Building & Energy Systems Professional

The Building & Energy Systems Professional program offers students various coursework that give a broad overview of the energy conservation industry maintains a strong emphasis in employment preparation. A variety of cross-disciplinary courses are available in Energy Systems, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Architecture, Computer Information Systems, and Building Inspection Technology. Core and elective courses are offered to support a concentration on industry specialties that allow students to earn stackable certificates and build on their career skill-set. Student have the option to focus on particular energy sectors by choosing from various depths of study including: Solar Systems, Building Control Systems, Building Operator, Advanced Lighting Systems, and/or Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Technician. Completed coursework in this program provides students with a technical background that can lead to multiple industry-recognized credentials and careers as an Energy Auditor, Energy Consultant, ZNE Technician, Green HVAC Technician, Facility Management, Construction Management, and Solar Residential Technician.

Advisors: 

George Brown
gjbrown@collegeofthedesert.edu
760.568.3238 

Ramiro Galicia
rgalicia@collegeofthedesert.edu
760.674.7833 

Energy Systems Technology (ESYS)

ESYS 001  Energy Generation & Distribution Industry   Units: 3

An overview of our current power generation infrastructure, methods of power generation and potential employment opportunities will be examined in this course. These areas will be supported by the fundamentals of the power industry including; safety practices, power industry economics and the future of the power industry. An introduction to electrical and construction calculation will be applied to electricity. Hand tools, power tools, construction drawings, material handling and basic rigging will form the basis of knowledge for entering into the power industry.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 004 or MATH 060 and RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 002  Electricity & Electrical Theory   Units: 3

This course provides a solid foundation of the theory behind electricity, electrical circuits, circuit components, electrical test equipment and safe practices when working with electricity. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 and MATH 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 003  Energy Systems Technology   Units: 3

This course will explore various methods of power generation with an emphasis on renewable energy technologies. Students will take a hands on approach in the examination of the rankin cycle, steam generation, gas turbine operation, biofuel production, geoexchange systems, solar power production, wind power production and hydro-power production. Students will engage in discussion regarding cost effectiveness, viability and practicality of each of these technologies. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ESYS 004 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 004  Industrial Calculations   Units: 3

This contextualized math course provides Career and Technical Education (CTE) specific applications of basic math skills. It is intended for CTE students seeking a certificate. Topics include adding, subracting, multiplying, and dividing rational numbers, percentages, ratios and proportions measurement,and career applications.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 005  Zero Net Energy Building Science   Units: 4

Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Building Science includes an overview of many progressive measures that improve the energy performance of buildings. Studies focus on architectural design of building, construction methodology, green HVAC systems, renewable energy systems and the terminology used in the ZNE Industry. A survey of projects, policies and programs driving ZNE performance in residential and non-residential buildings will be studied.
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 004 and RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 006  Fundamentals of Building Commissioning   Units: 3

Building Commissioning (Cx) is the process of verifying that a building's systems operate as intended. Commissioning Technicians (CxT) and Commissioning Agents (CxA) work in a team environment, coordinating directly with architects, engineers, subcontractors, and the building owner to oversee, examine, and verify that the building systems are designed, installed, and tested according to the project's design specifications. This introductory course focuses on how the building commissioning process is applied to new and existing buildings. Students will learn the fundamentals of the commissioning process through each step of a construction project - from predesign to occupancy and operations.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACR 090 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: ESYS 004, ACR 075, & ARCH 011
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 011  Residential Solar Surveying and Planning   Units: 3

This course is for students engaged or interested in a solar-related field who need to expand their knowledge and skills of solar function and design of solar photovoltaics (PV). The coordination between trades, design limitations, and workflow processes will be explained. The fundamental principles and functions of the photovoltaic industry will be introduced. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisers.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 011L  Solar Site Planning Project Lab   Units: 1

This course provides training in applying the principles and techniques of solar surveying and planning to residential building projects. This project-based workshop supports lectures from ESYS 011 by providing students a hands-on approach surveying multiple buildings and making energy recommendations based on current California's energy code.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 011
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 012  Residential Solar Installation   Units: 4

This entry-level course is for students interested in installing and maintaining photovoltaic (PV) systems and obtain or furthering a career in the solar industry. The installation principles, techniques, and functions of the PV systems will be presented along with installation and maintenance of all necessary components. Discussion and instruction will also serve current solar installers wanting to earn an industry-recognized credential. Installation practices will be aligned to help students prepare for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Per NABCEP website, "The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV Installation Professionals with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition." Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 021  Residential Energy Modeling   Units: 3

