making and finishing strategies. Lecture/Lab.

CNST A1274 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Steel String Guitar Making 2  
Prerequisite(s): CNST A126.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Students will learn advanced theories, designs, methods, and means of building a steel string acoustic guitar. The focus is on detail aspects of the building process and instrument performance properties.

CNST A1504 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Electronics for Electricians  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Introduction to basic DC and AC circuits and electronic devices. Covers history of electronics, basic electricity, math, circuit theory, circuit components, digital electronics, schematics, test equipment. Labs will cover practical applications of all covered topics.

CNST A1541.5 Units (18 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
Drywall &Taping  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

The study of various aspects of interior drywall, including layout and installation of drywall, cornerbead and bullnose trim. Students will learn how to estimate drywall projects. They will tape the interior of a house using hand tools. Students will be introduced to professional tools such as bazooka™s, 7 & 12 inch boxes, corner angles and corner finishers, mud runners and hand tools, texture application using a 10 gallon texture sprayer and smaller hoppers. Students will apply several different textures such as knockdown, orange peel, splatter and roller finish. Patch and drywall repair to match existing finishes.

CNST A1552 Units (18 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Intro to Home Automation  
Advisory: CNST A275.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Wiring for interior low voltage systems, including layout and construction methods, code requirements, both sizing and installation standards, emphasis on material conservation practices and compliance with the National Electrical Code.

CNST A1562 Units (36 lecture hours)  
National Electrical Code  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is designed to provide those currently working in the electrical field with training that will keep them current with NEC standards that are updated every three years. Hours earned in this course may be applied toward the mandatory 32 hours of training required for license renewal.

CNST A1574 Units (36 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
Photovoltaic System Installation  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU

Presents principles of Photovoltaic Systems and incorporates hands on activities for all topics. Solar Energy fundamentals and applications, electricity and safety basics, PV modules, system components, system sizing, electrical design, mechanical design and performance analysis and troubleshooting.

CNST A1584 Units (45 lecture hours; 51 lab hours)  
Photovoltaic System Installation 2  
Prerequisite(s): CNST A157.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU

Presents principles of Photovoltaic Systems and incorporates hands on activities for all topics. Solar Energy fundamentals and applications, electricity and safety basics, PV modules, system components, system sizing, electrical design, mechanical design and performance analysis and troubleshooting.

CNST A1614 Units (36 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
Solar Water and Pool Heating Installation  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Technologies for Solar Water Heating and Solar Swimming Pool Heating for residential, commercial and agricultural applications. Solar concepts, system types and system components. Solar collector mounting, component installation, checkout and start-up procedures. Pool systems components, installation, operation, and economics.

CNST A1653 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Construction Safety/CAL OSHA  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Regulations related to general construction safety. Meets the requirements and follows the guidelines for 30-hour OSHA Construction Outreach Training. U.S. Department of Labor cards will be issued upon successful completion of this course.

CNST A1703 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Construction  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Fundamentals of the construction industry; terminology and procedures; an overview of trades, skills, and processes. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

CNST A1805 Units (54 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
Building Construction  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Technical and practical experience to complete floor and wall framing of a building including wall layout, wall construction, ceiling joists and an introduction to roof framing. Estimating of materials and basic building layout are also covered.

CNST A1855 Units (54 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
Building Construction 2  
Advisory: CNST A180 or entry level residential construction experience.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

The study of roof design and cutting. The use of the framing square in roof layout. Pre-fabrication techniques in housing with field research assignments. Frame estimating for the building trades and the application of various roofing materials are also covered.

CNST A1891.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
Blueprint Reading  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Develop blueprint reading skills in all aspects of residential construction to acquire realistic understanding of prints and sketches as a means of communication in construction.

CNST A1904 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Blueprint Reading and Drafting  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Develop blueprint reading and drafting skills in all aspects of residential construction to acquire realistic understanding of prints and sketches as a means of communication in construction.

CNST A1941.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Building Codes  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An introductory course in Building Codes. Covers building code development from model codes to state code adoptions. Topics include residential building, plumbing, mechanical and green codes.

CNST A1953 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Residential Code  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU

A complete analysis of the International Residential Code and city and county related building codes. Special ordinances and land usage are also covered.

CNST A1961.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
Green Building Codes  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU

A complete analysis of the California Green Building Code. Special local Green Building ordinances are also covered along with a comparison of the International Green Building Code. Same as Architecture A196; students completing Construction Technology A196 may not receive credit for Architecture A196. May be taken for grades or on a pass/no-pass basis.

CNST A1971.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
California Energy Code  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU

A complete analysis of the California Energy Code. Special local Energy Code ordinances are also covered along with a comparison of the International Energy Code. Explanation of the State's energy and compliance forms. Same as Architecture A197; students completing Construction Technology A197 may not receive credit for Architecture A197. May be taken for grades or on a pass/no-pass basis.

