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Construction, Residential Building

31-410-7 Technical Diploma (TD) Full Time 39 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Oshkosh

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Learn to build or remodel a home from start to finish in this technical diploma program. Gain skills in exterior and interior finishing and frame construction with valuable hands-on experience constructing or remodeling a complete home. You’ll learn how to read blueprints and become familiar with residential building codes. You’ll also gain experience with the tools, machinery and equipment used in this industry. Expert instructors help you develop the work ethic, teamwork, flexibility and communication skills employers are looking for.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (36 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Construction Safety with OSHA 10
    10-449-173
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10449173
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces students to common construction hazards. Topics include OSHA’s Focus Four Hazards of falls from heights, electrocutions, struck-by hazards, and caught-between hazards, safe ladder usage, fire protection and prevention, scaffolding safety, personal protective equipment, health hazards in construction, and excavation hazards.

  • Layout and Sawing Operations
    31-409-317
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31409317
    • Credits: 2.00

    Explore basic layout and measurement practices using both English and metric units. Exposure to woodworking machines designed for sawing with strong emphasis given to machining to specification. Develop safe and efficient machining habits associated with sawing wood.

    Prereq: Admission to Residential Building Construction or Wood Manufacturing Technology
  • Blueprint Reading & Estimating-Construction
    31-410-335
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31410335
    • Credits: 2.00

    Combines a study of residential blueprint reading and residential construction estimating. Students learn to estimate the labor and material necessary to construct a house by examining all plans, elevations and details that are commonly found in residential drawings. Students will practice both manual and computer-based estimating techniques as they work with spreadsheets and published data for estimating residential construction costs.

    Prereq: Admission to Residential Building Construction program
  • Exterior Finish Project (RBC)
    31-410-354
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31410354
    • Credits: 3.00

    Challenges students to complete the exterior of a house or other projects on a construction site. Students will install roofing, aluminum soffit systems, windows and manufacturing siding. Emphasis is on flashing details which maintain the integrity of a building's drainage plane and fastening details which provide for differential movement of modern manufactured materials.

    Prereq: Admission to Residential Building Construction or consent of instructor; Coreq: Exterior Finish Principles (31410330)
  • Interior Closure Project (RBC)
    31-410-356
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31410356
    • Credits: 3.00

    Offers the opportunity to complete the insulation, vapor barrier and drywall of the on-site student project. Students use principles learned in lab and classroom activities to select, cut, fasten, install and finish interior materials according to accepted trade standards.

    Coreq: Interior Closure Principles (31410331) and Exterior Finish Project (31410354) and Admission to Residential Building Construction or consent of instructor
  • Exterior Finish Principles (RBC)
    31-410-330
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31410330
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the tools, materials and methods to complete the exterior covering and finish of a house. Topics include roof coverings, mechanical flashing, fascia and soffit systems, windows and door installation, siding and exterior detailing. Students must demonstrate proficiency with related tools and satisfactorily complete lab exercises before engaging in project activity.

    Prereq: Admission to Residential Building Construction or consent of instructor; Coreq: Exterior Finish Project (31410354)
  • Interior Closure Principles (RBC)
    31-410-331
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31410331
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on the principles of temperature control, moisture control and interior wall finish. Topics of study include insulation materials, ventilation methods, building wraps, vapor barriers, sheetrock installation, drywall finish and drywall repair. Students learn about current building science for avoiding common building problems such as condensation, mold and ice dams.

    Coreq: Exterior Finish Principles (31410330) and Interior Closure Project (31410356) and Admission to Residential Building Construction or consent of instructor
  • Introduction to AutoCAD-Construction
    31-410-315
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31410315
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the student to basic AutoCAD commands and techniques. Instruction during the first half of the course focuses on basic drawing and editing commands. During the second half of the course, students will use AutoCAD software to prepare, dimension, annotate and plot various residential construction drawings and details.

