Construction is one of the nation’s largest industries, and maintains the most consistent job growth. Orange Coast College’s Construction Technology program is designed to prepare students for careers in construction in two major areas of emphasis: residential trade and construction management.
Due to the vast diversity of occupations and areas of specialization within the construction industry, the certificate of achievement can be designed to meet students’ specific needs. Students who complete the program will have the knowledge, skills and experience needed for careers in areas such as inspection, management and hands-on skilled trades.
Certificates of Achievement
Students who complete this program will have the skills to identify, assess and participate in many entry-level construction trades.
To complete this certificate program students may select a combination of courses that total 18 or more units, including cabinet making, drywall, building code and law, concrete construction, specialty crafts, plumbing, residential electric wiring, residential lt. steel frame construction and more. Students may earn a second and third award of the certificate, however no course may be applied to more than one certificate.
Master Construction Specialist Certificate
This certificate is given to students who complete a minimum of 54 semester units. The term “master” and “specialist” imply a very broad knowledge in several of the construction trades and management disciplines. Students who complete this program will have their names displayed on a perpetual “Award of Excellence” listing in the construction department.
Certificates of Specialization
This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment residential electrical related trades. Graduates will be able to wire electrical systems. understand code requirements and interpret electrical blueprints.
This certificate prepares students for woodworking careers in the local construction industry, as makers, designers, repair staff and sales professionals. Courses cover topics such as cabinet and furniture making, guitar making and design, sculpture, interior design, and more.
Students may earn a certificate of completion in concrete and masonry, and plumbing.