With an increasing number of our courses now online, we are announcing the immediate availability of the following professional education courses for the upcoming Winter Term (Dec. – Jan.) and Spring Term (Feb. – May).

There is no need to be a matriculated UMass student to take these courses. Anyone with a professional interest in our field can take them on a per-credit fee basis.

Register Now!

Learn more about these courses and register now on the University Without Walls (UWW) website at the following link:

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(filter by “Subject” and look for “Building and Construction Technology” or “Environmental Conservation”)

Want More?

Many of these courses can be taken to fulfill requirements of our Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Building Construction or our Professional Masters in Sustainable Building Systems. Contact us anytime if you would like to learn more about those options.

Upcoming Courses

Winter Term

  • Sustainable Building & LEED Certification
    This course introduces core concepts of the USGBC LEED Rating Systems and assists students in study and preparation for the LEED Green Associate (GA) exam.
    Winter 2020-21 | BCT 414 | 3 Credits | Dec 7, 2020 – Jan 16, 2021 | On-Line
  • LEED AP Exam Accelerator
    This is an intensive course designed for those interested in pursuing the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) credential, as a part of the goal to become project managers in construction-related fields, or to upgrade existing skills and knowledge of sustainable development best practices.
    Winter 2020-21 | BCT 597X | 3 Credits | Dec 7, 2020 – Jan 16, 2021 | Remote learning

Spring Term

  • Construction Scheduling and Project Control
    Introduces concepts of project management for design and construction, including initiation, planning, implementation, monitoring, control, closeout, documentation, scope, budget and scheduling, teamwork and communication, contracts and negotiation, and risk management.
    Spring 2021 | BCT 550 | 3 Credits | Feb 1, 2021 – May 4, 2021 | Remote learning
  • Introduction to Building Energy Modeling
    This course introduces conceptual and technical aspects of whole building energy simulation. Students will learn to use the energy modeling software eQUEST, underlying principles of energy modeling, and the ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G modeling methodology.
    Spring 2021 | BCT 597BE | 3 Credits | Feb 1, 2021 – May 4, 2021 | On-line
  • Legal Aspects of Architecture, Engineering and the Construction Process
    This course addresses the special legal challenges presented by technological, scientific, and cultural developments including sustainability, BIM/VDC, mass timber, automation, and climate change – covering legal issues arising from design and construction services, with a practical focus on risk management and liability awareness.
    Spring 2021 | BCT 597N | 3 Credits | Feb 1, 2021 – May 4, 2021 | Remote learning
  • Living Labs: Solving for Carbon Neutrality with High Performance Buildings
    This course explores the concept of using the campus as a living laboratory to accelerate innovation in the realm of low carbon approaches to buildings, materials, technologies, policies, and ways of living.
    Spring 2021 | BCT 597Q | 3 Credits | Feb 1, 2021 – May 4, 2021 | Remote learning
  • Studies in Building Information Modeling
    Provides an opportunity to deepen studies in Building Information Modeling (BIM), a concept that is at the heart of contemporary digital building planning and execution. This course also serves as a thorough introduction into Autodesk Revit and covers applied topics in Trimble SketchUp, both industry-standard software in the AEC field.
    Spring 2021 | ECO 620 | 3 Credits | Feb 1, 2021 – May 4, 2021 | Online
  • Sustainable Building Systems Seminar
    This course features lectures presented by various educators, researchers, and practitioners, all experts in their various fields in the Built Environment. Subsequent discussions will provide students with a broadened perspective, which will help foster critical thinking and provide a more expansive view of the Built Environment.
    Spring 2021 | ECO 692C | 1.5 Credits | Feb 1, 2021 – May 4, 2021 | Remote learning

Find Courses and Enroll 

(filter by “Subject” and look for “Building and Construction Technology” or “Environmental Conservation”)

Course modality:

  • Online: Fully online course that does not require attendance of lectures at a given time. Some courses allow this as an option, though.
  • Remote learning: Course that is taken online but may require attendance at set times via video-conferencing software.

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