• Green and Sustainable Building Design (490)

    North, South

    This program prepares the student to work in the new green economy and to educate community members in resource conservation, alternative energy options and sustainable home design. This certificate is designed for both current building industry professionals and new home and business owners. Students are taught design and construction processes with the integration of sustainability from conception and planning to design, site selection and construction. Sustainability is interwoven into all aspects of every course.

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Discuss the key practices of sustainable buildings.
    2. Establish competencies in applying Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and other relevant criteria or established guidelines.
    3. Analyze the costs and benefits of incorporating sustainable building measures.
    4. Apply relevant Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) laws to design principles.
    5. Establish sustainable design goals for project development.

    Graduates may seek employment as a green building consultants/analysts or preservation technicians, applying for advancement opportunities in the green field within the building design field.


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    Degree Requirements

    First Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    CET-201Materials of Construction4
    MET-130Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems4
    SET-100 Introduction to Engineering Technology3
    Total Credits: 11

    Second Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    CET-215Site Plan Development4
    MET-115Architectural Systems Design3
    MET-220Green and Sustainable Buildings4
    Total Credits: 11
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 22