School of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability, 505-428-1664
This program provides the knowledge and skills for entry-level employment in the adobe construction and earth building fields. The certificate is also geared towards non-professional owner-builders who want to design and build their own adobe home. Students focus on building adobe structures from foundation to roof using traditional New Mexican adobe construction skills combined with an emphasis on modern “green” practices and sustainable building materials. Passive solar adobe design and construction principles are at the core of this certificate. Upon successful completion, students will be qualified to gain employment as both an entry-level office and field technician.
Students can earn the following degree related to this certificate: