Integrated Residential Builder A.A.S.
This program integrates building science applications for energy performance (Passivhaus, zero energy ready home-DOE, Energy Star Rated) and multidisciplinary approaches from ecology, agriculture, architecture and construction into a two-year program. This program prepares you to design, build, integrate, and maintain renewable and traditional energy systems. You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of inhabitant science concepts along with orientation, use, and energy auditing skills, which allow you to perform site assessments. Graduates of this program have a working knowledge of a variety of sustainable energy technologies including solar, permaculture design, building envelope, and heating/cooling system alternatives. Our mission to design sustainable human environments puts human social and economic benefit on par with our aesthetic and environmental aims.
Integrated Residential Builder 2017-2019 Program of Study
|General Education Courses: 20 credits||Cr.||Pre-Req||Term|
|ANI 150||Traditional Building Arts||2|
|or CARP 212||Landscape Construction||2|
|* EDU 100||Critical Thinking & Problem Solving||1||FA/SP|
|* EDU 140||Professional Skills Development||3||FA/SP|
|* ITECH 100||Computer Applications I||3||FA/SP|
|* or ANI 100||Introduction to Anishinaabe Studies||3||FA/SP|
|* MATH 100||Technical Math||4|
|GEOL 110||Intro to Geology and Earth Systems||4||Fall|
|LE Program Requirements- 42 credits||Cr.||Pre-Req||Term|
|* BLTD 100||Construction Codes||1|
|* BLTD 110||Blueprint Plans & Specs||2|
|* BLTD 114||Construction Safety||2|
|* CARP 112||Welding I||2|
|* CARP 114||Framing Sustainable Design||5|
|* CARP 116||Foundation & Footing Design||3|
|* CARP 120||Interior & Exterior Finishes||4|
|CARP 200||Weatherization Applications in Building||2|
|CARP 206||Advanced Framing Techniques||2|
|CARP 210||2D Layout for Shop & Construction||1|
|CARP 295||Carpentry Internship||1|
|ELEC 110||Introduction to Electrical Circuit Theory||3|
|* ENER 150||Introduction to Renewable Energy||3|
|ENER 160||Sustainable Landscape Design & Site Planning||3|
|ENER 200||Residential Mechanical Systems||3|
|ENER 210||Introduction to Photovoltaics||3|
|Non-Course Requirement||* CPR & First Aid||□ Met||□ Not Met|
* Complete these courses for the Residential Carpentry diploma.
Please note that some of the pre-req’s may be completed based on competency.