Construction and Energy Technology

Overview

Construction and Energy Technology

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 Notes
BUS 0001 3  
CET 0005 3  
ENGL 0001A 3  
MATH 0012 4 Additional math may be required depending on student’s placement.
BUS 0085 3  
TOTAL  16  
Term 2
Course Units
CET 0020 3
BUS 0002 3
ECON 0001A 3
SSCI 0050 3
MATH 0027 4
TOTAL 16
Term 3
Course Units
ECON 0001B 3
CET 0001 1
BUS 0055 3
PSYC 0130 3
MATH 0016A OR MATH 0030 4
TOTAL 14
Term 4
Course Units
CET 0022 3
PHYS 0105 4
PHYS 0105L 1
BUS 0003 3
HUM 0001 3
TOTAL 14

Energy Technology—AS Degree 

Term 1
Course Units Notes
CET 0040 4  
MATH 0012 4 MATH 0012 or MATH 0000D depending on placement. If Math Learning Skills Requirement has already been met, students can choose between those recommended math courses or any Elective course.
BUS 0085 3  
ENGL 0001A 3  
TOTAL 14  
Term 2
Course Units
CET 0042 4
DES 0020 3
CET 0024 3
HUM 0001 3
BUS 0055 or SSCI 0050 3
TOTAL  16
Term 3
Course Units
CET 0044 4
ESS 0001 3
CET 0022 3
DES 0021 3
PSYC 0130 3
TOTAL 16
Term 4
Course Units
ESS 0007 3
CET 0026 3
MECH 0010 4
(GEOG 0001 and GEOG 0001L) or (PHYS 0010 and PHYS 0010L) 4
TOTAL  14

Residential Building Construction—AA/AS Degree 

Term 1
Course Units Notes
CET 0001 1  
CET 0005 3  
CET 0003 3  
MATH 0012 4 MATH 0000D OR MATH 0012 depending on math placement. If Math Learning Skills Requirement has already been met, students can choose any Elective course.
ENGL 0001A 3  
TOTAL 14  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
CET 0020 3  
CET 0022 3  
DES 0020 3  
BUS 0055 3  
ESS 0001 or ESS 0014 3 Choose ESS 0014 if opting for an AS Degree.
TOTAL  15  
Term 3
Course Units
CET 0024 3
CET 0026 3
CET 0007 4
PSYC 0130 3
BUS 0085 3
TOTAL 16
Term 4
Course Units
CET 0030 3
CET 0034 3
HUM 0001 3
SSCI 0050 3
CET 0032 or CET 0050 3
TOTAL 15

Energy Technology—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
CET 0040 4
DES 0020 3
ESS 0001 3
TOTAL 10
Term 2
Course Units
CET 0042 4
CET 0024 3
ESS 0010 3
TOTAL 10
Term 3
Course Units
CET 0044 4
ESS 0007 3
TOTAL 7

Residential Building Construction—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
CET 0001 1
CET 0003 3
CET 0005 3
CET 0020 3
CET 0022 3
DES 0020 3
TOTAL 16
Term 2
Course Units
CET 0024 3
CET 0026 3
CET 0030 3
CET 0034 3
DES 0021 3
TOTAL 15

Advanced Building Skills—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
CET 0020 3
CET 0022 3
CET 0030 3
TOTAL 9
Term 2
Course Units
CET 0007 4
CET 0024 3
TOTAL 7

Building Basics—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
CET 0020 3
CET 0026 3
CET 0034 3
TOTAL 9

Construction Basics—Skills Certificate

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

Green Building—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
CET 0020 3
CET 0022 3
TOTAL 6

Photovoltaic—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
CET 0040 4
TOTAL 4
Term 2
Course Units
CET 0042 4
TOTAL 4

Photovoltaic Advanced—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
CET 0040 4
TOTAL 4
Term 2
Course Units
CET 0042 4
TOTAL 4
Term 3
Course Units
CET 0044 4
TOTAL 4

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