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Sustainable Technology

City Tech’s Sustainable Technology certificate provides a multidisciplinary curriculum of sustainable technologies within facilities design and operation. Coursework encompasses the specifics of life cycle cost analyses of new high-tech materials, alternative energy systems, and new construction methodologies in the preliminary design phase.  The program is designed to meet the growing demands of companies engaged in the field of environmentally friendly systems.

This certificate helps professionals satisfy the expectations that a facility minimize its adverse environmental impact throughout its lifetime, from concept to construction, during operation, and through its ultimate salvage.  Students gain a firm understanding of sustainability issues, and the ability to ascend a career ladder in companies such as architectural and engineering design firms, consultants, contractors, and manufacturers where these specialist positions will be created.

Sustainable Technology Certificate Learning Outcomes:
This certificate provides combined expertise in mechanical systems and architectural, construction management and civil engineering technology. Students experience a unique learning environment that enables them to successfully apply and integrate alternative energy systems into a complex building environment.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

Admission to the Sustainable Technology Certificate Program requires admission to the college, meeting CUNY skills requirements in reading, writing and mathematics, plus one of the following:

  • Forty-five credits toward an AAS in Architectural Technology, Construction Management Technology, Civil Engineering Technology or Environmental Control Technology;

    OR

  • Designation as an “Industry Professional”.   “Industry Professionals” are individuals who are New York State Registered Architects, New York State Licensed Professional Engineers, or who can provide verifiable evidence of eight years experience in one of the following fields: Architectural Design; Construction Management; Building Maintenance and Operations; or Alternative Energy System Design and Installation.  These individuals will be required to sign an acknowledgement that they have been informed of the Mathematics and English requirements of the courses they will be taking.

CERTIFICATE STRUCTURE

There are two groups of fundamental courses:

  1. Group A - For Environmental Control Technology Students and related Industry Professionals:
    Courses that provide a base of knowledge in Architecture and Construction Management.

  2. Group B - For Architectural Technology and Construction Management Technology Students and related Industry Professionals:
    Courses that provide a base of knowledge in Environmental Control Technology along with some laboratory experience in the field.
Electives

There are three groups of electives. Students will be required to take one course from each group, thereby achieving a broad understanding of sustainability in other disciplines, with their major serving as their specialty. Students who have already taken one of the certificate electives as part of their regular coursework can have it count toward the certificate without being required to take an additional class in that elective/discipline group.



1Prerequisites are as listed in the catalog for each course. Alternate prerequisites are: an AAS in Architectural Technology, Construction Management Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, or Environmental Control Technology; or Designation as an “Industry Professional” in accordance with the Admission Requirements. In addition, Industry Professionals will be required to sign an acknowledgement that they are aware of the Mathematics and English requirements of the courses they will be taking, and will need the approval of the program director.

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Courses

Group A (for Environmental Control and Industry Professionals):
ARCH 1140 Materials in Architecture1 2
CMCE 1104 Statistics and Strength of Materials1 2
ARCH 1250 Site Planning1 2



Group B (for AR, CT/CV and Industry Professionals):
ENVC 1110 Principles of Air Conditioning I 3
ENVC 1220 Hydronic Systems Design1 3
ENVC 2321 Air Conditioning Systems Lab II1 1



Electives (one course from each of the following groups):
ARCH Group
ARCH 2450 Sustainability Through Architecture1 3
ARCH 3511 Architectural Design V1 3
ARCH 3561 Architectural Office Management1 3
CMCE Group
CMCE 1220 Construction
Management I1
3
CMCE 2412 Construction Estimating1 2
ENVC Group
ENVC 2421 Building Energy Systems Lab1 3
ENVC 2452 Facilities Energy Management1 3



CREDIT SUMMARY
Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Management Technology degree holders:
Group B Courses 7
Elective Courses  min. 8
Total min. 15
Environmental Control Technology degree holders:
Group A Courses 6
Elective Courses min. 8
Total min. 14
Industry Professionals:
Group A Courses 6
Group B Courses 7
Elective Courses  min. 8
Total min. 21