Energy Management

Advance your HVACR and other energy control skills in less than a year – while working.

Sensors and programmable logic are allowing buildings and operations of all sizes to automate heating, cooling, lighting, and other energy-consuming operations. 

In less than a year, you can obtain energy control skills that are vital to today’s companies. You will learn how equipment scheduling, controls, and renewable energy technologies are used to save money and energy. 

Designed for Working Adults

Classes are offered either online or in a blended evening format. (In a blended evening class, some parts of the class are online and some are in person, one or two nights a week.)

Program Code: 904811

Explore energy management technology used in analysis and measurement of energy in today's building systems.


Certificate Completers will be able to

• Discuss and promote the benefits of energy efficiency.
• Evaluate the energy use patterns for commercial buildings.
• Recommend energy efficient and alternative energy solutions for high-energy consuming buildings.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

• 104831, Energy Management Technology

Catalog No. Description
10-480-101 ENERGY-INTRO RENEW & SUSTAIN overview of various renewable energy technologies and sustainable design practices and their current applications. Emphasis will be placed on policies, renewable energy production, green products and jobs.
10-481-114 INTRO TO ENERGY MANAGEMENT ...introduces the basic concepts of energy, utility systems and utility rate structures; defines the need for energy management as an integral part of society at all levels. The course will present the various opportunities available to energy management students.
10-481-116 BLDG. AUTOMATION SYSTEM (BAS) NETWORKING... presents the fundamentals concepts of data transmission in various media types. Topics include network fundamentals, standards, OSI model, IP protocol, network signal transmission, media, protocols, physical topologies, logical topologies, hardware, typical BAS networks, and typical BAS subnetworks.
10-481-109 COMMERCIAL HVACR ANALYSIS ...identify commercial HVAC system types and the general energy use impact of each type. Calculations of system equipment efficiencies will be used to determine EER, SEER, AFUE, COP, combination and seasonal efficiency in boilers, balance point partial efficiency. (Corequisites: 10-481-114, Intro to Energy Management)
10-481-115 LIGHTING FUNDAMENTALS ...light sources, luminaries, lighting controls, manufacturer lamp and ballast specifications, lighting power density, lighting-HVAC interactions, retrofit opportunities, cost savings analysis and lighting codes/regulations. Students will critically evaluate lighting systems, luminaries and associated components. Understand and perform various types of lighting calculations. (Prerequisite: 10-481-114, Intro to Energy Management)
10-481-111 ENERGY CONTROL STRATEGIES ...topics include building system control concepts and devices; including electric, pneumatic and digital controls, emphasis is placed on identifying and understanding control strategies related to energy using systems and methods to estimate energy savings. (Prerequisite: 10-481-114, Intro to Energy Management)
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