AAS in Sustainability Technologies

Central Piedmont Community College

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Buildings, Energy
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Technology & Trades
Program Type: Associate (2-year) degree
Completion: 5 semesters
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The Sustainability Technologies Associates Degree curriculum will be based on a core of required science and engineering courses and feature four specialty tracks that will prepare technicians to meet workforce demands for highly skilled workers. The required, core courses will include math, biology, ecology, sustainability, CAD, GIS and alternative energy courses. Students will also be required to master technical training courses with topics including energy, environmentalism, engineering, and their economic and social impacts. Alternative Energy Track: traditional and alternative means of producing, using and conserving energy, with courses on alternative energy system design, installation and maintenance and the environmental impact of energy generation. Green Building Track: courses in the design, selection and installation of building materials and equipment that conserve energy without sacrificing function and design. Environmental Engineering Track: courses in land mapping, reclamation and environmental conservation in the engineering and creation of building sites, roads, farms, and water systems with courses in environmental planning, environmental ethics, sustainable development, and environmental economics. Sustainable Manufacturing Track: courses in the skills required to operate and maintain advanced manufacturing systems used to manufacture energy equipment and products

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