This six-quarter energy program teaches students the specific technical skills of energy auditing, as well as increasing students’ awareness of broader energy and sustainability issues. Graduates of the program receive an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree and are prepared for positions in engineering firms, utilities, government, community action programs, and energy service companies, as well as with facility owners.
The program consists of general education classes and NWEEI’s unique core curriculum classes. General education courses include math, physics, English, and social science. Technical courses include lighting, HVAC and controls, residential and commercial building analysis, building simulation, energy accounting and energy investment analysis. Students must take 12 credits of restricted electives and complete six credits of off-campus workplace experience.
By the end of the second year, students will practice their newly acquired skills by completing a full study of a commercial building.