Residential Builder
Certificate

The Residential Builder certificate program is intended to provide entry level skills, training, and education to obtain employment as a building construction technician. The curriculum emphasizes all aspects of framing, exterior finish, interior finish, masonry, and concrete applications. Classroom instruction in safety regulations and code compliance issues is included. This curriculum also addresses the residential construction industry's need for specific training in home remodeling.

Program Specs

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About the curriculum

Classes

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Accreditation & Industry Connections

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Additional Information.

After graduation

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics median annual wage for construction laborers and helpers was $29,160 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $18,840, and the top 10 percent earned more than $55,750.

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 124,320 $16.31 $33,920
Nonresidential Building Construction 100,490 $17.91 $37,240
Residential Building Construction 88,150 $15.65 $32,560
Utility System Construction 85,340 $17.02 $35,400
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 80,550 $15.62 $32,490

*Statistics reported in May 2012

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Transfer Procedures

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Students are required to purchase their own personal tools as they progress through the program. Not all tools are required initially, and students should talk to their instructors on the first day of classes to find out which ones are required. Students who qualify for financial aid may purchase their tools through the College Store.

Tool List

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

Construction Management Association (CMA)

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Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)

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Sigma Lambda Chi

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Carpentry & Construction Technology Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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