Fall 2012 Class Schedule (CRC)



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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 25-Oct 19
MTWTh     08:00AM-09:30AM LEC R.Visger             CRC MAIN NTB 108         14277 
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MTWTh     09:45AM-02:25PM LAB R.Visger             CRC MAIN NTB 112           


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 20-Dec 14
MTWTh     08:00AM-09:20AM LEC R.Connally           CRC MAIN NTB 108         14279 
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MTWTh     09:30AM-04:40PM LAB R.Connally           CRC MAIN NTB 112           
Class includes a one hour meal period.



CONST 143    Photovoltaic Systems    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will cover general solar industry topics with an emphasis photovoltaic principles and products. There will be a brief study of the political landscape in California in support of the California Solar Initiative, and market strategies and incentives will also be discussed. There will be some hands on projects to help students learn basic electrical theory and circuits, and an introduction to print reading. System Sizing and components will be covered as well. This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
M         06:30PM-09:35PM LEC L.Palmer             CRC MAIN NTB 108         19246 
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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 25-Oct 19
MTWTh     08:00AM-10:15AM LEC R.Connally           CRC MAIN NTB 104         15026 
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MTWTh     10:30AM-12:45PM LAB R.Connally           CRC MAIN NTB 104           
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 20-Dec 14
Sa        08:00AM-10:40AM LEC S.Blunk              CRC MAIN NTB 108         15024 
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W         06:00PM-09:25PM LEC S.Blunk              CRC MAIN NTB 108         15024 Textbook
Sa        10:50AM-06:05PM LAB S.Blunk              CRC MAIN NTB 112           
IMPORTANT: Enrollment requires Instructor Consent by Permission Number. Please contact Professor Ryan Connally at connalr@crc.losrios.edu or (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 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 25-Dec 20
W         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN BS 160          20406 
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TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      20406 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14920 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, August 31, 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 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: January 22, 2013