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Building Energy & Comfort Controls - Certificate

Energy expenses make up a part of every business' bottom line. Employers are seeking those skilled in monitoring energy consumption with the ability to detect and evaluate energy efficiency opportunities. Graduates of the Building Energy & Comfort Controls certificate program enter the workforce with electricity, HVAC, and building comfort knowledge as well as skills in programmable building controls. Technicians work within a variety of business sectors: energy equipment companies; heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors; and with building facilities.

Program Code: 614816 New at NWTC
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Area of Study: Energy

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The Building Energy & Comfort Controls certificate program will provide instruction in basic electricity, commercial utility billing and costs, environmental comfort variables (such as humidity and temperature), basic HVAC mechanics, basic building automation controls, and sequences of building operation. Successful graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce at an informed and skilled level that allows them to quickly grasp concepts and operational procedures based on employer specific equipment, processes, and comfort controlled smart logic.

Total Credits 7

Program Outcomes

  • Identify components involved in Building Automation Systems (BAS)
  • Examine operating and human comfort factors provided by Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
  • Summarize how Building Automation Systems are used to regulate HVAC systems.
  • Evaluate the energy use patterns for commercial building and recommend operational, energy efficiency, and alternative energy solutions for buildings experiencing high-energy cost and/or consumption.
  • Evaluate how Building Automation Systems (BAS) are used by commercial buildings to save energy.
  • Read utility bills/tariffs, mechanical blueprints and control drawings
  • Become aware of Building Automation Systems (BAS) careers

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.