Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5704
First Term: 2013 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 16-27.5
CIP Code: 46.0201

Occupational Area: Architecture and Construction
Instructional Council: Occupational Administrators (53)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Concrete Form Builder program is designed to provide knowledge and skills in the Carpentry trade. Students receive education in safety, trade math, basic principles of rigging, concrete, site plan reading, and site layout. In addition, students will gain competence in form work, framing, flatwork, and stair construction. Upon the completion of this apprenticeship program, students are considered journey men in the Concrete Form Builder trade.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Required Courses
Students should select from 16-27.5 credits from the following courses based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with Apprenticeship Program Coordinator.

ABA120 Carpentry Fundamentals 1
ABA135 Cast-in-Place Stairs 1
ABA/IND136 Communications in Construction 1
ABA207 Construction Trades: Green Environment 1
ABA222 Introduction to Welding, Brazing and Cutting 2
ABC/MEC/PNT121 Introduction to Hand and Power Tools 1
ABC/HEO/MEC122 Rigging Safety and Equipment 1
ABC135 Fundamentals of Concrete 1
OSH105 Construction Safety 2
SUN101 Basic Math for Carpenters 2
SUN104 Site Preparation I 1
SUN105 Reading Plans and Elevations 2
SUN108 Wall Systems, Tilt-up 1.5
SUN109 Site Preparation II 2
SUN110 Forming 1.5
SUN110AA Forming (Loose) Fundamentals 1
SUN111 Introduction to Light Equipment 1
SUN112 Framing Fundamentals 1
SUN201 Reinforcing Concrete 1.5
SUN202 Horizontal and Vertical Formwork 2

Credits: 16-27.5

Program Competencies
1. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and skills required in carpentry, concrete, forming, and framing. (ABA120, ABC135, SUN110, SUN110AA, SUN112)
2. Identify, safe use and care for tools used in the form carpentry trade. (ABC121)
3. Explain and identity rigging safety rules, use of specific rigging equipment, inspection procedures, hand signals, specific types of derricks and cranes, proper procedures to rig and move materials and equipment. (ABC122)
4. Identify and explain safety procedures associated with use of various types of cast-in-place, precise and precast stairs, codes and standards from American Concrete Institute (ACI). (ABA135)
5. Identify and demonstrate skills and techniques for improving positive oral and written communication, active listening, understanding, negotiating and giving and receiving instructions. (ABA136)
6. Identify and explain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating process and how to apply principles of green building rating system. (ABA207)
7. Demonstrate safe use and basic welding techniques and procedures in gas metal-arc, tungsten-arc, brazing and cutting. (ABA222)
8. List and demonstrate job safety procedures for both job and field work. (OSH105)
9. Solve basic mathematical problems encountered in the form carpentry trade. (SUN101)
10. Demonstrate basic construction drawing and specification skills including lines, symbols and elevations. (SUN105)
11. Explain and identify trade terms, zoning and building ordinances, layout, site preparation and start up. (SUN104)
12. Describe history, terminology, preparation, testing methods, lifting and reinforcing techniques used in tilt-up construction. (SUN108)
13. Demonstrate basic knowledge in field engineering including terminology, land description, safe and proper use of tools and instruments and proper procedures for field surveying. (SUN109)
14. Discuss safe use, operation and maintenance of light equipment used in the construction trades including aerial lifts, skid steer loaders, trenchers, generators, compressors, compactors and forklifts. (SUN111)
15. Demonstrate use and knowledge of reinforced structural steel and concrete process terms, tools and materials, safety practices, splicing and bar placement in various locations. (SUN201)
16. Explain and identify application and construction methods for various types of horizontal and vertical forming, form hardware system for walls, columns and stairs. (SUN202)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 27, 2012

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