University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Sustainable Construction Technology A.A.S.

This two-year Associate of Applied Science course of study is designed to prepare students for a wide range of building industry career paths. Students will get hands-on training in various job-site skills, including safety training as well as instruction and practice in entry-level skills, including site preparation and layout, concrete forming and placement, residential framing, roofing, siding, and window installation. Students pursuing a certification in Green Building or Construction Management can apply those credits toward this degree.

Additionally, students will be exposed to basic job-site control practices, scheduling, estimating, and the major guiding principles of green building and sustainable construction. Working on an actual on-site modular home, students completing the program will have experience and exposure to all aspects of residential construction, including foundations, framing, roofing, siding, insulation, drywall, cabinetry, floor finishes, and the process of basic project management.

Associate of Applied Science - Sustainable Construction Technology


Required Courses45
Elective Courses18
Total Hours63

Degree Specific Credits: 63

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
BGEN 215Career Readiness3
COMX 102Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace1
CSTN 120Carpentry Basics & Rough-In Framing5
CSTN 122Beginning Carpentry Lab5
CSTN 142Interior & Exterior Finish Carpentry4
CSTN 143Intermediate Carpentry Lab4
CSTN 171Site Prep, Foundation, and Concrete Installation3
CSTN 261Building Management4
CSTN 282Green Building Concept & Design I4
DDSN 114Introduction to CAD3
M 105Contemporary Mathematics (or higher)3
OSH 130Introduction to Trades and Trade Safety/Job Site Ready3
WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours45

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Elective Courses

Complete 18 credits of the following courses:18
Accounting Procedures I
Issues in Sustainability
Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Special Topics
Advanced Carpentry Lecture
Advanced Carpentry Lab
Green Building Concept & Design II
Advanced Wood Buildings
Special Topics
SCT Internship
Capstone: Carpentry
Special Topics
GIS Mapping
Civil Drafting
Special Topics
Intro to Surveying for Engineers
Introduction to Theatre Design
Theater Production I: Run Crew
Theater Production I: Construction Crew
Stagecraft I
Welding Fundamentals of Construction Trades
Fabrication Basics
Total Hours18

Minimum Required Grade: C-