This course is for students interested in a career in the building energy consulting industry. Energy consultants select the energy systems, documents, and verify energy code is being met. Energy consultants work in a team environment, coordinating directly with architects, engineers, subcontractors, and the building owners to oversee, and examine multiple pathways to achieve the energy goals set by the owners. The student will model the building with alternative wall systems, roofs, window, and energy systems to meet the owner?s energy goals. The student will receive comprehensive training in energy analysis software programs that may be used to document compliance with CA Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6), ASHRAE 90.1 Standards, HERS energy rating systems as well as residential and nonresidential Green Building rating systems, such as GreenPoint Rated and LEED.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BIT 024
Advisory: ACR 075, ARCH 011, ESYS 004, & ESYS 005
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 022  Residential Energy Modeling Design Project   Units: 2

This course provides training in applying the principle techniques of energy modeling software to residential buildings. Students with a major or interest in architecture, drafting, landscape design, energy engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or environmental engineering will select specialized projects, with the approval of their professor, to model energy usage using Californian Energy Commission approved software.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ESYS 021
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 033  Residential House Electrical Wiring   Units: 3

This course will focus on safely wiring a single-family dwelling as per the National Electrical Code using laboratory mock-up walls: Lighting and appliance branch circuits, special purpose outlets, service-entrance calculations, and grounding; project estimating and pricing.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 002 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 034  Lighting Efficiency Technology   Units: 3

This course will review the current technology in energy efficient lighting controls and systems; the latest advances in lamp, ballast, luminaire and control technologies, as well as recent developments in energy legislation.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 005
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 035  Advanced Lighting Controls   Units: 3

This course will focus on advanced lighting controls with a specific application in the lighting industry and efficiency of: automatic controls, switches and dimmers, sensors and LED lighting sources, outdoor lighting, daylighting and energy efficiency for residential and commercial buildings, and use of data to apply the Title 24 requirements, for Acceptance Test Technician qualification. The certificates will provide a comprehension knowledge base for students pursuing the Acceptance Lighting Controls credential.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 002 & ESYS 005
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 095A  Energy Systems Technology 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 Energy Systems 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

ESYS 311A  Module 1 Residential Solar Surveying & Planning   Units: 0

This course is Module 1 of 3 for students engaged in a solar related field that have a need for knowledge and skills of solar function and design of solar photovoltaics. The coordination between trades, design limitations, and workflow processes will be explained. The fundamental principles and functions of the photovoltaic industry will be introduced. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisors.
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

ESYS 311B  Module 2 Residential Solar Surveying & Planning   Units: 0

This course is Module 2 of 3 for students engaged in a solar related field that have a need for knowledge and skills of solar function and design of solar photovoltaics. The coordination between trades, design limitations, and workflow processes will be explained. The fundamental principles and functions of the photovoltaic industry will be introduced. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisors.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ESYS 311A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 311C  Module 3 Residential Solar Surveying & Planning   Units: 0

This course is Module 3 of 3 for students engaged in a solar related field that have a need for knowledge and skills of solar function and design of solar photovoltaics. The coordination between trades, design limitations, and workflow processes will be explained. The fundamental principles and functions of the photovoltaic industry will be introduced. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisors.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ESYS 311B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 311D  Solar Site Planning Project   Units: 0

This course provides training in applying the principles and techniques of solar surveying and planning to residential building projects. This project-based workshop supports lectures from ESYS 311 A, B, C by providing students a hands-on approach surveying multiple buildings and making energy recommendations based on current California's energy code.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 311C & ESYS 311E
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 311E  Introduction to Energy Storage   Units: 0

This course provides a broad overview of electric energy storage technologies, benefits, economics, California policies and a discussion of energy storage in microgrid systems. This course addresses students considering a career in the advanced energy industry or want to know how energy storage fits into energy and solar industry. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisors.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 311C
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 312A  Module 1 Residential Solar Installation   Units: 0

This entry level course is Module 1 of 3 for students interested in installing and maintaining photovoltaics systems and obtain a career in the solar industry. The installation principles, technics and functions of the photovoltaic will be presented along with installation and maintenance of all necessary components for a photovoltaic system. Discussion and instructions will also serve current solar installers wanting to earn industry recognized credential. Installation practices are aligned to help students prepare for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV Installation Professionals with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners.
Noncredit Hours: 36                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 311C
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 312B  Module 2 Residential Solar Installation Management   Units: 0

