The Architectural Design Technology program includes Interior Building Architecture and Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Interior Building Architecture provides students with a background in Architectural Drafting. Students who successfully complete the suggested program will be capable of doing detail and layout work normally expected of the drafting aide or technician. The program is designed to provide transfer opportunities in the Environmental Design and/or Construction Management disciplines as well as opportunities for students to qualify for employment in a variety of positions within related industries.
The Building Information Modeling (BIM) Program provides students with a background in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Students who successfully complete the suggested program will be capable of performing pre-modeling (massing), modeling, and developing drawing documents normally expected of architects, designers, and drafting technicians. The program is designed to provide job market skills and college transfer skill opportunities within the Architectural Design disciplines and/or Construction Management as well as opportunities for students to qualify for employment in a variety of positions within the related industries. Additionally, this program offers opportunities for working professionals to take these courses for professional development to update and improve their skills in the Building Information Modeling field.
The architecture program offers students experience in architectural drafting, construction techniques, design, rendering, and energy systems as well as opportunities to develop skills necessary for employment in the professional field of architecture. Transfer programs are articulated with California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo, the University of California at Berkeley, and New School of Architecture and Design.
The Building Inspection Technology program prepares students for employment by contractors, government agencies, architects, finance companies, and developers. A wide variety of employment opportunities exist in the fast-growing construction industry in the Sacramento Valley.
The Construction program prepares students for work in construction, remodeling, and energy auditing industries. Students train at the college and on real job sites. Traditional building practices are covered, but advanced framing techniques, energy efficiency, health and safety, and sustainability are emphasized. Course offerings promote career ladders for those just entering the industry as well as industry professionals looking to stay current.
The Construction Management program trains management-level employees for the construction industry, as well as preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university construction program. Graduates may be employed by contractors, businesses, and government agencies for work in project planning, estimating, and project coordinating.
Our fashion programs address the industry’s needs and cover apparel construction, merchandising, retailing, patternmaking, draping, runway design, illustration, entrepreneurship, and more. Our fashion programs promote critical thinking, creativity, multicultural awareness, and understanding of social, organizational, and technological systems.
Horticulture is the art or practice of garden cultivation and management. Horticulture includes arboriculture, floriculture, landscape horticulture, landscape design, olericulture, pomology, and viticulture.
Our programs cover plant identification, landscape design, construction and maintenance, soils and plant nutrition, plant production and marketing, irrigation and water conservation, integrated pest management, and sustainable horticultural practices.
Career opportunities include:
The project management curriculum is highly relevant to the emerging market of project management in professional services like health care, pharmacy, human resources, finance, manufacturing, construction, and information technology, which is largely being driven by government modernization and large scale outsourcing.
This dynamic curriculum provides advanced skills and practical instruction on the processes, organizational structure, and tools that assure that project work yields the desired business results. This is an online program and is thus ideal for professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results.
Welding encompasses study in electrical, metallurgy, chemistry, physics, design, and mechanical engineering.
Our Welding programs are designed for students seeking employment or advancing employment in welding fabrication and industrial repairs. Current job statistics show a long-term and growing industry demand for skilled welders with very good pay for those with experience.
The Welding program at Cosumnes River College specializes in welding training to meet current Welding Code Standards for Welder Operator Qualification. In addition, students are introduced to Cal-OSHA and Fed-OSHA safety standards and current industry welding procedures for the purpose of competitive employment. All welding graduates have the opportunity to become certified welders and/or certified forklift operators, and possess the Ten Hour OSHA Construction Safety Card.
Welding skills are also useful in conjunction with other technology areas such as: