Residential Construction, A.O.S., Major #0463

Residential Construction is a ThinkPad University curriculum in which the use of laptop computers is integrated into courses.

The Residential Construction curriculum is designed for students that wish to develop skills and knowledge in the residential construction industry. Students in the program will develop technical skill sets through coursework and experiential learning laboratories. Students will engage in a broad range of construction disciplines, including masonry, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, design, planning, estimating, and worksite management.

 In addition to technical courses, students will take business, accounting, and composition courses. These courses allow students develop communication and soft skills that are required in the field and accelerate advancement in the construction industry.

 Career Opportunities: Employment opportunities are as numerous as the various segments of the home-building industry. Employment directly related to residential construction could include entrepreneurship, materials purchasing, or working with a contractor as an estimator, foreman, or project manager.

Graduates with a comprehensive knowledge of construction and business are well-suited for careers in sales. These careers might include real estate, development, retail and wholesale building materials sales and management, and product manufactures representatives. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Develop estimates, construction contracts, and material lists for typical residential structures.

  • Design and build masonry systems including foundations, concrete and masonry unit structures for residential applications.

  • Estimate, plan schedule and complete building projects with minimal supervision for residential construction.

  • Demonstrate best practices and safety while constructing wood framing for residential structures.

  • Apply a working knowledge of a rough-in and devise installation for utilities for residential dwellings.

  • Interpret and interpolate working drawings used for construction of residential commercial structures.

  • Estimate the major material components and standards of workmanship for the home building industry.

Curriculum Requirements - 60 credits

course

credits

RESC 106 - Graphic Communication

3

RESC 130  - Light Framing

3

RESC 160  - Introduction to Building Material and Estimating 

3

RESC 201 - Estimating and Planning

3

RESC 211  - Masonry and Foundations

3

RESC 221  - Plumbing

3

RESC 260 - Heating and Energy Systems

3

RESC 270  - Construction Planning and Management

4

CAD 181 - Introduction to CAD

1

WOOD 101 - Wood Products and Processes

3

WOOD 260 - Production Maintenance & Supervision

2

AGEN 125 - Electrification

3

AGEN 135 - Construction Surveying

3

BSAD 108 - Business Law I

3

BSAD - Business as Advised

3

ACCT - Accounting as Advised

3

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

COMP 110 - Technical Communications 

3

Additional General Elective Credits

8

Suggested Course Sequence

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 16 Credits

RESC 130- Light Framing

3

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

WOOD 101 - Wood Products and Processes

3

RESC 106 - Intro to Building Materials and Estimating

3

CAD 181 - Intro to Computer-Aided Drafting

1

BSAD - Elective as Advised (e.g. BSAD 117)

3

Year 1/Spring - 15 Credits

RESC 160 - Intro to Building Materials and Estimating

3

AGEN 125 - Electrification

3

COMP 110 - Technical Communications

3

ACCT 100 - Accounting Info. And Mgt. Decision

3

Elective as advised (e.g. RENG 102)

3

Year 2/Fall - 14 Credits

RESC 221 - Plumbing

3

AGEN 135 - Construction Surveying

3

RESC 211 - Masonry and Foundations

3

RESC 201 - Estimating and Planning

3

Elective as advised (e.g. RENG 231)

2

Year 2/Spring - 15 Credits

RESC 270 - Construction Planning & Mgt

4

BSAD 108 - Business Law 1

3

RESC 260 - Heating and Energy Systems

3

WOOD 260 -Production Maintenance & Supervision

2

Elective as advised (e.g. RENG 221)

3