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Sustainability Technologies Overview


The Sustainability Technologies curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in environmental, construction, alternative energy, manufacturing, or related industries where key emphasis is placed on energy production and waste reduction along with sustainable technologies. Course work may include alternative energy, environmental engineering technology, sustainable manufacturing, and green building technology. Additional topics may include site assessment, sustainability and environmental responsibility, renewable energy, energy management, and waste reduction.

Upon successful program completion, students should qualify for employment within the alternative energy, construction, environmental, and/or manufacturing industries with opportunities in both government and private industry. Positions such as manufacturing technicians, sustainability consultants, environmental technicians, and green building supervisors are in high demand in North Carolina.

Career Opportunities in Sustainability

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates - North Carolina

Occupation title: Solar Photovoltaic Installers
Median hourly wage: $16.71
Annual mean wage: $34,290

Occupation title: Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Median hourly wage: $25.88
Annual mean wage: $53,830

Occupation title: Residential Green Building Construction
Median hourly wage: $27.58
Annual mean wage: $57,360

Occupation title: Market Research Analyst
Median hourly wage: $33.21
Annual mean wage: $69,080

For More Information Contact:

Heath Moody
Chair of Construction Management, Sustainability, and Construction Science Technologies
Phone: 828-398-7349

Eric A. Hurley
Instructor, Sustainability Technologies
Phone: 828-398-7685