Nov 29, 2021  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Energy Management Technician, 1-yr Certificate

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Total Program Credits: 53-54

Total Program Length: One year

Offered by the Science  Division, 541.463.6160

Certificate of Completion Requirements  

Program Coordinator Roger Ebbage, 541.463.6160

Dean Paul Ruscher

Purpose A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing energy-efficient systems or monitoring energy use. Includes instruction in principles of energy conservation, instrumentation calibration, monitoring systems and test procedures, energy loss inspection procedure's energy conservation techniques, and report preparation. Equipped with the appropriate set of skills, an Energy Management Technician also oversees the energy purchase and consumption of a building (residential or commercial) or portfolio of buildings. The Energy Management Technician will make energy efficiency recommendations to building owners as a result of investment level 3 energy audits.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate the energy use patterns for residential and commercial buildings and recommend energy efficiency measures and renewable energy solutions for high energy consuming buildings.
  • Understand the interaction between energy consuming building systems and make energy use reduction recommendations based on that understanding.
  • Construct energy evaluation technical reports and make presentations for potential project implementation
  • Access library, computing and communications services, and obtain information and data from regional, national, and international networks
  • Collect and display data as lists, tables, and plots using appropriate technology (e.g., excel and other computer software)
  • Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on collected data.
  • Interpret the concepts of a problem-solving task, and, using mathematics, translate concepts into energy-related projects.
  • Use appropriate library and digital information resources to research professional objectives and support lifelong learning.
  • Read and analyze building blueprints including floor, mechanical, and electrical plans.
  • Read elevations, sections, schedules, and construction notes.

Licensing & Certification Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager in Training (CEMEMIT)

Admission Information Contact Roger Ebbage, or complete the program application:

Advising Roger Ebbage 541.463.6160,

Cooperative Education (Co-op) Coop is not required but available through the Lane Community College Cooperative Education. Contact Gerry Meenaghan, 541.463.5883

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Employment opportunities in the Energy Management and Building Automation (controls) industries are excellent. Students must consider the entire Northwest when seeking employment, as those willing to relocate will have the best employment opportunities.

$40,000 - $50,000 Annually

Estimated Program Cost

Program Specific Fees   $500
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $6,000
  Total Estimated Cost $6,500

*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See Courses .
  • Completion of MTH 065  or MTH 070 , AND PH 102  (or Program Coordinator permission) must be obtained prior to enrolling in the program.
  • MTH 095  may be taken any term. If math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed to meet the math requirement.
  • WR 227  and Human Relations may be taken any term.
  • All NRG courses are offered fully online.
  • Lane Community College does not offer PH 102  online. Physics must be taken on campus or transferred from another institution.
  • Deviation from the prescribed course sequence will impact a student's ability to complete the program in a one year time frame. Please contact Program Coordinator and/or Academic Advisor to determine prescribed course sequence.

General Education

GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. It is recommended the following GENERAL EDUCATION requirements be completed prior to entering the program.

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