Construction Technology Site Preparation and Layout Certificate of Completion

The Construction Technology Site Preparation and Layout  Certificate of Completion provides students with 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, concepts of cutting and filling, and site layout. 

The certificate emphasizes green construction practices, jobsite safety, practical knowledge of tool and equipment use, basic construction math 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.

Students completing this certificate may seek an entry level career in the construction industry; pursue additional training in Framing Carpentry, Electrical Construction Technology, Plumbing Construction Technology, Concrete and Masonry, and Exterior Finishes.  Students may also apply for credit by exam to transfer into a credit certificate or degree in Construction Management, Building and Energy Systems Professional, or Architecture/Drafting.

Course Code Title Units
ACT 320Construction Safety0
ACT 320BConstruction Math Concepts0
ACT 321Site Preparation & Layout Essentials0
ACT 321ASite Preparation & Layout Lab0