Moving to a greener tomorrow

Curriculum: Green Building Practices

South Seattle, working with local, regional and state workforce development agencies, is at the forefront of energy conservation training, ranging from Weatherization to Advanced Building Sustainability Management. With the state’s largest apprenticeship training center at its Georgetown Campus, South is leading efforts to infuse sustainability across the trades and build career ladders for green jobs.

North's Green Real Estate Certificate program can be completed in as little as two quarters and provides courses to fulfill qualification as a Built Green Certified Professional. The seven courses that make-up the program cover topics such as green building materials, energy efficient design and development, healthy buildings, indoor air quality, marketing and more.

Seattle Central's Wood Construction program prepares students for employment in Cabinetmaking & Fine Woodworking, Carpentry and Marine Carpentry (Boatbuilding.) Instructors emphasize sustainable practices and appropriate selection of environmentally-friendly materials and products.


The Seattle Community Colleges offer a number of training programs associated with green building practices. Many of these programs are focused in the construction and building trades. As has been seen with many occupations associated with the green economy, growth in green occupations will come less from the creation of entirely new green jobs but from the “greening” of existing jobs particularly those in the trades. Students enrolled in the programs associated with green building practices in the Seattle Community Colleges will learn and implement practices that are more efficient and more environmentally friendly.

Seattle Central
Sustainable Builder Advisor (SBA)
Cabinetmaking & Fine Woodworking
Marine Carpentry 

North Seattle
Architectural Engineering Drafting
Home Inspection
Green Real Estate

South Seattle
Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Building Science Technology
Apprentice Related Training in the Trades
Computer Aided Drafting & Design Technology 

Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training

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