City College of San Francisco Construction Technology Department
 

CCSF Construction Courses

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CCSF construction department

CCSF construction department

CCSF construction department

CCSF construction department

CCSF construction department

CCSF construction department

CCSF construction department

CCSF construction department

CCSF construction department

CCSF construction department

CCSF construction department

CCSF construction department

CCSF construction department

CCSF construction department

Non-Credit Courses:

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TIXX 9704
Introduction to the Construction Trades A (72 hrs)

Recommended for non-traditional and re-entry students.
Basic knowledge and skills necessary in the construction trades. Identification of tools and building materials and how to handle them safely. Becoming acquainted with the variety of trades and apprenticeships in construction and with the roles of people on building projects and how the building team relies on project plans and specifications for information. Completion of several small projects in wood and concrete requiring use of measuring, hand, and power tools.

TIXX 9705
Introduction to the Construction Trades B (72 hrs)

Advise: ABE 2074 or ESLN 3800; TIXX 9704
Recommended for non-traditional and re-entry students.

Additional basic knowledge and skills necessary for the construction trades. Further identification of tools and building materials and how to handle them safely. Completion of several small projects in carpentry, electricity, plumbing, and sheet metal requiring use of measuring, hand, and power tools.

TIXX 9706
Introduction to the Construction Trades C (72 hrs)

Advise: ABE 2074 or ESLN 3800; TIXX 9705
Recommended for non-traditional and re-entry students.

Additional basic knowledge and skills for the construction trades. More identification of tools and building materials and their safe handling. The roles played by the people that build a project and how the team relies on project plans and specifications for information. Completion of several small carpentry, drywall, painting, and waterproofing projects using measuring, hand, and power tools.

TIXX 9707
Exterior and Interior Finishes (105 hrs)

Advise: ABE 2074 or ESLN 3800
Introduction to the tools, materials, and processes used in finishing exterior and interior surfaces. Projects include installation, taping, and texturing of drywall; application of plaster, installation of flashing and roofing materials, installation of ceramic and resilient tile, and the selection and application of paint and related products. Also includes safe use of ladders, scaffolding, and personal safety equipment and how to read and interpret material safety data sheets.

TIXX 9708
Carpentry Framing (Rough) (105 hrs)

Skills and modern techniques to do framing construction to industry standards. Emphasis on blueprint reading; appropriate tools, machines, and equipment; and framing techniques for floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs. Light frame construction for pre-apprentices and/or do-it-yourself persons.

TIXX 9710
Contractor Licensing (105 hrs)

A course covering Contractors License Laws and Construction Management. Topics included are license qualification requirements, responsibility of the Contractors License State Board, labor code provisions related to employer and employee relationships, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act, and construction management.

TIXX 9505
Plumbing Applications (105 hours)

Introduction to materials, tools and equipment used for installing a plumbing system. Interpretation of isometric drawings for installation of plumbing and piping systems. Understanding plumbing code requirements for installing a Drain Waste Vent system, potable drinking water system, gas system and hot water heater. Maintenance and repair of plumbing fixtures, repair or replacement of pipe. Blueprint reading and reference to the Uniform Plumbing Code.

TIXX 9699
Furnituremaking & Woodworking (108 hours)

Principles of wood fabrication, emphasizing furniture construction, hand tool and machine basics, shop safety, design, wood joinery and finishing for the beginning wood-worker.

TIEE 9574
Electrical Code and Construction Practices (105 hours)

Requirements for State Licensed Contractors. Includes: electrical safety, vocabulary, terms, distributing electrical power, house service, house circuits, installing wiring, connection (hook-ups) for appliances and devices, application and procedures for permits.

TIEE 9576
Electrical Applications in Construction (105 hrs)

Includes: electrical safety, vocabulary, terms, distributing electrical power, house service, house circuits, installing wiring, remodeling wiring, connection (hook-ups) for application and devices, applications and procedures for permits. Required for State Licensed Contrators.

TIDR 9568
Blueprint Reading in Construction (105 hours)

A course for those who desire knowledge of basic print reading or increased knowledge of contruction drawings. Print reading basics, materials and specifications, reading prints, estimating, symbols and abbreviations.

