Architecture/Environmental Design

The Architecture and Environmental Design program offers various curricula with emphasis in transfer and employment preparation in Architecture, Building Inspection Technology, Construction Management and Drafting/CAD. The courses in each curriculum endeavor to provide students with technical background, a set of social values, and a range of skills which result in creative expression. Consequently, students are prepared to understand issues and provide solutions for the betterment of the human physical environment.

Advisor:  

Bert Bitanga
dbitanga@collegeofthedesert.edu
760.776.7236

Architecture (ARCH)

ARCH 001  Intro to Architectural Professions   Units: 3

This course provides students with an overview of professional occupations in Architecture, Construction Management, Building Inspection Technology, City and Regional Planning, Architectural Engineering and Landscape Architecture.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 002  Materials of Construction   Units: 4

This course is an introduction to construction materials and processes. Lab demonstrations in construction techniques and field trips to construction sites will be utilized to assist students' understanding of construction principles and practices. Emphasis on the selection of materials in a design context will help develop students' spatial and three dimensional skills.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 003A  Architectural Practice I   Units: 3

This is an introductory course in wood construction methods and processes. It focuses on the use of drafting tools, office equipment and references to assist in selection and drawing of architectural details, including foundation, floors, walls and roofs.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: DRA 001
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 003B  Architectural Practice II   Units: 3

This is an advanced drafting course and a continuation of the content and issues introduced in ARCH 003A which includes the development of site plan, floor plans, exterior elevations, roof plan, sections and architectural details. In addition, this course also incorporates a comprehensive study of the development of construction documents.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ARCH 003A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 005A  Introduction to Drawing & Perspective   Units: 3

This course is the first in a series of two graphics courses. It is an introduction to basic techniques used for graphic communication in the design profession. It includes the study of orthographic and isometric projections, mechanical and freehand perspectives, shading, shadows and reflection. Students begin the process of compiling work to implement into a comprehensive portfolio.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: DRA 001
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 005B  Architectural Delineation   Units: 3

This course is a continuation of ARCH 005A. It focuses on drawing and sketching as a communication tool in the field of environmental design. Student development of basic skills in architectural illustration and proper use of various drawing media are emphasized. Students finalize the design portfolio in preparation for employment or for admission to a transfer institution.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ARCH 005A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 008  Architectural Design Fundamentals I   Units: 3

This course is an introductory study of design problems in three dimensions. The concept of space, form, structure, color and materials are studied in addition to the universal principles common to all design disciplines. This course focuses on the analysis of design techniques, and exercises to develop students' skills.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: DRA 001
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 009  Architectural Design Fundamentals II   Units: 3

This is the second in a three-semester sequence of design courses. This course is a case-study application of design theories of the 20th Century and their impact on contemporary spatial and conceptual ideas permeating architecture, art and the environment.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ARCH 008
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 010  Environmental Control Systems   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the physical relationships between people and their environment. It includes a study of the physical phenomena of heat, light, and sound. This course also examines the climatological relationship between vernacular building solutions and the natural conditioning systems of architecture.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ARCH 002
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 011  Architectural Blueprint Reading   Units: 3

This course is a study of basic information for reading blueprints and construction drawings. It is designed for those who must assimilate information found in working drawings and specifications.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: DRA 001 & RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 014  History of Architecture I   Units: 3

This is an introductory course in the history of architecture. It examines Western ideals from the beginning of time to Classical Greece and Rome. The course covers architecture from the birth of Christianity and the Age of Reason, through the discovery of the New Worlds and periods of transition to Modernism and Post-Modernism, to the present.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C1                 IGETC: None

ARCH 017  Architectural Design Fundamentals III   Units: 3

This is the final course in a three-semester design series. It focuses on the application of both theoretical and environmental issues involved in the Student Design Competitions. Students study site and environmental issues and architectural programming as design stimulus.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ARCH 009 & ARCH 010
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ARCH 095A  Architecture Work Experience   Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment assists students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes, and skills to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (for a combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and education or occupational goals are directly related to Architecture.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

