• Program: Carpentry
  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60
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The Residential Remodeling and Design program prepares students for a career in the remodeling industry. The program is designed to prepare students to take on a renovation project from start to finish, starting with the initial assessment of the property and preparing an estimate, to choosing proper materials, to the actual renovation process. Professional in this field will make improvements, repairs and renovations to homes in order to improve their aesthetics and increase their monetary value. Some Home Remodeling firms invest in old or damaged houses, renovate them and sell them for profit. Home Remodeling professionals need to ensure that the remodeled homes meet specific building code requirements and pass inspection by an authorized agent to ensure safety.

Career Opportunities

This program is designed to prepare students to enter the residential remodeling field. Graduates may find employment with remodeling contractors or weatherization firms. A program graduate may advance to the position of crew supervisor or job superintendent. They may start their own business specializing in general remodeling or in a certain areas of remodeling such as kitchens or bathrooms. Graduates of the program may also go into related fields of work such as sales, lumber yard management, building inspection or factory representative.

Award Outcomes:

  • Practice Safe Work habits.
  • Operate tools and equipment correctly.
  • Interpret blueprints and applicable building codes.
  • Utilize computers and CAD software for plan development and research.
  • Identify materials used in residential construction.
  • Construct floor, wall, and roof systems.
  • Install interior and exterior finishes.
  • Apply various moisture and vapor management techniques.
  • Install doors and windows.
  • Discuss outmoded building systems.
  • Apply cabinet design, construction, and installation techniques.
  • Demonstrate professionalism with clients and the allied trades.
  • Understand elements of project coordination

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 28 Credits
General Education Requirements 15 Credits
  • Choose 15 Credits from MnTC General Education in three different Goal Areas. 15

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 17 Credits
  • Choose 17 Credits from ARCH, CARP, CBTG, HVAC, LNDC -or- IBEM
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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