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Construction Technology - Certificate of Achievement

San Jose City College
Program overview
2.5 years
Diploma / certificate
Start dates
San Jose

San Jose
San Jose City College

Program description

Construction Technology

Successful completion of the Associate in Arts in Construction Technology prepares students for entry into the construction trades, which require a technical skill and understanding of construction processes. Students planning on transferring to a four-year school should complete the AA Degree, which includes the 39-unit general education sequence of courses. Specific four-year institutions may require additional courses in the major to fulfill lower division requirements. This degree may not transfer to all universities, and students need to inquire of the universities if they have a bachelors degree for their upper division course work. A grade of "C" or better is required in all major, certificate and major elective courses.

Admission requirements

Admission to San José City College (SJCC) is open to high school graduates, possess GED, certificate of proficiency, or the equivalent, or to those who are at least 18 years old.

The first step for all persons desiring to enroll in classes at SJCC is to complete an application for admission. Please visit the website for more information regarding admission.

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Program content


  • Tools, Materials, and Safety
  • Residential Construction Framing
  • Residential Plumbing Systems
  • Residential/Commercial Wiring
  • Blueprint Reading
  • OSHA Construction Safety Standards
  • Energy Efficiency Construction

Tuition fees

Please visit the college website for more information about tuition fees


Associate Degree

  • Construction Technology - Associate in Arts
  • Construction Technology - Associate in Science


  • Construction Technology - Certificate of Achievement Level 3

Continuing studies

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate appropriate use of construction tools, methods and materials, follow safety practices and procedures used in the industry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of construction terms, concepts, and hands-on applications. Students will problem solve a variety of applications in the construction industry including written and practical demonstrations.
  • Read and interpret building codes, blueprints, manuals, specifications, shop drawings, and communicate with diverse groups developing an understanding of cultural norms and communication skills.
  • Apply effective use of emerging technologies in the construction trades including green application and energy efficiency.
  • Apply the skills learned from construction technologies courses to work on projects that involve building homes for low-income families (e.g. Habitat for Humanity and Emergency Housing).
  • Be well-rounded, compassionate, responsible, ethical professionals with a willingness to serve the local communitys needs.
  • Demonstrate environmentally sustainable and sensitive aesthetics.

Career opportunities

  • Building Inspector
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Carpenter
  • Ceramic Tile Installer
  • Concrete Form Setter or Mason
  • Construction Worker
  • Construction Management
  • Contractor
  • Drywall Hanger, Taper, and Texturing
  • Electrician
  • Estimator
  • Furniture Making
  • Home Improvement Material Retail Sales
  • Insulation Installer
  • Mill Wrights
  • Painter
  • Plasterer
  • Plumber
  • Residential Maintenance
  • Roofer

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San Jose City College

Founded in 1921 in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, San José City College (SJCC) has provided educational excellence and opportunities to students from around the world for 100 years! San José City College’s new state-of-the-art facilities combined with a...

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Contact info

San Jose City College

2100 Moorpark Avenue
95128 San Jose CA
United States of America (USA)

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