2 Year Degrees
Now accepting new students for water and energy programs!
While some industries require 4-year degrees, there are many technician level jobs and positions that provide high earnings, good benefits, salary stability and a rewarding career path into many other related fields in as little as two years. There are many benefits of a 2 year Associates of Applied Science technical degree but many people highlight; Lower costs, Hands on (practical knowledge), Smaller Classes, Quality of Life, Job skills & Placement, and transferable to a 4 year university.
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For over 30 years, NWEEI and Lane Community College has successfully provided significant opportunities to train professional technicians who can immediately contribute to resource savings (energy, water, costs...) in their own communities and was the first in the United States to offer a college degree in Energy Management.
We are pleased to offer 2-year degree programs (Associate of Applied Science) through Lane Community College in the following areas:
Now accepting students from the Pacific Northwest Region (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana) for fall term of 2018, the program trains individuals to evaluate energy use patterns; recommend energy efficiency techniques; integrate alternative energy sources; and perform systems analysis to solve energy related problems. The online energy degree brings our rigorous two-year Associate of Applied Science Energy Management program to your doorstep.
Through the National Science Foundation (NSF) we are 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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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.
The Building Controls Option is a rigorous two-year Associate of Applied Science degree where the first year core courses are shared with Energy Management. 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. This program 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.
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As of Fall 2018, this program has been transitioned to being delivered online. Students who wish to take traditional classes will still be able to do so but only as part of the Energy Management Technician Building Controls Technician option.
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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