CURRICULAR GUIDE

Residential Building
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0167  (Effective Fall 2001 - Summer 2006)

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 the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

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.  For information on how to fulfill all general education
requirements, see page 23.

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 46 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARCH 271    Structural Theory                                                4
ARCH 278    Building Science                                                 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    International Building Code                                      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 Note 1)

CHOICE 2:   Building/Business Related                                6 Credits
ACCG 100    Practical Accounting Non-Major                                   3
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                                                   64

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          ARCH 278          BLDT 126          ARCH 271
BLDT 103          BLDT 124          BLDT 277          BLDT 262
BLDT 121          MATH 115          Lim.Ch.           BLDT 281
MATH 114          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.