"Green" and sustainable buildings don't stop with the completion of construction – they consist of on-going, interactive systems that require advanced knowledge and skills to design, manage, and diagnose over time. The fast pace of technological change and challenges demands advanced experience, knowledge, and skillsets of those who are charged with the continuing care and evolution of sustainable buildings and environments.
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Sustainable Building Science Technology (SBST) program will prepare you to apply expertise and systems knowledge to support highly technical building operations. The SBST degree, which builds on your prior education and work experience, positions you to launch a career where you understand building functions and finance in order to manage structures that are healthier and more durable, efficient, economical, and sustainable.
This 90-credit degree program offers you a pathway to becoming a skilled Building Science Professional. SBST emphasizes upper-division coursework that focuses on the complexities of building science, energy codes, building codes, and facility management.
The goals of the SBST BAS are to:
- Meet industry demand. Beginning in 2008 with the original skills panel held by the Seattle King County Workforce Development Council, the industry has requested and driven the demand for a degree in sustainable building science technology.
- Offer an applied bachelor's degree program, of which there are currently none in Washington State.
- Create an affordable educational pathway for individuals currently working in the industry to complete a bachelor's degree program without having to leave the state or resign from a job.
- Provide an opportunity for journey-workers in the trades to advance their careers.
- Provide an avenue for individuals currently working in the industry to gain skills that will allow them to become more effective professionals in building science.
- Offer the opportunity for people working in sustainable building science technology to broaden and advance their skills.
- Prepare employees who can fill the critical unmet demand for sustainable building science technology professionals.
- Develop a well-regarded bachelor's degree program that will create a conduit for graduates who wish to enter a masters degree program.
- Contribute to the attainment of the state's higher education and regional economic development goals in a high-growth industry by creating a better career ladder for individuals that are currently working as sustainable building science technology professionals.
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