Fall 2013 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 19-Dec 13
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LEC R.Visger             CRC MAIN NTB 108         19171 
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MW        11:15AM-02:20PM LAB R.Visger             CRC MAIN NTB 112           


CONST 103    OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This OSHA Outreach Training Program is for training construction students and industry workers in basic safety and health hazard recognition and prevention. This course is taught by authorized industry outreach trainers, and successful students will receive the OSHA 10 Hour card. Topics include: Intro to OSHA, Fall Protection, Electrical, Ladders and Stairs, Scaffolds, PPE, Hand and Power Tools, Hazcom, Motor Vehicles, Confined Space Entry, Fire Protection, and Ergonomics.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 25-Nov 08
F         08:00AM-01:55PM LEC R.Connally           CRC MAIN NTB 108         19173 
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CONST 141    Green Materials and Techniques for the Structural Frame and Building Envelope    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course is intended to be the second in the series of Green Building courses, although the sequence is not mandatory. Each course in the series focuses on specific pieces of the larger Green Building sector. This course covers the following topics: Alternative building materials, Embodied energy and product life span information, topics in thermal and moisture barriers, air infiltration reduction, and insulation for the building envelope. Efficient framing, and waste reduction and diversion are also discussed. Course content is broken into two distinct categories: Foundations and structures, and mechanical and interior finishes. This course satisfies the elective units for the CRC Green Building Certificate.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 19-Dec 13
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC R.Connally           CRC MAIN NTB 108         19175 
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CONST 142    Energy, Performance, and Indoor Air Quality    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is intended to be the third in the series of Green Building courses, although the sequence is not mandatory. Each course in the series focuses on specific pieces of the larger Green Building sector. This course covers the following topics: The science of energy and its sources, as well as the common alternative and renewable sources of energy that are being researched and developed. Green building guidelines and state energy efficiency standards for buildings and appliances will also be examined. The "Whole House approach" to Building Performance will be an under-current through out the course. Indoor Air Quality, and other health topics will be introduced. This course satisfies the elective units for the CRC Green Building Certificate.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC R.Connally           CRC MAIN NTB 108         19176 
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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 24-Oct 18
MTWTh     08:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Connally           CRC MAIN NTB 108         14777 
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MTWTh     10:30AM-12:45PM LAB R.Connally           CRC MAIN NTB 108           
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 19-Dec 13
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LEC R.Connally           CRC MAIN NTB 108         14775 
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TTh       11:15AM-02:20PM LAB R.Connally           CRC MAIN NTB 112           
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 162    Residential Energy Science and the Global Perspective    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to improve "energy literacy" in students, and is a requirement in the Residential Building Performance and Energy Assessment degree and certificate. The course examines many of the careers in the new "Green Economy", and then focuses on the science behind energy production, transmission, and consumption. Principles of energy are discussed, and the science of how energy is utilized in the built environment. Current topics in international energy policies will also be examined.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC S.Blunk              CRC MAIN NTB 108         19177 
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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 24-Dec 19
W         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN WIN 106         15078 
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TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 15078 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14721 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Thursday, August 29, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. WIN-106
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 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: December 13, 2013