Sustainable Building Science: Construction-Residential Certificate

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This pre-apprentice program prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the residential construction industry.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Estimated Cost: $3,430.68

Approx. # of Quarters: 2

Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters

The first quarter covers safety, hand- and power-tool use, math, carpentry trades, plan reading, foundation form work, floor systems and framing, wall and roof framing, leveling and aligning, and sheeting. Second quarter expands into residential exterior and interior finish, including window and door installation, exterior siding, trim, stair construction, roofing application, interior and exterior trim, and cabinet installation.

Physical Requirement: Should be able to lift 40 lbs.

Program Length: This program is approximately two quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.

Prerequisites: None.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
CONST 105 Measurement, Tools & Safety 2
CONST 108 Site Leveling, Plans, Codes & Materials 2
CONST 112 Footings & Foundation 3
CONST 116 Floor Framing 3
CONST 120 Wall Framing, Sheeting & Ceilings 5
CONST 122 Roof Framing 5
CONST 126 Roofing Materials & Installation 3
CONST 130 Stairway Construction 4
CONST 134 Exterior Finish 3
CONST 138 Interior Finish I 3
CONST 142 Interior Finish II 3
CONST 146 Deck Construction 3
CONST 150 Carpentry Trades 1
  Total Credits for Completion 40


*Articulated courses with high schools for dual enrollment

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