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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Pre-Contractor Licensing
Major: 5509
First Term: 2009 Fall    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 21
CIPS Code: 15.1303
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Architecture and Construction
Instructional Council: Drafting (24)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Pre-Contracting Licensing program prepares the student for a career as a general contractor. Before one can practice as a general contractor, the State of Arizona requires that a passing score is obtained on the general contractor's exam. With this certificate student will gain the knowledge and develop the skills required to function as a junior contractor and/or to help them prepare for the state general contracting exam.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Required Courses
 Credits: 21
 BLT263Building Codes3
 CNS175Working Drawing Analysis: Blueprint Reading3
 CNS180Building Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment3
 CNS181Cost Estimating I3
+CNS200Construction Management: Field Operation3
+CNS201Construction Management: Office Operation3
+CNS282ACVolunteerism for Construction: A Service Learning Experience (3) OR 
+CNS290ACConstruction Internship (3) OR 
+CNS296WCCooperative Education (3) OR 
+CNS298ACSpecial Projects (3)3

Program Competencies
1.Apply and practice safety principles and inspection processes in building construction. (BLT263)
2.Identify and interpret various symbols, abbreviation, and methods of representations in all types of construction-related blueprints. (CNS175)
3.Identify and describe common methods, materials, and equipment used in construction. (CNS180)
4.Prepare detailed estimates of the costs associated with the construction of a residential and/or light commercial building. (CNS181)
5.Identify the planning, scheduling, cost estimating, and safety issues required in a construction office and/or field operation. (CNS200, CNS201)
6.Work as a member of a team, and apply concepts learned in other courses in an internship assignment in a public, private, and/or non-profit agency. (CNS282AC, CNS290AC, CNS296WC, CNS298AC)