Program: Construction Technology

Overview

Construction Technology

The Construction Technology program has courses that can be divided into three major areas of emphasis: Residential Trades, Home Remodeling and Pre-apprenticeship. Knowing that a vast diversity of occupations exist within the construction industry and recognizing that individual student needs are diverse, a Certificate of Achievement can be designed that satisfies those specific needs. Completion of the Certificate of Completion satisfies the major requirement for the Associates in Science degree in Construction Technology.

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Construction Technology

Career opportunities

Start your career as a professional and/or specialist in the area below!

  • Construction Estimator
  • Construction Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Handyman
     
  • Construction Coordinator
  • Construction Foreman
  • Journeyman Carpenter
  • Finish Carpenter

Degrees & Certificates

Construction Technology (AS + Cert.) Curriculum Guide

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by Construction Technology Program.

associate in science degree (as), Construction Technology

Plan Code: 2948 – The Associate in Science in Construction Technology is designed to give students a broad knowledge of the construction industry. Coursework includes job safety, construction skills, work ethics and hands-on laboratory courses to provide trade related skills.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Interpret residential building codes.
  • Utilize safe techniques when using hand and power tools.

Certificate of Achievement, Construction Technology

Plan Code: 3948 – The Certificate of Achievement in Construction Technology is designed to give students a broad knowledge of the construction industry. Coursework includes job safety, construction skills, work ethics and hands-on laboratory courses to provide trade related skills.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Interpret residential building codes.
  • Utilize safe techniques when using hand and power tools.

certificate of Achievement, Home Remodeling

Plan Code: 3949 - The Certificate of Achievement in Home Remodeling will provide essential skills that will enable students to gain entry level employment in the field of Home Remodeling and Repair in the construction industry. By completing the certificate requirements, students acquire proficiency in basic construction techniques required to provide solutions for a variety of job site situations. The program provides career opportunities in various aspects of construction, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, concrete masonry and other construction crafts.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Interpret residential building codes.
  • Utilize safe techniques when using hand and power tools.

certificate of Achievement, Pre-apprenticeship Training

Plan Code: 3953 - The Certificate of Achievement in Pre-Apprenticeship provides career opportunities in various aspects of construction, a variety of sub-crafts, and contracting. By completing the certificate requirements, students acquire proficiency in basic 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. will provide essential skills that will enable students to gain entry level employment in the field of Home Remodeling and Repair in the construction industry. By completing the certificate requirements, students acquire proficiency in basic construction techniques required to provide solutions for a variety of job site situations. The program provides career opportunities in various aspects of construction, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, concrete masonry and other construction crafts.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate the technical and organization employability skills required by the construction industry.

Certificate of Completion, Home Remodeling

Plan Code: 4163 - This certificate in Home Remodeling will certify that students have received the basic skills needed in tiling, painting, drywall as well as job readiness skills needed to be successful in this chosen field. Further, this certificate will verify that students have demonstrated skill achievements in safety, waterproofing, tiling floors, counter tops, and walls in ceramic, porcelain, marble, and granite and mortar floating, all necessary for pursuing entry level positions within the construction field. Students will need no prerequisite skills prior to enrolling in these series of classes and they will, with completion of courses, receive certification in OSHA.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate the technical and organizational employability skills required by the construction industry.
  • Develop and complete a tiling project that adheres to industry standards utilizing proper tools and techniques.
  • Apply, understand and evaluate the techniques, tools and materials used for cutting, hanging, taping and texturing drywall techniques.
  • Develop and prepare surfaces for the application of paint to specified industry requirements.

Certificate of Completion, Construction Pre-
Apprenticeship

Plan Code: 4953 - This program provides instruction in tools and material, CPR and First Aid, OSHA 10, blueprint reading, basic math for construction, heritage of American worker, diversity awareness and sexual harassment, job search skills, construction laboratory, physical agility, Microsoft Office, operating systems, and working online.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate the technical and organization employability skills required by the construction industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety techniques when operating construction tools and equipment.
  • Differentiate and evaluate the uses and standards of computer hardware and software.

Certificate of Completion, Forklift Fundamentals

Plan Code: 4954 – The Certificate of Completion in Forklift Fundamentals will provide basic safety and operation of the forklift, including lifting principles, load rating, stability, and operation techniques. Students will gain experience using: Class II (Narrow Aisle Electric Lift Trucks), Class III (Electric Motor Hand Truck – Pellet Jack), and Class IV (Internal Combustion Engine Truck – Counterbalance Lift Truck). Upon successful completion, students will receive a Certificate of Training and a Wallet Card. Job opportunities for Forklift Operators include: warehouse shipping and receiving, construction sites, ports and docks, retail stores and all other business’s that require material handling.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate the ability to operate a forklift so that the overall operation of this equipment is within the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
  • Identify and develop tools needed to obtain a job in construction (resume, cover letter, application).

Course offerings

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Course Name Fall Winter Spring Summer
CONST 200
Construction Pre-apprenticeship
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CONST 215
Blueprint Reading for Construction Trade
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CONST 230
Carpentry Fundamentals
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CONST 235
Residential Roof Framing
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CONST 240
Finish Carpentry
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CONST 245
Residential Stairs
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CONST 250
Home Remodeling Fundamentals
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CONST 255
Home Remodeling – Basic Carpentry
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CONST 260
Home Remodeling – Interior Construction
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CONST 265
Home Remodeling – Exterior Construction
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CONST 270
Cost Estimating 
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CONST 275
Contracting Law & Management
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Forklift Fundamentals
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CONST 615 A
Home Remodeling – Tile
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CONST 615 B
Home Remodeling – Drywall  
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CONST 615 C
Home Remodeling – Painting
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Course descriptions

FAQ

Is Construction Technology a major? 

Yes, the Construction Technology Program has been classified under Plan Code 2948, California Ed Code Section 70901.

Which courses are currently required for the Construction Technology major?  

See Curriculum Guide for required courses.

Can I take courses as pass/fail? 

You can take one course per semester as pass/fail.  Gen-Ed courses cannot be taken as pass/fail.

Will I be able to apply for a Construction License when I complete the Construction Technology program? 

No, the A.S. Degree alone is not sufficient to qualify for the construction license.  In order to apply for a license in California, applicants need to be age 18 or older and have certain amount of documented construction experience.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?

Schools/Program Counselor Location
Career & Technical Education Alicia Andujo LAC
Career & Technical Education Lorraine Blouin LAC
Career & Technical Education Laura Garcia LAC
Career & Technical Education Diana Ogimachi LAC
Career & Technical Education Robert Olmos PCC
Career & Technical Education Tom To PCC

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HOW TO Transfer & LOOK UP COMPARABLE COURSE LISTINGS

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Visit Admissions & Records for more details.