Welcome to South Seattle College (South) and the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Sustainable Building Science Technology (SBST) program. This program prepares students who have completed an apprenticeship program, a two-year technical degree or approved associate degree and have 2-5 years of related work experience with commercial and residential high performance buildings.
This 90-credit degree program offers industry professionals a pathway to becoming a skilled Building Science Professional. The program emphasizes upper-division coursework that focuses on the complexities of building science, energy codes, building codes and facility management.
The Goals of the SBST BAS are to:
- Meet industry demand. Beginning in 2008 with the original skills panel held by the Seattle King County Workforce Development Council, industry has requested and driven the demand for a degree in sustainable building science technology.
- Offer a degree program of which there are currently none in Washington State.
- Create an affordable educational pathway for individuals currently working in industry to complete a bachelor degree program without having to leave the state or resign from a job.
- Provide an opportunity for journey-workers in the trades to advance their careers.
- Provide an avenue for individuals currently working in industry to gain skills that will allow them to become more effective professionals in building science.
- Offer the opportunity for people working in sustainable building science technology to broaden and advance their skills.
- Prepare employees who can fill the critical unmet demand for sustainable building science technology professionals.
- Develop a well-regarded bachelor degree program that will create a conduit for graduates who wish to enter a master’s degree program.
- Contribute to the attainment of the state’s higher education and regional economic development goals in a high-growth industry by creating a better career ladder for individuals that are currently working as sustainable building science technology professionals.