Adobe Construction Program at Santa Fe Community College
Adobe Concentration within the Building Science and Construction Technologies Degree Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


Adobe—The Original Green Building Material. This program at SFCC’s School of Trades, Technology, Sustainability and Professional Studies is built around passive solar adobe design and construction principles. It provides the knowledge and skills you’ll need to gain employment in the adobe construction and earthbuilding fields. The program is also geared toward non-professional owner-builders who wish to obtain the skills needed to design and build their own adobe home, from foundation to roof, using traditional New Mexican construction skills combined with modern green practices and sustainable building materials. In the spring of 2014 it will be possible to receive an Adobe Certificate (CERT). Info: 505.428.1388,,



Adobe in Action
Adobe in Action is a Santa Fe-based nonprofit that promotes adobe as the answer to sustainable, affordable housing for low-income families. The organization also provides adobe construction education in support of community development, cultural enrichment and preservation.

Adobe in Action’s classes facilitate the continued qualification of adobe craftsmen through theoretical and practical instruction. To reach a broad range of students, courses are offered as a blend of online and live instruction and synchronize with ongoing building projects. A certificate of completion is offered for each course. The educational component aligns Adobe in Action’s courses with existing academic and professional earthbuilding institutions to contribute to a nationally recognized certification in adobe construction. For more information, call 505.310.3259, email or visit




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