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Sustainable Construction Technology (SUSC)

Learn how to build it – more sustainably. The Sustainable Construction Technology program at UH Maui College offers students hands-on training in general building construction, and the opportunity to explore a wide range of specialties ranging from carpentry, drafting, welding and masonry to architectural engineering and CAD technology. Students are also introduced to requirements for Green Building certification, including waste stream management and sustainable resources.

DEGREES THAT CAN BE EARNED

Certificate of Professional Development (CPD)
Certificate of Competence (CO)
Certificate of Achievement (CA)
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

*Program length depends on student placement and credit load.

The Sustainable Construction Technology program prepares students in general building construction and maintenance of large or small structures. It allows students to explore different trades prior to selecting a specialization.

Upon successful completion of the SUSC Program, the student should be able to:

    1. Use appropriate materials, tools equipment and procedures to carry out tasks performed on construction projects according to safety and industry standards.
    2. Use math skills to solve problems related to construction plans and processes.
    3. Introducing the requirements of the Green Building certification program. To include, waste stream management, locally developed energy sources, renewable sustainable materials and resources.
    4. Gain knowledge of how to implement the sustainable living practices of the host Hawaiian culture.
Safety: 2 credits
Occupational Safety & Health 20(1), Health 31(1)

Welding for Trades: 2 Credits
Welding 19B(1), 19D(1)

Basic Carpentry Skills: 6 credits
Blueprint 22(3), Carpentry 20(3)

Basic Drafting Skills: 6 credits
AEC 80(3), Blueprint 22(3)

Electrical Maintenance: 5 credits
Electricity 20(3), 23(2)

Energy Production: 6 credits
Energy 101(3), 103(3)

Maintenance Painting: 4 credits
Maintenance 20(2), 40(2)

Maintenance Plumbing: 4 credits
Maintenance 20(2), 50(2)

Rough & Finish Carpentry: 8 credits
Carpentry 41(3), 43(3), 193v(2)

Small Equipment Repair: 6 credits
Electricity 23(2), Maintenance 20(2), 60(2)

Carpentry 20(3)
Maintenance 20(2)
Electricity 20(3)
Mathematics 100 or higher, or BUSN 189(3)***
Energy 101(3)
Health 31(1); Occupational Safety & Health 20(1)
All Sustainable Construction Tech CO courses(16) plus:
Architectural Engineering & CAD Tech 80(3)
Energy 103(3)
Blueprint 22(3)
Maintenance 40(2)
Carpentry 41(3)
English 100 or 106(3)**
All CC courses(33) plus:
Carpentry 43(3)
Humanities elective(3) – 100 or above
Electricity 23(2)
BUS/COM 130, COM 145, or SP 151
Natural Science elective(3) – except PHYS 50
Maintenance 30(2), 50(2), 60(2), 70(2)
Social Science elective(3) – 100 or above
Welding 19B(1), 19D(1)
Cooperative Education 193v(2) - in the appropriate alpha
Technical electives(2-5): Maintenance 65(2), Carpentry 42(3),
Industrical Education, Building, & Construction 20(3), or
other program courses: AEC, BLPR, CARP, ELEC, ENRG, MAIN

Full-time upper division students would take courses in this sequence:

First Semester (Fall)
*CARP 20 Basic Carpentry Skills
*ELEC 20 Intro to Electricity
*ENRG 101 Intro to Sustainable Technology
*HLTH 31 First Aid and Safety
*MAIN 20 Intro to Building Maintenance
Mathematics 100 or higher, or BUSN 189(3)***
*OSH 20 Intro to Occupational Safety & Health I
Total
Credits
3
3
3
1
2
3
1
16
Second Semester (Spring)
*AEC 80 Basic Drafting
*BLPRT 22 Blueprint Reading & Drafting
*CARP 41 Rough Carpentry
*ENRG 103 Energy Production Systems
*MAIN 40 Painting & Decorating
*ENG 100 or 106
Total
Credits
3
3
3
3
2
3
17
Third Semester (Fall)
CARP 43 Interior Finish
Cooperative Education 193v(2) - in the appropriate alpha
MAIN 30 Masonry
MAIN 50 Plumbing
MAIN 60 Small Equipment Repair
WELD 19B & 19D Welding for Trades
BUS/COM 130 or COM 145 or SP 151
Total
Credits
3
2
2
2
2
2
3
16
Fourth Semester (Spring)
ELEC 23 Electrical Wiring I
MAIN 70 Preventive Maintenance
Technical electives - see electives in AAS requirements above
Humanities elective
Natural Science elective
Social Science
Total
Credits
2
2
2-5
3
3
3
15-18

*Note: Courses required for the Certificate of Achievement
**Note: ENG 22/55 may be substituted for the Certificate of Acheivment for those not going on for the AAS degree.
***Note: MATH 18/82 may be substituted for the Certificate of Acheivment or Competence for those not going on for the AAS degree.