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Residential Construction

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

Student in construction lab

Get the skills you need to do the job right – get a degree in residential construction. Learn how to read job specs and drawings and give a cost estimate. Safely operate woodworking and surveying tools. Do conventional framing, concrete, cabinets, interior and exterior finishing – the list goes on.

Delta's Residential Construction Associate's Degree provides the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful self-employed construction business or lumberyard management. 

Delta's construction lab will give you hours of hands-on experience with construction equipment and tools. Plus, you'll learn construction estimation and building modeling with computer technology and utilize the CNC router to design and fabricate unique 3D components.

Be successful. Develop these skills.

  • Business
  • Detail oriented
  • Manual dexterity
  • Math
  • Physical strength
  • Problem solving
  • Drawing
  • Construction methods and materials
  • Building codes and standards
  • Structural principles
  • Building modeling
  • Construction cost estimation and planning documentation
  • Concrete construction

Related Programs

Residential Construction – Advanced Certificate

In addition to the residential construction associate degree, Delta also offers an entry-level Advanced Certificate. It’s called a ‘laddered program’ because the courses you take for the certificate count toward the next step up – the Associate Degree.


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Meagan Lepien

"My experience with Delta, as a whole, has been very inspiring. I remember my very first day walking to class – I hadn’t been in school in nine years – and I was really nervous going into a construction class. And, I’ve been welcomed with open arms. I’ve had so many people offer me help and keep me motivated."

Meagan Lepien
Studying Construction Management