Fall 2011 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. The emerging "Green Building" jobs will be examined, as well as other topics in sustainability. 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 job site safety, practical working knowledge of tool and equipment use, an introduction to blueprints, and an overview of industry math.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
MTWTh     08:00AM-09:30AM LEC M.Perry              CRC MAIN FC 104          20096 
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MTWTh     10:00AM-11:30AM LAB M.Perry              CRC MAIN FC 104            


CONST 130    Construction Pre-Apprenticeship I    6 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CONST 102
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 162 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to teach the skills required to be successful in the construction industry. This course covers an Introduction to the Industry, Building Materials, Hand and Power tools, Introduction to Plans and Building Codes, Site Layout and Foundations, Floor Framing, Wall Framing and Roof Framing. This is the second of three courses that make up the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship certificate.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 20-Oct 14
MTWTh     08:00AM-09:30AM LEC R.Visger             CRC MAIN FC 104          19146 
Textbook
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 third of three courses that make up the Construction Pre-Apprenticeship program. This program prepares students for jobs in the construction trades. The course also prepares students for careers in the Building Performance and Energy Assessment certificate. This course is a continuation of the curriculum from CONST 130 and covers windows and doors, Insulation and Ventilation, Interior and Exterior finishes, Intro to Green Building, Energy Awareness, and Fundamentals in Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing. Construction projects may be located at both on and off campus sites.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
MTWTh     08:00AM-09:20AM LEC R.Connally           Off Campus Job Site      19150 
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MTWTh     09:30AM-04:40PM LAB R.Connally           Off Campus Job Site        
Class includes a one hour meal period.


CONST 160    Introduction to Residential Building Performance    6 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CONST 130 and 131; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
Green Course Green Course
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: This class focuses on preparing students for jobs within the Residential Building Performance and Weatherization industries. This class will train students in residential building science, energy efficiency, and combustion appliance safety. Topics will include nationally recognized Building Performance Institute standards and California Weatherization Installation Standards, Duct and Shell Sealing Measures, and Combustion Appliance Zone testing. This is the first course in the Residential Building Performance and Energy Assessment certificate.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 20-Oct 14
MTWTh     08:00AM-10:15AM LEC R.Connally           CRC MAIN FC 105          28995 
Textbook
MTWTh     10:30AM-12:45PM LAB R.Connally           CRC MAIN FC 105            
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 161    Intermediate Residential Building Performance and Energy Auditing    4 Units

Prerequisite: CONST 160 with a grade of "C" or better
Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course focuses on preparing students for jobs in the Building Performance and Residential Energy Assessment industry. This class will train students about current auditing methods and standards including inspection, whole house performance diagnostics, building science, software applications for the energy professional, utility fee structure and bill disaggregation, and the industry's recognized rating systems. This course will also prepare the student for the Building Performance Institute "Building Analyst" exam.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
Sa        08:00AM-10:40AM LEC S.Blunk              CRC MAIN FC 104          28992 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:25PM LEC S.Blunk              CRC MAIN FC 104          28992 Textbook
Sa        10:50AM-06:05PM LAB S.Blunk              CRC MAIN FC 104            
IMPORTANT: Enrollment requires Instructor Consent by Permission Number. Contact Professor Ryan Connally (916) 691-7353 for information. Saturday class includes a one hour meal period.
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 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: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Energy, Performance, and Indoor Air Quality
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC G.Mahoney            CRC MAIN T 113A          20286 
Textbook
3.0 Units, 54 Lecture Hours
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 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 20906 
Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, August 26, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-115
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

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 19, 2011