Academic Catalog

Construction Technology Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 2 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
None.

This pre-apprentice program prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the residential construction industry.

The first quarter covers safety, hand and power tool use, math, carpentry trades, plan reading, and employment preparation. Second quarter expands into foundation form work, floor systems and framing, wall and roof framing, leveling and aligning, and sheeting.

Physical Activity Requirements: Should be able to lift 40 lbs.

Note: CONST 102-138 are articulated courses with high schools for dual enrollment.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
CONST 102Safety & Operating Certificates3
CONST 104Trades Math & Print Reading for Construction5
CONST 106Basic Carpentry Skills6
CONST 109Employment Preparation4
CONST 112Footings & Foundations3
CONST 116Floor Framing3
CONST 120Wall Framing, Sheeting & Ceilings5
CONST 122Roof Framing5
COLL 102College Success for All3
 Technical Credits37

Safety & Operating Certificates

Item #
CONST 102
Total Credits
3

Presents the basic elements of safe practices related to construction job sites, emphasizing accident prevention and correct response in the event of injury and other medical emergencies on the job, as well as personal protective equipment that is standard in the industry. Participants receive instruction in administering First Aid, CPR and AED (defibrillator use), as well as how to protect themselves against Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP). Provides Forklift Operator Certification with classroom and hands-on training in safe forklift operation; Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting certification (Lead RRP—required by EPA to engage in remodeling certain types of older structures), OSHA 10 Construction Safety card, and American Heart Association First Aid and CPR certification card.

Prerequisites
Physical capability to do the work required.
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Trades Math & Print Reading for Construction

Item #
CONST 104
Total Credits
5

Provides a basic foundation of math skills directly related to performing functions required in the construction trades, along with essential knowledge required to accurately read and interpret blueprints, plans, and schematics. Math skills and the ability to correctly interpret plans/prints are critically important to the construction process to ensure jobs are completed professionally and on time. This foundational training includes, but is not limited to, ability to measure and cut various materials correctly, understand and use the metric system of measurement, solve questions related to weight, volume, pressure, angles of fall, etc., and understand “scale” and its relationship to the finished product.

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Basic Carpentry Skills

Item #
CONST 106
Total Credits
6

Introduces basic tools of the trades with a focus on carpentry and provides hands-on experience in the proper techniques for safe use of various hand and power tools as well as their correct care, maintenance and storage. Participants will learn how to set up an efficient work station, how various parts of a structure are framed up, and the basic principles of electric power and how that relates to employing proper electrical connections when using power tools. Students will be drilled on essential hands-on skills needed to pass entry assessments for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters carpentry apprenticeship program.

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Employment Preparation

Item #
CONST 109
Total Credits
4

Explains the history of apprenticeship, its subsequent evolution into the present-day form, and how this translates into an effective method of on-the-job training resulting in journeyman credentials that are recognized industrywide throughout this country and in many other parts of the world. Provides an overview of government agencies, regulatory bodies and actual regulations that affect the construction industry. Participants are also given information related to job success, including but not limited to, ethical standards, attitude and behavioral expectations, teamwork and communication strategies, personal financial management, ergonomics, physical fitness and nutrition, and use of basic MS Office computer programs to conduct job search activities.

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Footings & Foundations

Item #
CONST 112
Total Credits
3

Introduction to the methods of construction footing and foundation forms, terminology, and inspections for the typical residential home. 

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Floor Framing

Item #
CONST 116
Total Credits
3

Introduction to the construction procedures and terminology used in framing a residential wood floor. 

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Wall Framing, Sheeting & Ceilings

Item #
CONST 120
Total Credits
5

Introduction to wall-framing construction procedures and terminology, the application of ceiling and/or two-story framing, inspections, sheeting, and aligning. 

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Roof Framing

Item #
CONST 122
Total Credits
5

Introduction to roof framing and the use of a framing square, including both truss roofs and stick-built residential roofs. 

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College Success for All

Item #
COLL 102
Total Credits
3

College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond.  This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to familiarize students with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers.  The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures.  This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with SALT component for financial planning. 

Prerequisites
None, but required for all students.
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