Apply for
Spring
2018
Logo for Print

Sierra College Construction and Energy Technology

Contact
  • Share
    • Email
[] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] []
  • Slide
  • Slide

Construction and Energy Technology

CET logoThe Construction and Energy Technology curriculum is designed to give students a broad knowledge of the construction and energy industries. Coursework includes job safety, construction skills, work ethics and hands-on laboratory courses to provide trade related skills such as electrical, plumbing, carpentry and solar photovoltaics.

Sierra College provides a caliber of experience to students not readily offered in other programs. The award-winning Construction and Energy Technology curriculum is designed with three degrees to provide students with skills and education needed for success in the construction and energy industry. The degrees are:

  • Construction Management
  • Energy Technology
  • Residential Building Construction

The construction courses provide foundational training for construction management certification programs, transfer eligibility to CSU construction management programs, as well as training for entry-level employment in the construction industries.

The energy and solar photovoltaics courses provide the fundamental skills needed to excel in an energy sector career. In addition to degree and transfer opportunities, skills certificates are available in the field of solar photovoltaics.

The Certificate Programs qualify students for a certificate only in the field of study. A.A. and A.S. degree requirements include general education coursework in addition to required certificate courses.

Energy Technology offers an A.S. degree. Certificates are also available in Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Photovoltaic Advanced. To learn more about the Energy program, click image below:

Energy Technology

“Both programs are more than I expected. The information is up-to-date and cutting-edge. What’s really significant is, the teachers care about what the students are learning.” Jason P. (Student - Sierra College CET)

Degrees and Certificates

Construction Technology offers A.A. and A.S. degrees as well as certificates that can be earned in the Residential Building Construction program. Construction management transfer eligibility to CSU is also available. To learn more about the Construction program click image below:

Construction Technology

Construction Management

AS Degree

The curriculum in Construction Management focuses on providing a broad base of knowledge and skills targeted toward the management of construction operations.  The objective of the degree is to provide a foundation for continued study in construction management at a four-year college or university or for employment in the construction industry.  The program is oriented toward the practical problems of the construction industry and the curriculum emphasizes subject areas that provide a basis for employment in the industry including business, mathematics and foundational construction courses.  Students completing the Construction Management program will find a wide variety of career choices including estimator, construction manager, construction owner, and project manager. For the degree, students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0, and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

  • Sierra College Associate Degree Requirements;
  • California State University General Education Breadth pattern;
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).

Energy Technology

AS Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement

The Energy Technology program prepares students for jobs in the field of renewable energy, such as solar power installation, site supervision, sales, system maintenance and management. Students receive a background in sustainability while gaining specific technical skills related to renewable energy installation. As students complete courses for the degree, they also qualify for two skills certificates in photovoltaics and are prepared to sit for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. Students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

  • Sierra College Associate Degree Requirements;
  • California State University General Education Breadth pattern;
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).

A certificate is designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Residential Building Construction

AA or AS Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement

The curriculum in Residential Building Construction prepares students for entry-level building construction positions, such as carpenter, electrician, plumber and estimator. Credit for up to one and one-half years of the contractor’s examination experience requirement may be granted by the Contractors State License Board for completion of the Residential Building Construction degree. For the degree, students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

  • Sierra College Associate Degree Requirements;
  • California State University General Education Breadth pattern;
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).

A certificate is designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Advanced Building

Skills Certificate

The Advanced Building Skills Certificate curriculum prepares students to work for small to large home builders in a more advanced or managerial role doing carpentry/framing, finishing, job costing, project management or green construction. This skills certificate provides a foundation for students to help prepare their employers for the California State mandate of all new residential construction being “Net Zero” by 2020. A skills certificate is designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Building Basics

Skills Certificate

The Building Basics Skills Certificate curriculum prepares students to work for small to large home builders in a framing, electrical or plumbing role. This skills certificate provides a foundation for students to help prepare their employers for the California State mandate of all new residential construction being “Net Zero” by 2020. A skills certificate is designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Construction Basics

Skills Certificate

The Construction Basics Skills Certificate curriculum prepares students to work safely for small to large home builders in a labor role. This skills certificate provides a foundation for students to help employers directly build residential homes. A skills certificate is designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Green Building

Skills Certificate

The Green Building Skills Certificate curriculum prepares students to work for small to large home builders in a carpentry/framing role. This skills certificate provides a foundation for students to help prepare their employers for the California State mandate of all new residential construction being “Net Zero” by 2020. A skills certificate is designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Photovoltaic

Skills Certificate

(formerly offered in the Environmental Studies and Sustainability department)

The purpose of the Photovoltaic Skills Certificate is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to obtain employment as Photovoltaic System Installers and Technicians. Emphasis is on the critical skill competencies as recommended by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners for entry level photovoltaic systems work. A skills certificate is designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Photovoltaic Advanced

Skills Certificate

(formerly offered in the Environmental Studies and Sustainability department)

The purpose of the Photovoltaic Advanced Skills Certificate is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to obtain employment as Photovoltaic System Installers, Technicians and entry-level Designers. Emphasis is on the critical skill competencies as recommended by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. A skills certificate is designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Contact

  • Image Location: B 3
  • B 3
  • 5100 Sierra College Blvd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • Fall and Spring M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • (916) 660-7800
  • (916) 630-4523

Timothy Busk Part-time Instructor, Construction and Energy Technology

  • No Contact Image
  • LR 113
  • 5100 Sierra College Blvd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Orbin Fortier Part-time Instructor, Construction and Energy Technology

  • No Contact Image
  • LR 113
  • 5100 Sierra College Blvd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Barbie Anne Lussier-Davis Part-time Instructor, Construction and Energy Technology

  • No Contact Image
  • LR 113
  • 5100 Sierra College Blvd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Fred Lustenberger Part-time Instructor, Construction and Energy Technology

  • No Contact Image
  • B 3
  • 5100 Sierra College Blvd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • (916) 660-7800
  • (916) 630-4523

Jonathan Schwartz Part-time Instructor, Construction and Energy Technology

  • No Contact Image
  • H
  • 5100 Sierra College Blvd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Andy Shirk Instructional Assistant, Construction Energy Technology / Welding

  • Contact Image: Andy Shirk
  • H
  • 5100 Sierra College Blvd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Sergei Sokolov Part-time Instructor, Construction and Energy Technology

  • No Contact Image
  • B 3
  • 5100 Sierra College Blvd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • (916) 660-7800
  • (916) 630-4523

Bob Visger Part-time Instructor, Construction and Energy Technology

  • No Contact Image
  • B 3
  • 5100 Sierra College Blvd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • (916) 660-7800
  • (916) 630-4523
Latest Update
Featured Video