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Building Science and Construction Technologies Adobe Certificate


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CIP: 15.1001
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:

Students can follow the Program Map(s) listed below to complete this program

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Successfully complete nationally accredited construction safety standards.
  • Demonstrate basic residential earthen construction skills.
  • Apply natural building energy conservation practices and standards.
  • Determine a suitable soil mix and form earthen blocks using various methods of production.
  • Lay out foundation footings, stem walls and earthen walls to code.

Related Requirements: (2 Credits Min.)


Total 22 Credits Min.


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