Construction, Maintenance & Utilities (CMU) Website
Chair: William Elarton
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 7:00pm
Location: SQ 122
Phone number: (213) 763-3701
Email address: Theblock@lattc.edu
Construction, Maintenance & Utilities Department
Mission Statement: In support of the college mission and to assist in its implementation the Construction, Maintenance & Utilities department’s faculty and staff are committed to the development, continual improvement and professional delivery of the most current industry relevant training, including sustainable construction techniques and other green technologies, for our students to equip themselves with the necessary knowledge and skill sets to obtain, sustain, or advance in their chosen career paths.
Program Description: Professional delivery of the most current industry relevant training, including sustainable construction techniques and other green technologies, for our students to equip themselves with the necessary knowledge and skill sets to obtain, sustain, or advance in their chosen career paths.
Good News: Pole Climbers Get Trimmed
This is a true example of campus synergy. Our spectacular cosmetology students wanted to get some work in with haircuts and they invited members of the utility linemen class to come by for some trims. Given the hot weather coming this week, and those warm helmets the linemen are wearing every day, short hair has to be a welcome relief. A lot of the pole climbers received the full treatment from their fellow students. A big thank-you to the cosmetology students for sharing their skills.
Heard Family Scholarships Awarded!
Bill and Sharon Heard have given out ten Heard Family scholarships for the past several years to support students being trained in construction-related fields. What makes this scholarship unique, is that Bill and Sharon like to drive up from their home in San Diego and hand out the checks themselves. They love to interact with the student winners and listen to the their stories. This year was no different, but we also presented some gifts to the Heards for their contributions to our students. Thanks need to go to Dean Luis Dorado for laying the foundation for this scholarship, Dean Joe Guerrieri for helping with the process of working with construction faculty and Counselor Derek Majors who put together a great distribution event. And congratulations to our student recipients.
LATTC students from the Construction, Maintenance & Utilities Department were spectacular at the Metropolitan Water District’s Green Expo last week. They took first place in the Water Conservation competition and beat out several other schools (including a graduate program at UC Santa Barbara) to win the top spot. That is quite an accomplishment. This outstanding effort was led by one of our students, Mohammed Macaulay. The project is going to be showcased on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s website. CDMU instructors stated that this was a “truly interdisciplinary project, the house structure was originally designed by our architecture dept. staff and students, engineered and built by our night carpentry program. For this effort it was re-engineered and rebuilt to by the contest team specs with support from our 3rd semester carpentry program students.” CMU Student Success Story