Fall 2010 Class Schedule (CRC)



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CONST 102    Introduction to Construction Practices    4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: 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. Many of the construction trades are represented, with formal apprenticeship opportunities highlighted, as well as other paths within the industry. Guest speakers and field trips provide the students a wide view of the expectations of entry level work, wages, benefits, and work place culture. The curriculum also emphasizes jobsite safety, practical working knowledge of tool and equipment use, basic rigging techniques, and an introduction to reading blueprints. Students who have previously received credit for CMT 102 will not receive credit for CONST 102.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
MTWTh     08:00AM-09:30AM LEC M.Perry              CRC MAIN FC 104          21030 
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MTWTh     10:00AM-11:30AM LAB M.Perry              CRC MAIN FC 104            
Lab is held at the construction site.


CONST 130    Construction Pre-Apprenticeship I    6 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 162 hours LAB
Description: Course designed for learning of skills required for beginning the construction of a home. The tools, equipment, materials, and techniques used in building and landscape construction will be covered as related to programming, detailing, and implementation of construction practices.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 21-Oct 15
MTWTh     08:00AM-09:30AM LEC R.Visger             CRC MAIN FC 104          19866 
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MTWTh     09:45AM-02:25PM LAB R.Visger             CRC MAIN FC 104            


CONST 131    Construction Pre-Apprenticeship II    7 Units

Prerequisite: CONST 130 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 216 hours LAB
Description: This is the second of two sequential courses that make up the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship program. This program prepares students for jobs in the construction trades. This course is a continuation of the carpentry curriculum from CONST 130 and covers windows and exterior doors, roofing, drywall applications, interior doors, and base trim. Construction projects may be located at both on and off campus sites.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
MTWTh     08:00AM-09:30AM LEC R.Connally           Off Campus Job Site      19870 
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MTWTh     10:00AM-05:30PM LAB R.Connally           Off Campus Job Site        
Time scheduled includes a 1 hour lunch period.


CONST 294    Topics in Green Building Technology    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course covers special topics not included in current green building classes. Topics may be offered in workshops or seminar presentations on timely subjects or targeted for specific audiences. This course may be taken four times for credit on different topics in order meet current industry training requirements.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 21-Oct 15
Photovoltaics I
Th        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC L.Palmer             CRC MAIN Ag 101          21320 
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1.5 Units HOURS: 27 hours Lecture
General solar industry topics will be discussed, with an emphasis on photovoltaic principles and products. A brief study of the political landscape in California in support of the California Solar Initiative. Market strategies and incentives will be discussed, that help promote sales for new construction and retrofit of solar technologies. This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 16-Dec 16
Photovoltaics II-Solar Technician Training
Th        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC L.Palmer             CRC MAIN Ag 101          21324 Textbook
1.5 Units HOURS: 27 hours Lecture
A brief history of the solar industry, and an examination of the leading products available today. Hands on training modules for any combination of new construction, residential and light commercial, and retro fit for residential and light commercial, including roof top training, electrical principles, and basic blueprint reading skills. Basic calculations for system sizing. Customer service and supervisory training. This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.


CONST 298    Work Experience in Construction    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill an 18 hour orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken again when there is new or expanded learning on the job for a maximum of 16 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      31945 
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Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-113A
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account


CONST 299    Experimental Offering in Construction    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Green Course Green Course
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 21-Oct 15
Weatherization Standards
MTWTh     08:00AM-10:05AM LEC R.Connally           CRC MAIN FC 105          30128 
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MTWTh     10:15AM-11:45AM LAB R.Connally           CRC MAIN FC 105            
5.0 Units Hours: 72 hours Lecture; 54 hours Lab

Enrollment requires Instructor Consent by Permission Number. Contact Professor Ryan Connally (916) 691-7353 for information.
This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 18, 2010