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 Dennis.Daneke@umontana.edu for more information.

Sustainable Construction Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Subject Type Option Track
Sustainable Construction Tech Associate of Applied Science

Construction Helper - Technical Certificate*

Subject Type Option Track
Construction Helper Technical Certificate

Carpentry - Certificate of Technical Skills

Requirements

This table gives the recommended course load for Requirements semester, Carpentry - Certificate of Technical Skills year.
CourseCredits
BGEN 160S Issues in Sustainability3
BMGT 242 Front Line Supervision3
CSTN 191 Special Topics1-6
CSTN 261 Building Management4
CSTN 282 Green Bldg Concept & Design I4
CSTN 286 Advanced Wood Buildings3
M 111 Technical Mathematics3
WRIT 121 Intro to Technical Writing3
CSTN 288 Green Building Practicum (30 hours)1
Total Credits33 Credits

Green Building - Certificate of Applied Science*

Fall Semester

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall Semester semester, Green Building - Certificate of Applied Science* year.
CourseCredits
CAPP 120 Introduction to Computers3
CSTN 282 Green Building and Design I3
CSTN 261 Building Management4
M111 Technical Mathematics3
CSTN 288 Green Building Practicum (30 hours)1
Total Credits14

Spring Semester

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring Semester semester, Green Building - Certificate of Applied Science* year.
CourseCredits
BMGT 242 Frontline Supervision3
CSTN 286 Advanced Wood Buildings3
CSTN 283/NRG 235 Green Building and Design II/Building Energy Efficiency3
BGEN 160S Issues in Sustainability3
WRIT 121 College Writing3
Total Credits15

Construction Management - Certificate of Applied Science*

Requirements

This table gives the recommended course load for Requirements semester, Construction Management - Certificate of Applied Science* year.
CourseCredits
CSTN 120 Carpentry Basics & Rough-In Framing5
CSTN 142 Interior & Exterior Finish Carpentry4
CSTN 171 Site Preparation, Foundation Installation, Concrete Placement3
CSTN 261 Building Management4
CSTN 279 Commercial Construction4

Requirements

This table gives the recommended course load for Requirements semester, Construction Management - Certificate of Applied Science* year.
CourseCredits
General Education
WRIT 111 3
And M 111 Technical Mathematics3
And CAPP 120 Introduction to Computers3
And COMX 101 3
Total Credits30 credits

For full CAS Construction Management course descriptions, click here.

*Expected financial aid eligibility Fall 2017. For more information about eligibility, contact Bill Hillman or Dennis Daeneke.

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