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 credits Class Cr. Pre-Req Term
* EDU 140 Professional Skills Development 3 SP
FOR 101 Intro to Forestry 3 SP
OJI 101 Speaking Ojibwe I 4 FA
* MATH 100 Technical Math 4 FA
LE Program Requirements- 46 credits Class Cr. Pre-Req Term
* BLTD 100 Construction Codes 1 SP
* BLTD 110 Blueprint Plans & Specs 2 Sp
* BLTD 114 Construction Safety 2 FA
* CARP 112 Welding I 2 FA
* CARP 114 Framing Sustainable Design 5 FA
* CARP 116 Foundation & Footing Design 3 FA
* CARP 120 Interior & Exterior Finishes 5 SP
CARP 200 Weatherization Applications in Building 2 FA
CARP 206 Framing Sustainable Design II 3 SP
CARP 214 3D Layout for Shop and Construction 2 FA
CARP 216 Woodworking 2 SP
CARP 226 Framing Sustainable Design III 3 FA
CARP 295 Carpentry Internship 3 SP
* ENER 150 Introduction to Renewable Energy 3 FA
ENER 160 Sustainable Landscape Design & Site Planning 3 SP
ENER 200 Residential Mechanical Systems 3 SP
ENER 210 Introduction to Solar Energy 2 FA
Non-Course Requirement *CPR & First Aid □ Met □ Not Met
Total= 60 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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