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.
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.
Certified Energy Manager
Requirements for Program Entry
High school transcript or equivalent.
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
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