Academic Catalogs

Construction Technology, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_CTBP
Control Number: 22395

Construction Technology A165, Construction Safety/CAL-OSHA, is required for any first earned Certificate of Achievement. It is recommended that all beginning, full-time students enroll in the following courses leading to a Certificate of Achievement.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience to identify, assess, and participate in many entry-level construction trades.
  2. Be prepared to work in the construction field in positions including, but not limited to work areas such as inspection, and hands-on skilled tradespeople.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Required Courses
CNST A165Construction Safety/CAL OSHA3
CNST A180Building Construction 15
CNST A185Building Construction 25
CNST A190Blueprint Reading and Drafting4
CNST A195Residential Code3
CNST A240Specialty Trades5
Total Units25