Applied Construction Technology (ACT)

ACT 020  Introduction to Construction Technology   Units: 3

This course provides students with in-depth analysis of the organization and structure of the construction industry and the many career choices the industry offers. The course emphasizes green construction practices, jobsite safety, practical knowledge of tool and equipment use, basic construction math, basic rigging techniques, and communication as well as employability skills. Guest speakers and site visits provide students a wide view of the expectations of entry-level work, wages, benefits, and work place culture. (Equivalent to CM 020.)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & MATH 060 or MATH 065
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 021  Site Preparation and Layout   Units: 1

This course provides the understanding and skills necessary to complete the initial stages of building construction. General topics include project site clearance, reading and implementing the information from the Precise Grading Plan, concept of cutting and filling, and site layout. Students participate in Service Learning by way of a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACT 020 or CM 020
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 022  Concrete & Formwork   Units: 1

This course introduces the significance of concrete as a building material. Topics include the properties of cement, composition of concrete, reinforcement materials, and the various types of forms needed for each particular footing. Students participate in Service Learning by way of a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACT 020 or CM 020
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 023  Framing Carpentry   Units: 4

This course provides the understanding of framing systems and the practical framing techniques used to construct the floor, walls, and roof of a simple structure. Topics include the fundamentals of wood, lumber, fasteners, adhesives, layout, assembly, bracing, sheathing, and truss identification. In addition to learning vocabulary associated with framing, students participate in Service Learning by way of a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 162          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACT 020 or CM 020
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 024  Roofing Applications   Units: 2

This course introduces the application of typical roof materials on different types of residential and light commercial structures. Safety procedures are emphasized as preparation for roofing application is demonstrated. Topics include roofing tools and proper roof ventilation. Some of the roof materials discussed include composite shingles, shakes, metal roofing, slate and tile, single ply roofing and foam application. Students participate in Service Learning by way of a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACT 020 or CM 020
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 025  Thermal & Moisture Protection   Units: 1

This course covers the fundamentals of thermal insulation and vapor barriers for building structures, including topics such as requirements and characteristics of certain insulation and waterproofing. Hands-on application and proper installation of these materials are demonstrated by certified installers.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACT 020 or CM 020
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 026  Drywall Installation & Finish   Units: 1

This course introduces the proper installation, types of application and the various finishes applied on gypsum board. Some of the topics covered include the tools, fasteners and materials used in the covering of the framed interior of a building. Other topics include soundproofing, estimating and problems that occur in drywall finishes for both new and remodeling projects. Students participate in Service Learning by way of a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACT 020 or CM 020
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 027  Exterior Finish   Units: 1

This course covers the wide variety of siding materials used to finish the exterior of houses and some commercial buildings. Proper handling and installation for various materials such as wood, brick, vinyl, metal and stucco are demonstrated by industry professionals as well as by the students in a practical lab or actual project site.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACT 020 or CM 020
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 028  Finish Carpentry   Units: 4

This course focuses on the variety of applications that occur within the interior of a building during the final stages nearing completion. Topics such as safety, door and window installation, door hardware, trims and molding, tools for installation, and cabinet installation are covered. Students participate in Service Learning by way of a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 162          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACT 020 or CM 020
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 029  Masonry Fundamentals   Units: 2

This course explores masonry and its history as one of the oldest trades and method of construction. In addition, basic materials, tools, and techniques used by masons are discussedand demonstrated along with safety precautions exercised around a jobsite. The many types of masonry units are covered as well as the important role of mortar, and the concept of modularity and layout of masonry units. Students participate in Service Learning by way of a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACT 020 or CM 020
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 030  Plumbing Fundamentals   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the mechanics of plumbing including the design, installation, and maintenance of drain, waste, and vent systems in buildings in addition to significant code and health issues, violations, and consequences related to those systems. Methods of measuring, cutting, and joining different materials and schedules of plastic and copper piping are covered along with the peripheral types of fittings and valves used in plumbing. Installation of water heaters, gas piping, and finish fixtures are also demonstrated. Safety procedures are emphasized as students participate in Service Learning by way of a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACT 020 or CM 020
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 031  Electrical Fundamentals   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to residential wiring and grounding, and covers the installation of panels, switches, receptacles, lighting, and other outlets. In addition, load calculations are used to size the electrical service for dwellings. Safety procedures are emphasized as students participate in Service Learning by way of a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACT 020 or CM 020
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 320  Construction Safety   Units: 0

