SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY - RESIDENTIAL PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY (PENDING APPROVAL)
This certificate combines competencies in sustainability, residential efficiency, heating and cooling, and entrepreneurial business skills. The combination of these competencies prepares students for emerging opportunities in building performance auditing, retrofitting, and efficient heating and cooling. Students completing this certificate will be well positioned to gain employment or start a business in fields such as efficiency upgrade retrofitting, building performance auditing, HVAC, and related trades.
SST 162 Safety Standards for Construction (OSHA-10) (1.5 units)
SST 164 Understanding Blueprints, Diagrams and Schematics (3 units)
SST 170 Sustainability Overview (3 units)
BUS 230 Introduction to Business (3 units)
CSC 201 Introduction to Windows Applications (3 units)
BOT 61 Customer Service (.5 units)
BUS 174 Introduction to Green Business Principles fffand Practices (3 units)
SST 172 Introduction to CleanTech (3 units)
SST 180 Construction Fundamentals and Green Building (3 units)
SST 193 Building Science and Home Performance (3 units)
SST 194 Efficient Heating and Cooling (3 units)
SST 196 SST Occupational Work Experience Education (1 - 8 units)
Business Electives (Minimum of 1):
BUS 108 Accounting with Quickbooks (3 units)
BUS 109 California Tax Accounting (1 unit)
BUS 132 Entrepreneurial Management (3 units)
BUS 49 Introduction to Construction Management (2 units)
BUS 176 The New Green Economy: Trends and Opportunities (3 units)
Residential Efficiency and Performance Electives (minimum of 1):
SST 182 Residential Remodel and Repair (3 units)
SST 186 Introduction to Residential Electrical Systems (3 units)
SST 195 Introduction to HVAC maintenance and Repair (3 units)
Total units required for Certificate: 34-43
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete a Sustainable Technology - Residential Performance and Efficiency Certificate of Achievement will be able to:
- Define concepts and principles of sustainability and explain their relation to the technical trades and related business and career opportunities.
- Demonstrate applied technical ability to their chosen certificate focus area.
- Apply business skills and principles to employment and entrepreneurial opportunities relating to their chosen certificate focus area.
Gainful Employment Information
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CIP Code: 15.0505
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CIP Program Description: Solar Energy Technology/Technician
Program Name: Sustainable Technology - Residential Performance and Efficiency
Program Level: Certificate of Achievement
Program Length: 3 semesters
The following table lists the ONET Code and ONET Title (SOC) for occupations related to this program
|ONET Code||ONET Title (SOC)
||Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers
Estimated Cost of Program: $1,656.00 
Estimated Cost for Textbooks and Supplies: $843.99 
Mendocino College does not offer on-campus housing.
Number of students who completed this program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: 0 (New Program Fall 2011)
Because of the low number of students completing this program, Mendocino College does not report:
- The percentage of completers with student debt;
- The median cumulative debt for completers in this program;
- The amount of Federal student loan debt;
- The amount of Private loan debt;
- The amount of Institutional financing plan debt;
- The number of students who completed the program within the normal program time;
This information is not reported in compliance with FERPA regulations.
Program length is expressed in semesters. There are two 17-week semesters each year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Length of time is calculated as the number of semesters it would take a student to complete the program unit requirements if they enrolled at the minimum full-time level of 12 units per semester. Students may be able to accelerate their progress by enrolling in more units per semester or enrolling in Summer session, if courses are available. Time to complete the program may be longer than the normal program length if a student requires remedial course work.
 Program cost is estimated based upon current unit cost (Fall 2012) of $46.00 per unit plus any additional Course Material Fees for required courses. Additional required fees are also included.
Textbook cost estimate is based upon retail cost of new textbooks purchased through the Mendocino College Bookstore. A student's actual cost may vary based upon the availability of used textbooks, rental textbooks or electronic text books.
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Created: June 14, 2011 @ 06:54 AM
Last Modified: June 27, 2012 @ 11:40 AM