Residential Construction

Each year the Residential Construction program builds a residential home. This hands-on training allows students to participate in the "foundation-to-finish" experiences necessary to build a new home while completing the required residential construction coursework and related instruction for the AAS Degree. Students will graduate from the Residential Construction program with the knowledge and experience necessary to begin employment in the construction industry. Residential Construction curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.

Degrees

Courses

  • RCON 171 Introduction to Carpentry
    Introduction to the construction industry and principles of residential building construction. Coursework includes exacavation, footings, foundations, wall framing, trusses, sheathing and tool safety. Pre-requisite: Instructor Permission. Co-requisite: CARP 181.
  • RCON 172 Interior/Exterior I
    Course work includes framing methods, roof framing, siding, roofing materials, and insulation installment. Students will gain knowledge in learning how to work with blueprints that are used in construction. Topics range from building materials, the proper and safe use of tools and machines, and the major processes of building construction. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite:CARP 182.
  • RCON 173 Interior/Exterior II
    Coursework includes: installation of door frames, interior wall finish, window and door trim, installation of cabinets and flooring. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite: CARP 183.
  • RCON 181 On-Site Work: Introduction to Carpentry
    Introduction to the construction industry and principles of residential building construction. On-site work that includes excavation, footings, foundations, wall framing, trusses, sheathing and tool safety. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite: CARP 171.
  • RCON 182 On-Site Work I: Interior/Exterior
    Continue to build upon skills in framing methods, roof framing, sliding, roofing materials, and insulation installment. Topics range from building materials, the proper and safe use of tools and machines, and the major processes of building construction. On-site work including: exterior finish, roofing insulation, sheet rock, taping, and texture. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-requisite: CARP 172.
  • RCON 183 On-Site Work II: Interior/Exterior
    On-site work including: installation of door frames, doors, interior wall finish, window and door trim, installation of cabinets and flooring. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite: CARP 173.
  • RCON 191 Cooperative Work Experience
    Opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the construction industry. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-requisite: CARP 192.
  • RCON 192 Cooperative Seminar
    Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: CARP 191.
  • RCON 199 Special Topics
    Study and train to meet established local needs in the carpentry industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • RCON 274 Blueprint Reading and Work in Layout
    Course work includes: layout of building, roof framing, and use of level and transit will be covered. Estimating materials for site, study of concrete types and their importance in the trade, and types of fasteners and their uses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite: CARP 284.
  • RCON 275 Advanced Interior/Exterior I
    Definitions of architectural symbols; to understand plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and applications; the layout and construction of chimney and fireplaces will be covered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite: CARP 285.
  • RCON 276 Advanced Interior/Exterior II
    Course work includes: tile work, siding, concrete layout and estimating costs. Preparation for the journeyman examination. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite: CARP 286.
  • RCON 284 On-Site Work: Blueprint Reading and Work in Layout
    Advanced work in layout of building, roof framing, and use of level and transit will be covered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-requisite: CARP 274.
  • RCON 285 Advanced On-Site Work I: Interior/Exterior
    On-site work include: plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and applications; the layout and construction of chimney and fireplaces will be covered. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission. Co-requisite: CARP 275.
  • RCON 286 Advanced On-Site Work II: Interior/Exterior
    Advanced work on-site including: tile work, siding, concrete layout and estimating costs. Preparation for the journeyman examination. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite: CARP 276.
  • RCON 297 Special Projects
    Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard carpentry curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.
  • RCON 299 Leadership
    Encourage students to develop awareness of their leadership potential and abilities through small group discussions and assumption of leadership roles and responsibilities. Students will acquire information, experience diverse points of view, construct knowledge and practice a variety of interpersonal and social skills, such as communicating, goal-setting, decision-making, team-building, and managing stress.

Degrees

Degrees

Courses

Courses

  • RCON 171 Introduction to Carpentry
    Introduction to the construction industry and principles of residential building construction. Coursework includes exacavation, footings, foundations, wall framing, trusses, sheathing and tool safety. Pre-requisite: Instructor Permission. Co-requisite: CARP 181.
  • RCON 172 Interior/Exterior I
    Course work includes framing methods, roof framing, siding, roofing materials, and insulation installment. Students will gain knowledge in learning how to work with blueprints that are used in construction. Topics range from building materials, the proper and safe use of tools and machines, and the major processes of building construction. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite:CARP 182.
  • RCON 173 Interior/Exterior II
    Coursework includes: installation of door frames, interior wall finish, window and door trim, installation of cabinets and flooring. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite: CARP 183.
  • RCON 181 On-Site Work: Introduction to Carpentry
    Introduction to the construction industry and principles of residential building construction. On-site work that includes excavation, footings, foundations, wall framing, trusses, sheathing and tool safety. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite: CARP 171.
  • RCON 182 On-Site Work I: Interior/Exterior
    Continue to build upon skills in framing methods, roof framing, sliding, roofing materials, and insulation installment. Topics range from building materials, the proper and safe use of tools and machines, and the major processes of building construction. On-site work including: exterior finish, roofing insulation, sheet rock, taping, and texture. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-requisite: CARP 172.
  • RCON 183 On-Site Work II: Interior/Exterior
    On-site work including: installation of door frames, doors, interior wall finish, window and door trim, installation of cabinets and flooring. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite: CARP 173.
  • RCON 191 Cooperative Work Experience
    Opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the construction industry. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-requisite: CARP 192.
  • RCON 192 Cooperative Seminar
    Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: CARP 191.
  • RCON 199 Special Topics
    Study and train to meet established local needs in the carpentry industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • RCON 274 Blueprint Reading and Work in Layout
    Course work includes: layout of building, roof framing, and use of level and transit will be covered. Estimating materials for site, study of concrete types and their importance in the trade, and types of fasteners and their uses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite: CARP 284.
  • RCON 275 Advanced Interior/Exterior I
    Definitions of architectural symbols; to understand plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and applications; the layout and construction of chimney and fireplaces will be covered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite: CARP 285.
  • RCON 276 Advanced Interior/Exterior II
    Course work includes: tile work, siding, concrete layout and estimating costs. Preparation for the journeyman examination. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite: CARP 286.
  • RCON 284 On-Site Work: Blueprint Reading and Work in Layout
    Advanced work in layout of building, roof framing, and use of level and transit will be covered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-requisite: CARP 274.
  • RCON 285 Advanced On-Site Work I: Interior/Exterior
    On-site work include: plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and applications; the layout and construction of chimney and fireplaces will be covered. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission. Co-requisite: CARP 275.
  • RCON 286 Advanced On-Site Work II: Interior/Exterior
    Advanced work on-site including: tile work, siding, concrete layout and estimating costs. Preparation for the journeyman examination. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-Requisite: CARP 276.
  • RCON 297 Special Projects
    Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard carpentry curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.
  • RCON 299 Leadership
    Encourage students to develop awareness of their leadership potential and abilities through small group discussions and assumption of leadership roles and responsibilities. Students will acquire information, experience diverse points of view, construct knowledge and practice a variety of interpersonal and social skills, such as communicating, goal-setting, decision-making, team-building, and managing stress.