This course provides students with in-depth analysis of the organization and structure of the construction industry, a basic knowledge of construction safety issues and the practices and procedures required to ensure safety on the job site.
Noncredit Hours: 9                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 320A  Construction Tools & Equipment   Units: 0

This course provides students with an overview of the construction industry; in-depth practical knowledge of tools and equipment used in the construction industry, basic rigging techniques, and communication. Guest speakers and site visits provide students a wide view of the expectations of entry-level work, wages, benefits, and work place culture.
Noncredit Hours: 27                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 320B  Construction Math Concepts   Units: 0

This course provides students with basic construction math skills.
Noncredit Hours: 27                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 320C  Construction Careers & Employability Skills   Units: 0

This course provides students with in-depth analysis of the organization and structure of the construction industry and the many career choices the industry offers. The course emphasizes communication as well as employability skills. Guest speakers and site visits provide students a wide view of the expectations of entry-level work, wages, benefits, and work place culture.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 320D  Construction & the Environment   Units: 0

This course emphasizes green construction practices and the impact of construction on the environment.
Noncredit Hours: 9                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 321  Site Preparation & Layout Essentials   Units: 0

This course provides the understanding and skills necessary to complete the initial stages of building construction. General topics include project site clearance, reading and implementing the information from the Precise Grading Plan, concept of cutting and filling, and site layout.
Noncredit Hours: 9                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320A & ACT 320B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 321A  Site Preparation & Layout Lab   Units: 0

This course provides a practical lab or an actual project site where students apply the building construction site planning knowledge learned in ACT 321. General topics include project site clearance, reading and implementing the information from the Precise Grading Plan, concept of cutting and filling, and site layout.
Noncredit Hours: 27                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 321 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 322  Concrete & Formwork   Units: 0

This course introduces the significance of concrete as a building material. Topics include the properties of cement, composition of concrete, reinforcement materials, and the various types of forms needed for each particular footing. Students also participate in a practical lab or an actual project site.
Noncredit Hours: 36                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 323  Construction Framing Essentials   Units: 0

This course provides the understanding of framing systems and the practical framing techniques used to construct the floor, walls, and roof of a simple structure. Topics include the fundamentals of wood, lumber, fasteners, adhesives, layout, assembly, bracing, sheathing, and truss identification.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 323A  Construction Framing - Walls Lab   Units: 0

This course provides the practical lab required to demonstrate understanding of framing systems and the practical framing techniques used to construct the walls of a simple structure. Topics include the fundamentals of wood, lumber, fasteners, adhesives, layout, assembly, bracing, sheathing, and truss identification. Students will demonstrate appropriate use of tools and equipment and awareness of construction safety issues.
Noncredit Hours: 24                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320A and ACT 323 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 323B  Construction Framing - Floors Lab   Units: 0

This course provides the practical lab required to demonstrate understanding of framing systems and the practical framing techniques used to construct the floor of a simple structure. Topics include the fundamentals of wood, lumber, fasteners, adhesives, layout, assembly, bracing, sheathing, and truss identification. Students will demonstrate appropriate use of tools and equipment and awareness of construction safety issues.
Noncredit Hours: 24                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320A and ACT 323 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 323C  Const Framing - Ceilings & Roofs Lab   Units: 0

This course provides the practical lab required to demonstrate understanding of framing systems and the practical framing techniques used to construct the ceiling and roof of a simple structure. Topics include the fundamentals of wood, lumber, fasteners, adhesives, layout, assembly, bracing, sheathing, and truss identification. Students will demonstrate appropriate use of tools and equipment and awareness of construction safety issues.
Noncredit Hours: 24                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320A and ACT 323 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 324  Roofing Applications   Units: 0

