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 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.

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.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

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

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent.

Curriculum

  • 10-890-101 College 101
  • 10-480-101 Energy-Intro Renew & Sustain
  • 10-481-114 Intro to Energy Management
  • 10-660-104 DC 1: Introduction
  • 10-660-105 DC 2: Circuits
  • 10-804-113 College Technical Math 1A
  • 10-806-143 College Physics 1
  • 10-103-131 Micro: Excel-Intro
  • 10-196-187 Project Management
  • 10-481-116 BAS Networking
  • 10-660-107 AC 1: Properties
  • 10-660-108 AC 2: Reactance
  • 10-664-100 Automation 1: Control Logic
  • 10-664-101 Automation 2: Motor Control
  • 10-801-136 English Composition 1
  • 10-804-114 College Technical Math 1B
  • 10-605-157 Power Electronics 1: Devices
  • 10-403-100 Blueprint Reading Intro
  • 10-481-109 Commercial HVACR Analysis
  • 10-481-111 Energy Control Strategies
  • 10-481-115 Lighting Fundamentals
  • 10-660-110 Electronics 1: Diodes-Basic
  • 10-664-102 Automation 3: PLC
  • 10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
  • 10-620-220 Pumps: Fluid Moving Devices
  • 10-481-107 Building Energy Simulation
  • 10-481-108 Commercial Energy Analysis
  • 10-481-110 Energy Accounting
  • 10-481-113 Energy Investment Analysis
  • 10-801-197 Technical Reporting
  • 10-809-198 Intro to Psychology

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 with 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
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Fields of Interest: Energy