BCT is now offering a graduate certificate in sustainable building construction to professionals seeking an opportunity to pursue in-depth studies in sustainability in building design and construction without needing to complete a full degree program. This certificate’s topics comprise sustainable (green) building systems and materials, energy and conservation, building technologies, and construction management. 16 credits of flexible coursework can be completed through a combination of online and in-person courses*, with in-person courses offered in Amherst, Newton (on our Mount Ida campus) or both.
If you are considering applying to the Professional Masters in Sustainable Building Systems program after completing the certificate, all 16 course credits will transfer toward your degree.
Who Should Apply?
This certificate is for you if you intend to learn more about any of these topics:
- Building energy assessment and modeling
- Design of wood structures, including mass-timber
- High-performance building design
- Sustainable building certification systems
- Building Information Modeling (BIM)
- Managing sustainable building projects
Apply and Enroll
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis here but you can always start this program by taking one of our UWW (University Without Walls, formerly CPE) courses. Click the following link to see which are available now. Enroll soon! Fall 2020 semester starts August 24th.
*Fall 2020 courses will only be offered online.
Reposted from: https://bct.eco.umass.edu/news/introducing-graduate-certificate-in-sustainable-building-construction/