This course introduces the application of typical roof materials on different types of residential and light commercial structures. Safety procedures are emphasized as preparation for roofing application is demonstrated. Topics include roofing tools and proper roof ventilation. Some of the roof materials discussed include composite shingles, shakes, metal roofing, slate and tile, single ply roofing and foam application. Students participate in Service Learning by way of a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 324A  Roofing Applications Lab   Units: 0

Practical lab to demonstrate the application of typical roof materials on different types of residential and light commercial structures. Safety procedures are emphasized as preparation for roofing application is demonstrated. Topics include roofing tools and proper roof ventilation. Some of the roof materials discussed include composite shingles, shakes, metal roofing, slate and tile, single-ply roofing and foam application. Students participate in a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Noncredit Hours: 54                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 324 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 325  Thermal & Moisture Protection   Units: 0

This course covers the fundamentals of thermal insulation and vapor barriers for building structures, including topics such as requirements and characteristics of certain insulation and waterproofing. Hands-on application and proper installation of these materials are demonstrated by certified installers.
Noncredit Hours: 36                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 326  Drywall Installation & Finish   Units: 0

This course introduces the proper installation, types of application and the various finishes applied on gypsum board. Some of the topics covered include the tools, fasteners and materials used in the covering of the framed interior of a building. Other topics include soundproofing, estimating and problems that occur in drywall finishes for both new and remodeling projects. Students participate in Service Learning by way of a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Noncredit Hours: 36                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 327  Exterior Finish   Units: 0

This course covers the wide variety of siding materials used to finish the exterior of houses and some commercial buildings. Proper handling and installation for various materials such as wood, brick, vinyl, metal and stucco are demonstrated by industry professionals as well as by the students in a practical lab or actual project site.
Noncredit Hours: 36                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 328  Finish Carpentry Fundamentals   Units: 0

This course focuses on the variety of applications that occur within the interior of a building during the final stages nearing completion. Topics such as safety, door and window installation, door hardware, trims and molding, tools for installation, and cabinet installation are covered. Students participate in Service Learning by way of a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Noncredit Hours: 9                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 328A  Finish Carpentry - Doors and Windows Lab   Units: 0

Practical lab that focuses on safety, door and window installation, door and window trims and door and window hardware options. Students are introduced to a variety of options for materials tools and installation procedures and participate in a practical lab or on site project under the close supervision of a qualified instructor.
Noncredit Hours: 27                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320 & ACT 320B or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 328B  Finish Carpentry - Moldings and Trims Lab   Units: 0

Practical lab that focuses on safety, molding and trim hardware, procedures and installation. Students are introduced to a variety of options for materials, tools and installation procedures and participate in a practical lab or on site project under the close supervision of a qualified instructor.
Noncredit Hours: 27                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320 and ACT 320B or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 328C  Finish Carpentry - Cabinets Lab   Units: 0

Practical lab that focuses on safety, cabinet selection measurement, installation and trim. Students are introduced to a variety of options for materials, tools and installation procedures and participate in a practical lab or on site project under the close supervision of a qualified instructor.
Noncredit Hours: 27                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320 and ACT 320B or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 329  Masonry Fundamentals   Units: 0

This course explores masonry and its history as one of the oldest trades and methods of construction. In addition, basic materials, tools, and techniques used by masons are discussed and demonstrated along with safety precautions exercised around a jobsite. The many types of masonry units are covered as well as the important role of mortar, and the concept of modularity and layout of masonry units. Students participate in Service Learning by way of a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Noncredit Hours: 36                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320 ACT 321 and ACT 321A or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 329A  Masonry Fundamentals Lab   Units: 0

This course provides lab practice for the use of masonry as a method of construction. Basic materials, tools, and techniques used by masons are discussed and demonstrated along with safety precautions exercised around a jobsite. The many types of masonry units are covered as well as the important role of mortar, and the concept of modularity and layout of masonry units. Students participate in a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Noncredit Hours: 36                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 329 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 330  Plumbing Fundamentals   Units: 0

