Central Piedmont Community College
The Sustainability Technologies Associates degree curriculum is based on a core of required science and engineering courses and feature four specialty tracks that will prepare technicians to meet workforce demands for highly skilled workers. The required, core courses will include math, biology, ecology, sustainability, CAD, GIS and alternative energy courses. Students will also be required to master technical training courses with topics including energy, environmentalism, engineering and their economic and social impacts. Student Learning Objectives: At the completion of the Sustainability Technologies Program, students 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.