Building Construction Technology Certificates

South Suburban College offers a variety of basic certificates designed to provide specialized training in specific areas. The following basic certificates are now available. For further information, contact your academic advisor or counselor.

Basic Certificates

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
New Residential Construction (BLD.BASIC.NEWRESID) Credits
BLD 101 Construction Materials and Methods I – Wood 4
BLD 103 Construction and Material Methods V- Home Energy Dynamics 3.5
BLD 220 Build Energy Efficient Green Home I 6
BLD 221 Build Energy Efficient Green Home II 6
Total Credit Hours: 19.5
Building Rehabilitation (BLD.BASIC.REHAB) Credits
BLD 101 Construction Materials and Methods I – Wood 4
BLD 210 Renovate Energy Efficient Green Home 5
BLD 221 Build Energy Efficient Green Home II 6
Total Credit Hours: 15
Construction Supervision and Management (BLD.BASIC.SUPVMGT) Credits
BLD 105 Print Reading for Building Construction 3
BLD 203 Estimating 3.5
BLD 205 Project Supervision and Management 3
BLD 215 Pre-Plan Energy Efficient Green Home I 3
Total Credit Hours: 12.50
Green Building Construction (BLD.BASIC.CONGR) Credits
BLD 100 General Contract Green Home 2
BLD 103 Home Energy Dynamics 3.5
BLD 107 Pre-Apprenticeship 3
BLD 150 Intro to “Green” Building Science 2
BCD 190 International Energy Code 3
BCD 106 Mechanical Inspections 3
BLD 160 Residential Energy Auditing 2
BCD 157 Green Construction Career Planning 2
Total Credit Hours: 21.50
Home Maintenance (BLD.BASIC.HOMEMAIN) Credits
BLD 101 Construction Materials and Methods I – Wood 4
BLD 102 Construction Materials and Methods II – Masonry 4
BLD 206 Construction Materials and Methods IV – Electrical 4
BCD 104 Residential Plumbing Inspections 3
Total Credit Hours: 15
HVACR Technician Certificate Credits
BLD 106 OSHA 30hr Construction Safety Certificate 1.5
BLD 140 HVACR Tech 1 4
BLD 141 HVACR Tech 2 4
BLD 142 Duct Fabrication 3
BLD 150 Intro to “Green” Building Science 2
BLD 206 Residential Electrical Wiring 4
BCD 106 Mechanical Inspections 3
BCD 190 International Energy Conservation 3 Code 3
ELC 101 Electrical Circuits 1 4
Total Credit Hours: 28.5
Industrial/Brownfield Safety, Land Reuse, & Public Health Credits
BLD 162 Intro to Environmental Health 3
BLD 159 Intro to Brownfields Remediation, Land Reuse, & Public Health 3
BLD 163 Basic Site Assessment 3
BLD 161 Basic Safety Training for Construction & Brownfield Workers 3
BLD 168 Strategies for Safe Handling of Hazardous Substances 3
BLD 167 Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response 3
BLD 130 General Welding 3
Total Credit Hours: 21

For more information contact Eugene Damiani, Program Coordinator, at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2292, Room 2368, Main Campus.