Programs And Courses

Courses and Programs Details

Home and Building Remodeling: Career Associate  (4790)

Do you prefer remodeling your own home or doing restoration projects yourself? Would you rather do it yourself than hire someone to handle the construction project?

Enroll in our Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in home and building remodeling to turn your love into a career.


What can I do with this in the workforce?  

With the skills learned, you can search for entry-level jobs with local remodeling and construction contractors. Depending on your interest and job availability, you may be a:

  • Carpenter
  • Drywall installer
  • Finish carpenter
  • HVAC helper
  • Masonry technician
  • Roofer
  • Siding installer

Often, those who are physically fit, enjoy working with their hands, communicate well with others and work well in a dynamic environment are suited for this type of work.


What is the average salary?

Explore YOUR career with Career Coach! Career Coach is a helpful tool that will assist you in developing a path from your education to the job market. With Career Coach, you can find:

  • Average hourly wages
  • Information about possible careers of interest through a variety of search options
  • Discover what occupations are in demand within the region you select
  • Number of individuals currently employed within that occupation
  • Anticipated number of job openings available – just to name a few! 


What is HACC’s program like?

Our two-year program involves hands-on training in simulated activities. These involve the remodeling or restoration of existing structures. We also build upon the skills taught in the Home Building and Remodeling diploma and certificate programs.

You will learn to:

  • Use basic hand tools and equipment of the trade
  • Read construction prints
  • Apply proper construction materials and processes
  • Work safely in a construction environment
  • Demonstrate construction skills in work application
  • Solve math problems related to the trade
  • Write and speak effectively
  • Appreciate accomplishments in arts and sciences

Additionally, we offer the opportunity to develop specialized skills, depending on your interest. You can choose from technical elective courses such as:

  • Air conditioning systems
  • Customer service
  • Exterior finishing
  • Electrical wiring
  • Plumbing


What classes will I take?

We encourage you to:
  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
  • Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.


Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?

Yes! Although this program is designed to lead directly to employment, transfer opportunities do exist. Our two-year programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so that you can take the proper classes at HACC.

Please browse our various transfer options below:

Bloomsburg University of PA: Bachelor of Applied Science Technical Leadership (ONLINE & campus) (pdf)

Widener University: Home Building and Remodeling into Professional Studies (pdf)


Where can I complete this program?

You can complete the entire program at the Midtown Trade and Technology Center of the Harrisburg Campus.


Does HACC offer scholarships?

Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit for details and deadlines.


When can I apply?

We offer classes in the spring, summer and fall. Please visit our website anytime to apply. When you submit your application, please include program code 4790 to ensure you are applying to the correct one.


How can I learn more?

As YOUR educational partner, we will help you learn about current construction materials, tools and processes to succeed in the field. Please contact an admissions counselor or the interim department chair of industrial technology Michelle Myers to learn more. You may also request more information online.