May 07, 2021
Length: Two years, 96 credits
Estimated Cost: 13,198
- Program-Specific Fees - $1,000
- Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $12,198
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.
Term-by-Term Course Plan
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.
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 blue prints including floor, mechanical, and electrical plans.
- 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.
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 (8 credits) - Complete both of the following:
Math (5 credits) - Complete one of the following:
Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:
Physics (8 credits) - Complete one of the following sequences:
- Sequence 1 - Complete both of the following:
- Sequence 2 - Complete both of the following:
Program Core Courses
Program Core courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.
NOTE: BT 123 , CS 133JS , and CS 275 have prerequisites that are not embedded into the program but must be completed prior to completing the required program course. Work with your academic advisor on when to take these prerequisites. Students who have previous computer experience may be able to waive the prerequisite for BT 123 . Please contact the Business Department for information about waiving prerequisites.
- This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements unless otherwise specified.
- Completion of MTH 065 or MTH 070 (or Program Coordinator permission) must be obtained prior to enrolling in the program.
- MTH 098 or MTH 095 may be taken any term but must be completed by the end of the first year.
- WR 121 , WR 227 and Human Relations may be taken any term.
- All NRG courses are offered fully online.
- Lane Community College does not offer Physics 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.
- For transfer opportunities, check with your Academic Advisor. There may be variations in courses needed.
- Cooperative Education 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
Licensing and Certification
Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager In Training (EMIT)