Building Construction Science Diploma

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This program focuses on live projects and hands-on activities to teach students energy efficient construction materials and methods associated with high-performance buildings. Students will learn advanced framing methods and other alternative building techniques associated with ‘green building’. Students will also learn energy auditing techniques and soft-ware associated with building energy analysis. Students will come out of this program with the skills required to build high-performance buildings and monitor their energy use. As the construction industry reinvents itself around more sustainable building concepts, the Building Construction Science Program at AB-Tech is the “go to” place for training and retraining for a new era of construction.

All credits in this program can transfer into the Associates Degree in Construction Management Technologies which would allow a student to get out in 2 years with a diploma and a degree. Many of the credits transfer into our Sustainability Technologies program as well. Furthermore, some cred-its will transfer into four-year programs.


For More Information:

Contact Heath Moody by email at or by phone at 828-398-7349.

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Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ARC, BPR, CMT, CST , DFT and SST

CMT prefix classes are offered in the evenings only.

First Semester

ARC 112
4 Credit Hour(s)
BPR 130
3 Credit Hour(s)
CIS 111
2 Credit Hour(s)
CMT 210
3 Credit Hour(s)
CST 111
4 Credit Hour(s)
CST 112
4 Credit Hour(s)

Second Semester

ARC 131
3 Credit Hour(s)
CST 113
4 Credit Hour(s)
CST 244
3 Credit Hour(s)
CST 241
3 Credit Hour(s)
SST 120
3 Credit Hour(s)
SST 140
2 Credit Hour(s)

Third Semester

ENG 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 121
3 Credit Hour(s)
  • EGR 125 may be substituted for CIS 111
  • ENG 111, COM 110 or COM 120 may be substituted for ENG 110
  • PHY 121 or PHY 110/110A may be substituted for MAT 121
  • CMT prefix classes are offered in the evenings only.


Curriculum based on 2015-16 catalog. 

  • 45 Total Credit Hours Required