This course is an introduction to the mechanics of plumbing including the design, installation, and maintenance of drain, waste, and vent systems in buildings in addition to significant code and health issues, violations, and consequences related to those systems. Methods of measuring, cutting, and joining different materials and schedules of plastic and copper piping are covered along with the peripheral types of fittings and valves used in plumbing. Installation of water heaters, gas piping, and finish fixtures are also demonstrated. Safety procedures are emphasized.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 320 ACT 321 and ACT 321A or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 330A  Plumbing Fundamentals Lab   Units: 0

This course is a lab for demonstration of the skills learned in ACT 330 Plumbing Fundamentals. Students are introduced to the mechanics of plumbing including the design, installation, and maintenance of drain, waste, and vent systems in buildings in addition to significant code and health issues, violations, and consequences related to those systems. Methods of measuring, cutting, and joining different materials and schedules of plastic and copper piping are covered along with the peripheral types of fittings and valves used in plumbing. Installation of water heaters, gas piping, and finish fixtures are also demonstrated. Safety procedures are emphasized as students participate in a practical lab or an actual project site under close supervision of trade professionals.
Noncredit Hours: 48                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 330 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 331  Electrical Fundamentals   Units: 0

This course is an introduction to residential wiring and grounding, and covers the installation of panels, switches, receptacles, lighting, and other outlets. In addition, load calculations are used to size the electrical service for dwellings. Safety procedures are emphasized.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ACT 320A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACT 331A  Electrical Fundamentals Lab   Units: 0

Practical lab demonstrate understanding of the residential wiring and grounding, and covers the installation of panels, switches, receptacles, lighting, and other outlets. In addition, load calculations are used to size the electrical service for dwellings. Safety procedures are emphasized as students participate in lab and job site electrical installations.
Noncredit Hours: 48                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACT 331 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

Building Inspection Technology (BIT)

BIT 010  California Building Codes   Units: 4

This course covers California Building, Housing, and Disabled Access Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State of California. It emphasizes an understanding and application of code sections and provisions and the relationships between building, housing, energy and disabled access codes.
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & MATH 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 020  California Mechanical Codes   Units: 2

This course covers California Building and Mechanical Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State. It emphasizes an understanding and application of code sections and provisions and the relationships between building and mechanical codes.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & MATH 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 024  California Energy Codes   Units: 3

This course covers California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings (Title 24, Part 6).
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: MATH 060 & ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 025  California Residential Codes   Units: 3

This course covers information from the most updated version of the California Residential Code and compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings up to three stories as mandated by the California Building Standards Commission. Topics under Title 24, Part 2.5 include Scope and Application, Administration, Definitions, Building Planning, Foundations, Floors, Wall Construction, Wall Covering, Roof-Ceiling Construction, Roof Assemblies, and Chimneys and Fireplaces.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & MATH 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 026  Building II & Fire Codes   Units: 3

This course involves building and fire codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds in the State of California. It places an emphasis on understanding and application of code sections and provisions, and the relation between Fire and Building Codes. It addresses elements of codes in areas of special occupancies, grading, fire and building material standards, and building codes appendices as they apply to both building and fire applications.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & MATH 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 030  California Plumbing Codes   Units: 2

This course covers California Building and Plumbing Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State. It emphasizes an understanding and application of code sections and provisions, and the relationships between building and plumbing codes.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & MATH 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 040  California Electrical Codes   Units: 2

This course covers California Electrical Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State. It emphasizes an understanding and application of code sections and provisions, and the relationships between building and electrical codes.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & MATH 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 310A  California Building Codes Introduction   Units: 0

This course is an introduction to the California Building, Housing, and Disabled Access Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State of California. It emphasizes an understanding of code sections and provisions and the relationships between building, housing, energy and disabled access codes.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 310B  California Building Codes ADA Requirements   Units: 0

This course is an introduction to the California Disabled Access Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State of California. It emphasizes an understanding of code sections and provisions and the relationships between building, housing, energy and disabled access codes.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: BIT 310A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 310C  California Building Codes Construction Materials   Units: 0

