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.

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60 Credits
Integrated Residential Builder Program of Study

General Education Courses: 14 creditsCr.Pre-ReqTermCK
*EDU 140Professional Skills Development3 Spring 
 FOR 101Introduction to Forestry3 Spring 
*MATH 100Technical Math4MATH 094Fall 
 OJI 101Speaking Ojibwe I4 FA/SP 
Integrated Residential Builder Program Requirements: 45-47 creditsCr.Pre-ReqTermCK
*BLTD 100Construction Codes1 Spring 
*BLTD 110Blueprint Reading and Construction Estimating2 Spring 
*BLTD 114Construction Safety2 Interm. 
*CARP 112Welding I2 Interm. 
*CARP 114Framing Sustainable Design I5 Fall 
*CARP 116Foundation & Footing Design3 Fall 
*CARP 120Interior & Exterior Finishes5 Spring 
 CARP 200Weatherization Applications in Building2 Fall 
 CARP 206Framing Sustainable Design II3 Spring 
 CARP 2143D Layout for Shop & Construction2 Interm. 
 CARP 216Woodworking2 Interm. 
 CARP 226Framing Sustainable Design III3 Fall 
 CARP 297Carpentry Internship1-3 Interm. 
*ENER 150Introduction to Renewable Energy3 Fall 
 ENER 160Sustainable Landscape Design & Site Planning3 Spring 
 ENER 200Residential Mechanical Systems3 Spring 
 ENER 210Introduction to Solar Energy3 Fall 
Non-Course Requirement
*CPR & First Aid□ Met □ Not Met
  Total=59-61 Credits  

* Complete these courses for the Residential Carpentry diploma.
Please note that some of the pre-req’s may be completed based on competency.

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