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Construction Technology

Program Description

Introduction to residential construction includes four consecutive 4-week courses in framing, finish carpentry, electrical and plumbing, leading to Certificate. Prepares students for workforce and credit Construction Technology program.

Beginning Courses:
Noncredit Construction Module Certificate

  • Construction Framing
    CTV NC001 This is a beginning course in residential construction framing (housebuilding). Take as a stand-alone course or as part of a 4-course series of construction classes. (It is a good transition course to the credit Construction Technology program at SBCC.) Topics include the framing of floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs, and job site safety.

  • Construction Finish Carpentry
    CTV NC002 This is a beginning course in residential construction finish carpentry (housebuilding). Take as a stand-alone course or as part of a 4-course series of construction classes. Topics include introduction to hand and power tool use, scope of residential finish work, base/case, crown, closets, doors.


  • Construction Electrical
    CTV NC003 This is a beginning course in residential construction electrical work. Take as stand-alone course or as part of a 4-course series of construction classes. Topics include intro to home electrical systems, electrical and job-site safety, tool use and materials identification.


  • Construction Plumbing:
    CTV NC004 This is a beginning course in residential construction plumbing. Take as a stand-alone course or as part of a 4-course series of construction classes. Topics include intro to home plumbing systems and materials, working with piping, installing fixtures, and trouble shooting.

Intermediate Courses:
Noncredit Intermediate Construction Module Certificate

  • Intermediate Construction Framing
    CTV NC011 An intermediate course in residential construction framing. Take as a stand-alone course or as part of a four-course series of construction classes. Offers more advanced topics in framing including rake walls, I-joists, roof trusses, horizontal openings, etc. Hands-on practice will use the typical tools of the trade.

  • Intermediate Construction Finish Carpentry
    CTV NC012  An intermediate course in residential finish carpentry. Take as a stand-alone course or as part of a four-course series of non-credit construction classes. Offers more advanced topics in finish work including shelf design and install, cabinet install, and fireplace mantle trim. The course uses typical tools of the trade.

  • Intermediate Construction Electrical
    CTV NC013 An intermediate course in constructional electrical work. Take as a stand-alone course or as part of a four-course series of construction classes. Offers more advanced topics in home electrical including circuit design, grounding issues, wire selection, etc. The course uses typical tools of the trade.

  • Intermediate Construction Measuring and Estimating
    CTV NC014  A beginning course in residential construction math. Take as a stand-alone course or as part of a four-course series of construction classes. Topics include working with common, decimal, and carpenter fractions; using a standard tape measure; estimating material; and using a construction calculator

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