Printed on 8/11/2020
Construction, Residential Building
Technical Diploma (TD)
Financial Aid Eligible
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*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
Learn to build or remodel a home from start to finish in this technical diploma program. Gain skills in exterior and interior finishing and frame construction with valuable hands-on experience constructing or remodeling a complete home. You’ll learn how to read blueprints and become familiar with residential building codes. You’ll also gain experience with the tools, machinery and equipment used in this industry. Expert instructors help you develop the work ethic, teamwork, flexibility and communication skills employers are looking for.
Building Material Salesperson
Specialty Subcontractor (framer, roofer, sider, finish carpenter)
Estimated Program Cost
This program will cost about
based on current tuition and fees.
Additional materials and supplies will cost
Textbooks will cost about $53.95*.
Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.
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Construction, Residential Building
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* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.
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Proof of HS Completion
Submit a final, official high school transcript, an original diploma or an official copy of GED/HSED Certification Scores.
Credit Transfer Options
They're your credits. Take them with you!
Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.
- Properly use all tools, machinery, safety systems and equipment commonly used in the construction or remodeling of any residential building.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of residential building systems and typical construction materials through proper communication, selection and installation of common building materials and pre-fabricated components.
- Apply a sound understanding of residential building materials and processes to the solution of new problems and ever-changing building techniques.
- Exhibit the work ethic, cooperation, flexibility and communication skills necessary to contribute to all types of work groups.
- Perform satisfactory service to all types of customers.
- Demonstrate personal integrity and a commitment to becoming a responsible building professional as evidenced by active participation in professional builders' groups, trade associations and community volunteer efforts.
You will be required to purchase carpentry hand tools.
Program instruction consists of approximately 20% classroom, 30% lab and 50% on-site construction activities.
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