Certificate in Adobe Construction

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.

Class Requirements


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)


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.


Campus Closed: Spring Break

SFCC will be closed March 18-24. The Higher Education Center will only be open for NMHU classes.

No on- or off-campus classes or activities will be held, and no labs or other student services will be available.

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