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 creditsClassCr.Pre-ReqTerm
* EDU 140Professional Skills Development3SP
FOR 101Intro to Forestry3SP
OJI 101Speaking Ojibwe I4FA
* MATH 100Technical Math4FA
LE Program Requirements- 46 creditsClassCr.Pre-ReqTerm
* BLTD 100Construction Codes1SP
* BLTD 110Blueprint Plans & Specs2Sp
* BLTD 114Construction Safety2FA
* CARP 112Welding I2FA
* CARP 114Framing Sustainable Design5FA
* CARP 116Foundation & Footing Design3FA
* CARP 120Interior & Exterior Finishes5SP
CARP 200Weatherization Applications in Building2FA
CARP 206Framing Sustainable Design II3SP
CARP 2143D Layout for Shop and Construction2FA
CARP 216Woodworking2SP
CARP 226Framing Sustainable Design III3FA
CARP 295Carpentry Internship3SP
* ENER 150Introduction to Renewable Energy3FA
ENER 160Sustainable Landscape Design & Site Planning3SP
ENER 200Residential Mechanical Systems3SP
ENER 210Introduction to Solar Energy2FA
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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