The Construction and Energy Technology curriculum is designed to give students a broad knowledge of the construction and energy industries. Coursework includes job safety, construction skills, work ethics and hands-on laboratory courses to provide trade related skills such as electrical, plumbing, carpentry and photovoltaics. The program provides foundational training for construction management programs as well as training for entry-level employment in the construction industries. The energy and photovoltaics courses provide the fundamental skills needed to excel in an energy sector career. In addition to degree and transfer opportunities, skills certificates are available in the field of photovoltaics.
Energy Technology offers an A.S. degree. A.A. and A.S. degrees as well as certificates can be earned in the Residential Building Construction program. Certificates are available in Photovoltaic and Photovoltaic Advanced.
The Certificate Programs do not satisfy A.A. degree requirements but do qualify students for a certificate in the field of study.
The Energy Technology program prepares students for jobs in the field of renewable energy, such as solar power installation, site supervision, sales, system maintenance and management. Students receive a background in sustainability while gaining specific technical skills related to renewable energy installation. As students complete courses for the degree, they also qualify for two skills certificates in photovoltaics and are prepared to sit for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam.
Our Residential Building Construction program is ready for you. Be prepared to seek out entry-level positions in all areas of the building construction industry, such as carpentry, mobile home industry, and estimating. The Residential Building Construction degree will also satisfy the two years of experience you’ll need to gain the General Contractor’s license. Start at the bottom and build a career on building.
Similar to our degree program, the Residential Building Construction certificate program will have you ready to work in every area of building construction. You’ll be able to earn your General Contractor’s license and be fully certified in your field.
The purpose of the Photovoltaic Skills Certificate is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to obtain employment as Photovoltaic System Installers and Technicians. Emphasis is on the critical skill competencies as recommended by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners for entry level photovoltaic systems work. A skills certificate is designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.
The purpose of the Photovoltaic Advanced Skills Certificate is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to obtain employment as Photovoltaic System Installers, Technicians and entry-level Designers. Emphasis is on the critical skill competencies as recommended by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. A skills certificate is designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.
|Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report)||Carpenters
|Semester Units Required||35|
|Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)**||18|
|Estimated Total Fees||$1,682|
|Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies||$2,765|
|Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total||$10,236|
|Students Completing the Program 2011-12*||*|
|On-Time Completion Count*||*|
|On-Time Completion Rate (%)*||*|
|Median Loan Amount*||*|
|* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance