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Building Construction, MEP, and Energy Systems

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Earners of the Building Construction, MEP, and Energy Systems microcredential will demonstrate an understanding of building construction materials and methods and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and energy systems. This microcredential will be of interest to those planning a career in architecture or construction management.

Admission requirements for application:

For Non-matriculated students:

Requirements to earn the microcredential:

  • In order to earn the Building Construction, MEP, and Energy Systems microcredential students complete 3 three-credit courses: CON 161, CON 162, and ARC 263. This microcredential requires a minimum grade of C in each of the courses.

Stackable to:

Architecture Engineering Technology, B.S.
Construction Management Technology, B.S.
Science, Technology, & Society, B.S.

Time to complete:

3 semesters

Cost to attend:

Standard tuition rates apply. For tuition and student consumer information, please click here.

Contact Information

Architecture & Construction Management

Lupton Hall, 261

Students select courses from each of the categories listed below:

Coursework 9 credits total
CON 161: Materials and Methods of Construction I 3 credits
CON 162: Materials and Methods of Construction II 3 credits
ARC 263: MEP and Energy Systems 3 credits

CON 161 Materials and Methods of Construction I

An introduction to the engineering properties and the uses of construction materials including soils, concrete, masonry, steel and wood. Classroom testing demonstrations of several materials are included. Conventional construction systems are studied. The student is also given an orientation to the construction industry, the associated professions, and the varieties of employment available. Note: Students cannot get credit for CON 161 and 161W; CON 161W can be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement which is offered at the discretion of the Architectural/Construction Management Department

CON 162 Materials and Methods of Construction II

A continuation of CON 161 extended to include the study of architectural properties of selected materials, methods of construction, and building components. Class work includes technical problem solving using quantitative and graphic analysis of specific building construction systems. Prerequisite(s): CON 161

ARC 263 Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Energy Systems

An overview of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) aspects of buildings. Intended to develop students' ability to analyze energy requirements of buildings and various methods of energy conservation and thermal efficiency. Topics covered include heat flow, system and equipment for heating and cooling. Also included are water supply and wastewater treatments for buildings. Prerequisite(s): CON 162

Last Modified 1/6/23