The Construction Technology program has courses that can be divided into two major areas of emphasis: Residential Trades and Construction Management. Due to the vast diversity of occupations and areas of specialization within the construction industry and recognizing that individual student needs will be as diverse, a Certificate of Achievement can be designed that satisfies those specific needs. Completion of a certificate program satisfies the major requirement for the Associate in Arts degree. A minimum of sixty (60) units is required for completion of the AA degree as specified in the catalog under Graduation Requirements. Certificates of Achievement and Completion can be completed in one to tow semesters.
Basic Construction Practices
Construction Technology 165, Construction Safety/CAL-OSHA, is required for any first earned Certificate Achievement.
It is recommended that all beginning, full-time students enroll in the following courses leading to a Certificate of Achievement.
Residential Construction Development Third Award
Students may earn a second and third award of the certificate by completing eighteen (18) or more units from the following list, however, no course may be applied to more than one certificate.
Master Construction Specialist
This certificate is given to students who complete a minimum of 54 semester units. The terms "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.
Professional Upgrade Certificates
Students may earn a Certificate of Completion in any of the subject areas specified.
Federal Gainful Employment Report
Use the link below to view Orange Coast College’s gainful employment reports. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potential employment options of our certificate programs.