Program Description

The Green Building Technology diploma program is designed to prepare students for a future in the growing field of weatherization and energy efficiency assessment for new and existing houses and buildings. Improving the energy efficiency, health and safety, comfort, and durability of both new and existing houses and buildings is emphasized. Students are taught to conduct comprehensive building performance evaluations, assessments, analysis, and testing to determine appropriate performance improvements. Program includes applied hands-on building diagnostics, commissioning, energy auditing and modeling, and weatherization retrofit strategies. The program is designed for individuals wanting to enter the energy efficiency assessment and retrofit industry, and for contractors wanting to work towards becoming certified weatherization technicians, and/or energy auditors. This program will prepare students to take the HERS national rater exam, and the BPI building analyst exam.

Occupational Trends

Hundreds of thousands of green jobs are being created throughout the country, as well as throughout the world, in energy efficient retrofits of buildings, and the installation of renewable energy systems to provide energy to operate buildings, in an attempt to use energy more wisely and improve the energy efficiency performance of new and existing buildings. Consequently, there is a growing demand for thousands of trained weatherization technicians, and solar electric and hot water designers and installers.

Actual Job/Career

Green building job opportunities include: home energy rater, energy auditor, building analyst professional, weatherization technician, green builder/remodeler, renewable energy installer, etc.

There are no available degrees at this time, please check back with us regularly as new programs are added regularly.

Green Building Technology Diploma (54 hrs)
core courses
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development
Green Building Technology
occupational courses
COLL 1020 College Success
GRBT 1100 Green Building Technology I
GRBT 1110 Green Construction I
GRBT 1120 Green Building Technology II
GRBT 1130 Green Construction II
GRBT 1140 Building Analyst Professional
GRBT 1150 - Residential Estimating and Bidding
GRBT 1160 Energy Auditing and Modeling
GRBT 1180 Weatherization for New and Existing Homes
GRBT 1200 Energy Efficient Building and Design
GRBT 2500 Green Building Technology Internship

*All program information subject to change without notice.

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Program Admission Information

High school diploma or GED Required for admission.


Min. ScoresDegreeDiploma
Sentence Skills   60
Reading Comp.   55
Arithmetic   34
Algebra   N/A

Instructors & Faculty