Course Descriptions


CONST-101 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
2.0 units
| 36 hours lecture

Introduction to the construction industry, the building design process, the construction project process, and roles and responsibilities of those involved: clients, architects, engineers, contractors, project managers, technicians, sub-contractors, suppliers, regulatory agencies, bankers, lawyers and the public. Includes an overview of careers in construction.

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CONST-102 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Introduces construction management principles, practices, and methods used to produce a quality construction project. Topics include roles and responsibilities, delivery methods, human relations, project monitoring and control, contract documents, management styles, safety, general project administration, and computer-aided construction management.

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CONST-103 BLUEPRINT READING FOR CONSTRUCTION
3.0 units | 36 hours lecture | 54 hours lab

Provides skills in reading, interpreting, analyzing, and visualizing construction drawings and specifications prepared by architects and engineers, emphasizing reading and extracting information from detailed drawings for both residential and commercial construction. 

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CONST-104 THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS - PLANNING AND SCHEDULING
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Introduces the fundamental concepts used in planning, scheduling, and controlling construction projects including software applications. Introduces diagrams, precedence networks, resources, time assignment and computations, the Critical Path Method (CPM), monitoring and updating.

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CONST-105 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING PRINCIPLES
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Prerequisite: CONST-103
Introduces methods and practices related to construction estimating, including quantities and costs of materials, labor and management as well as miscellaneous items related to construction costs. Course requires print reading knowledge and introduces basic scheduling concepts in relation to estimating. May include computer program applications.

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CONST
-106 SURVEY OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AND LAWS
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Introduces the basics of construction contracts, including typical contract terms and conditions, and formation, administration and interpretation of contracts. Introduces laws and regulations applying to construction, including license laws for contractors and design professionals, mechanics liens, stop notices, labor regulations, safety and CalOSHA, SWPPP, and environmental issues.

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CONST-108 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION AND CODES
2.0 units | 36 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: ARCHT-140 or CONST-103
Introduces construction inspection, and the function, responsibilities, authority and technical requirements related to construction, including state building code
requirements for residential and non-residential construction.



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CONST-109 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: CONST-108
Focuses on California building code requirements for residential and non-residential construction as they pertain to the building inspection process. 

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CONST-120 CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: CONST-108
Introduces the Uniform Mechanical Code as it applies to construction and maintenance of buildings regulated by this code.

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CONST-122 PLUMBING SYSTEMS AND THE PLUMBING CODE
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Introduces plumbing systems used in buildings and other construction projects, including systems for water, waste, storm water, fuel gas, medical gas and vacuum, sewage disposal, water reuse, and reclaimed water. Surveys the Plumbing Code requirements for each of these systems.

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CONST
-124 CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: CONST-108
Introduces the National Electrical Code, including provisions of the code, interpretation of construction documents, construction procedures, and inspection procedures.