Bakersfield College

Construction Technology

Certificate of Achievement

The requirements for the Construction Technology Certificate of Achievement are intended to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to enter into the diverse residential construction field. So each student can explore and design their respective career path, emphasis is placed on blending technical skill development, industrial safety with practical lab activities. Students can obtain these courses from within the Construction Technology area and from the various related disciplines (architecture, industrial drawing, industrial technology and wood technology).

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Construction Technology Certificate of Achievement.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 27 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for industrial employment.
  • demonstrate problem solving skills used in industrial design and product development.
  • demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for transfer to a four year university degree program or for certification in the department programs.

Total Units: 27

Required Courses

Course Number Title Units
ARCH B6 Materials of Construction 3.0
ARCH B55 Residential Building Codes 3.0
CNST B1 Introduction to Construction 3.0
CNST B2 Estimating and Scheduling 3.0
CNST B50A Residential Construction 7.0
CNST B50B Residential Construction 7.0
INDR B12 Introduction to Drafting and CAD 2.0
INDT B10 Occupational Readiness 3.0
  -or equivalent-  
WOOD B2 Furniture and Cabinetmaking 3.0


Course Number Title Units
ARCH B56 Commercial Codes 3.0
AUTO B1AB Introduction to Automotive Technology 4.0
INDR B20A Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) 3.0
MATH B50 Modern College Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra 4.0
WELD B1A Introduction to the Welding Process 2.0

Note: Students should consult with their counselors for best possible selections for their programs of study.

Kern Community College District