Building & Construction Trades

Do you enjoy being outdoors doing hands-on work? Are you responsible, athletic, and like to work as part of a team? A career in Building & Construction Trades may be for you!

Career Options

  • Architect
  • Building Maintenance Worker
  • Construction Carpenter
  • Construction Laborer
  • Construction Manager
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) & Refrigeration Technician
  • Janitor
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Manager
  • Residential Plumber
 
CCSF can help you explore, prepare, and advance with meaningful careers in building and construction.  There will be a 25 percent increase in demand for construction workers in California through 2026, with more than 40,000 construction jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area alone by 2024. Whether you are looking to build your skills in the custodial, construction, or plumbing fields, the San Francisco Bay Area’s best community college Building & Construction Trades programs are at CCSF. For more information and examples of job salaries, click here.
 

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Credit Programs by Department

Credit Program Units Required Career Match Codes AA/AS/Certificate/ Credit/NonCredit Website
Architecture
Architecture 41 A/R AS/Credit Architecture
Construction Management 19-38 R/C AS/Cert./Credit Architecture
Auto, Construction and Building Maintenance
Carpentry 12 R/C/E Cert./Credit Auto, Construction and Building Maintenance
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration 9.5 R/I Cert./Credit Auto, Construction and Building Maintenance
Residential Plumbing 14 R/E/I Cert./Credit Auto, Construction and Building Maintenance
Residential Wiring 16 R/I/C Cert./Credit Auto, Construction and Building Maintenance
Solar Hot Water Systems 13.5 R/C/I Cert./Credit Auto, Construction and Building Maintenance
Biology
Environmental Science 34-40 I/R/S AS/Credit Biology
Business
Construction Office Administration 13 E/C Cert./Credit Business
Earth Sciences
Environmental Studies 30-27 I/R/C AS/Credit Earth Sciences
Geography 19 I/S/E AA-T/Credit Earth Sciences
Geology 30 I/R/C AS-T/Credit Earth Sciences
Engineering
Engineered Plumbing Systems 11.5 R/I Cert./Credit Engineering
Environmental Horticulture and Floristry
Landscape Construction 34 R/C Cert./Credit Environmental Horticulture and Floristry
Landscape Design 32 A/R Cert./Credit Environmental Horticulture and Floristry
Landscape Gardening and Landscape Contracting 49 E/R AS/Cert./Credit Environmental Horticulture and Floristry
Landscape Maintenance 32 R/C Cert./Credit Environmental Horticulture and Floristry
Nursery and Garden-Center Operation 26 R/E Cert./Credit Environmental Horticulture and Floristry
Various
Liberal Studies 18 S/A/I AA/AS/Credit Various

Non-Credit Programs by Department

Non-credit Program Hours Required Career Match Codes AA/AS/Certificate/ Credit/NonCredit Website
Auto, Construction and Building Maintenance
Custodial Training 108 E/R Cert./NonCredit Auto, Construction and Building Maintenance
Custodian for Healthcare Industry 243-303 R/C/E Cert./NonCredit Auto, Construction and Building Maintenance


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