SUNY Morrisville

A.O.S. in Residential Construction

Program Description

The Residential Construction curriculum is designed for students that wish to develop skills and knowledge in the residential construction industry. Students in the program will develop technical skill sets through coursework and experiential learning laboratories. Students will engage in a broad range of construction disciplines, including masonry, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, design, planning, estimating, and worksite management.

In addition to technical courses, students will take business, accounting, and composition courses. These courses allow students develop communication and soft skills that are required in the field and accelerate advancement in the construction industry.

Focus Areas

  • Construction technique
  • Energy systems
  • Sanitation
  • Masonry systems
  • Foundation concepts
  • Plumbing and surveying
  • Business of construction
  • Business law
  • Communications
  • Accounting
  • Human resources

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Independent contractor
  • Estimator
  • Supervisor
  • Purchasing agent
  • Materials sales
  • Real estate and development

Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma/GED

Expected Outcomes