Nov 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog

Energy Management Technician: Building Controls Technician Option (online), AAS


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Total Program Credits: 100-101

Estimated Program Length: Two years

Offered by the Science  Division

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  

Program Coordinator Roger Ebbage, ebbager@lanecc.edu 541.463.6160

Dean Paul Ruscher

Purpose Through this program, students will learn how residential and commercial building systems consume energy by understanding how systems work and the interaction between one another. Students will be able to evaluate and measure consumption and make an informed recommendation on building system energy efficiency improvements. Students will also learn the basics of Building Controls systems and how they are fundamental to achieving higher levels of energy efficiency through building operation. Employment is found with Controls System Suppliers, Controls Installation Contractors, Government, Utilities, Engineering Firms, School Districts.

Learning Outcomes The student who successfully completes all Energy Management Technician: Building Controls Technician Option requirements will:

  • 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).
  • Construct energy evaluation technical reports and make presentations for potential project implementation.
  • Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on collected data.
  • Evaluate the energy use patterns for residential and commercial buildings and recommend energy efficiency measures and renewable energy solutions for high energy consuming buildings.
  • Interpret the concepts of a problem-solving task, and, using mathematics, translate concepts into energy related projects.
  • Read and analyze building blue prints including floor, mechanical, and electrical plans.
  • Understand the interaction between energy consuming building systems and make energy use reduction recommendations based on that understanding.
  • Use appropriate library and information resources to research professional issues and support lifelong learning.
  • Analyze a variety of commercial HVAC and lighting systems from a controls perspective.
  • Become familiar with modules and electronics commonly used to implement building automation schemes.
  • Write building control systems schemes.
  • Understand control system management software.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot existing building control systems.

Licensing & Certification Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager In Training (EMIT)

Admission Information Apply online at https://www.lanecc.edu/science/energy-management. Applicants must have completed MTH 065  or MTH 070  prior to enrollment. Individual courses may be taken with department/instructor approval.

Advising and Counseling Roger Ebbage, ebbager@lanecc.edu

Cooperative Education (Co-op) Co-op is a required and important part of the Energy Management program. It provides relevant field experience that integrates theory and practice while providing opportunities to develop skills, explore career options, and network with professionals and employers in the field. Students must complete six Co-op credits for the AAS degree. Students may use up to eighteen Co-op credits toward their degree requirements. Contact Gerry Meenaghan at: MeenaghanG@lanecc.edu Phone: 541.463.5883 Office: Building 19, Room 154

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Employment opportunities in the Energy Management - Building Controls Industry are excellent. Students must consider the entire Western United States when seeking employment, as those willing to relocate will have greater employment opportunities.

Building Controls Technician: $40,000-65,000

Estimated Program Cost

Program Specific Fees   $1,000
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $10,227
  Total Estimated Cost $11,227


*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  (or Program Coordinator permission) must be obtained prior to enrolling in the program.
  • MTH 095  may be taken any term but must be completed by the end of the first year. 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 121 , WR 227 , Human Relations, and Health/PE/Dance may be taken any term.
  • All NRG courses are offered fully online.
  • Lane Community College does not offer PH 101 , PH 102 , or Beginning Programming (CS 133JS , CS 133N , CS 275 ) online. These courses 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 two 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.

Program Core Courses


NRG 280  must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. All other CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted.

NOTE: BT 123  has prerequisites of CIS 101  or CS 120  or BT 120 , AND MTH 065   or higher.

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