Certificate in Adobe Construction

Provides the knowledge and skills for entry-level employment in the adobe construction and earth  building fields. The certificate is also geared towards non-professional, owner-builders who want to design and build their own adobe home. Students focus on building adobe structures from foundation to roof using traditional New Mexican adobe construction skills combined with an emphasis on modern “green” practices and sustainable building materials. Passive solar adobe design and construction principles are at the core of this certificate. Upon successful completion, students will be qualified to gain employment as both an entry-level office and field technician.

Class Requirements

CORE REQUIREMENTS: (17 HRS.)

ADOB 111      Adobe Construction Basics (3)
ADOB 112      Adobe Wall Construction (3)
ADOB 113      Passive Solar Adobe Design (2)
ADOB 114      Floor Design and Construction (3)
ADOB 115      Finish Practices (3)
ADOB 116      Roof Design and Construction (3)

APPROVED ELECTIVES: (2 HRS.)

Choose one of the following:

ADOB 118      Preservation Practices (3)
ADOB 122      Rammed Earth Construction (2)
ADOB 198      Adobe Building Practicum (1-3)

NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.

TOTAL 19 CREDITS MIN.