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By completing the degree or certificate requirements, students acquire proficiency in basic residential construction techniques and in analyzing, evaluating, and providing solutions for a variety of job site situations. Students will be able to interpret blueprints, estimate materials, lay out, and construct a basic residential structure in accordance with Uniform Building Code requirements. Competencies are assessed regularly by student performance in the construction technology laboratory. The program provides career opportunities in various aspects of construction, including carpentry, cabinetmaking, furniture making, a variety of subcrafts, and contracting. Completion of the degree or certificate requirements qualifies students to receive a maximum of two years credit applicable toward the California State Contractor’s License Board experience requirement. 

Construction Technology 95
(formerly Construction Technology 95abcd)   

Cooperative Work Experience  Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position related to the student’s major or career goal by the second week of the semester. Completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major.
Credit, degree applicable
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Construction Technology 99
(formerly Construction Technology 99abc)

Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Construction Technology with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work. 
Credit, degree applicable
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Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Construction Technology field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career expectations.
Note: Transfer limitations apply.
Note: The total units earned for Cooperative Work Experience Education may not exceed 16 units.
This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Construction Technology not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Construction Technology projects (54 hours per unit).

Note: Transfer limitations apply.
Note: For eligibility requirements, go to www.elcamino.edu/admissions/credit.asp

Construction Technology 100
Building Fundamentals

4 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
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Construction Technology 110
Additions and Remodeling

4 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
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This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of the building trades. Topics of instruction include: building codes, construction mathematics, rough framing, and technical information on materials and methods of residential construction. Practical instruction is given in the use of tools and materials through construction laboratory work.
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of residential remodeling and additions. Instruction includes: planning and design, permit process, blueprint reading, and building codes. Practical instruction is given in the use of tools and materials through construction laboratory work.

Construction Technology 121
Concrete and Formwork

4 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 100 or 110 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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Construction Technology 122
Rough Framing

4 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 100 or 110 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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This is an advanced course in construction technology, covering concrete and formwork. Topics of instruction include the International Residential Code (IRC) requirements, construction mathematics, house layout, blueprint reading, formwork, use of leveling instruments and estimating. Practical instruction is given in the use of tools and materials through construction laboratory work. This is an advanced course in construction technology, covering rough framing. Topics of instruction include materials and methods of residential rough frame construction, rough lumber estimating and International Residential Code (IRC) requirements. Practical instruction is given in the use of tools and materials through construction laboratory work.

Construction Technology 131
Roof Framing

4 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 100 or 110 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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Construction Technology 132
Stair Framing

4 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 100 or 110 with a
minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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This is an advanced course in construction technology, covering residential roof framing. Topics of instruction include roof structures, calculation and layout of various rafters, International Residential Code (IRC) requirements, roof construction and estimating. Practical instruction is given in the use of tools and materials through construction laboratory work. This is an advanced course in construction technology, covering residential stair framing. Topics of instruction include stair design, calculations, layout and construction. Practical instruction is given in the use of tools and materials through construction laboratory work.

Construction Technology 141
Interior Subcrafts

4 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 100 or 110 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent skills
Credit, degree applicable
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Construction Technology 142
Exterior Subcrafts

4 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 100 or 110 with a
minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent skills
Credit, degree applicable
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This is an advanced course in construction technology, covering interior subcrafts. Topics of instruction include door hanging, drywall installation and finishing, ceramic tile setting, International Residential Code (IRC), and estimating. Practical instruction is provided in the use of tools and materials through construction laboratory work. This is an advanced course in construction technology, covering exterior subcrafts. Topics of instruction include window installation, exterior lath, stucco application and texturing, siding, concrete blocks, International Residential Code (IRC), and estimating. Practical instruction is provided in the use of tools and materials through construction laboratory work.

