The Construction, Building Performance and Energy Assessment Degree is designed for the student who begins with limited experience in the construction industry, and prepares them in the necessary basic and applied technical skills to enter the construction or building performance industry. This Degree covers standard construction practices with an emphasis on green building topics throughout. After completion of coursework in construction practices, students will also be trained as industry professionals in the principles of building science, energy consumption in homes, and specific standards for efficiency, comfort, health and occupant safety. Through an industry recognized curriculum in building science, students will be introduced to two tracks, one geared for building trades and weatherization technicians, and the other focusing on energy auditing and third party verification jobs. Upon completion of the Degree, students will be prepared to certify as building analysts with the nationally recognized Building Performance Institute. This Degree provides multiple career options in construction related industries.
Associate in Science Degree
The Construction, Building Performance and Energy Assessment Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program and general requirements as well as sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.