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Energy Management Technology - Associate Degree

Energy costs 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 saving opportunities. Graduates of the Energy Management Technology associate degree program are equipped to lead businesses' energy management initiatives. Energy managers work within a variety of business sectors: utility companies; energy equipment companies; government agencies; and heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors. Graduates may also find careers as energy auditors, energy management consultants, or energy program coordinators.

Program Code: 104813
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Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $10,272, Books: $857, Supplies: $275

Total Approximate Costs

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Estimates based on in-state residency. Learn more about tuition and fees.

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Follow Your Path

All credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this associate degree:

Energy Management, 904811


  • Day
  • Full-time
  • Online: You will attend classes that are taught both online and in-person. You will be required to come to the Green Bay campus for parts of these classes.
  • Part-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at
  • Submit the following to High school transcript (or GED/HSED transcript) College transcript
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at or 920-498-5444.

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the Energy Management Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 62
  • Curriculum Note: DC 1: Introduction is offered through our high school program partnership. Students who have completed DC 1: Introduction in high school may enroll in Introduction to AC/DC 2. All other students must take 10-660-116, Introduction to AC/DC and do not need to take Introduction to AC/DC 2.
  • The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an institutional requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.
  • Students completing General Studies courses at NWTC must earn a "C" or better in English Composition to enroll in Technical Reporting.
  • Students completing College Technical Math 1A must earn a "C" or better to enroll in College Technical Math 1B.

Program Outcomes

  • 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
  • Troubleshoot, upgrade and maintain the Energy Management Systems (EMS); perform data recovery and backup duties
  • Monitor the effectiveness of energy management operations, detecting, where possible, equipment failures
  • Construct energy evaluation technical reports and make presentations for potential project implementation, along the lines of ASHRAE Level 3 energy audit requirements
  • Upload and download information from remote and local networks to aid in the efficiency of energy management
  • Read utility bills/tariffs, mechanical blueprints and control drawings
  • Independently respond to calls for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and exterior lighting service; and determine whether to dispatch appropriate staff or to resolve problems remotely via the energy management system
  • Write technical proposals for energy projects

What careers are in my future?


Graduate Employment

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Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment for such diverse employers as engineering firms, public and private utilities, energy equipment companies, HVACR contractors and departments of energy in the following areas:

  • Energy Auditor: conducts facility energy audits/assessments and completes data collection to identify energy efficiency improvement opportunities and complete recommendations for energy conservation measures.
  • Energy Management Consultant: conducts facility energy audit/assessments and is responsible for making recommendations regarding energy efficiency improvement opportunities. Prepares cost estimates, energy analysis and is accountable for building long term customer relationships.
  • Energy Program Coordinator: evaluates the energy use patterns for buildings and recommends energy efficiency and alternative energy solutions. Develops and implements a comprehensive energy program. Works with administrative and facilities management to implement programs.
  • Control System Specialist: analyzes heating, cooling and ventilating systems to determine optimum operating conditions and procedures. Assists in the design and development of new or modified HVAC systems to achieve uniformity.

Employment opportunities with additional education

  • Facility Manager
  • Certified Energy Manager
  • Building Manager
  • Energy Engineer
  • Environmental Consultant

What's next after graduation?

Start here. Finish at a four-year.

NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners. See where your associate degree credits will transfer.

What else do I need to know about the program?

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses.

Learn more about upcoming study abroad opportunities.


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.