May 23, 2024  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Trades, A.A.S.

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Total degree hours: 65

*This program is pending approval of revised curriculum.

This comprehensive two-year degree program prepares students to pursue a variety of professional career opportunities in the construction trades industry. The curriculum stresses a balance of classroom, technical and hands-on learning within the context of the industry’s current practices. By the end of the program students can communicate a sound theoretical understanding of construction practices and demonstrate proficiency in the trades’ skills including (exterior framing, windows & doors, finish work, drywall, document professional, etc.)  and/or with general contractor. Students also demonstrate professionalism in the workplace, a sound understanding of ethical business practices, and communication with clients.

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively demonstrate proficiency in trades’ skills (exterior framing, windows & doors, finishing work, drywall application).
  2. Illustrate and apply professional employability skills, such as the importance of being timely, project collaboration, and providing quality service to clients/contractors.
  3. Apply knowledge of how to effectively manage a construction project within the scope of current industry trends.
  4. Understand and adhere to industry-approved safety procedures and applicable laws surrounding construction.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to inquire, adapt, and problem-solve throughout the duration of a construction project.
  6. Identify materials for construction projects and estimate costs and quantities.
  7. Locate, identify and interpret nationally accepted code requirements as they apply throughout the duration of a construction project.

General education requirements: (16 credits)

Written Communication: (3 Credits)

Oral Communication: (3 credits)

Mathematics: (4 credits)

Business: (3 credits)

General Education Elective (3 credits)

Select 3 credits from the following:

AAA 101 or 109;    ACC 121 or 122;   ART, 124, 133, 138, 139, 141, 142, 151, 161, 165, 221, 224, 233, 234, 251, 262, 265;

BUS 216, 217, 226;   COM 115;   CIS 115, 118;   CRJ 110;   HWE 100, 124, 230, 237, 255’   MAN 226;

PED 102, 103, 104, 110, 111, 112, 113, 237;   PHI 222, 112, 215’   SPA 101

or any GT designated course

Other gtPathways (GT) courses and General Education are available through CCCOnline

Electives courses Final Semester: (7 credits)

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