It is our goal at The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers to introduce you to the complicated environmental problems our world is facing and prepare you for a variety of professions that are now tackling these problems head-on. Our Career & Technical Education (CTE) program is the focal point of this goal. A strong and effective CTE program gives you a broad introduction to both the important issues and solutions, as well as potential pathways to either deeper study in college or entry into a career.
When you enter UAGC as a ninth grader, you will be required to take an introductory Environmental Studies course that will give you the background knowledge needed for further study and exposure to the career pathways we currently offer. Upon completion of this course, you will choose from one of our two pathways – Urban Agriculture or Building Science. You will spend your remaining three years in this chosen pathway.
Building Science lies at the intersection of architecture, engineering, construction, and applied sciences. It seeks to combine the knowledge from these disciplines in order to improve our built environment; making it better for our health, safety, comfort, and to positively impact our ecosystems.
The professions within Building Science use knowledge of natural systems, advanced technology and construction techniques, thorough analysis of data, respect for vernacular and natural architecture, and creativity to improve our buildings.
Completing the Building Science program at UAGC will put you at the cutting edge of knowledge in the field and give you huge advantages over your peers when applying to architectural-, engineering-, or construction-focused jobs and technical colleges.
Careers that might potentially open up for you include:
About your Teacher
Professionally, Chris Sedita is trained as an architect, but realized that the marriage of architecture and construction is where his heart lies. He shifted into the construction world first as an Assistant Project Manager, then as a Field Superintendent, and finally as a Partner in his own construction firm. He specialized in managing the construction of extremely complex projects, including historical renovations and "green" buildings. Altogether he brings over 20 years of experience in the building industry, including 5 years as an entrepreneur. His latest challenge has been educating both adults and teens about Building Science, for which he was nominated to be a Daily News Hometown Hero in 2018.
Sedita has a B. Arch from NJIT and an MS in Sustainability from City College.
In addition to his career in the building industry, Sedita designs and builds custom, handmade furniture in his free time. His work can be seen here.