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FrameCAD Steel Production, Certificate of Specialization

Banner Code: 1_CE_FCSP

Not Financial Aid Eligible

The FrameCAD Steel Production Certificate prepares students and working professionals for design file preparation, cold form steel(CFS) fabrication, CFS panel production and assembly, and preparation for project delivery. Course projects will use FrameCAD design software to produce custom projects using FrameCAD Factory software on a FrameCAD F325iT machine. Students will also be trained to maintain and operate the machine, prepare worksite documents, and learn to organize workflow safely. People with skills in this transforming industry command high salaries and will part of a new era of integrative design and construction.

Program Outcomes

  1. Successful students in this program will be able to safely manufacture steel frame custom components using a FrameCAD F325iTmachine and safely assemble the components into a structure.
  2. Successful students will be able to operate and maintain a FrameCAD machine and be able to document projects, materials, and machine records.
  3. Successful students will able to organize and schedule project workflow to utilize the machine and workers efficiently and safely.

Certificate of Specialization Requirements

The Certificate of Specialization is a locally approved career program that requires sixteen units or fewer 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 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.  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
ARCH A104Introduction to FrameCAD Steel Framing1
ARCH A241FrameCAD Workshop 12
ARCH A242FrameCAD Workshop 22
ARCH A243FrameCAD Workshop 32
Total Units7

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
ARCH A104 Introduction to FrameCAD Steel Framing 1
ARCH A241 FrameCAD Workshop 1 2
Semester 2
ARCH A242 FrameCAD Workshop 2 2
ARCH A243 FrameCAD Workshop 3 2
 Total Units7