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Construction Technology 50
Special Topics in Construction Technology

Units determined by individual course;
lecture/ lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course

This course is designed to explore topics in Construction Technology more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

Construction Technology 95abcd
Cooperative Career Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation:


Parallel Plan (Work and Attend School at the Same Time):
Enrollment in a minimum of seven units, including Cooperative Career Education;
employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester;
completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major


Alternate Plan (Work and Attend School Alternately):
Successful completion of one semester at El Camino College including
one course from the major before initial enrollment in plan;
enrollment limited to one other class during the semester;
employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester;
successful completion of at least seven units of other class work at El Camino before re-enrolling in plan
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, employer, 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 these to personal potential and expectations.

Note: The maximum total units earned for CCE under both plans may not exceed 16 units.

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
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

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 (60 hours per unit).

Note: Refer to page 11 of the College Catalog for eligibility requirements.

Construction Technology 100
Building Fundamentals

4 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

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.

Construction Technology 105
Residential Light Steel Framing

2 units; 1.25 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the fundamentals of residential light steel framing. Topics covered include: raised floor construction, wall framing, trussed roof fabrication and installation, applicable building codes and blueprint reading. The fundamentals are learned through laboratory work which requires the use of standard construction tools and materials.

Construction Technology 107abcd (formerly 7abcd)
Cabinet and Furniture Making

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is the study of the elements of cabinet and furniture design. Properties of wood and wood products, fabrication and installation of house cabinets, and fabrication of furniture will be covered.

Note: Class expenses will be determined by each student's personal project.

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Construction Technology 108abcd
Advanced Cabinet Making Laboratory

1 unit; 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: two semesters of Construction Technology 107abcd
with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed to allow students the opportunity to develop advanced skills levels in the design and fabrication of cabinets. Emphasis will be placed on the use of jigs, fixtures, and production techniques. The latest hardware and fastening techniques will be explored extensively.

Note: The expense of the class to the student will be determined by the personal project of the student and approved by the instructor.

Construction Technology 109abcd
Application and Installation of Euro Style Hardware

2.5 units; 1.5 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Construction Technology 107abcd
with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the principles and operation of hinge mortising line boring machines with emphasis on Euro Style hardware.

Construction Technology 110
Additions and Remodeling

4 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

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
Transfer CSU

This is an advanced course in Construction Technology covering concrete and formwork. Topics of instruction include the Uniform Building Code (UBC) 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.

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
Transfer CSU

This is an advanced course in Construction Technology covering rough framing. Topics of instruction include materials and methods of residential rough framing construction, rough lumber estimating, and Uniform Building Code (UBC) 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
Transfer CSU

This is an advanced course in Construction Technology covering residential roof framing. Topics of instruction include roof structures, calculation and layout of various rafters, Uniform Building Code (UBC) requirements, roof construction, and estimating. Practical instruction is given in the use of tools and materials through construction laboratory work.

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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
Transfer CSU

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
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is an advanced course in Construction Technology covering interior subcrafts. Topics of instruction include door hanging, drywall installation and finishing, ceramic tile setting, Uniform Building Code (UBC), and estimating. Practical instruction is given in the use of tools and materials through construction laboratory work.

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
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

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, Uniform Building Code (UBC), and estimating. Practical instruction is given in the use of tools and materials through construction laboratory work.

Construction Technology 150 (formerly 10A)
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
Transfer CSU

This course covers building estimating, bidding procedures, blueprint reading, and the uniform building code. It is for persons in the building trades who desire to advance to a supervisory position or to become a contractor.

Construction Technology 160 (formerly 10B)
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
Transfer CSU

This course is designed for those with construction backgrounds who desire to advance to a supervisory position or become contractors. Topics include: the 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 172
Residential Electrical Wiring

4 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course focuses on residential electrical wiring in accordance with the National Electric Code (NEC). Topics covered include blueprint reading, developing wiring diagrams, wiring, grounding, and the placement of lights, switches, receptacles and fixtures. The proper selection and use of conduits, the determination of branch circuit requirements, the proper selection of circuit breakers and the installation of service entrance and sub-panels are also covered. The techniques of electrical wiring are learned through construction laboratory work which requires the use of standard electrical tools and materials.

Construction Technology 180
Residential Plumbing

4 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the layout and fabrication techniques needed to erect a water and waste plumbing system for a residence. Students apply appropriate methods and procedures by selecting proper size pipes, fittings, fixtures and accessories and install and test various fixtures and systems. Other topics include the diagnosing, troubleshooting and clearing of stoppages in a plumbing system.

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 Last Published 3/27/15