Description of Program:
The Energy Management Technology Associate degree program teaches students the specific technical skills of energy auditing, as well as increasing students’ awareness of broader renewable energy and sustainability issues. Graduates of the program are prepared for positions in engineering firms, utilities, government, community action programs, and energy service companies, as well as with facility owners.
The program consists of general education classes and core curriculum classes. General education courses include math, physics, English, and social science. Technical courses include lighting, HVAC and controls, residential and commercial building analysis, building simulation, energy accounting and energy investment analysis.
By the end of the second year, students will practice their newly acquired skills by completing a full study of a commercial building. Using the latest simulation software, students will develop a technical report to be presented to the building owner.
Reasons for choosing this career:
- Passionate about energy and the environment
- Enjoy problem solving
- Looking for a mix of hands on and computer based work
- Looking for a wide variety of potential careers
- Excellent growth potential in energy fields
- State of the art campus building used as a laboratory