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Residential Construction Development First Award, Associate in Science Degree

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AS_CTRS
Control Number: 08628

Students may select any combination of courses that total eighteen (18) or more units from the following list. Note: Construction Technology A165 and Construction Technology A195 are required for any first earned Certificate of Achievement. No course may be applied to more than one Residential Construction Development certificate.

Complete the Residential Construction Development First Award Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

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, management, and as hands-on skilled tradespeople.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
CNST A165Construction Safety/CAL OSHA 13
CNST A195Residential Code 13
Select 12 units of the following: 212
Green Building Codes
California Energy Code
Principles of Construction
Stair Framing
Cabinet Making
Additions and Remodeling
Drywall &Taping
Introduction to Construction
Building Construction 1
Building Construction 2
Blueprint Reading and Drafting
Energy Audit
Concrete Flatwork
Concrete Construction
Decorative Concrete
Construction Estimating
Land and Building Development
Construction Inspection
Specialty Trades
Finish Carpentry
Construction Supervision and Project Management
Business Law for Contractors
Masonry Construction
Masonry Construction II
Plumbing 1
Plumbing 2
Contrator's License Law
Residential Electrical Wiring
Light Steel Frame Construction
Total Units18
Requirement Units
Program Major Units 18
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60