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2023 - 2024 Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Residential Construction - AAS

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.

Total Semester Credits: 14

Total Semester Credits: 15

Spring First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 10

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Semester Credits: 17

Total Credits: 72


  1. A grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required in ARC 101 , ARC 111 , ARC 204 , ARC 211 , ARC 221 , RC 101  and TTI 110  for the degree.
  2. Demonstrate an acceptable score on the current College assessment instrument
  3. Students planning to transfer should take any approved College Composition II requirement.
  4. RC 201  (Fall semester),and  RC 204  (Winter semester) are to be taken in sequence in the same academic year.
  5. Successful completion of RC 215  prepares and qualifies students for the Michigan Builders License Exam.
  6. Successful completion of the Core Program courses (ARC 101 , ARC 111 , ARC 204 , ARC 211 , ARC 221 , RC 101  and TTI 110 ) 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.