LopeAccess    Desire2Learn

Historic Building Technology Options

This program combines hands-on, experiential learning in a variety of spectacular settings with online education, to prepare you for a career in the fast-growing fields of building rehabilitation and construction.

Historic Building Technology A.A.S. Degree Plan
Building Preservation Specialist I Certificate Certificate Plan
Building Preservation Specialist II Certificate Certificate Plan
Research Specialist Certificate Certificate Plan

Associate of Applied Science, Historic Building Technology

This comprehensive, two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students to pursue a variety of professional career opportunities in the historic preservation industry immediately upon graduation or continue their education at the next level. Students are introduced to the building arts through a sound theoretical foundation followed by an emphasis in developing the crafting skills necessary to execute historic building preservation interventions. Students may choose to concentrate their hands-on experience in the construction or decorative arts components of historic preservation treatment. The program places special emphasis on place-based learning. The curriculum meets the standards and guidelines set by the National Council for Preservation Education.


The certificates prepare completers to directly enter the historic preservation industry. The curriculum also provides the flexibility for experienced contractors, planners, designers and trades practitioners to upgrade their skills and knowledge to qualify to work with historic buildings and resources. Students may earn a certificate in two options. The certificate program includes many courses required in the Associate of Applied Science Degree and credits may be applied toward earning the degree.

These stackable certificates make it easier to receive multiple certificates and an AAS degree in just 2 years. In order to received an AAS in Historic Building Technology, a student must complete all three certificates plus 13 credits of general education requirements.”

Building Preservation Specialist I Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

Building Preservation Specialist II Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

Research Specialist Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

New Hands-On Opportunities

HClogosmallLamar Community College has partnered with HistoriCorps to offer the first-of-its-kind field-based building preservation school. Learn more about HistoriCorps.