Sustainable Green Building (AAS Degree)

Degree Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Sustainable Green building is designed to educate students comprehensively on the many subjects related to Green Building Categories and related Environmental and occupant issues, Energy Efficiencies and Sustainable Building design considerations.

General Education Requirements: 22 credits

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition (6 credits)

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

College Composition II

3

Mathematics (3 credits)

 

 

MAT 140 or higher.

College Mathematics (5) or higher.

3

Arts/Humanities (3 credits)

 

 

One course.

 One course.

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

 

 

Two courses.

 Two courses.

6

Physical/Biological Sciences (4 credits)

 

 

One Course.

 One course.

4

Degree Core Requirements: 39 credits

Course

Course Title

Hours

CTM 120

Building the Human Environment

3

CTM 123

Building Methods I

3

CTM 124

Building Methods II

3

CTM 130

Blueprint Reading

3

CTM 131

Green Building Introduction

1

CTM 132

Solar Water Heating Workshop

2

CTM 133

Solar Greenhouse Design

1

CTM 134

Rain Water Harvest Systems

1

CTM 138

Intro to Solar Design Applications

1

CTM 150

Basic Electrical Theory

3

CTM 235

Solar Home Design

3

CTM 236

Photovoltaics and Wind Power

3

CTM 250

Innovative and Alternative Building Tech

3

CTM 260

Green Building I

3

CTM 289

Internship I

3

ENV 111 or ENV 113

Local Environmental Issues or Global Environmental Issues

3

Outcomes

The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates of this program will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • Gain core concepts & Categories of Sustainability and Green Building.

  • Gain fundamental knowledge of Environmental Issues, especially related to the construction industry.

  • Gain introductory knowledge of soils for local food production

  • Acquire skills related to green construction.

  • Attain a basic knowledge in construction methodology.

  • Understand and apply basic construction safety for trades.

  • Gain fundamental knowledge in building drafting, design, layout and auto CAD

  • Explore and develop critical skills for a variety of alternative construction techniques.

  • Develop critical skills for energy analysis of buildings & related performance measures.

  • Develop competencies for sustainable materials & resource use  efficiencies.

  • Design competencies developed for various solar systems; passive & active .

  • Develop electrical trade fundamentals for renewable energy generation.

  • Attain fundamentals solar design knowledge.

  • Attain & apply fundamental knowledge of sustainable projects and industry related checklist certifications.