Jul 12, 2024  
SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 
SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Building Science and Construction Technologies Adobe Preservation Certificate

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IP: 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 and earthen architecture historic preservation fields. The certificate is also geared towards non-professional owner-builders who want to restore or preserve their own earthen home. Students focus on preserving adobe structures from foundation to roof using traditional New Mexican adobe construction skills and appropriate local building materials. Upon successful completion, students are qualified to gain employment as both an entry-level office and field technician.

Students can earn the following degrees related to this certificate:

Student 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 adobe preservation skills.
  • Apply relevant practices and standards for building preservation.
  • Determine a suitable soil mix and make earthen blocks and plasters.
  • Execute adobe basal wall stabilization, block stitching and crack repairs.

Total 18 Credits

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