Sustainable Construction Technology

Certificate of Applied Science and A.A.S. Degree

Dennis Daneke, Program Director

The mission of the Sustainable Construction Technology Program is to provide the regional workforce with credentialed, skilled and competent individuals who are responsive to emerging workforce needs. 

The Sustainable Construction Technology program provides students the opportunity to learn sustainable construction skills in a competency-based learning environment. Students work hand-in-hand with professionals both on campus and at construction sites.

Students use hand and power tools with blueprints to build foundation forms, frame buildings, side and roof buildings, and apply roofing materials. They install windows, doors, stairs, attic vents, insulation, vapor barriers, and drywall. Students learn methods for installing trim, locksets, suspended ceilings, countertops, cabinets, and flooring. They also learn to operate construction equipment.

In addition to general education courses, students in the program learn safe practices. Students construct real-world projects and can earn a Certificate of Applied Science or an Associate of Applied Science degree from The University of Montana. The program often has a waiting list. Prospective students are encouraged to apply one year prior to anticipated school attendance. Contact Dennis Daneke, Program Director, at (406) 243-7692 or for more information.


The University of Montana catalog details degree specific credits and course requirements.

Subject Type
Sustainable Construction Technology Associate of Applied Science
Subject Type
Construction Helper Certificate of Technical Skills
Subject Type
Green Building Certificate of Applied Science
Subject Type
Carpentry* Certificate of Technical Skills


Construction Management, Certificate of Applied Science

Course Credits
CSTN 120 Carpentry Basics & Rough-In Framing 5
CSTN 142 Interior & Exterior Finish Carpentry 4
CSTN 171 Site Preparation, Foundation Installation, Concrete Placement 3
CSTN 261 Building Management 4
CSTN 279 Commercial Construction 4
General Education Requirements
WRIT 111 3
And M 111 Technical Mathematics 3
And CAPP 120 Introduction to Computers 3
And COMX 101 3
Total Credits 30

For full C.A.S in Construction Management course descriptions, click here.

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