Construction Technology 150
Contract Estimating

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: completion of 12 units of Construction Technology or a minimum of 3 years of
construction work experience
Credit, degree applicable
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Construction Technology 160
Business and Legal Aspects of Contracting

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: completion of 12 units of Construction Technology or a minimum of 3 years of
construction work experience
Credit, degree applicable
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This course is designed for those with construction backgrounds who desire to advance to a supervisory position or become contractors. Topics include: blueprint reading, International Building Code (IBC) requirements, quantity surveying and estimating, and basic financial statements. This course is designed for those with construction backgrounds who desire to advance to a supervisory position or become contractors. Topics include: legal and business aspects of a contracting organization, Contractor’s License Law, Lien Laws, labor code, payroll deductions, business organization and planning, and management principles.

Construction Technology 211
Furniture Making Laboratory- Plan Modification

1.5 units; 4.5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 200 or 201 or 202 or 203 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment Credit, degree applicable
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Construction Technology 212
Furniture Making Laboratory Developing Original Plans

1.5 units; 4.5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 200 or 201 or 202 or 203 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment
Credit, degree applicable
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This course is one in a series of courses that will give students the opportunity to develop advanced problem solving skills in the design and fabrication of furniture with an emphasis on plan modification. Topics include how to modify an existing plan, using golden mean for proper proportion, ergonomics, joinery and construction techniques to achieve a finished piece to the student’s specific needs.

Note: Completion of the degree or certificate requirements qualifies students to receive a maximum of two years credit toward the California State Contractor's License for the C-6 Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry examination.

This course is one in a series of courses that will give students the opportunity to develop problem solving advanced skills in the design and fabrication of furniture with an emphasis on developing original detailed plans. Topics include creating, drawing, and constructing furniture design, Bill of Material (BOM), plan of procedure and wood and fastener selection.

Note: Completion of the degree or certificate requirements qualifies students to receive a maximum of two years credit toward the California State Contractor's License for the C-6 Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry examination.

Construction Technology 213
Furniture Making Laboratory Building Without Plans

1.5 units; 4.5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 200 or 201 or 202 or 203 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment Credit, degree applicable
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Construction Technology 220
Hinging Systems and Doors

2.5 units; 1.5 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 200 or 201 or 202 or 203 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment
Credit, degree applicable
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This course is one in a series of courses structured as a problem-solving approach to furniture making with an emphasis on building without plans. Abandoning formal detailed plans, students will use thumbnail sketching techniques to create a furniture design. Thumbnail sketches will be used to create a full size drawing detailing joinery and using coloring techniques to emphasize wood contrasts. Taking measurements directly from full size drawings and referencing joinery details, students will fabricate a furniture piece.

Note: Completion of the degree or certificate requirements qualifies students to receive a maximum of two years credit toward the California State Contractor's License for the C-6 Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry examination.

This course is the study of principles and operation of hinge mortising and insertion machine (eco-press). Topics include working with hinges, hinging plates, appropriate door construction and installation.

Note: Completion of the degree or certificate requirements qualifies students to receive a maximum of two years credit toward the California State Contractor's License for the C-6 Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry examination.

Construction Technology 221
Drawer Systems

2.5 units; 1.5 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 200 or 201 or 202 or 203 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment Credit, degree applicable
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Construction Technology 222
Convenience Hardware

2.5 units; 1.5 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 200 or 201 or 202 or 203 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
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This course is the study of dimensioning and drawer fabrication, use and installation of slide systems, and commercial jigs and installation tools.

Note: Completion of the degree or certificate requirements qualifies students to receive a maximum of two years credit toward the California State Contractor's License for the C-6 Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry examination.

 In this course, students learn the selection, use and installation of convenience hardware such as recycling bins, lazy susans, hampers and closet organizers. Topics include correct dimensioning and proper installation techniques unique to selected hardware.
Construction Technology 230
Cabinet Making Lab

1.5 units; 4.5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 200 or 201 or 202 or 203 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment Credit, degree applicable
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 This course provides students the lab time and facility to take on more challenging projects in order to maintain and continue perfecting skills acquired in other construction technology courses. Students will focus on advanced cabinet fabrication techniques including machine joinery and use of jigs and fixtures. A work plan will be developed for efficient assembly, as well as incorporating final detail work and application of finishing materials.