2016-17 Course Catalog - 60
Residential remodeling has become an essential part of the
construction industry. Remodelers add living space to existing
homes and retrofit homes to modern conveniences and updated
building codes. Remodeling can be done not only for cosmetic
purposes but also for structural reasons, as well as to increase the
energy efficiency of older homes.
Jobs available in the residential remodeling field include but
are not limited to carpenters; painters; drywall and ceiling tile
installers; roofers; woodworkers; kitchen and bath remodelers;
siding, roofing, and aluminum installers; and flooring specialists.
Upon graduation, students of the Residential Remodeling
program will have a number of different opportunities available.
In addition to working in their field, graduates will also have
the chance to continue their education in areas such as project
management, technical education, residential designer, civil
engineering, and structural engineering degrees. Advanced
opportunities as crew leaders, supervisors, assistant supervisors,
superintendents and small business owners may also be possible
for graduates of the program.
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
* Understand the history of residential buildings in the 20th
and 21st centuries.
* Demonstrate basic carpentry woodworking skills.
* Demonstrate successful use of basic and advanced tools of the
* Read blueprints to lay out projects necessary to complete
* Calculate material quantities and estimate time allowances for
projects using mathematical skills required in the profession.
* Apply remodeling skills necessary for interior, exterior,
kitchen, and bathroom projects.
* Operate masonry tools and equipment safely and effectively.
* Complete basic masonry repairs.
* Identify and rectify basic plumbing problems in an existing
* Troubleshoot basic electrical circuits found in a dwelling.
* Practice safety in the lab and on-site environments.
* Demonstrate a strong work ethic and the ability to work both
independently and as a contributing member of a team.
* Stay current with any new technology or codes related to
60 * Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
MODEL SCHEDULE FOR
RMDL 106 Remodeling Hand & Power Tools
RMDL 111 Building Materials and Anatomy
CARP 116 Building Site and Foundations
CARP 182 Blueprint Reading
MATH 126 Technical Mathematics I(or higher)
ENG 106 English Composition
CARP 156 Construction Framing
CARP 161 Stair Construction & Remodeling
CARP 166 Roofing & Exterior Finishes
CARP 176 Interior Trim & Finishes
MATH 132 Elementary Geometry or Higher
CIS 111 Intro to Computer Applications
RMDL 205 Remodeling Drafting & Design
RMDL 210 Demolition & Stabilization
RMDL 215 Estimating & Scheduling
RMDL 220 Electro-mechanical Systems
RMDL 250 Insulation & Weatherization
BUSN 106 Small Business Management
CARP 272 Site work and Foundations II
RMDL 260 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
RMDL 270 Advanced Interior Finishes
RMDL 280 Advanced Exterior Finishes
HEAL Elective HEAL 106 or HEAL 111
ELECTIVE General Education Elective
ENG English Elective