CURRICULAR GUIDE

Residential Building
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0167  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

This program prepares an individual to build single family structures and
multiple housing buildings such as apartments and condominiums. A residential
builder must have basic math skills, understand construction methods and
techniques, and know the proper use of construction materials. They must also
have significant knowledge of blueprint reading, estimating, code
requirements, and small business administration and management.  Students will
be prepared to obtain a Residential Builder's License or a Maintenance and
Alteration Contractor's License.  This program also assists students in
preparing for the Michigan Builder's License Exam which is administered by the
National Assessment Institute and the State of Michigan.  This program does
not lead to journeyman status.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Construction and Maintenance Technologies Department, Gannon
Vocational-Technical Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 42 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARCH 271    Structural Theory                                                4
BLDT 100    Introduction to Construction                                     3
BLDT 103    Structural Blueprint Reading                                     4
BLDT 121    Residential Framing                                              4
BLDT 124    Remodeling, Shingling/Siding                                     4
BLDT 126    Interior Carpentry                                               4
BLDT 262    Builder's Business License                                       4
BLDT 277    Construction Cost Estimating                                     4
BLDT 281    MI Residential/Building Codes                                    3
MATH 114    Technical Math I                                                 4
MATH 115    Technical Math II                                                4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 18 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Building/Business Related                                6 Credits
ACCG 100    Practical Accounting Non-Major                                   3

ARCH 278    Building Science                                                 4
ARCH 283    Materials of Construction                                        4
BLDT 101    Basic Woodworking                                                2
BLDT 285    Residential Building Intern                                      2
BUSN 118    Introduction to Business                                         3
CIVL 120    Surveying                                                        4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
BLDT 100          BLDT 124          BLDT 126          ARCH 271
BLDT 103          MATH 115          BLDT 277          BLDT 262
BLDT 121          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           BLDT 281
MATH 114          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.