Feb 05, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Energy Management Technician, 1-yr Certificate

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Length: One year, 53 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $8,243

  • Program-Specific Fees - $1,000
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $7,243

Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year’s rates. Course tuition and fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at www.lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-tuition.

Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare 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.

Students who complete this program 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
  • 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.
  • Read and analyze building blueprints including floor, mechanical, and electrical plans.
  • Read elevations, sections, schedules, and construction notes.

Admission Information

Apply online at https://www.lanecc.edu/science/energy-management. Completion of MTH 065  or MTH 070 , AND PH 102  (or Program Coordinator permission) must be obtained prior to enrolling in the program.

General Education

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

Writing (4 credits) :

Math (5 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Physics (4 credits):


  • This program follows Certificate of Completion Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • Completion of MTH 065  or MTH 070 , and PH 102  (or Program Coordinator permission) must be obtained prior to enrolling in the program.
  • MTH 098  or MTH 095  may be taken any term.
  • 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.
  • Students may use PH 202  or PH 212  to meet the Physics Requirement.
  • 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.

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