Mendocino College To Begin Offering Sustainable Technology Program Courses at Lake Center

February 9, 2016

Mendocino College will offer its first Construction Fundamentals Class (SST 180) at the Lake Center beginning on February 27th, 2016.  The class, an introduction to construction skills and methods, covers a range of topics from safe tool use and construction practices to fundamental building skills and an overview of construction topics.  All members of the community are welcome to register for the class, which starts on February 27th.  This course will be held at the Mendocino College Lake Center in Lakeport, all members of the community are welcome to enroll.

This three unit class will run for 12 weeks with an evening lecture on Thursdays and a hands-on Saturday lab.  The lecture time will cover construction methods and green construction techniques, and the labs will focus on hands-on skills, and practical applications through actual construction projects.

The class will be taught by local Lake County contractor, Glenn Mueller, who has a background in both general construction and electrical contracting.  Mueller has been working in this field for the past nine years and also has previous construction background working as a project manager for large commercial buildings.  Glenn is excited to share his experience with students and build construction knowledge in Lake County.

The Sustainable Technology Program offers three certificates in Construction, Renewable Energy, and Residential Performance and Efficiency.  All certificates provide hands on experience in the topics, as well as theoretical coverage of the building and energy trades.  Graduates are expected to leave with a desirable skill set in the building trades for potential employment.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Riddell, Sustainable Technology Program Coordinator, at 707.468.3080, or email

To register go to, or visit the Lake Center for assistance.  More information on the Sustainable Technology Program can be found at: