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:
- Matriculation into a Farmingdale State College degree program
- Freshmen: 85% GPA (minimum) and Algebra II or Precalculus with a 70 or higher
- Transfers: 2.5 GPA (minimum) and C or better in College Algebra
- Completion of the Microcredential Application on Etrieve
For Non-matriculated students:
- Completion of the non-matriculated student application
- Completion of the Microcredential Application on Etrieve (Instructions will be emailed after completing the non-matriculated student application)
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.
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Cost to attend:
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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