- Category: 2 Year Degrees
The Energy Management program is a rigorous two-year Associate of Applied Science degree that trains individuals to evaluate energy use patterns; develop, implement, market and maintain conservation programs; perform public outreach; recommend energy efficiency techniques; integrate alternative energy sources; and perform systems analysis to solve problems.
Students learn to apply basic physics and analytical techniques to measure and define energy use of today’s building systems with the goal of evaluating and recommending alternative energy solutions that will result in greater energy efficiency and lower energy costs.
Earn $38,000- 45,000 annually* while helping to create a positive change within our built environment
If someone asked us to guess how much time it’ll take to get to the store, or how much a car weighs, or how tall a house is, we’ll probably be pretty close. But ask us about energy, and we can be wrong by many orders of magnitude.Clark Williams-DerrySightline Institute
Buildings consume 70% of all the electricity produced in the U.S. Advancing energy efficiency in buildings is a critical component of a secure, economically advantageous energy balance leading toward a more sustainable future. As energy related issues continue to increase, more voluntary and mandatory energy conservation opportunities are being created that require a technical skill set like that which is offered through the program.
The program provides a comprehensive technical education that prepares graduates to evaluate commercial building energy usage with the goal of saving energy, money and natural resources.
Graduates Of The Program Are Able To
- Evaluate energy use patterns of residential and commercial buildings.
- Recommend energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for high energy consuming buildings.
- Understand the interaction between energy consuming building systems and based on that understanding make energy consumption recommendations.
- Produce energy evaluation technical reports and make presentations leading to project implementation.
- Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on collected data.
- Read and analyze building blue prints including floor, mechanical, and electrical plans.
- Use problem-solving techniques & mathematics to transform concepts into energy related projects.
Our Goal is Your Success!
After completing the program, your goal will be employment and we take that very seriously. We continually seek out and participate in local, regional, and national networking opportunities for one simple reason - to promote our students directly to those who have the ability to provide jobs.
By providing you with a quality education built around an industry approved job task analysis we are extremely confident that you will be successful.
Graduates find employment in a wide variety of disciplines and may work for such diverse employers as engineering firms, lighting companies, public and private utilities, energy equipment companies, and departments of energy.
Some relevant job titles are:
- Energy Program - Specialist, Manager, Coordinator
- Energy - Auditor, Analyst, Specialist
- Commissioning Technician
- Facility Manager
- Control System Specialist
- Building Operator
- Weatherization Installer and Technician
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