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Nicolet College - Info session July 12 on new green building design degree


Info session July 12 on Nicolet College’s
new green building design degree


Posted June 30, 2011

Anyone interested in learning green building design and construction techniques is invited to attend a Nicolet College information session on the college’s Architectural Technology associate degree Tuesday, July 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Tamarack Center Room 117.

The new two-year associate degree includes classes that cover sustainable home building practices such as Building Green Residential, Alternative Energy Overview, and Principles of Sustainability, as well as traditional residential design and construction.

“Green construction is a clear trend in the industry,” said Jeff Labs, Architectural Technology and Building Trades instructor at Nicolet. “Students who graduate from the program will have multiple skills with a new technology. This will give them a definite advantage in landing that first job after college and advancing in the field as they get more experience.”

The information session, which is free and open to the public, will cover the classes necessary to earn the degree, job prospects after graduation, as well as information on college’s admissions process, financial aid, scholarships and academic advising.

Classes will begin at the start of Fall Semester Aug. 23.

Nicolet created the new degree after consulting with more than 30 area professionals from construction-related businesses. Repeatedly these individuals said there was solid demand for graduates with design and construction skills that focus on environmental sustainability.

“Increasingly people who are building new homes want to incorporate energy-saving and other environmentally-sustainable features in their homes,” Labs added “Graduates from the Architectural Technology program will provide local construction contractors with a greater ability to provide these services which, in turn, will help these businesses be successful.”

Information will also be available about the college’s admissions process, financial aid, scholarships and academic advising.

For more details, contact the Nicolet College Welcome Center at (715) 365-4493, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4493, TDD (715) 365-4558 or 711 relay; or Jeff Labs at (715) 365-4675, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4675, or by email at Information is also available online at