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Architecture and Construction Technology Career Certificate


Applied Technology


46 Units


Career Certificates are intended to certify that students successfully completing this program are prepared to enter the careers associated with this certificate. They usually take at least one to two years to complete. These programs are approved by the California Community College Chancellor's Office.


Deborah Sweitzer, 527-4634


Architecture and Construction Technology program guidance is provided by the Architecture and Construction Technology Advisory Committee, which includes prominent representatives from local public agencies,architects, engineers, contractors, material manufactures, and professional organizations such as the Construction Specifications Institutes, Associated General Contractors, and the North Coast Builders Exchange. The Advisory Committee provides the vital link between local industry and the program. Santa Rosa Junior College offers a two-year certificate program in Architecture and Construction Technology which is designed to prepare students to take an active and productive role in the construction industry. The Certificate program begins in the fall of each year. In addition,courses to enhance current job skills are offered each semester for those currently involved in the construction industry.


The A.S. Degree with a Certificate in Architecture and Construction Technology is acceptable for 1.5 years of experience when applying to the Contractors State License Board for a contractor's license.

Transfer arrangements with four-year schools are also available for students who wish to pursue a four year degree in construction Management or Architecture.


The Architecture and Construction Technology program prepares students for a full range of technical and administrative positions within the construction industry. employment opportunities are available in both the public and private sectors of the construction industry.

Typically, program graduates find work with construction contractors - using their skills calculating material quantities, estimating costs, scheduling projects, managing projects or acting as job superintendent; architects and engineers - using both manual and CAD drafting skills and building materials knowledge in design and documentation of projects; material manufactures and suppliers - using construction knowledge in sales or production positions; public agencies - providing plan-checking and building inspection related services. In addition, graduates form construction firms of their own.


The requirements for this certificate are effective beginning the semester shown below. If you began working on this certificate before the effective semester, you may not be affected by any changes to the program. Consult with a counselor or department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the certificate under previous requirements.

Effective FALL 2001


The program sequence begins only in the Fall semester.

SemesterNotesClassDescriptionSemester OfferedUnits
First SemesterAPTECH 55Basic Drafting Skills1.5
APTECH 56Intro. Auto CAD2.0
APTECH 90AApplied Mathematics OR4.0
MATH 155Intermediate Algebra4.0
APTECH 92Intro. to Technology3.0
C IS 76Computer Applications3.0
Second SemesterAp. Tech 90BApplied Math OR4.0
Math 57Trigonometry
Cons 50Construction Surveying2.0
Ap. Tech 57Advanced AutoCAD3.0
Cons 80AArchitectural Drafting3.0
Third SemesterCons 70Project Organization and Mgt3.0
Cons 71Materials & Methods3.0
Cons 80BArchitectural Detailing3.0
Fourth SemesterCons 72Estimating3.0
Cons 74Scheduling1.5
Cons 80CArch Drafting3.0
CEST 62Materials Testing4.0

Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges