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Sustainable Design Certificate

  • Careers

    This program prepares you for a career as a construction manager.
  • CT iconThe Certificate in Sustainable Design gives you the management training and practical skills you need to assist contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry.



  • What you will learn:

    • Safe and efficient work practices
    • How to assist architects and architectural engineers in planning and designing structures
    • Use of construction materials
    • Basic drafting skills
    • How to prepare architectural and computer-aided drawings
    • How to manage contracts and specifications
    • Communication and leadership skills
    • Human relations and employability skills
  • Continuing Your Education

    Courses in the Sustainable Design Certificate are part of and apply to our Associate in Science degree in Architectural Design and Construction Technology. The A.S. degree can be applied to our bachelor's degree in Sustainability Management.
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  • Sustainable Design
    Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

    BCNST-CT

    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2015 (505)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2015 (505), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



    Program Leadership Information

    Lara Sharp, Program Director, CL, (727) 398-8256

    Program Summary

    This Certificate provides the student with the management training and practical skills necessary to assist contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • Drafter
    • Job Foreman
    • Job Estimator
    • Materials Purchaser
    • Project Manager
    • Scheduler
    • Superintendent

    MAJOR CORE COURSES

    BCN 1050Building Specifications1
    -
    BCN 1251CConstruction Drawing3
    OR
    BCN 1272Blueprint Reading2
    -
    BCN 2068The A.D.A.: Primer for Contractors1
    BCN 2732Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Standards for the Construction Industry1
    BCT 1760Building Codes2
    BCT 1770Construction Estimating3

    MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
    Materials - Select 3 credits:

    ARC 2461Materials and Methods of Construction I3
    BCN 1057Residential Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems1
    BCN 1058Residential Plumbing Systems1
    BCN 1059Residential Electrical Systems1
    BCN 1592Energy Efficient Building Construction for Florida's Climate3
    BCN 1596Environmental Technology for Building Construction2
    BCN 1597An Introduction to Solar Energy in Residential Construction3
    BCN 2052Masonry Construction Methods1
    BCN 2053Roofing Systems1
    BCN 2054Construction Surveying Methods1
    BCN 2055Concrete Construction Methods1
    BCN 2056Steel Construction Methods1

    MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
    Work Experience - Select 3 credits:

    BCN 1940Construction Practicum3
    BCN 2949Co-op Work Experience1-3
    TAR 1941Architectural Drafting Practicum3
    TAR 2949Co-op Work Experience1-3

    MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
    Select 2-3 credit hours:

    ARC, BCN, BCT, TAR courses2-3
    OR
    ETD 1320CIntroduction to CAD3
    OR
    ETD 1340CAutoCAD II3
    Total Credits19