Academic Program

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC’s diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. Each one of USC’s students exemplify the five character traits of what it means to be a Trojan. These traits are:

– Faithful
– Scholarly
– Skillful
– Courageous
– Ambitious

The USC MCAA student chapter is dedicated to connecting students interested in subcontracting with industry professionals and exposing them to potential career paths in construction. We pride ourselves on our members and take much care to give them the skills that they need to succeed in the field. Through training sessions in topics like BIM, estimating, professional conduct, and scheduling as well as information sessions with local MCAA companies, we teach our members the tools and concepts used in the field. With events and conferences such as the MCAA Student Chapter Competition, CPMCA Technology Conference, and job walks, our members get a great amount of exposure to innovative ideas as well as hands-on experience.

Our chapter has received great support from our sponsor, the California Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association (CPMCA). With their help, we have been able to engage in numerous networking and social events with local CPMCA affiliates. We look forward to establishing ourselves as a very active chapter throughout the MCAA community and local Southern California region.

Awards & Activities

Newly established in Spring 2018, the USC MCAA student chapter has been very active in connecting our students to subcontracting companies as well as construction projects. We are proud to have been granted a Student Chapter Charter at the 2018 MCAA Convention in San Antonio, Texas, and have already engaged in activities with the local industry. A few of our recent and current events include:

– USC CMAA 24th Annual Construction Symposium
– Numerous Informational Sessions with industry professionals
– Job walk at L.A. Coliseum Renovation
– Professional Training Session
– CPMCA social night at Staples Center

Chapter Information

  • University of Southern California
    USC Mail Code: 2531, KAP 222 Kaprielian Hall 3620 South Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90089 United States
  • Faculty Advisor:
    Professor Henry Koffman
  • Sponsoring Affiliate:
    CPMCA