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Transfer Courses

All courses numbered 100 or higher are transferable to the California State Universities (CSU). Courses that are transferable to the University of California are designated 'UC.' Some of these courses have limits on the amount of credit that is granted. See the UC Transferable Course List available in the Counseling Center or Transfer Center for these limitations. Courses that are non-credit or not AA degree applicable are designated with the letter 'N' preceding the course number. Identification of courses that have been accepted into the California Articulation Number (CAN) system appears after the course title.

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

Construction Technology A154-Residential Drywall & Taping(1.5)
The study of various aspects of interior drywall, including layout and installation of drywall, cornerbead and bullnose trim. Students will learn how to estimate drywall projects. They will tape the entire interior of a house using professional tools such as bazooka’s, 7 & 12 inch boxes, corner angles and corner finishers, mud runners and hand tools, texture application using a 10 gallon texture sprayer and smaller hoppers. Students will apply several different textures such as knockdown, orange peel, splatter and roller finish. Patch and drywall repair to match existing finishes. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A155-Structured Wiring Installation(2)
Wiring for interior low voltage systems, including layout and construction methods, code requirements, both sizing and installation standards, emphasis on material conservation practices and compliance with the National Electrical Code. ADVISORY: Construction Technology A275. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A156-National Electrical Code(2)
This course is designed to provide those currently working in the electrical field with training that will keep them current with NEC standards that are updated every three years. Hours earned in this course may be applied toward the mandatory 32 hours of training required for license renewal. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A157-Photovoltaic Syst Installation(4)
Presents principles of Photovoltaic Systems and incorporates hands on activities for all topics. Solar Energy fundamentals and applications, electricity and safety basics, PV modules, system components, system sizing, electrical design, mechanical design and performance analysis and troubleshooting. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A161-Solar Water/Pool Htng Install(4)
Technologies for Solar Water Heating and Solar Swimming Pool Heating for residential, commercial and agricultural applications. Solar concepts, system types and system components. Solar collector mounting, component installation, checkout and start-up procedures. Pool systems components, installation, operation, and economics. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A165-Constr Safety-CAL/OSHA(3)
Regulations related to general construction safety. Meets the requirements and follows the guidelines for 30-hour OSHA Construction Outreach Training. U.S. Department of Labor cards will be issued upon successful completion of this course. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A170-Intro to Construction(3)
Fundamentals of the construction industry; terminology and procedures; an overview of trades, skills, and processes. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A180-Building Construction(5)
Basic surveying, estimating, layout and construction of residential foundation formwork, underpinning, floor framing, and wall framing of a house. ADVISORY: Construction Technology A190 or A195 or concurrent enrollment. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A185-Building Construction(5)
State-of-the-art in cutting and stacking residential roofs and rolling of trusses. ADVISORY: Construction Technology A180 and A190 or A195. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A185L-Building Construct Lab(0)

Construction Technology A190-Blueprnt Readng & Draft(4)
Develop blueprint reading skills in all aspects of residential construction to acquire realistic understanding of prints and sketches as a means of communication in construction. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A195-Building Code And Law(3)
A complete analysis of the Uniform Building Code, FHA code, and city and county related building codes. Special ordinances and land usage are also covered. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A199-Current Topics Const(1-4)
Current issues in the field of construction technology. This course may be taken four times. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A210-Concrete Construction(5)
Concrete structures, hands-on surveying, forming and finishing concrete; poured-in-place reinforced concrete and tilt-up; estimating concrete. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A220-Construction Estimating(3)
Preparation of bid estimates in general construction. Computation of concrete and lumber costs, subcontracting, direct and overhead costs. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A225-Land & Building Develop(3)
A general survey of land development principles and procedures used prior to the actual construction of structures. Same as Architectural Technology A225. Students completing Construction Technology A225 may not receive credit for Architectural Technology A225. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A230-Construction Inspection(3)
Residential inspection procedures and techniques designed for the contractor, superintendent and owner builder. Emphasis on electrical, plumbing, framing, concrete, solar, soils, masonry and swimming pools. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A235-Contr Business Practice(3)
An introductory course in business fundamentals for contractors that will provide the skills necessary to understand and implement a successful construction company. License not required. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A240-Residnt Finish Carpntry(5)
Finish carpentry, interior and exterior millwork, doors, windows, trim, drywall, paneling, siding, stucco plastering, EIFS systems, stairs, and hardware. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A250-Const Supv & Proj Mgmt(3)
Estimating, contracting, financing, and building. A study of leadership in the field. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A252-Bus Law For Contractors(1.5)
Legal aspects of the formation, operation, regulatory requirements, financing, and contracts for successfully operating a construction contracting business in California. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A255-Construction Finance(3)
Financing and real estate development concepts for California residential construction and real estate. Identifying profitable projects, financing selection, packaging loan to gain loan commitment. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A260-Masonry Construction(3)
Covers masonry history, employment tools, materials, construction and blueprint reading with estimating, construction of walls, paving, veneering, tile, arches, and concrete masonry block. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A265-Plumbing 1(4)
Principles and practices of residential plumbing systems. Installation of rough-in plumbing. Study and application of Uniform Plumbing Code. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A266-Plumbing 2(4)
Principles and practices of residential plumbing systems. Installation, service, and repair of finish plumbing, solar, spa, and sprinkler systems. Study and application of adopted codes. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A270-Contrator's License Law(1.5)
Preparation for the California state contractor examination in any classification. This course may be taken four times. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A275-Residential Elec Wiring(5)
Residential electrical construction, wiring principles and practices, study and application of NEC code to comply with building requirements. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A275L-Residential Elec Wiring(0)

Construction Technology A285-Light Steel Frame Const(5)
Light steel framing techniques including floor frame building, wall layout and framing, fabrication and installation of roof trusses. Also includes applicable blueprint reading, estimating, codes, and inspections. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Construction Technology A290-Const Contracts & Specs(3)
Construction contracts, documents, bidding, bonding, insurance, specifications. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. ADVISORY: Management level in construction. Transfer Credit: CSU.