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This 14-credit-hour program will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work in the emerging field of sustainable construction. The principles of sustainable construction are considered to be the future of modern construction.
Construction professionals who are well versed in sustainable construction theories are able to take into consideration all aspects of efficiency and moderation in the use of new materials and existing construction projects. Students will learn to use the core concepts and strategies needed to build, construct and maintain tomorrow’s buildings, while reducing their impact on the environment. They will learn to read and analyze construction drawings and other documents, evaluate building materials, examine building systems and apply the principles and practices of sustainability to decision-making processes in all phase of construction.
This certificate will be beneficial to those pursuing entry-level positions, and is ideal for any construction professional who wants to add sustainability skills to their skill set. The schedule for this program is designed to accommodate working professionals. This certificate is specifically designed to complement St. Louis Community College’s existing Construction Management Technology AAS degree program and may be used as core or elective courses in the pursuit of this degree. Graduates of this program will possess the marketable skills needed to qualify them to work in a variety of construction-related occupations.