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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.
What is Construction Technology?
The Construction Technology program is a vocational training program designed to prepare construction workers for entry-level, mid-management or advanced positions in areas such as crew foreman, licensed contractor, building inspector, project superintendent or office management. The Ventura College CT program is the only one of this type and size between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo.
Ventura College Construction Technology:
The Construction Technology program at Ventura College is over 40 years old. The program was founded as a means to help educate and train builders and inspectors along the central California coast. The courses are designed for beginning students as well as working professionals. Our emphasis is on helping to train qualified construction managers and industry craftsmen. There are two programs: Building Inspection and Construction Management. Job opportunities in both fields are excellent. Students can enroll into an individual class in order to develop specialized skills, or complete a one-year Certificate of Achievement program, or complete a two-year Associate of Science degree.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Degrees and Certificates Offered:
- Associate in Science Degree
- Certificate of Achievement
Construction Technology Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes:
Department Chair: Ralph Fernandez
Lead Faculty: Stuart Sam