Green Building Environment Certificate

This program is intended to provide students with the knowledge to work in the energy areas, building environment, building management and other jobs yet to be defined. This is an area that is still evolving and developing. The students will learn what sustainability and green is all about and become better stewards of the environment.

The core courses will address systems and strategies for designing and maintaining healthy and productive indoor environments and the critical role of an integrated design team.

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Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 44

Program Requirements

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Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ARCTK 119 BLUEPRINT READING - CONSTRUCTION  1
ARCTK 228 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT  3
CMPSC 120
or
BUSINESS COMPUTER SYSTEMS *
or
3
CMGEN 120 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS  3
REACT 110 INTRODUCTION TO REFRIGERATION  4
REACT 118 ELECTRICITY AS IT APPLIES TO HVAC/R  4
REACT 213 RESIDENTIAL EQUIPMENT DESIGN II  4
REACT 220 BALANCING AND TESTING HVAC SYSTEMS  2
GRBCR 150 BUILDING ENVELOPE EVALUATION  3
GRBE 110 INTRODUCTION TO GREEN BUILDING NEEDS  3
REACT 211 RESIDENTIAL EQUIPMENT DESIGN I  4
GRBE 120 BUILDING ENERGY ANALYSIS  3
GRBE 130 CENTRAL HEATING AND COOLING PLANT  3
GRBE 140 INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND GREEN BUILDINGS  4
GRBE 150 GREEN BUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS  3

* Transfer students should take CMPSC 120

Previous experience in energy areas is not required to enter the program. Students need to have basic computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint before admission into this program.

Students must provide the following items: safety glasses with side shields, work gloves, basic scientific calculator, and thumb drive.

After completion students can pursue the Green Building Environment Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1 REACT 110; REACT 118; ARCTK 119; CMPSC 120 or CMGEN 120
Spring Semester 1 GRBE 110; GRBE 120; GRBCR 150
Fall Semester 2 GRBE 130; GRBE 140; REACT 211
Spring Semester 2GRBE 150; ARCTK 228; REACT 213; REACT 220

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department

Dirksen Hall, Room 09

(309) 694-8566

Illinois Career Cluster

Architecture and Construction

Career Pathway:
Construction

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