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Center for Sustainable Construction

The way we construct buildings is changing.

The energy and construction industries are looking for workers and leaders who understand modern building codes, smart construction technologies, energy efficiency best practices, and are prepared to integrate them into their work seamlessly.

That means they’re looking for workers who understand solar panel and HVAC installation, resource conservation and management, and the cost and effects of building an energy efficient building from the ground up. They are looking for builders, managers, and technicians, but most of all they are looking for workers certified to build for the future and meet the updated California Green Building Standards Code.

The Center for Sustainable Construction can get you there.

The ESTM Program at Skyline College

The Energy Systems Technology Management (ESTM) Program at Skyline College integrates technical, business, and management training with energy efficiency, building science, and renewable energy to prepare students to build for the future and stay ahead of the ever changing building codes. The program offers pathways to careers in the energy and construction sectors and presents skill development opportunities for experienced workers, business owners, and contractors.

Skyline College offers three Associate of Science Degrees in ESTM with various emphases, four Certificates in ESTM, and one Green Entrepreneurship Certificate.

The College also offers classes in Environmental Science for students looking to fulfill General Education requirements or transfer to a four-year institution.

Each of these programs is designed to prepare you for attaining industry-recognized credentials from:

  • NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners)
  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
  • BPI (Building Performance Institute)
  • And more

Career Outlook

New laws and regulations require us to build smarter, more efficient homes and businesses, and California is at the forefront of this movement. That means the job market in sustainable construction is growing and new job opportunities are emerging as the construction landscape evolves.

Career opportunities in sustainable construction include positions as Project Managers, Lead Technicians, Lead Installers, Energy Efficiency Assessors, Researchers, Sales positions and Engineers.