Academic Catalog

Residential Construction 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, foundation form work, floor systems and framing, wall and roof framing, leveling and aligning, and sheeting. Second quarter expands into residential exterior and interior finish, including window and door installation, exterior siding, trim, stair construction, roofing application, interior and exterior trim, and cabinet installation.

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

Note: CONST 105-122 are articulated courses with high schools for dual enrollment.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
CONST 105Measurement, Tools & Safety2
CONST 108Site Leveling, Plans, Codes & Materials2
CONST 112Footing & Foundation3
CONST 116Floor Framing3
CONST 120Wall Framing, Sheeting & Ceilings5
CONST 122Roof Framing5
CONST 126Roofing Materials & Installation3
CONST 130Stairway Construction4
CONST 134Exterior Finish3
CONST 138Interior Finish I3
CONST 142Interior Finish II3
CONST 146Deck Construction3
CONST 150Carpentry Trades1
 Technical Credits40

Measurement, Tools & Safety

Item #
CONST 105
Total Credits
2

Introduction to residential and light construction applications and trades. Explores and applies safety standards to the use of various hand and power tools associated with the carpentry field.

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Site Leveling, Plans, Codes & Materials

Item #
CONST 108
Total Credits
2

Introduction to use and operation of a builder level, including leveling and squaring a building site. Covers building plans, codes and inspections, and construction materials.

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Footing & Foundation

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 roof and stick-built residential roofs. 

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Roofing Materials & Installation

Item #
CONST 126
Total Credits
3

Introduction to various roofing materials, including proper installation techniques. 

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Stairway Construction

Item #
CONST 130
Total Credits
4

Introduction to basic stair construction, including the application of building codes, stairway arrangements, components and layout.

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Exterior Finish

Item #
CONST 134
Total Credits
3

Introduction to the installation of exterior trim, siding, window and door installation, or the equivalent on typical residential homes.

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Interior Finish I

Item #
CONST 138
Total Credits
3

Introduction to interior wall and ceiling finish, interior doors and hardware, cabinet and countertop installation, interior trim and finish flooring. 

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Interior Finish II

Item #
CONST 142
Total Credits
3

Continuation of interior wall and ceiling finish, interior doors and hardware, cabinet and countertop installation, interior trim and finish flooring.

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Deck Construction

Item #
CONST 146
Total Credits
3

Introduction to outside deck construction, including types, code requirements and safety. 

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Carpentry Trades

Item #
CONST 150
Total Credits
1

Introduction to trade regulations, other building trades workers, industry and standards organization, and entering the carpentry trade. 

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This page was last updated on August 17, 2015.