Aug 19, 2022  

Residential Construction - AAS

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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: 17

Total Semester Credits: 18

Total Semester Credits: 17

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Credits: 68


  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 - 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.

Successful completion of the Core Program courses (ARC 101 , ARC 111 , ARC 204 , ARC 211 , ARC 221 , RC 101  & 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.

  1. Any 1 credit LW course and 1 credit LWA course or any 2 credit LW course can be taken in place of LW 223W  
  2. ENG 112 , ENG 112A , ENG 112H  or ENG 211  can be taken in place of ENG 113  
  3. Any approved Intermediate Algebra Course or higher can be taken in place of MTH 119W  (except MTH 153 )
  4. POL 103W , POL 212W , POL 215W , POL 220W , POL 221W , POL 223W , POL 225W , POL 228W , HIS 221W , HIS 222W , or HIS 237W  can be taken in place of POL 105W  
  5. ENG 111A ENG 111B , ENG 111C  or ENG 111H  can be taken in place of ENG 111  

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