CNST A1983 Units (45 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
Energy Audit  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course introduces the student to energy conservation methods for residential HVAC systems. It covers energy auditing procedures used to analyze the performance of residential buildings and the relationship to HVAC system design, including installation techniques, system performance, and potential energy efficiency gains. It will focus on developing the student's knowledge and skills to better understand the concept of whole building performance , and will demonstrate current technologies utilized to measure and verify system performance of HVAC equipment for the purpose of meeting local, state, and federal requirements for improved energy efficiency. The use of specialized tools, instruments and diagnostic procedures for system performance testing of space conditioning equipment is covered.

CNST A1991-4 Units (9-72 lecture hours; 0-54 lab hours)  
Current Topics in Construction Technology  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU

Current issues in the field of construction technology, rotating through a variety of topics, such as residential/commercial/industrial electrical wiring, structured wiring, and general carpentry. This course may be taken four times. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

CNST A2092.5 Units (27 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Concrete Flatwork  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Concrete flatwork, hands on forming, placement and a variety of concrete finishes.

CNST A2105 Units (54 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
Concrete Construction  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Concrete flatwork and foundations, hands-on surveying, forming and finishing concrete; poured-in-place reinforced concrete, concrete stairs; estimating concrete.

CNST A2113 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Decorative Concrete  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An introductory course in decorative concrete. Topics covered include: stamped concrete, decorative borders, staining, stencils, engraving, polishing, and overlays. May be taken for grades or on a pass/no-pass basis.

CNST A2203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Construction Estimating  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction estimating including bid preparation, material quantity take-off and analysis, subcontractor bids, bidding practices and final bid form compilation and submittal.

CNST A2253 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Land and Building Development  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

A general survey of land development principles and procedures used prior to the actual construction of structures. Site analysis and planning, regulatory controls, obtaining entitlements, grading, road and street designs, utility systems, principles of real property, and project financing will be covered. Same as Architectural Technology A225. Students completing Construction Technology A225 may not receive credit for Architectural Technology A225.

CNST A2303 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Construction Inspection  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Inspection procedures and techniques of testing. A study of the various building code requirements in the International Residential Code, and Title 24 of the California State Code. Plans, specifications, earthwork, grading foundations, concrete and framing are covered.

CNST A2405 Units (54 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
Residential Finish Carpentry and Finishes  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU. CSU.

This introductory course covers interior and exterior building finishes and stairs, including layout fabrication and installation of stairs; an introduction to framing, pre hung door and window installation; drywall, and stucco plastering . Building codes are included. . Transfer Credit: CSU.

CNST A2415 Units (54 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
Finish Carpentry  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course covers interior and exterior building finishes, including door materials, construction, hardware and installation:interior and exterior millwork; molding, cabinetry and exterior siding.

CNST A2503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Construction Supervision and Project Management  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

The combination of designing, estimating, contracting, financing and building must be understood and practiced. Leadership in this field means being responsible for many people, their work and their safety.

CNST A2521.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
Business Law for Contractors  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Legal aspects of the formation, operation, regulatory requirements, financing, and contracts for successfully operating a construction contracting business in California.

CNST A2605 Units (54 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
Masonry Construction  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Covers masonry materials, construction and blueprint reading with estimating, construction masonry block walls, paving, veneering, brick and stone pilasters, brick walls and planter boxes, stucco over masonry.

CNST A2615 Units (54 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
Masonry Construction II  
Advisory: CNST A260.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An advanced course in masonry. Covers flatwork with brick, stone and pavers, masonry stairs, arches, and advanced masonry veneer projects.

CNST A2654 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Plumbing 1  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

A course designed to provide students with entry-level instruction involving the theory and skills of residential plumbing systems. Knowledge of basic principles, functions and design, as well as the physical ability to install and test the rough-in plumbing in a single family dwelling.

CNST A2664 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Plumbing 2  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

A course designed to provide students with entry-level instruction involving the theory and skills of residential plumbing systems. Topics include basic principles, function, and design, as well as the installation of finish plumbing, repair and service of plumbing systems, and the installation of solar, spa, and sprinkler systems in a single family dwelling.

CNST A2701.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
Contrator'S License Law  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Preparation for the California State Contractor Examination in any classification. Includes state license law, civil code, civil procedure, labor law, contract law, and asbestos regulations.

CNST A2755 Units (54 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
Residential Electrical Wiring  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Residential electrical construction, wiring principles and practices, study and application of NEC code to comply with building requirements.

CNST A2852.5 Units (27 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Light Steel Frame Construction  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An introductory hands-on course that covers the fundamentals of utilizing light frame steel for residential framing in place of wood. Raised floor construction, wall framing and trussed roof fabrication and installation including applicable building codes, blueprint reading, estimating, and inspections are covered.