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Course Descriptions Construction Technology A180 — Building Construction 1 — 5 units Advisory: Construction Technology A190 or A195 or concurrent enrollment. Technical and practical experience to complete floor and wall framing of a house including underpinning, wall layout, and wall construction up to the ceiling joists. Estimating of materials, basic surveying, and concrete foundation formwork are also covered. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A185 — Building Construction 2 — 5 units Advisory: Construction Technology A180 and A190 or A195. The study of roof design and cutting. The use of the framing square in roof layout. Pre-fabrication techniques in housing with field research assignments. Frame estimating for the building trades and the application of various roofing materials are also covered. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A190 — Blueprint Reading and Drafting — 4 units The purpose and uses of blueprints, how to take measurements from blueprints, become familiar with symbols on the blueprints and understand the basic principles in planning a house. Some facility in drafting and diagramming or depicting ideas is a necessary means of communicating ideas and making simple revisions between those in the construction field. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A195 — Building Code and Law — 3 units A complete analysis of the Uniform Building Code, FHA Code, and city and county related building codes. Special ordinances and land usage are also covered. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A199 — Current Topics in Construction Technology — 1-4 units Current issues in the field of construction technology, rotating through a variety of topics, such as residential/ commercial/industrial electrical wiring, structured wiring, and general carpentry. May be taken for grades or on a pass/no-pass basis. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A210 — Concrete Construction — 5 units A study of various types of concrete structures and their materials. Surveying for form layout and elevations. Techniques of forming cast-in-place, reinforced and tilt- up concrete. Estimating form materials and concrete and bidding jobs. Hands-on concrete projects when available. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A220 — Construction Estimating — 3 units Construction estimating including bid preparation, material quantity take-off and analysis, labor and material pricing and quantities summation, subcontractor bids, bid correlation, bidding practices and final bid form compilation and submittal. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A225 — Land and Building Development — 3 units A general survey of land development principles and procedures used prior to the actual construction of structures. Site analysis and planning, regulatory controls, obtaining entitlements, grading, road and street designs, utility systems, principles of real property, and project financing will be covered. Same as Architectural Technology A225. Students completing Construction Technology A225 may not receive credit for Architectural Technology A225. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A230 — Construction Inspection — 3 units Inspection procedures and techniques of testing. A study of the various building code requirements in Uniform Building Code, Federal Housing Administration, and Title 21 of the California State Code. Plans, specifications, earthwork, grading foundations, concrete and framing are covered. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A235 — Contractor’s Business Practice — 3 units Fundamentals of the construction industry; terminology and procedures; an overview of its trades, skills, and processes. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A240 — Specialty Crafts — 5 units This course covers interior and exterior building finishes and stairs, including layout fabrication and installation of stairs; door and window materials, construction, hardware and installation; interior and exterior millwork; molding and cabinetry; interior drywall and exterior siding, stucco plastering and EIFS systems. Building codes and finish estimating are included. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A250 — Construction Supervision and Project Management — 3 units The combination of designing, estimating, contracting, financing and building must be understood and practiced. Leadership in this field means being responsible for many people, their work and their safety. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A252 — Business Law for Contractors — 1.5 units Legal aspects of the formation, operation, regulatory requirements, financing, and contracts for successfully operating a construction contracting business in California. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A260 — Masonry Construction — 5 units Covers masonry history, employment, tools, materials, construction and blueprint reading with estimating, construction of walls, paving, veneering, tile, arches, and concrete masonry block. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A265 — Plumbing 1 — 4 units A course designed to provide students with entry-level instruction involving the theory and skills of residential plumbing systems. Knowledge of basic principles, functions and design, as well as the physical ability to install and test the rough-in plumbing in a single family dwelling. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A266 — Plumbing 2 — 4 units A course designed to provide students with entry-level instruction involving the theory and skills of residential plumbing systems. Topics include basic principles, function, and design, as well as the installation of finish plumbing, repair and service of plumbing systems, and the installation of solar, spa, and sprinkler systems in a single family dwelling. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A270 — Contractor’s License Law — 1.5 units Preparation for the California State Contractor Examination in any classification. Includes state license law, civil code, civil procedure, labor law, contract law, and asbestos regulations. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A275 — Residential Electrical Wiring — 5 units Wiring for interior electrical systems including layout and construction methods, code requirements, both sizing and installation standards, emphasis on material conservative practices, and compliance with the National Electrical Code. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A285 — Residential Light Steel Frame Construction — 5 units A comprehensive hands-on course that covers the fundamentals of utilizing light frame steel for residential framing in place of wood. Raised floor construction, wall framing and trussed roof fabrication and installation including applicable building codes, blueprint reading, estimating, and inspections are covered. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Construction Technology A290 — Construction Contracts and Specifications — 3 units Prerequisite: Management level in construction. A study of construction contracts and their administration, elements of contract law, contract documents, AIA general and supplementary conditions, competitive bidding, bonding and insurance, unions and wage rates, specifications. May be taken for grades or on a pass/ no-pass basis. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. COUNSELING Counseling A100 — Introduction to College — 1 unit Introduces new students to college services and facilities, academic policies and various segments of higher education in California. Includes time management, study skills, and academic planning. May be taken for grades or on a pass/no-pass basis. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Counseling A101 — New Horizons for Adults Returning to College — 1 unit An orientation course designed to assist adults re-entering academic life. Orientation to O.C.C. and higher education will be offered. Topics will include career development, career change, study skills, time management, life transitions, job skills, self-esteem, assertion, and communication skills. May be taken for grades or on a pass/no-pass basis. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Counseling A104 — Career and Life Planning: A Holistic Approach — 3 units In depth career and life planning: Designed primarily for students uncertain about educational-occupational plans. Standardized tests of interests, personality characteristics, and values are utilized to develop a systemic approach to career and life development. This course emphasizes the importance of taking personal responsibility for one’s educational, career and personal decisions to achieve satisfaction through work and life balance. This course may also be offered online. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Counseling A105 — Strategies for College Success — 3 units Formerly Counseling A102 This is a course designed to integrate personal growth, critical and creative thinking, problem solving and academic and career success. Topics include study techniques, orientation to higher education and resources, life skills, academic planning, and personal development. For all students wishing to improve their success in college. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass/no-pass basis. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. 167