Sustainability Technologies

Sustainability Technologies

You care about finding environmentally-responsible methods in engineering and construction. You are passionate about cutting-edge technologies and renewable energy systems that are changing these fields; you are also skilled in analyzing data and proposing solutions.You also prioritize ethics and conservation. Earn an Associate of Applied Science in Sustainability Technologies or a sustainability certificate from Central Piedmont.

What You Will Learn

You will examine the best practices to reduce environmental impact in engineering and construction. Technical training includes studies in energy, environmentalism, and engineering, as well as the economic and social impact of each of these. You engage in math, biology, ecology, sustainability, CAD, GIS, and alternative energy solutions. You will operate software and tools to measure sustainability standings for companies, analyze landscapes, develop energy reduction strategies, and design both indoor and outdoor efficiency models. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the three competing interest in sustainability; “people, prosperity, and planet”
  • analyze energy usage, demand and conservation for a building envelope, devise a strategy for energy reduction, and select appropriate alternative or renewable energy systems for implementation
  • evaluate an entity’s current sustainability standing and recommend changes needed for improvement
  • operate software and hardware for designing and modeling alternative/renewable energy systems

Graduates are prepared for a range of careers, including environmental and alternative energy consulting, construction management, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, and manufacturing.

Why Choose Central Piedmont

As you approach program completion, you will complete a capstone project. You will engage in research and apply all of your knowledge to a sustainability problem and design a solution that minimizes the impact on the environment. This final project will be helpful to you as you start looking for jobs in sustainability.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

The Details

  • Program Options

    Earn an Associate in Applied Science or a specialized certificate in sustainability technologies. The college catalog details the sustainability technology program options currently available at Central Piedmont as well as program eligibility and course requirements.If you would like information on opportunities to transfer associate degree credit to a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Resource Center.

    Visiting Students

    If you wish to transfer sustainability technologies course credit back to your home institution, explore how to enroll at Central Piedmont as a visiting student.

    Corporate and Continuing Education

    Central Piedmont's Corporate and Continuing Education provides non-credit, non-degree courses and programs, including job skills, industry-focused career training, certificates, certifications, professional licensure, and personal enrichment. Day, evening, weekend, and online opportunities are available.

    College and Career Readiness

    If you are looking for programs to gain the knowledge or skills necessary to finish a high school degree or to get a job, visit Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness.

    College Credit for High School Students

    Visit Career and College Promise to learn about opportunities for high school students to earn college credit at Central Piedmont.

  • Sustainability Technology Program Requirements

    For detailed information on sustainability technologies course and program requirements, visit the Central Piedmont Community College catalog.

  • Locations

    Please note that course offerings and availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm which courses are required to complete this program in the college catalog and confirm where courses are available using Schedule Builder.

  • Course Delivery Methods

    • Classroom/Lab
    • Combined (Classroom/Lab and Online)
    • Online

    Please note that course offerings and availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm which courses are required to complete this program in the college catalog and confirm course delivery methods using Schedule Builder.

  • Careers in Sustainability Technologies

    Graduates of the sustainability technologies program should qualify for numerous positions within the construction management, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, and alternative energy industries. Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, environmental engineering technicians, precision instrument and equipment repairers, construction management, and alternative energy specialists. Visit Central Piedmont’s Career Coach for detailed sustainability technologies career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

    Gainful Employment

    Federal education regulations (34 CFR668.6(b)(2)) require colleges to provide specific information about programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

  • Costs and Aid

    Central Piedmont provides real-world, affordable, hands-on education and career training. Learn how much it costs to attend Central Piedmont. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

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