This entry level course is Module 2 of 3 for students interested in installing and maintaining photovoltaics systems and obtain a career in the solar industry. The installation principles, technics and functions of the photovoltaic will be presented along with installation and maintenance of all necessary components for a photovoltaic system. Discussion and instructions will also serve current solar installers wanting to earn industry recognized credential. Installation practices are aligned to help students prepare for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV Installation Professionals with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners.
Noncredit Hours: 36                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ESYS 312A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ESYS 312C  Module 3 Residential Solar Installation Management   Units: 0

This entry level course is Module 3 of 3 for students interested in installing and maintaining photovoltaics systems and obtain a career in the solar industry. The installation principles, technics and functions of the photovoltaic will be presented along with installation and maintenance of all necessary components for a photovoltaic system. Discussion and instructions will also serve current solar installers wanting to earn industry recognized credential. Installation practices are aligned to help students prepare for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV Installation Professionals with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners.
Noncredit Hours: 36                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ESYS 312B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

Air Conditioning/HVAC (ACR)

ACR 060  Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I   Units: 3

This course is a basic study of the theory of thermodynamics and heat transfer as applied to mechanical vapor compression refrigeration cycle and system components. Classes include lectures with practical demonstrations and hands-on experience including laboratory projects demonstrate heat transfer theories and vapor compression mechanical system cycle components and accessories. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 061  Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II   Units: 3

Basic types of compressors are introduced. This course covers operation of condensers within the refrigeration system. Basic evaporation process is studied. Metering devices are included with an emphasis on the specifics of modulating and fixed orifice controls. Laboratory experience provides the student an opportunity to practice the methods and techniques presented in the classroom.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACR 060
Advisory: RDG 061 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 064  Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I   Units: 3

This course introduces basic theory of electricity and electronics, skills needed to install and service electrical circuits of air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Also, components and symbols, wiring diagrams and wiring diagram exercises are included. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 065  Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity II   Units: 3

This course introduces the procedures, techniques and instruments utilized for troubleshooting the motors, circuitry and control elements for air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Variations in control systems, including solid state, are described and analyzed.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACR 064
Advisory: RDG 061 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 075  HVACR Systems Design   Units: 3

Presents current industry practices for quality installation and design of residential air distribution systems as well as calculating heating and cooling loads to properly select air conditioning and heating systems.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ACR 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 076  Facilities Maintenance - Chillers   Units: 3

Presents current industry practices in maintaining chilled water, hot water, steam, cooling towers, pumps and energy management for central station systems. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ACR 060 or concurrent enrollment
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 077  Energy Conservation Methods for HVACR   Units: 3

Presents current industry practices for auditing energy losses in residential and light commercial buildings. Methods of conserving energy and sustaining natural resources are presented. Blower door diagnostics are featured. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ACR 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 078  Safe Refrigerant Handling & Management   Units: 3

Presents current industry practices for recovery, reclamation, recycling and retrofitting. Emphasis is on safe use and management of common refrigerants as well as efficient use of pressure and temperature measurement to determine system operating parameters.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 080  Gas Heating   Units: 3

This course presents the basic principles of gas-fired furnaces. Students are introduced to gas heating, gas combustion, gas burners, gas ignition systems, safety and operating controls, installation practices, ventilation, venting, combustion air and gas troubleshooting. Emphasis is on service and maintenance of residential gas furnaces.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ACR-064 or concurrent enrollment
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 083  All Weather Heating & Cooling Systems   Units: 3

Presents current industry practices for year-round conditioned air including air to air heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, water source heat pumps, electric heat and fuel oil heating.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ACR-060 and/or ACR-064
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 084  Boiler & Hydronic Heating   Units: 3

This course includes lectures and laboratory projects involving the design, assembly, and operation of hot water boilers, hot water piping distribution (hydronic), and associated controls and control valves. Included in the course content is the proper use of the related tools and safety. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 090  Building Automation Fundamentals   Units: 3

Basics of commercial HVAC control theory as it applies to electric, pneumatic, and digital control systems. Principles of chiller plant operation, air distribution, variable air volume(VAV), constant air systems, and multizone systems are discussed. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 091  Advanced Building Control Networks   Units: 3

Building Control Network implementations and protocol standards including web-based applications, Building Automation and Control Networks (BACnet), local operating network(LonTalk), and proprietary Zero Net Energy (ZNE) monitoring systems will be introduced. BACnet is a communications protocol for building automation and control networks. It is an ASHRAE, ANSI, and ISO 16484-5 standard [1] protocol. LonTalk is a networking platform specifically created to address the needs of control applications. Routers, installation, and troubleshooting will also be studied.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ACR 090, ESYS 004 & RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 092  Advanced Building Automation Networks and Programming   Units: 3

