2-Year AAS Degrees
Now accepting new students for water and energy programs!
The Energy Management Program was born in 1980 when Alan Gubrud, a physics instructor at Lane Community College, obtained a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a curriculum that combined the principles of basic physics with energy analysis techniques.
Students gained a working understanding of energy systems in today’s built environment and the tools to analyze and quantify energy efficiency efforts. The program began with an emphasis in residential energy efficiency / general solar energy systems and has evolved to include technician level commercial energy efficiency, renewable energy system installation and water conservation skillsets.
We are pleased to offer 2-year degree programs (Associate of Applied Science) in the following areas:
The Energy Management ONLINE degree brings our rigorous two-year program to your doorstep. This is not just taking a program online, rather, we have the potential to revolutionize how career technical programs can be delivered. Utilizing proven online instructional methods and innovative partnerships, we expect to increase the Energy Management program’s ability to reach students outside the Eugene, OR area.
In July of 2016, Lane Community College was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to fund an Independent Learner Energy Education Design (iLEED).
The program is piloting a methodology for non-centrally located remote students to be able to accomplish technical hands on activities. These activities are guided by industry experts who can facilitate access to tools, mechanical equipment and or tactile experiences. Additionally, they provide an invaluable direct student-to-industry connection that cultivates immersion into the industry along with potential employment opportunities.
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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.
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
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New program beginning Fall 2013
The Energy Management - Building Controls Option is a rigorous two-year Associate of Applied Science degree. First year core courses are shared with Energy Management and Renewable Energy option students.
Today’s buildings are complex technological structures comprised of interactive systems charged with delivering safe, healthy and affordable physical environments. Building automation integrates these electronic and mechanical systems in order to optimize operations and create an efficient “smart” building.
Many computer programmers who are writing code for newer building automation systems excel at their craft but often have no practical knowledge of the systems they control. The Energy Management - Building Controls Option produces technicians who understand both programming and building systems.
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The Water Conservation Technician program consists of an inspiring community of students and faculty dedicated to improving community water security and quality using ecologically sustainable practices.
The Program trains individuals to evaluate water use patterns; develop, implement, market and maintain conservation programs; perform public outreach; recommend water efficiency techniques; integrate alternative water sources; and perform systems analysis to solve problems.
As water related issues continue to increase, more voluntary and mandatory water conservation opportunities are being created that require a technical skill set like that which is offered within this program.
Earn $36,000- 51,000 annually while helping to create a positive change within our natural environment
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