Certificate of Achievement in Construction Technology

Division: Industry & Technology

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Construction Technology. Students completing this certificate will acquire skills in basic construction management, knowledge of basic building codes and code authority enforcement, basic concepts of building systems, construction plan reading and development, knowledge of computer programs utilized in managing construction projects and managing quality in construction.

Program Outcomes

  • Describe construction components and apply necessary skills for their respective application.
  • Demonstrate safe and proper methods of operation of construction-related power tools.
  • Demonstrate national-level skill and competitiveness by passing accumulative testing modules NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) throughout their CT coursework.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: assisting construction managers, materials take-off and assisting materials estimators, drafting plans, entry-level carpenters, entry-level finish installer, entry-level concrete installers, retail sales, outside sales for building materials or services, entry-level building inspector.

Required Certificate Courses (34 Units)34
Const Draw & Design Analysis 1
Const Draw & Design Analysis 2
Computer Asst. Const. Theory
Construction Theory/Practice 1
Construction Practices 1
Construction Practices 2
Construction Practices 3
Construction Practices 4
Basic Carpentry/Const Practice
Interior Millwork
Restricted Electives (6-8 Units)6-8
Select two of the following courses:
Residential Codes and Inspect
Intro to Const Practices
Basic Building System & Codes
Plumbing
Cabinetmaking
Cabinet and Furniture Const.
Residential Wiring
Total40-42

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Industry & Technology Division Chair.