Sustainability Technologies A.A.S.

A40370

The Sustainability Technologies curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for employment in environmental, construction, alternative energy, manufacturing, or related industries, where key emphasis is placed on energy production and waste reduction along with sustainable technologies.

Course work may include alternative energy, environmental engineering technology, sustainable manufacturing, and green building technology. Additional topics may include sustainability, energy management, waste reduction, renewable energy, site assessment, and environmental responsibility.

Graduates should qualify for positions within the alternative energy, construction, environmental, and/or manufacturing industries. Employment opportunities exist in both the government and private industry sectors where graduates may function as manufacturing technicians, sustainability consultants, environmental technicians, or green building supervisors. Students should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. (GE I.1)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of sustainability and Green technologies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to gather and organize information, identify and analyze sustainability issues, and offer reasonable solutions using the available technologies. (GE II.6; GE III.6)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical and scientific concepts, skills, and applications by applying classroom knowledge to hands-on activities. (GE IV.4)
  • Develop a historical consciousness and a global perspective of the need for preserving the environment through the implementation of sustainable technology. (GE VI.4)
  • Gain an understanding of the interconnectedness of all living organisms and how human interactions affect the health and welfare of the entire planet.

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 113Art Methods and Materials

3

ART 114Art History Survey I

3

FA, SP
ART 115Art History Survey II

3

SP
ART 116Survey of American Art

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 117Non-Western Art History

3

ART 121Two-Dimensional Design

3

FA, SP
ART 131Drawing I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 132Drawing II

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 171Computer Art I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 240Painting I

3

FA, SP
ART 241Painting II

3

SP
ART 244Watercolor

3

SU
ART 260Photography Appreciation

3

ART 261Photography I

3

FA, SP
ART 271Computer Art II

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 281Sculpture I

3

SP
ART 283Ceramics I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 288Studio

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 289Museum Study

3

SP
COM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication

3

DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 112Literature of the Theatre

3

FA
DRA 120Voice for Performance

3

SP
DRA 122Oral Interpretation

3

FA, SP
DRA 124Readers Theatre

3

DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 128Children's Theatre

3

FA, SP
DRA 130Acting I

3

FA
ENG 125Creative Writing I

3

ENG 231American Literature I

3

FA, SP
ENG 232American Literature II

3

FA, SP
ENG 241British Literature I

3

FA, SU
ENG 242British Literature II

3

FA, SP
ENG 251Western World Literature I

3

FA
ENG 252Western World Literature II

3

SP
ENG 271Contemporary Literature

3

ENG 272Southern Literature

3

ENG 273African-American Literature

3

FA
ENG 274Literature By Women

3

HUM 110Technology and Society

3

HUM 120Cultural Studies

3

HUM 130Myth in Human Culture

3

HUM 160Introduction to Film

3

FA, SP
HUM 230Leadership Development

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz

3

MUS 113American Music

3

MUS 210History of Rock Music

3

SP
MUS 211History of Country Music

3

SP
PHI 210History of Philosophy

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP
REL 211Introduction to Old Testament

3

FA, SP
REL 212Introduction to New Testament

3

FA, SP

Mathematics

(Select 3 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MAT 121Algebra/Trigonometry I

3

FA
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra

4

Social/Behavorial Science

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANT 210General Anthropology

3

ANT 220Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 240Archaeology

3

ECO 151Survey of Economics

3

FA, SP
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics

3

FA, SU
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
GEO 111World Regional Geography

3

GEO 112Cultural Geography

3

HIS 111World Civilizations I

3

FA, SP, SU
HIS 112World Civilizations II

3

FA, SP, SU
HIS 116Current World Problems

3

HIS 131American History I

3

FA
HIS 132American History II

3

SP
HIS 162Women and History

3

HIS 221African-American History

3

HIS 236North Carolina History

3

HIS 260History of Africa

3

HIS 261East Asian History

3

HIS 262Middle East History

3

POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU
POL 130State & Local Government

3

POL 210Comparative Government

3

POL 220International Relations

3

PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 239Psychology of Personality

3

PSY 241Developmental Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 243Child Psychology

3

PSY 246Adolescent Psychology

3

PSY 249Psychology of Aging

3

PSY 259Human Sexuality

3

PSY 263Educational Psychology

3

PSY 281Abnormal Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 213Sociology of the Family

3

FA, SP
SOC 220Social Problems

3

SP
SOC 225Social Diversity

3

SOC 254Rural and Urban Sociology

3

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENV 110Environmental Science

3

FA, SP
SST 110Introduction to Sustainability

3

FA, SP
SST 120Energy Use Analysis

3

SP
SST 210Issues in Sustainability

3

SP

Concentration Requirements

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CMT 120Codes and Inspections

3

SP
CST 111Construction I

4

FA, SP
CST 150Building Science

3

FA
SST 140Green Building and Design Concepts

3

FA

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
AHR 211Residential System Design

3

SP
ALT 120Renewable Energy Technologies

3

FA
ALT 250Thermal Systems

3

SP
ARC 114Architectural CAD

2

SP
EGR 285Design Project

2

FA, SP
ELC 220Photovoltaic System Technology

3

FA

Utility Elective

(Select one from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ELC 120Introduction to Wiring

3

FA
PLU 111Introduction to Basic Plumbing

2

SP

Computer Elective

(Select one from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
CIS 111Basic PC Literacy

2

FA,SP, SU
EGR 111Engineering Comp and Careers

3

FA

Safety Elective

(Select one from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
EHS 114OSHA Regulations

4

FA
ISC 121Environmental Health & Safety

3

FA, SP

General Electives

(Take 3 credits)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
AHR 112Heating Technology

4

SP
AHR 113Comfort Cooling

4

FA
BUS 110Introduction to Business

3

FA, SP, SU
BUS 280REAL Small Business

4

SP
CIV 240Project Management

3

FA
EGR 115Intro to Technology

3

FA
ELC 233Energy Management

3

PHY 110Conceptual Physics

3

SU
PHY 110AConceptual Physics Lab

1

SU
WAT 110Basic Wastewater Treatment

3

SP

Students planning to transfer are encouraged to take MAT 171 and MAT 172.

Total Credit Hours: 66