Programming methods used in Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) direct digital controllers including line (text) programming, icon-based programming, and template programming. Stresses good programming practices including complete program documentation.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ACR 090, ESYS 004 & RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 095A  Air Conditioning Refrigeration 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 Air Conditioning/HVAC.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 378A  Introduction to Refrigerants Management   Units: 0

This course is module 1 of 3. This course is designed for both the novice and existing workforce to understand the basic terms as they apply to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws. This course also covers the basic refrigeration process and how to apply these principles to a refrigeration system.
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

ACR 378B  Recovery and Evacuation Practices in Refrigerant Management   Units: 0

This course is module 2 of 3. This course is designed for both the novice and existing workforce to understand the proper recovery and evacuation processes necessary to meet EPA 608 standards.
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

ACR 378C  EPA-608 Preparation for Refrigerant Management   Units: 0

This course is the final module (3 of 3) Completion and for the proper system preparation and system charging Certificate of Completion. The course is designed for both the novice and existing workforce to prepare for the EPA-608 refrigerant handling license, which is a proctored exam. EPA-608 exam and materials fees are required of each student that successfully completes this course for the EPA-608 industry certification.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACR 378A & ACR 378B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 378D  System Performance and Charging Procedures   Units: 0

This course is designed for to teach students how to properly prepare and charge an air conditioning system to meet or exceed industry standards and Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) laws.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACR 378B & ACR-378C or EPA-608 Universal License
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 378E  Study of Air Properties & Human Comfort   Units: 0

The course is designed to teach students how to understand air properties and how they affect human comfort. Students will learn how to work with and understand the process of plotting a psychrometric diagram and use it in system charging and economizer setup.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACR 378A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

ACR 378F  Indoor Air Quality & Economizers   Units: 0

The course is designed to teach students how to properly diagnose and repair economizers. This course will also cover replacement, installation, and setup of economizers.
Noncredit Hours: 18                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ACR 378A & ACR 378E
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
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

Welding (WELD)

WELD 011A  Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding   Units: 2

This course covers basic or beginning level SMAW welding. This course includes safe work practices, safety in the welding industry, welding equipment selection, beginning technical drawings used in the welding industry, measuring and cutting, the five basic welds, and thermal cutting processes including OFC and Plasma. Students will demonstrate the ability to weld the five basic welds (Butt, Lap, Outside corner, Tee, and Edge) in the horizontal and flat positions using the SMAW process.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

WELD 011B  Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding   Units: 2

This course covers intermediate level SMAW welding. This course includes safe work practices, safety in the welding industry, CNC plasma cutting processes, and the four positions of welding: Horizontal, Flat, Vertical, and Overhead. Student will demonstrate the ability to select the proper machine and settings and to perform the five basic welds in the four welding positions.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: WELD 011A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

WELD 011C  Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding   Units: 2

This capstone course covers the necessary information, preparation, and application to prepare for the AWS Welding Certification in SMAW welding. The completion of the course will include the opportunity to test for AWS SMAW welding certifications in all positions as defined in the SENSE certification.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: WELD 011B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

WELD 012A  Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding   Units: 2

This course covers basic or beginning level GMAW welding. This course includes safe work practices, safety in the welding industry, welding equipment selection, beginning technical drawings used in the welding industry, measuring and cutting, the five basic welds, and thermal cutting processes including OFC and Plasma. Students will demonstrate the ability to weld the five basic welds (Butt, Lap, Outside corner, Tee, and Edge) in the horizontal and flat positions using the GMAW Process.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

WELD 012B  Intermediate Gas Metal Arc Welding   Units: 2

This course covers intermediate level GMAW welding. This course includes safe work practices, safety in the welding industry, CNC plasma cutting processes, and the four positions of welding: Horizontal, Flat, Vertical, and Overhead. Student will demonstrate the ability to select the proper machine and settings and to perform the five basic welds in the four welding positions.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: WELD 012A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

WELD 012C  Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding   Units: 2

This capstone course covers the necessary information, preparation, and application to prepare for the AWS Welding Certification in GMAW welding. The completion of the course will include the opportunity to prepare sample welds and written tests for certification in all positions as defined in the SENSE certification.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: WELD 012B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

WELD 013A  Introduction To Gas Tungsten Arc Welding   Units: 2

This course covers basic or beginning level GTAW welding. This course includes safe work practices, safety in the welding industry, welding equipment selection, beginning technical drawings used in the welding industry, measuring and cutting, the five basic welds, and thermal cutting processes including OFC and Plasma. Students will demonstrate the ability to weld the five basic welds (Butt, Lap, Outside corner, Tee, and Edge) in the horizontal and flat positions using the GTAW process.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

