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Residential Construction Development First Award, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_RCDS

Control Number: 19472

Financial Aid Eligible

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.

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.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
CNST A165Construction Safety/CAL OSHA 13
CNST A195Residential Code 13
Restricted Electives
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

Required for First Certificate.


No course may be applied to more than one certificate.

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
CNST A165 Construction Safety/CAL OSHA 1 3
CNST A195 Residential Code 3
CERT RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - Select 6 units (See Requirements) 2 6
Semester 2
CERT RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - Select 6 units (See Requirements) 2 6
 Total Units18

Meet with construction faculty to build a program to meet your goals.


No course may be applied to more than one certificate.