Introduction to how the California Building, Housing, and Disabled Access Codes are used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State of California apply to Construction Materials. It emphasizes an understanding of code sections and provisions and the relationships between building, housing, energy and disabled access codes.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: BIT 310A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 320A  California Mechanical Codes Introduction   Units: 0

This course covers California Building and Mechanical Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State. It emphasizes an understanding of code sections and provisions and the relationships between building and mechanical codes.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 320B  California Mechanical Codes in Construction   Units: 0

This course covers application of the California Building and Mechanical Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State. It emphasizes an understanding and application of code sections and provisions and the relationships between building and mechanical codes.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: BIT 320A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 324A  California Energy Codes Introduction   Units: 0

This course introduces California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings (Title 24, Part 6). It presents the history and development of the code, the need for regulation, navigation of the code manuals, and the fundamentals of meeting compliance.
Noncredit Hours: 12                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 324B  California Energy Codes Envelope & Mechanical   Units: 0

This course covers California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings (Title 24, Part 6), specifically the building envelope and mechanical requirements for both residential and non-residential construction.
Noncredit Hours: 24                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: BIT 324A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 324C  California Energy Codes Water & Lighting   Units: 0

This course covers California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings (Title 24, Part 6), specifically for Water and Lighting; Additions and Alterations.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: BIT-324B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 325A  California Residential Code Administration & Planning   Units: 0

This course covers information from the most updated version of the California Residential Code and complies with all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and electrical requirements for family dwellings from one to three stories as mandated by the California Building Standards Commission. Topics under Title 24, Part 2.5 include Scope and Application, Administration, Definitions, Building Planning and Foundations.
Noncredit Hours: 27                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 325B  California Residential Code for Construction   Units: 0

This course covers information from the most updated version of the California Residential Code and complies with all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and electrical requirements for family dwelling from one to three stories as mandated by the California Building Standards Commission. Topics under Title 24, Part 2.5 include Scope and Application, Administration, Definitions, Building Planning, Foundations, Floors, Wall Construction, Wall Covering, Roof-Ceiling Construction, Roof Assemblies, and Chimneys and Fireplaces.
Noncredit Hours: 27                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: BIT-325A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 326A  Building & Fire Codes Introduction   Units: 0

This course involves building and fire codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds in the State of California. It places an emphasis on understanding and application of code sections and provisions, and the relation between Fire and Building Codes. It addresses elements of codes in areas of special occupancy and building codes appendices as they apply to both building and fire applications.
Noncredit Hours: 27                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 326B  Building & Fire Codes Applied to Construction   Units: 0

This course applies building and fire codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds in the State of California. It places an emphasis on understanding and application of code sections and provisions, and the relation between Fire and Building Codes. It addresses elements of codes in areas of special occupancy, grading, fire and building material standards, and building codes appendices as they apply to both building and fire applications.
Noncredit Hours: 27                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: BIT-326A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 330A  California Plumbing Codes Introduction   Units: 0

This course introduces California Building and Plumbing Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 330B  California Plumbing Codes in Construction   Units: 0

This course emphasizes an understanding of California Building and Plumbing Codes, application of code sections and provisions, and the relationships between building and plumbing codes.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: BIT 330A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 340A  California Electrical Codes Introduction   Units: 0

This course introduces California Electrical Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State. It emphasizes an understanding of code sections and provisions, and the relationships between building and electrical codes.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BIT 340B  California Electrical Codes in Construction   Units: 0

This course covers the application of the California Electrical Codes used for construction, maintenance, and use of buildings and grounds within the State. It emphasizes an understanding and application of code sections and provisions, and the relationships between building and electrical codes.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: BIT 340A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

Construction Management (CM)

CM 001  Introduction to Construction Management   Units: 2

This course provides an overview of the construction industry and its markets. The impact, practices, methods and ethics in the construction industry are reviewed.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: MATH 060 and RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CM 002  Intro to Urban Planning   Units: 3

