CURRICULUM GUIDE

Residential Building
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0167  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

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.

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

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 55 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARCH 271    Structural Theory                                                4
ARTS 102    Design & Communication                                           3
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 & Bldg Codes                                      3
MATH 114    Technical Math I                                                 4
MATH 115    Technical Math II                                                4
OADM 275    Cultural Differences in Business                                 3
PHYS 120    The Art of Physics                                               4
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 6 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             0 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 1)                               0
            Science Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0

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                                                   61

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          ARTS 102          BLDT 126          ARCH 271
BLDT 103          BLDT 124          BLDT 277          BLDT 262
BLDT 121          MATH 115          OADM 275          BLDT 281
MATH 114          PHYS 120          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
WRIT 124