BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE BUC 46.0415 (Certificate)
Program Description: Building Construction will prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to residential and commercial building construction and remodeling. Areas of instruction include safe construction and tool use practices; blueprint reading; building codes; construction estimating; site preparation and layout; carpentry; masonry; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; electrical and mechanical systems; and plumbing.
Job Opportunities: Building Construction will prepare graduates for a variety of construction- related occupations, including carpentry and construction management.
Admission Requirements: High School diploma or GED, or demonstrated ability to benefit.
Typical Student Load and Courses by Semester
Note: This is a sample course sequence. Courses scheduled each semester may vary according to student progress and the need for developmental classes.
* Important Note for students and advisors: High school graduates in certificate programs may wish to pursue an associate degree or higher at a later time and should note that ENG101 is an associate degree eligible transfer course while COM100 is not. High school graduates scoring into higher English classes on the ACCUPLACER assessment may substitute ENG101 for COM 100 Introductory Technical English I.
Course Number/Course Name First Semester
BUC 110 Basic Construction Tools and Materials
2 1 3 3 3
3 6 0 0 0 0 9
3 3 3 3 3
BUC 111 Basic Construction Layout
MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra (or higher) BUC 113 Basic Construction Print Reading CAR 232 Construction Project Management
ORI 101 Orientation
BUC 121 Floors and Walls Framing BUC 115 Roof and Ceiling Framing
1 1 3 3 3
6 6 0 0 0
3 3 3 3 3
BUC 133 Building Codes
CMT 206 Construction Estimating
ENG 101 English Composition
2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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