Residential Construction Development First Award, Certificate of Achievement
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_RCDS
Control Number: 19472
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.
- Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience to identify, assess, and participate in many entry-level construction trades.
- 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.
Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.
- Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program. 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 his or her final requirements. The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.
- Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program. Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation. Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary. Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.
Minimum Grade Requirement
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. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.
|CNST A165||Construction Safety/CAL OSHA 1||3|
|CNST A195||Residential Code 1||3|
|Select 12 units of the following: 2||12|
|Green Building Codes|
|California Energy Code|
|Principles of Construction|
|Additions and Remodeling|
|Introduction to Construction|
|Building Construction 1|
|Building Construction 2|
|Blueprint Reading and Drafting|
|Land and Building Development|
|Construction Supervision and Project Management|
|Business Law for Contractors|
|Masonry Construction II|
|Contrator's License Law|
|Residential Electrical Wiring|
|Light Steel Frame Construction|
Required for First Certificate.
No course may be applied to more than one certificate.