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College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Technology-Renewable Energy Specialist

Program Options

Credential Title Credit Hours Required Notes
Associate of Applied Science Construction Technology-
Renewable Energy Specialist
63 -
Certificate Construction Technology-
Renewable Energy Specialist
49 -


Contact Information

Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
Professor Janice Grant 586.445.7480 grantj@macomb.edu South Campus

Program Description:

The Construction Technology‑Renewable Energy Specialist program provides students with a sound background for careers in construction supervision, estimating, building inspection, architect’s field representation, construction management, or residential or commercial building.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

1. Construct and solve math problems related to construction industry.

2. Identify abbreviations and symbols used on construction drawings.

3. Apply the proper terminology in building construction.

4. Interpret dimensions and dimension symbols on working drawings.

5. Use drafting tools and equipment in an efficient and accurate manner.

6. Use basic mathematics to calculate dimensions, area and volume.

7. Display basic hand-drafting skills and principles.

8. Identify and use numerous architectural graphic symbols.

9. Draw and use the terminology associated with architectural drafting.

10. Identify, define, and use the various components of a computer graphics workstation.

11. Identify, create, and use proper file management to save all work.

12. Use and define the terms, commands, command option selections, and command overrides associated with AutoCAD software.

13. Edit existing drawings and geometry.

Requirements & Specific Information:

Personnel from ancillary industries, such as construction material suppliers, will also find that Construction Technology courses provide a sound background for their careers.

The primary direction for this program is toward sustainability and renewable energy in construction. Coursework includes wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy as they relate to residential building. Hydrogen fuel cells are also addressed.

Career Opportunities:

Construction Technology-Renewable Energy Specialist-Certificate: Job titles such as Construction & Building Inspector, Construction Manager, Cost Estimator, and Builder are attainable upon completion of this course of study. To learn more from a career specialist, visit the Office of Career Services at either campus or explore online at www.onetonline.org.

Transfer Pathways:

Students intending to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree need to make early decisions concerning an academic major and a transfer destination. Statistics show that students who make these decisions early are more likely to persist to graduation than their undecided counterparts. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Macomb are strongly urged to see a counselor or academic advisor as early as possible in their college careers.


    Associate of Applied ScienceCertificate