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CT 104: Basic Construction Skills

Introduction to basic construction skills for residential wood construction. Designed for students interested in a career in home construction, focusing on career overview, safety, work ethics, tool use and basic framing.

CT 110: Beginning Construction

Introduction to a career in building trades. Topics include safety, planning, foundations, floor framing, wall framing roof framing, plumbing, electrical and siding.

CT 111: Beginning Construction Trades

Introduction to basic construction skills and concepts of the sub-trades involved in residential wood construction: concrete work, roofing, sheetrock, insulation, plumbing and electrical. Overview of trades, designed for students interested in a career in home construction.

CT 112: Framing

Course Advisories: Eligibility for English 98.

Intermediate-level class in rough framing skills and concepts in residential framing. Designed for continuing students who have taken CT 110 and for carpenters with some experience in residential framing. Topics include safety, foundations, framing hardware, exterior siding, special wall construction, stair framing and special topics in framing.

CT 113: Roof Framing

Intermediate-level class in rough framing skills and concepts in residential wood construction, with emphasis on roof framing. Designed for continuing students who have taken CT 110 and for carpenters with some experience in residential framing. Topics include safety, layout, rafter design, rake walls and cornice treatment.

CT 114: Beginning Finish Carpentry

Introduction to finish carpentry, with emphasis on residential wood construction. Designed for students who have already taken CT 110 or who have some prior experience in carpentry or construction. Topics include safety, tool care, door hanging, door and window casing, baseboard, crown molding, flooring and closet shelf and pole.

CT 115: Intermediate Finish Carpentry

Intermediate finish carpentry, with emphasis on residential wood construction. Designed for students who have taken CT 110 or have some prior experience in carpentry or construction. Topics include cabinet installation and construction, built-ins, paneling and wainscoating.

CT 116: Blueprint Reading

Introduction to blueprint reading in residential construction. Topics include understanding the uses of blueprints, types of plans, drafting conventions, contents of plans, focus on floor plans, elevations and sections, using the architectural scale, drafting simple plans, and shop drawings from plans.

CT 118: Measuring and Calculating

Skills Advisory: Math 1.

Introduction to measuring and calculating used in residential wood construction. Topics include working with common and decimal fractions, using the standard tape measure, using a calculator for construction, estimating material, understanding the special triangles used in roof rafter calculations, rafter length calculation, and stair stringer calculation.

CT 119: Construction Remodel

Theory and skills for residential home remodeling. Designed for continuing students who have taken CT 110 and carpenters with some experience in residential construction. Topics include design, planning, demolition, tie-in, green applications and safety.

CT 120: Building Green

Overview of Green Building approach and coverage of design, planning and construction details of sustainable building, including site protection, water conservation, solar and electrical energy efficiency, health and indoor air quality, green material and efficient on-site material management.

CT 121: Blueprint Reading for Electricians

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 98 and 103.

Overview of blueprints, plans and specifications; symbols used in electrical-related trades; preparation and use of as-built drawings, wiring and line diagrams, schematics and ladder diagrams. (Approved School #138 for California Electrician Trainees)

CT 122: Building Green

Overview of Green Building approach to design, planning and construction details in sustainable building. Includes site protection, water conservation and management, energy efficiency, solar heating and PV, material efficiency, deconstruction, insulation, indoor air quality, building performance, and alternative building techniques.

CT 123: Outdoor Structures

Designing and building outdoor structures (trellises, pergolas, gazebos, sheds, gateways, decks, etc.). Topics include foundations, finished framing, roofs, hardware, joints, weatherproofing, etc.).

CT 124: Building Performance

Overview of building performance (assessment, diagnosis, and remediation) in residential construction. Topics include: building science, diagnostic testing, visual inspection, remediation, customer relations, and business and job opportunities.

CT 125: Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems

Overview of Photovoltaic (PV) systems and installations. Topics include: solar radiation, site survey, system components and configurations, batteries, inverters, system sizing, mechanical and electrical integration.

CT 127: Sustainability Audit

Overview of whole-house or sustainability audit, (energy, water, indoor air quality, landscape), in residential construction. Topics include: career and business opportunities, comprehensive audit categories, the audit process, auditing tools and diagnostic tests, site inspection, surveys and recommendations.

CT 128: Beginning Plumbing

Overview of plumbing in residential construction. Topics include supply and DWV systems, materials, connections, tools used, fixtures, code requirements, etc.

CT 129: Construction Estimation

Introduction to estimating in residential construction. Topics include current estimation programs, software, material and labor calculations, take-offs from blueprints, carpentry and other-trade estimating, etc.

CT 130: Contractors License Prep

A combination online and mandatory in-class course, divided into two eight-week sessions, law and trade, to prepare the student for taking the California State Contractors License Exam in the General Contractor (B-1) category.

CT 132: Lighting Systems

Basic function, operation, installation, and characteristics of various lighting systems.

