Housing, Certificate

Program Code: HOUSG_UCT

Admission Requirements

For entrance into the certificate program, students must be at least 5th semester. The cumulative GPA considered for admission will be consistent with, or equivalent to, the GPA minimum of 2.00 for maintaining good academic standing. Students must earn a C grade or better in each of the four courses to continue with the certificate.

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in Housing, a minimum of 12 credits is required.

Prescribed Courses
AE 470Residential Building Design and Construction3
Additional Courses
Students must complete an application and choose an additional three courses of the following: 19
Design of Masonry Structures
Building Enclosure Science and Design
Design of Wood Structures
Sustainable Residential Land Development
Real Estate Fundamentals

Student must be at least fifth semester standing. The cumulative GPA considered for admission will be consistent with, or equivalent to, the GPA minimum of 2.0 for maintaining good academic standing. Students must earn a C grade or better in each of the four courses to continue with the certificate.

Prerequisites Required.

Certificate Learning Objectives

  1. RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AND MANAGEMENT: Students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of housing construction industry and its role in local and national economy as well as some residential construction management.
  2. BUILDING DESIGN: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of design methods for several different systems within residential buildings for safety, comfort, energy efficiency, and affordability, among other criteria.
  3. BUILDING SCIENCE: Students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of building science that will help them in developing more sustainable, durable, and energy efficient homes.

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Heather Hamby
Undergraduate Programs Assistant
218 Sackett Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-867-0470
hehce@engr.psu.edu

Career Paths

The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) hosts an annual career fair for the residential construction industry. This event offers opportunities for full-time employment and summer internships.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A CERTIFICATE IN HOUSING

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
212 Sackett Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-3084
hehce@engr.psu.edu

http://www.cee.psu.edu/