TIXX 9709
Plumbing Code (California and San Francisco) (105 hrs)

Course will define the code requirements of the California and San Francisco Plumbing Code. History of water supply and distribution. Discuss the powers and duties of the Administrative Authority, inspection, testing and fees. Procedure for submitting plans and obtaining permits. Qualifications of a California license Plumbing Contractor. Discuss the terminology of the trade. General regulations for installation of a safe plumbing system. Interpret blueprints and isometric drawings. Field Trips.

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Credit Courses:

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CNST 101
Photovoltaic Installation, Entry Level (3 units)

Credit/Degree Applicable
Lec-2, Lab-3
P/NP available
PREREQ.: TIEE 9576, or TIEE 9571 and TIEE 9572
Advise: TIXX 9704, 9705 and 9706

Many reports including CCSF's own Center of Excellence have documented the high demand for an applied training course in PV installation. Our construction department has the required expertise in carpentry and electrical applications this new course requires. The Building and Construction Department is working closely with the Mayor's Office of Workforce and Economic Development (MOEWD) to meet the needs of local employers in this sector. The goal of this course is to prepare students to pass the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) exam, currently the only recognized industry standard for PV installers.

CNST 120A
Concrete in Residential Construction (0.5 units)

Introduction to the materials, tools and equipment used for concrete work in residential construction. Hands-on class on how to mix, form, pour and work with concrete, with instruction in the safe usage of hand and power tools.
Repeat: Max. 1 unit

CNST 120B
Rough Carpentry in Residential Construction (0.5 units)

Credit/Degree Applicable
Lec-6, Lab-12, Field Trips
The basics of wood framing in residential construction for novices and trades people seeking cross over skills. A hands-on class that will demonstrate proper handling of tools and the appropriate use of fasteners in rough carpentry and the construction of small projects.
Repeat: Max. 1 unit

CNST 120C
Finish Carpentry in Residential Construction (0.5 units)

Credit/Degree Applicable
Lec-6, Lab-12, Field Trips
Basic knowledge and skills in finish carpentry in residential construction. Identification of tools, building materials, and techniques required for finish carpentry. Demonstrate safe construction practices. Several projects requiring the planning and organizing of work, and the use of measuring, hand and power tools.
Repeat: Max. 1 unit

CNST 120D
Masonry and Tile in Residential Construction (0.5 units)

Credit/Degree Applicable
Lec-6, Lab-12, Field Trips
The basic skills for applying masonry and tile in residential construction, including practicing proper use of tools, materials, and techniques. Hands-on completion of several projects requiring planning and organizing is expected.
Repeat: Max. 1 unit

CNST 120E
Plumbing in Residential Construction (0.5 units)

Credit/Degree Applicable
Lec-6, Lab-12, Field Trips
This is a hands-on class on the materials and tools used for installing a plumbing system in residential construction; piping for hot and cold water, waste, vent systems, plumbing fixtures and the completion of one or more small projects.
Repeat: Max. 1 unit

CNST 120F
Electrical in Residential Construction (0.5 units)

Credit/Degree Applicable
Lec-6, Lab-12, Field Trips
Introduction to the basic skills for electrical work in residential construction, including safety practices. Students will complete several small projects such as the rewiring of outlets, repair and replacement of light fixtures and the identification of circuits and connections found in residential construction.
Repeat: Max. 1 unit

CNST 69
Construction Safety (1 unit)

A study of Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements for the construction industry, leading to an ability to identify safety hazards and prevent accidents. The subject matter is tailored to specific occupations/trades as well as to general construction safety. Successful completion earns a lifetime OSHA 10 hour Construction Safety Certificate.

CNST 104
Solar Thermal Installation (4 units)

Training for installers of solar water heating systems on or at buildings. This course is applicable to the installation contractor who must be knowledgeable about system design, and be able to adapt designs to fit a particular application or customer need.

CNST 105
Electrical Code (6 units)

An in-depth coverage of The National Electrical Code, state and local codes. The course instructs the student on how to use the electrical code books and is essential towards the requirements for the California State Electricians Certificates and C-10 State Electrical Contractors License.

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