CT 133: Motors, Motor Controllers and Process Controllers

Basic function, operation, installation, and characteristics of various types of motors (AC, DC, Dual Voltage, Repulsion, Universal, 3 Phase, Squirrel Cage, Synchronous).

CT 134: Transformers

Basic function, operation, installation, and characteristics of transformers.

CT 135: Grounding Systems

Basic function, operation, and characteristics of grounding systems.

CT 136: Electrical Theory

Basic Electrical Theory. Topics include ohms law, series/parallel circuits, voltage, magnetism, 3-phase systems, AC/DC theory, inductance and capacitance, etc.

CT 137: Specialty Systems

Basic function, operation, and characteristics of specialty electrical systems. Topics include fire alarms, security alarms, voice/data/tv/video, signaling systems, lighting protection systems, fiber-optic systems, etc.

CT 139: Construction Project Management

Introduction to managing projects in residential construction. Topics include overview of management programs and software, bidding, preconstruction set up, project budget, daily work plan, team roles, safety plan, job completion.

CT 153: Electrical Mathematics

Skills Advisories: Math 1.

Basic mathematics and its application to electrical and other technologies. Topics in arithmetic, common fractions, decimal fractions, percentages, graphs, measurement and introduction to algebra are covered. (Approved School #138 for California Electrician Trainees)

CT 194: Introduction to National Electrical Code

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 98 and 103.

Layout and content of the National Electric Code. Purpose, intent and scope of electrical codes, as well as utilization and application. Also includes use of the Code for calculations and hazardous locations.

CT 196: Jobsite Management

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 98 and 103.

Introduction to jobsite supervision in the construction industry. Includes industry organization, documentation and record-keeping, personnel and financial management, as well as job planning and safety. (Approved School #138 for California Electrician Trainees)

CT 290: Work Experience In Construction Trades

Work experience on a construction job or project plus attending one orientation plus a monthly meeting. Students perform assigned responsibilities as an employee, follow employer's rules, regulations, and policies, write learning objectives, keep a record of time worked an a student data sheet, and secure employer's evaluation at the end of the semester.

CT NC001: Construction Framing

This is a beginning course in residential construction framing (house building). 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 jobsite safety. Hands-on practice will use the typical tools of the trade: framing hammer, tape measure, chalk-line, speed-square, skilsaw, sawzall, nail gun, etc. This class is intended to give an overview of the house building process, and practice in basic tool use.

CT NC002: Construction Finish Carpentry

This is a beginning course in residential construction finish carpentry (house building). 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 introduction to hand tool and power tool use, scope of residential finish work, demonstration and practice of finish work (base, case, crown, closets, doors, floors). Hands-on practice will use the typical tools of the trade. This class is intended to give an overview of residential finish work and practice in basic tool use.

CT NC003: Construction Electrical

This is a beginning course in residential construction electrical work. 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 introduction to home electrical systems, electrical and jobsite safety, tool use and materials identification. Hands-on practice will use the typical tools of the trade. This class is intended to give an overview of the house electrical systems, and practice in basic tool use.

CT NC004: Construction Plumbing

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. (It is a good transition course to the credit Construction Technology program at SBCC.) Topics include introduction to home plumbing systems and materials, working with piping, installing fixtures, and trouble shooting. Hands-on practice will use the typical tools of the trade. This class is intended to give an overview of the house plumbing systems, and practice in basic tool use.

CT NC011: Intermediate Construction Framing

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.

CT NC012: Intermediate Construction Finish Carpentry

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. Course uses typical tools of the trade.

CT NC013: Intermediate Construction Electrical

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. Course uses typical tools of the trade.

CT NC014: Construction Measuring and Estimating

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.

CT NC121: Blueprint Reading for Electricians

Overview of blueprints, plans and specifications; symbols used in electrical-related trades; and preparation and use of as-built drawings, wiring and line diagrams, schematics and ladder diagrams. (Approved School #136 for California Electrician Trainees).

CT NC132: Lighting Systems

Basic function, operation, installation and characteristics of various lighting systems.

CT NC133: Motors, Motor Controllers and Process Controllers

Basic function, operation, installation and characteristics of various types of motors (AC, DC, Dual Voltage, Repulsion, Universal, 3-Phase, Squirrel Cage and Synchronous).

CT NC134: Transformers

Basic function, operation, installation and characteristics of transformers

CT NC135: Grounding Systems

Basic function, operation, and characteristics of grounding systems.

CT NC136: Electrical Theory

Basic electrical theory. Topics include ohms law, series/parallel circuits, voltage, magnetism, 3-phase systems, AC/DC theory, inductance and capacitance, etc.

CT NC137: Specialty Systems

Basic function, operation and characteristics of specialty electrical systems. Topics include fire alarms, security alarms, voice/data signaling systems, lighting protection systems, fiber-optic systems, etc.

CT NC153: Electrical Mathematics

Basic mathematics and its application to electrical and other technologies. Topics include arithmetic, common fractions, decimal fractions, percentages, graphs, measurements and introduction to algebra. (Approved School #138 for California Electrician Trainees.)

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