This Program 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.
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.