Green Building Construction Skills

This program will prepare students to perform the duties and responsibilities required by entry level positions in the building maintenance and the solar energy systems fields, such as:

Plumbing helper-installer
Carpenter (construction) helper
Electrician helper
Plumber helper
Solar energy systems installer

Students will learn construction related math, OSHA-based safety standards, carpentry, electrical skills, plumbing, exterior and interior finish, and basic photovoltaics (PV). Students will also learn fundamentals of energy, energy transfer, energy systems within a home, the “home as a system” concept, what factors impact comfort and efficiency, and how to conduct an energy survey. Additionally, students will demonstrate proficiency in customer service, the use of the internet, and job search skills.

Students will be prepared to take the NABCEP entry level exam and the certification exams in BPI’s Energy Auditor and Envelope/Shell Pro and ESCO’s Green Awareness.

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