Historic Preservation Technology - Curriculum

The Historic Preservation Technology curriculum introduces students to a broad range of issues and topics in preservation. The program emphasizes hands-on skills on preserving historic structures as well as learning the history, preservation and government regulations, and basic business skills to work in the preservation field. Students will learn how to repair historic structures using appropriate technology to meet preservation and environmental standards. Some of the course work will take place in historic structures.

Course work includes courses in architectural history and styles, construction techniques, preservation planning, real estate development, and special programs on historic methods and tools of construction. In addition, students will learn about site studies, basic drafting, researching and documenting historic structures, and conservation plans.

Employment opportunities exist with companies specializing in restoration and remodeling work, local historic commissions, state and federal preservation agencies, museums, and construction firms. The program and the jobs combine both indoor and outdoor activities.

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Historic Preservation Technology - Program Outcomes

  1. Students understand preservation at the local, state, and national level and are able to apply such preservation standards to projects.
  2. Students are knowledgeable of the periods of American culture and demonstrate appropriate preservation methods on artifact and landscape analysis.
  3. Students apply appropriate historic construction methods to repair or restore historic structures.
  4. Students follow the local and state building codes, OSHA regulations, and the Secretary of Interior Standards for preservation of historic structures.
  5. Students complete projects with appropriate drawings, photographs, and documentation that meet preservation standards.
  6. Students apply and explain basic understanding and awareness of sustainability and the contributions of historic preservation to “green” objectives.
  7. Students demonstrate basic roofing, installation and repair, masonry repair, and carpentry construction.
  8. Students evaluate the structural soundness of historic buildings.

Historic Preservation Technology - Contact

Michael Starling

Dean of Business, Industry, & Technologies


Office 156, Fleming Building, Tarboro Campus
(252) 618-6612