Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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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.

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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.

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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

A History of Success

For more than 30 years the Lane Energy Management Program has been a national leader for curriculum, courses, and activities, preparing hundreds of undergraduate students and professionals for jobs and careers in the energy field.

Sign Up For The Program.
It’s Easy!

Fill out a simplified one page application. A high school diploma (or equivalent) and Math 70 (Basic Algebra) is all that is required for entry.

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Quick Links:

pdfAdmissions Form03/12/2014

pdfDownload Energy Management Brochure12/10/2013

Credit Class Schedule
Fall 2015 | Winter 2016 | Spring 2016 | Summer 2015

Institute for Sustainable Practices - The Institute for Sustainable Practices works toward realizing Lane's core value of sustainability. The Institute also works on improving sustainability in Lane's educational and operational practices.

SUMMER Energy Management Certification
Annual Specialized Training Event

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July 10th-21st 2017
Registration now open!

More Info

Ready to join our 2yr program?


We've outlined a step by step process that will help you through student enrollment. If you're more of a visual thinker, check out the Energy Education Map / Flowchart .

Have a question? Give us a Call.

(541) 463-6160

Additional information regarding 2 year degrees can also be found on the Lane Community College's website located at:www.lanecc.edu/sustainability/sustainability-degree-programs


Program Support
and Generous Donations By


BetterBricks: An initiative of the
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Generous Donations By
Eugene Water & Electric Board