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The Sustainable Tech certificates are built on 3 main areas of competency: hands-on technical training, sustainability/green knowledge, and business skills. By completing coursework in these areas you will be able to offer valuable skills and knowledge to potential employers and/or start your own business.

The 3 certificates share the General Core Requirements. Completing these core requirements puts you well on your way toward completing all three certificates.

General Core Requirements
SST 162 Safety Standards for Construction 1.5
SST 164 Understanding Blueprints, Diagrams and Schematics 3
SST 170 Sustainability Overview 3
BUS 230 Introduction to Business 3
CSC 201 Introduction to Windows Applications 3
BOT 61 Customer Service 0.5
BUS 174 Introduction to Green Business Principles and Practices 3
SST 172 Introduction to CleanTech 3
SST 196 SST Occupational Work Experience Education 1 – 8

In addition to the General Core Requirements you must complete one of the following business electives:

Business Electives (minimum 1 unit)
BUS 108 Accounting with Quickbooks 3
BUS 109 California Tax Accounting 1
BUS 132 Entrepreneurial Management 3
BUS 49 Introduction to Construction Management 2
BUS 176 The New Green Economy: Trends and Opportunities 3

To complete the Construction Certificate you will need to complete the following required courses and complete at least one of the construction elective courses.
Note that some courses fulfill requirements for multiple certificates.

Construction Certificate Requirements
SST 180 Construction Fundamentals and Green Building 3
SST 184 Building to Code and Beyond 3
SST 193 Building Science and Home Performance 3

Construction Certificate Electives (minimum 3 units)
SST 182 Residential Remodel and Repair 3
SST 186 Introduction to Residential Electrical Systems 3
SST 189 Introduction to Plumbing 3


To complete the Renewable Energy Certificate you will need to complete the following required courses and complete at least one of the renewable energy elective courses.
Note that some courses fulfill requirements for multiple certificates.

Renewable Energy Certificate Requirements
SST 190 Introduction to Photovoltaics (Solar) 3
SST 192 Residential Solar Thermal (Hot Water) 3

Renewable Energy Certificate Electives (minimum 3 units)
SST 180 Construction Fundamentals and Green Building 3
SST 186 Introduction to Residential Electrical Systems 3
SST 193 Building Science and Home Performance 3


To complete the Residential Performance and Efficiency Certificate you will need to complete the following required courses and complete at least one of the residential performance and efficiency elective courses. Note that some courses fulfill requirements for multiple certificates.

Residential Performance and Efficiency Certificate Requirements
SST 180 Construction Fundamentals and Green Building 3
SST 193 Building Science and Home Performance 3
SST 194 Efficient Heating and Cooling 3

Residential Performance and Efficiency Certificate Electives (minimum 3 units)
SST 182 Residential Remodel and Repair 3
SST 186 Introduction to Residential Electrical Systems 3
SST 195 Introduction to HVAC maintenance and Repair 3

 

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Created: May 25, 2011 @ 11:36 AM
Last Modified: November 21, 2013 @ 11:02 AM

 





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