Program Purpose: Students in the Construction Technology (CT) program will develop the knowledge-base necessary to be employable in the construction industry. Subjects will include the critical evaluation of established building standards including codes, architectural design and project management. The educational outcomes will include the ability to identify code-compliant construction, interpret legal requirements, differentiate the use of technical vocabulary, analysis of blueprints and specifications, and examination of project sequence.
Program Description: The CT program has two options; Building Inspection and Construction Management. The Building Inspection option has an emphasis on code interpretation and project design. The Construction Management option has an emphasis on business management and project supervision. Students can enroll into an individual class in order to develop a specific skill set such as a license or industry certification, or complete a one-year vocational Certificate of Achievement degree, or complete a two-year Associate of Science degree, or prepare for transfer to a university-level Bachelor of Science program. Ventura College CT students are prepared for a wide range of construction-related positions such as self-employed contractors, building inspection, project designers, and various levels of supervision. The CT program provides many different courses to serve diverse student needs.
PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- Estimate construction costs
- Interpret blueprints and specifications
- Schedule the proper sequence of construction activities
- Understand office operations and field operations
- Understand building code requirements