Sustainable Construction and Energy Technology Program


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We offer three certificates of achievement, as well as the opportunity to take individual courses in a student's area of interest. Our certificates combine hands-on technical skill development with sustainability concepts and business skills, to prepare students for career advancement in new and evolving technical industries. 

Our three certificates include Construction, Renewable Energy, and Building Efficiency & Performance.  All courses are taught by subject experts with many years of experience in their fields who are eager to train incoming students.  In a changing workforce with many tradespeople set to retire in the next ten to fifteen years, there's room for entry level and mid-level tradespeople to grow and expand their skills and take on more complex and interesting jobs in all of the trades. 

Students taking 12-16 units per semester can complete 1-3 certificates in 3 semesters (1.5 years).

Click on the icons further down the page for more information about the individual certificates.


 Noel Woodhouse

Noel Woodhouse

For-Credit Certificates

Noncredit Certificate

students install solar panels on the roof of a house

students prepare for solar panel installation

student in hard hat lifts a solar panel

two students bolt solar panels down

two students work together to saw a log

student uses tape measure to mark off length on a piece of wood

 two students work to frame a house   two students install insulation

wood and tape measure