The Sustainability Technologies program is a unique and flexible curriculum designed to meet the challenges of the new energy economy. The program’s three focus areas – Sustainability, Renewable Energy, and Buildings – overlap to provide a technology-oriented and certification-based platform of training that can be found nowhere else. You have found the Sustainability program that WORKS!
Graduates of the Associate in Applied Science Degree have the comprehensive knowledge to be competitive in many industries including construction, energy auditing, home inspection, facilities management, solar, wind, solar thermal, waste, environmental, consulting, sales and non-profit. Each of the three focus areas is also offered as a 5-course Certificate geared toward dual majors or professional development. In addition, a number of college transfer opportunities exist for students wishing to continue their education.
Course work includes energy use, sustainability, water quality, water use, waste and recycling, environmental technology, business sustainability, electricity, photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind, hydroelectricity, site assessment, construction, green building, building science, energy modeling, energy management, energy auditing, and safety. The program places a priority on hands-on training using the latest industry-standard equipment. A number of professional credentials – including LEED® Green Associate, NABCEP PV Entry Level, NABCEP Solar Heating Entry Level, OSHA 30-hour Safety Card and ISO 14001 Awareness – are weaved into the curriculum to better prepare students for employment.
Whether you want to immerse yourself in Sustainability, get more out of your time at CFCC, or just take a class or two to make yourself more competitive in the new green economy, the Sustainability Technologies program is here as a resource for you.