Program Description Sustainable Construction Technology provides education and training in the latest green building trends and methods with emphasis on residential building. Students study the concept of whole house design in context with green home systems and general mechanical and electrical systems. Coursework includes sustainable building science, project management, the energy industry, energy rating systems, construction safety, building codes, conservation, green certification, and more. Second-year students design a house based on sustainable construction techniques and materials and follow the contracting and construction process.
Preparation Most construction jobs require proficiency in reading and mathematics. High school classes in English, math, physics, construction drawings, welding, and other career and technical education classes can be helpful. Expect to learn skills on the job by assisting more experienced workers and to take safety training.
Program Requirements Students who complete the curriculum requirements earn an Associate in Applied Science degree.
Career Opportunities Graduates are prepared for entry-level jobs in residential construction management with an emphasis on green building. Construction managers on green projects might have the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate credential or have taken the National Center for Construction Education and Research's (NCCER) Sustainable Construction Supervisor Training and Certification program.