This course provides a critical analysis of the theory and practice of land use planning with an emphasis on the urban context. Historical and legal basis for land use planning, traditional and alternative roles of planning in contemporary society are studied along with the planning process, planning tools, and practices.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CM 003  Site & Terrain Analysis   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to various methods and techniques used to inventory and analyze landscape features. Students also study mapping, overlay techniques, environmental ethics, case study review and an overall assessment of the function and structure of the natural landscape.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: MATH 060 and RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CM 004  Construction Law Survey   Units: 3

This course is a summary of the legal implications of contractor license laws; mechanics lien laws, CAL-OSHA, and Construction Contracts. Laws of liability, worker's compensation, state and federal laws affecting construction and compliance problems are covered.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CM 005  Construction Planning   Units: 3

This course covers the concepts used in planning, scheduling and control of construction projects. Use of graphic charts and the Critical Path Method (CPM) are featured. Also covered are program evaluation and review techniques (PERT), time assignment and computation, diagramming practices, monitoring and updating, and computer utilization.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: MATH 060 and RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CM 020  Introduction to Construction Technology   Units: 3

This course provides students with in-depth analysis of the organization and structure of the construction industry and the many career choices the industry offers. The course emphasizes green construction practices, jobsite safety, practical knowledge of tool and equipment use, basic construction math, basic rigging techniques, and communication as well as employability skills. Guest speakers and site visits provide students a wide view of the expectations of entry-level work, wages, benefits, and work place culture. (Equivalent to ACT 020.)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & MATH 060 or MATH 065
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CM 095A  Construction Management Work Experience   Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment assists students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes, and skills to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (for a combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and education or occupational goals are directly related to Construction Management Technology.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

General Drafting/CAD (DRA)

DRA 001  Technical Drafting I   Units: 3

This course introduces students to general and architectural drafting skills. Students learn to differentiate among several drafting techniques. This course prepares students for higher level drafting courses and more complex drawing types.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: MATH 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

DRA 002  AutoCAD   Units: 4

This course covers the basics of computer aided drafting and design including hardware, software, operating systems and development of skills for creating and plotting, simple technical and architectural drawings using AutoCAD software.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 81          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: DRA 001 & CIS 010
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

DRA 010  CAD Drafting/Design Project   Units: 2

This course provides training in applying the principle techniques of Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) and design to selected projects. Students with majors or interest in architecture, drafting, interior design, landscape design or engineering, with the approval of their professor, will select projects to be produced using AutoCAD software.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: DRA 002
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

DRA 011  Intro to Sketchup & Revit   Units: 3

This course covers the basic principles of 3-dimensional CAD modeling from a conceptual stage to a transitional architectural design and documentation platform built on Building Information Modeling (BIM) using SketchUp and Revit software respectively.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: DRA 001 & CIS 010
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

Real Estate Development (RED)

RED 010  Introduction to Real Estate Professions   Units: 3

This course provides an overview of the entire career field of real estate including study relative to development, economics, financing, land, marketing, and law. Careers covered include lending officers and mortgage analysts, real estate appraisers, investment counselors, real estate brokers, land developers, property and asset, corporate real estate managers, engineers, architects, skilled contractors and others. This course also discusses terminology, the career ladder and entrepreneurial opportunities in this industry.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

RED 020  Introduction to Real Estate Development   Units: 3

This course introduces the student to the real estate development process, providing an overview from the project idea to the cursory feasibility stage. Topics include evaluating development potential, analysis, land acquisition, site planning, design, and economic feasibility.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & MATH 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

RED 030  Real Estate Development Fundamentals   Units: 3

This course provides an introduction to the methodologies for accurate measurement of demand for real estate products and discusses the legal and regulatory requirements of the entitlement and development approval or permitting process of a project. The course also identifies sources of capital and analyzes the types of financing available in today's commercial real estate markets. The topic of architectural design and building construction practices that contribute to a building's "green" or sustainability rating is discussed by examining the international standards for rating green buildings. In addition, this course will examine real estate development business valuation and the various facets of property management that apply to the variety of real estate products.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None