Course Syllabus

Syllabus-ADLTED 744 (4500) Fall 2022-LA.docx 


Fall 2022 / Fall 2022


Date & Times – Fecha & Horario

Location – Ubicación

August 22 - October 5, 2022

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM ~ September 17th and October 1, 2022

 Agosto 22 - Octubre 5, 2022

Lunes y miércoles, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Sábados, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM ~ 17 de Septiembre y 1 de Octubre de 2022

Online (Via Zoom) – En línea (a través de Zoom)




Meeting ID: 988 5972 6911

Passcode- Contraseña: 239518

Attendance Policy – Póliza de Asistencia

To pass the class and receive credit for this course toward your certificate, you must earn AT LEAST 40 hours (or more) of course attendance. Attendance for any given week (worth 6 hours) includes attending the Zoom class sessions AND completion of any/all required work for the week. Failure to complete 40 hours or more will result in a non-passing (NP) grade and having to retake the class if you want to apply for an Adult Education Certificate.

Para pasar la clase y recibir crédito por este curso hacia su certificado, necesita recibir POR LO MENOS 40 horas (o más) de asistencia al curso. La asistencia de cada semana (con valor de 6 horas) incluye asistir a las sesiones de cada clase a través de Zoom Y completar cualquier/todo el trabajo requerido de la semana. Si no recibe 40 horas o más, va a reprobar la clase con una calificación (NP, no pasar) y tendrá que retomarla si quiere solicitar para alguno de los certificados de Educación para Adultos.

Course Description – Descripción del Curso

Overview of the construction industry, the building design process, construction project process, and roles and responsibilities of those involved, clients, architects, engineers, contractors, project managers, technicians, sub-contractors, workers, suppliers, regulatory agencies, bankers, lawyers, and the public. Includes overview and career opportunities.

Visión general de la industria de la construcción, el proceso de diseño de edificios, el proceso del proyecto de construcción y los roles y responsabilidades de los involucrados: clientes, arquitectos, ingenieros, contratistas, gerentes de proyectos, técnicos, subcontratistas, trabajadores, proveedores, agencias reguladoras, banqueros, abogados y el público. Incluye visión general y oportunidades profesionales.

Course Objectives – Objetivos del Curso

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify roles, crafts, and trades of individuals working in the construction industry
  2. Examine the building design process
  3. Analyze the construction planning process
  4. Identify participants in the construction planning process, and analyze and compare their roles and responsibilities
  5. Apply a problem-solving process to common problems encountered in a construction project
  6. Identify possible career opportunities within the industry

Al finalizar el curso, los estudiantes podrán:

1.       Identificar roles, artesanías y oficios de personas que trabajan en la industria de la construcción

2.       Examinar el proceso de diseño de edificios

3.       Analizar el proceso de planificación de la construcción

4.       Identificar a los participantes en el proceso de planificación de la construcción, y analizar y comparar sus funciones y responsabilidades

5.       Aplicar un proceso de resolución a problemas comunes encontrados en un proyecto de construcción

6.       Identificar posibles oportunidades profesionales dentro de la industria



Date - Fecha

Topic - Tema


Registration, Class Timeline & Expectations &  Canvas

Construction Trades

Registración, Cronología de la Clase & Expectativas & Canvas

Oficios de Construcción


Pre-Construction & Planning

Pre-Construcción y Planificación


Site and Foundation

Sitio y Fundación


Framing to Close-In





No Class – Labor Day

Sin Clase – Día del Trabajo


Roofing and Sheetmetal

Solar Technology

Techos y Metal Laminado

Tecnología Solar


Electrical Systems

Sistemas Eléctricos


Plumbing Systems

Sistemas de Plomería


Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Calefacción, Ventilación y Aire Acondicionado






Drywall and Paint


Paneles de Yeso y Pintura


Cabinetry and Fixtures


Gabinetes y Accesorios



Modular and Pre-Fab Construction


Construcción modular y Pre-Fabricada







Job Search Skills

Communication skills, resume writing, Interview skills, portfolio development, and job search using computers.

Habilidades de buscar trabajo

Habilidades de comunicación, hacer un currículum, habilidades para una entrevista, desarrollo de portafolio y búsqueda de empleo usando computadoras.


Safety Awareness

Trade Unions

Local Unions, Prevailing Wage and Union apprenticeships

Concienciación sobre la seguridad


Sindicatos locales, salarios prevalecientes y aprendizajes de la Unión

Instructor Office Hours: 15 minutes before and after each class or as arranged by appointment via email at

Horas de Oficina del Instructor: 15 minutos antes y después de cada clase o por cita agendada a través de correo electrónico a

Program Office: Regional Adult Education Programs

Oficina de los Programas Regionales de Educación para Adultos

(707) 521-7962 

Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM 

lunes a viernes, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM





Standards of Conduct

Students who register in SRJC classes are required to abide by the SRJC Student Conduct Standards. Violation of the Standards is basis for referral to the Vice President of Student Services or dismissal from class or from the College. See the Student Code of Conduct page.

Collaborating on or copying of tests or homework in whole or in part will be considered an act of academic dishonesty and result in a grade of 0 for that test or assignment. I encourage students to share information and ideas, but not their work. See these links on Plagiarism:
SRJC Writing Center Lessons on avoiding plagiarism
SRJC's policy on Academic Integrity

Other Important Policies and Practices

Avoid Plagiarism Like the Plague

Although most students have likely heard about plagiarism during their years of schooling, it still is prevalent-even in higher education.

The video below reviews what plagiarism is and how not to do it.

Plagiarism: How to avoid it

Netiquette, or Why Is It Harder to Be Polite Online?

Netiquette refers to using common courtesy in online communication. All members of the class are expected to follow netiquette in all course communications. Use these guidelines:

  • Use capital letters sparingly. THEY LOOK LIKE SHOUTING.
  • Forward emails only with a writer's permission.
  • Be considerate of others' feelings and use language carefully.
  • Cite all quotations, references, and sources (otherwise, it is plagiarism).
  • Use humor carefully. It is hard to "read" tone; sometimes humor can be misread as criticism or personal attack. Feel free to use emoticons like :) for a smiley face to let others know you are being humorous.
  • Use complete sentences and standard English grammar to compose posts. Write in proper paragraphs. Review work before submitting it.
  • Text speak, such as "ur" for "your" or "ru" for "are you" etc., is only acceptable when texting.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who believe they need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact Disability Resources (527-4278), as soon as possible to better ensure such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.