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

Energy Management Technician (online), AAS

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Total Program Credits: 91-92

Estimated Program Length: Two years

Offered by the Science  Division, 541.463.6160

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  

Program Coordinator Roger Ebbage, 541.463.6160

Dean Paul Ruscher

Purpose The Energy Management Technician is exclusively online and prepares students for a career in Energy Management. Through this program, students will learn how residential and commercial building systems consume energy by understanding how they 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. Employment is found with Government, Utilities, Engineering Firms, School Districts, Community Action Programs, and Residential Weatherization Practitioners!

Learning Outcomes Upon completion, the graduate 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 blue prints including floor, mechanical, and electrical plans.
  • Read elevations, sections, schedules, and construction notes.

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

Admission Information Apply online at Applicants must have completed MTH 065  or MTH 070  prior to enrollment. Individual courses may be taken with department/instructor approval.

Advising Roger Ebbage,

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: 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 Industry are excellent. Students must consider the entire Western United States when seeking employment as those willing to relocate will have greater employment opportunities.

Energy Management: $40,000-$50,000 annually.

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 course listing  for information.  
  • 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, Directed Electives, and Health/PE/Dance may be taken any term.
  • All NRG courses are offered fully online.
  • Lane Community College does not offer PH 101  or PH 102 , online. Physics 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.

Directed Electives

DIRECTED ELECTIVES must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. DIRECTED ELECTIVES may be completed online, on campus, or transferred from another institution. Only one co-op ed seminar (BT 206, COOP 206, CS 206) may be used to meet this requirement.

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