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Residential Building Science Certificate

This certificate is for individuals interested in the dynamics and systems approach to residential building. The program emphasis is teaching the essentials of diagnostic assessment and the issues of building durability, building performance, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality in residential buildings. Upon completion of this program participants will have the necessary skills for employment opportunities as State energy raters, weatherization assessors, home inspectors or will have improved skills as building contractors, managers and appraisers.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please view the Gainful Employment Disclosure form or website.

Certificates are programs of study designed to prepare students to secure entry-level employment in their chosen field.

Typically a certificate is 30 credits (one year).

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours30
General Requirements10
Written Communication Skills
ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
Oral Communication Skills
Select one from the following (3 credits)
COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3
COMMS235Small Group Communication & Team Building*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
COMMS241Public Speaking*3
*Grade C or better
Computational Skills
MATHS105Intermediate Algebra (or higher)4
Program Requirements20
CIOSS135Using Spreadsheets in the Workplace1
CTS185Building Diagnostics and Testing3
CTS201Cold Climate Construction3
CTS285Advanced Building Pressure Diagnostics3
PHYSS102Survey of Physics4
Select one from the following (3 credits):
CTS120Basic Construction Techniques3
CTS222Building Construction I3
Select one from the following (3 credits):
CTS135Residential Wiring3
CTS140Residential Plumbing & Heating3
CTS230Residential Mechanical Ventilation3

Construction Technology
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Technical Education Center 
1415 Harbor Way
Juneau, AK

Sitka Campus
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1332 Seward Ave
Sitka, AK

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