Building Industries

Overview

Building Industries

(formerly known as Construction Energy Technology [CET])

Do you love working with your hands? Learn everything from job safety to construction skills. Get in-demand skills in our hands-on classes including electrical, plumbing, carpentry and solar energy.

Our award-winning program offers two areas:

  • Construction Technology: Learn contracting, remodeling, carpentry and more. There are two tracks: take construction management or residential building construction.
  • Energy Technology: learn solar energy, or photovoltaic (PV), installation and sales. Get real-world skills to join the renewable energy field.

Careers in Carpentry, Engineering and Renewable Energy

The energy and construction sectors are booming. From clean energy jobs to construction work, put your practical skills to work.

  • Start your career as an architect. Become a civil or electrical engineer.  Or, become an engineering technician.
  • Work as a carpenter, or, get a job as a developer. You could also be a project manager or building inspector.
  • You could be a construction manager, or, become an industrial designer or cost estimator.

Academic Plans for Construction and Energy Technology

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below.

Note: The academic plans will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Construction Management—AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units
BUS 0201 3
BI 0005 3
ENGL 0001A 4
MATH 0012 4
BUS 0266 3
TOTAL  17
Term 2
Course Units
BI 0020 3
BUS 0202 3
ECON 0001A 3
ESS 0001 or GEOG 0003 3
MATH 0027 4
TOTAL 16
Term 3
Course Units
ECON 0001B 3
BI 0001 1
ANTH 0007 3
HED 0001 or HED 0002 3
MATH 0016A OR MATH 0030 4
TOTAL 14
Term 4
Course Units
BI 0022 3
PHYS 0105 4
PHYS 0105L 1
BUS 0203 3
SPAN 0001 or PHIL 0060 3
TOTAL 14

Construction Basics—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
BI 0001 1
BI 0003 3
BI 0005 3
TOTAL 7

Construction Fundamentals—Certificate of Completion

Term 1

To obtain a Certificate of Completion, students are required to complete the three (3) courses in sequence.

Course Units Notes
BI 0805 0  
BI 0806 0 CET 0805 is a prerequisite for CET 0806
BI 0807 0 CET 0806 is a prerequisite for CET 0807
TOTAL 0  

Construction Fundamentals—Noncredit Certificate

Please meet with your counselor to create a personalized academic plan for this certificate.

Energy Surveying and Lighting Retrofits—Noncredit Certificate

BI 0800, BI 0801 and BI 0802 are short-term classes, which can be taken sequentially and completed in one semester. All noncredit courses must be passed in order to receive certificate.

Term 1
Course Units Notes
BI 0001 1 Prerequisite course
TOTAL 1  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
BI 0800 0  
BI 0801 0  
BI 0802 0  
TOTAL 0  

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