WELD 013B  Intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding   Units: 2

This course covers intermediate level GTAW welding. This course includes safe work practices, safety in the welding industry, CNC plasma cutting processes, and the four positions of welding: Horizontal, Flat, Vertical, and Overhead. Student will demonstrate the ability to select the proper machine and settings and to perform the five basic welds in the four welding positions.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: WELD 013A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

WELD 013C  Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding   Units: 2

This capstone course covers the necessary information, preparation, and application to prepare for the AWS Welding Certification in GTAW welding. The completion of the course will include the opportunity to prepare sample welds and written tests for certification in all positions.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: WELD 013B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

WELD 311A  Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding   Units: 0

This course covers basic or beginning level Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) welding. This course includes safe work practices, safety in the welding industry, welding equipment selection, beginning technical drawings used in the welding industry, measuring and cutting, the five basic welds, and thermal cutting processes including Oxyacetalyne Cutting OFC) and Plasma. Students will demonstrate the ability to weld the five basic welds (Butt, Lap, Outside corner, Tee, and Edge) in the horizontal and flat positions using the SMAW process.
Noncredit Hours: 72                                        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

WELD 311B  Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding   Units: 0

This course covers intermediate level Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) welding. This course includes safe work practices, safety in the welding industry, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) plasma cutting processes, and the four positions of welding (Horizontal, Flat, Vertical, and Overhead). Students will demonstrate the ability to select the proper machine and settings and to perform the five basic welds in the four welding positions.
Noncredit Hours: 72                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: WELD 311A or WELD 011A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

WELD 311C  Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding   Units: 0

This capstone course covers the necessary information, preparation, and application to prepare for the American Welding Society (AWS) Certification in Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) welding. The completion of the course will include the opportunity to test for AWS SMAW welding certifications in all positions as defined in the Schools Excelling through National Skills Education (SENSE) certification.
Noncredit Hours: 72                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: WELD 311B or WELD 011B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

WELD 312A  Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding   Units: 0

This course covers basic or beginning level Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). This course includes safe work practices, safety in the welding industry, welding equipment selection, beginning technical drawings used in the welding industry, measuring and cutting, the five basic welds, and thermal cutting processes including Oxyacetylene (OFC) and Plasma. Students will demonstrate the ability to weld the five basic welds (Butt, Lap, Outside corner, Tee, and Edge) in the horizontal and flat positions using the GMAW Process.
Noncredit Hours: 72                                        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

WELD 312B  Intermediate Gas Metal Arc Welding   Units: 0

This course covers intermediate level Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). This course includes safe work practices, safety in the welding industry, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) plasma cutting processes, and the four positions of welding (Horizontal, Flat, Vertical, and Overhead). Students will demonstrate the ability to select the proper machine and settings and to perform the five basic welds in the four welding positions.
Noncredit Hours: 72                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: WELD-312A or WELD-012A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

WELD 312C  Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding   Units: 0

This capstone course covers the necessary information, preparation, and application to prepare for the American Welding Society (AWS) Welding Certification in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). The completion of the course will include the opportunity to prepare sample welds and written tests for certification in all positions as defined in the SENSE (Schools Excelling through National Skills Education) certification.
Noncredit Hours: 72                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: WELD-312B or WELD-012B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

WELD 313A  Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding   Units: 0

This course covers basic or beginning level Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). This course includes safe work practices, safety in the welding industry, welding equipment selection, beginning technical drawings used in the welding industry, measuring and cutting, the five basic welds, and thermal cutting processes including Oxyacetylene (OFC) and Plasma. Students will demonstrate the ability to weld the five basic welds (Butt, Lap, Outside corner, Tee, and Edge) in the horizontal and flat positions using the GTAW process.
Noncredit Hours: 72                                        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

WELD 313B  Intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding   Units: 0

This course covers intermediate level Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). This course includes safe work practices, safety in the welding industry, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and plasma cutting processes, and the four positions of welding (Horizontal, Flat, Vertical, and Overhead). Students will demonstrate the ability to select the proper machine and settings and to perform the five basic welds in the four welding positions.
Noncredit Hours: 72                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: WELD-313A or WELD-013A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

WELD 313C  Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding   Units: 0

This capstone course covers the necessary information, preparation, and application to prepare for the American Welding Society (AWS) Welding Certification in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). The completion of the course will include the opportunity to prepare sample welds and written tests for certification in all positions.
Noncredit Hours: 72                                        Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: WELD-313B or WELD-013B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None