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Residential Construction - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code: AAS.15887

The Certificate Program is designed to prepare you for jobs in rough carpentry and house framing with the skills you have learned in such areas as: job specifications and drawings, building materials, use of woodworking and surveying tools, cost estimations, concrete work, and exterior finishing. Completion of this program preempts years of apprenticeship in the construction field. You may become self-employed or find employment with a contractor or in a building supply center.

In addition to skills gained from courses completed in the Residential Construction Certificate Program, students completing the Associate degree will have learned construction techniques in interior trim, cabinet making and installation, equipment installation, and interior finishing. The Program also offers the breadth of education necessary for a successful self-employed business or lumberyard management and has the support of the home builders association.

General Education Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition I Course AND ______________
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition II Course ______________
OR ______________
ENG ---(3)Any Approved College Composition I Course AND ______________
ENG 113(3)Technical Communication ______________
LW ---1Any 1 Credit LW Course AND ______________
LWA ---1Any 1 Credit LWA Course ______________
OR ______________
LW ---(2)Any 2 Credit LW Course ______________
OR ______________
LW 223W(2)Wellness in Technical Trades ______________
POL ---3/4Any Approved American Government Requirement ______________
MTH ---4Any Approved Intermediate Algebra Course or Higher ______________

Core Program Requirements

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ARC 1013Materials and Methods of Construction ______________
ARC 1113Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings ______________
ARC 2043Estimating Building Construction ______________
ARC 2112Elements of Structural Design ______________
ARC 2213Site Preparation ______________
RC 1013Construction Print Interpretation ______________
TTI 1102Sustainable Building Principles ______________

Successful completion of the Core Program courses prepare the student for completing the Architectural Technology Associate Degree, The Construction Management Associate Degree, or the Residential Construction Degree. Please refer to the catalog page for the relevant Program Requirement Courses.

Program Requirement Courses for Residential Construction

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
RC 1043Construction Lab ______________
RC 1063Concrete and Foundations ______________
RC 1082Construction Safety ______________
RC 1144Framing Square ______________
RC 200W3Construction Contracting Rules and Regulations ______________
RC 2014Rough and Outside Framing ______________
RC 2033Residential CAD ______________
RC 2044Inside Finishing and Hardware ______________
RC 2055Cabinet Making and Millwork ______________
TTI 1203Energy Auditing and Weatherization ______________

68/72Total Credits


1 - Students planning to transfer should take any approved College Composition II requirement.
2 - RC 201 Rough and Outside Framing (Fall semester), and RC 204 Inside Finishing and Hardware (Winter semester) are to be taken in sequence in the same academic year.
3 - Demonstrate an acceptable score on the current College assessment instrument
4 - A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required in all Core courses for the degree.

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