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CT 104: Basic Construction Skills
(3) F,S,Summer

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
(4.7) F - CSU
Skills Advisories: None

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
(4.7) S - CSU

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
(2.3) F, S - CSU
Course Advisories: Eligibility for English 100

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
(3) S - CSU
Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 100

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
(3) F, S - CSU

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
(2.3) S - CSU
Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 100

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

CT 116: Blueprint Reading
(2.3) F, S - CSU

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
(3) F, S - CSU

Skill 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
(4.7) F - CSU

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

CT 120: Building Green
(4) F, S - CSU

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
(3) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 100 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
(8) S, F - CSU

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
(3) S - CSU
Skills Advisories: None

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

CT 124: Weatherization
(3) F,S - CSU

Overview of weatherization (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
(3) F, S - CSU

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
(3) F, S - CSU

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
(3) F,S - (CSU)

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

CT 129: Constuction Estimation
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: None

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
(3) F, S, Summer

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
(3) F - CSU

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

CT 133: Motors, Motor Controllers and Process Controllers
(3) F - CSU

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
(3) F - CSU

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

CT 135: Grounding Systems
(3) S - CSU
Skills Advisories: None

Basic function, operation, and characteristics of grounding systems.

CT 136: Electrical Theory
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: None

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
(3) F, S - CSU

Skills Adivisories: None 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 153: Electrical Mathematics
(3) F, S, Summer
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
(3) F, S, Summer
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 100 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
(3) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 100 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
(1-4) F, S - CSU

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.

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