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Residential Construction

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

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.

Earning Potential

With a bachelor's degree in this field, earning potential is high. Job demand, however, is expected to decline over the next 10 years.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $53,900 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Construction Manager
  • Cost Estimator
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Architect
  • Construction students working in lab with instructor
    State-of-the-art technology 

    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.

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About Delta's Program

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

You will study these areas of construction:

  • Construction methods and materials
  • Building codes and standards
  • Structural principles
  • Building modeling
  • Construction cost estimation and planning documentation

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Facts & Figures


Our students get the latest technology so they can graduate and be ready to hit the ground running.

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Delta is nationally recognized as one of America's leading community colleges.

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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