    Prereq: Admission to Residential Building Construction program
  • Interior Finish Project, Basic (RBC)
    31-410-358
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31410358
    • Credits: 3.00

    Develops interior finish competence as students work independently to complete individual tasks at the site. Students receive hands-on experience installing underlayment, window extension jambs, door jambs, interior doors and casing in the student project.

    Prereq: Admission to Residential Building Construction or consent of instructor; Coreq: Interior Finish Principles, Basic (31410333)
  • Interior Finish Project, Intermediate (RBC)
    31-410-360
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31410360
    • Credits: 3.00

    Further develops finish carpentry skills and production efficiency through installation of moulding, cabinets and countertop material in completion of the student construction project. Students are shown how to recognize, evaluate and resolve common millwork installation problems arising at the construction project.

    Coreq: Interior Finish Project, Basic (31410358) and Interior Finish Principles, Intermediate (31410334) and Admission to Residential Building Construction or consent of instructor
  • Interior Finish Principles, Basic (RBC)
    31-410-333
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31410333
    • Credits: 3.00

    An overview of the residential millwork industry. Students gain knowledge of millwork manufacturing, product distribution and profile recognition in classroom assignments. Lab activities include demonstration and extensive practice installation of jambs, doors and casing. Emphasis is on developing superior carpentry skills in a lab setting prior to completion of the student project.

    Prereq: Admission to Residential Building Construction or consent of instructor; Coreq: Interior Finish Project, Basic (31410358)
  • Interior Finish Principles, Intermediate (RBC)
    31-410-334
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31410334
    • Credits: 3.00

    Continues the study of interior trim materials undertaken in Interior Finish Principles, Basic. In the classroom, students learn about stair parts, interpret cabinet drawings, evaluate countertop materials and study the basics of hardwood flooring installation. In the lab, students receive a demonstration of hardwood flooring installation and develop skill installing base and crown molding.

    Coreq: Interior Finish Project, Intermediate (31410360) and Interior Finish Principles, Basic (31410333) and Admission to Residential Building Construction or consent of instructor
  • Frame Construction Project (RBC)
    31-410-362
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31410362
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides students with on-site framing experience. Working in groups of 3-4 students, members plan, lay out and frame assigned sections of the floor, wall and roof systems of a house. Safe work practices, thorough planning and attention to detail are stressed in all phases of frame construction.

    Prereq: Admission to Residential Building Construction or consent of instructor; Coreq: Frame Construction Principles (31410352)
  • Residential Building Codes and Regulations (RBC)
    31-410-363
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 31410363
    • Credits: 1.00

    Explores codes, regulations and specifications governing construction of residential buildings. Students learn to locate and interpret technical information available in the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code, county zoning regulations, local covenants and product literature. Following classroom review and discussion, students will be evaluated on their ability to comply with rules and regulations during actual building construction.

    Prereq: Admission to Residential Building Construction Program
  • Frame Construction Principles (RBC)
    31-410-352
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31410352
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines the theory and practice of residential framing techniques. Topics include light-frame construction of floors, walls and roofs. Proper use of dimensional lumber, engineered lumber and panel sheathing is stressed. The Uniform Dwelling Code and manufacturers' literature is used to size load-carrying members and comply with applicable codes. In the lab, students practice laying out floors, stairs and walls. Students learn to use a framing square to calculate and lay out common types of rafters in completion of a roof mock-up.

    Prereq: Admission to Residential Building Construction or consent of instructor; Coreq: Frame Construction Project (31410362)

    Occupational Supportive (3 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Workplace Reality
    31-890-307
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31890307
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on developing skills in interpersonal communication, teamwork and meeting practical workplace requirements. Topics include quality control, team building, statistical process control, report writing, interview and report writing skills, diversity, problem solving, conflict resolution and OSHA requirements.

  • First Aid/CPR
    31-531-301
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 31531301
    • Credits: 1.00

    Presents and evaluates basic first aid skills necessary to care for the ill/injured until medical help arrives. Covers use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and CPR for all ages. Students receive an AHA Heartsaver CPR card and an FVTC First Aid certificate upon course completion.

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