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Construction Technology Building Energy Technologies

Basic Certificate (BC)

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The basic certificate program in Building Energy Technologies is designed for students seeking expertise in the practical application of energy efficiency and renewable energy systems in the building and construction industries. Those with interest in building operation and assessment, the construction trades, contracting, energy consulting and related occupations will learn to plan, implement, audit, operate and optimize energy systems in a wide range of new and retrofit building types. An emphasis on integration into traditional building construction and operation allows graduates to coordinate with architects, engineers and contractors on the installation and operation of those systems.

 

Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

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Program/Plan Number

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Program General Requirements

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Program Core Requirements

21 CH
Environment Technology
ENVR TC 104
Energy Systems Fundamentals 3
Course covers the basics of building envelopes, HVAC, lighting, insulation, glazing, plumbing and electrical systems, construction materials, and the surrounding environment. Incorporates blueprint/design fundamentals. Focus on construction engineering concepts. Introduces LEED and Energy Star programs, relevant environmental, health and safety principles, impacts, and regulatory implications. Provides a broad overview of energy use and efficiency in structures and why it matters. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 114
Renewable Energy Systems 4
An introductory, work-skills course on principles, concepts, applications, and installation of renewable and alternative energy technologies. Distinguishes between technologies appropriate to industrial / commercial settings versus those intended for residential structures. Covers renewable energy sources (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.) as well as alternative technologies utilized for building operations (microturbines, fuel cells, combined heat and power). Designed to prepare tradesman for the installation of various technologies. Up to five (5) off-campus field trips to alternative energy installations will be scheduled as part of this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
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Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 144
Building Systems Maintenance 4
Course is comprised of seven energy efficiency topics in building operations and maintenance. Building Operators Certification is a professional development program in the energy and resource efficient operation of buildings to qualify operations and maintenance staff for certification. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
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Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 204
Residential Energy Systems 3
Course addresses energy systems and energy efficiency technologies utilized in single- and multi-family residential building forms. Covers systems design and installation in both new construction and retrofit projects. Introduces field auditing techniques, environmental impacts (indoor air quality, asbestos, lead, voc's, radon, waste disposal issues, etc.), worker health & safety considerations, Energy Star certification, building commissioning procedures, and local regulatory requirements. An off-campus field trip to a residential "green" building/construction site will be scheduled as part of this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 214
Institutional Energy Systems 3
Course covers the types of energy systems and energy efficiency technologies in use in commercial, industrial, and high-rise buildings. Includes design, installation, testing, assessment, and operation of technologies in these structures, and details the integration of system control components. Also encompasses a synopsis of environmental, health & safety for construction and post-construction activities, Energy Star, LEED certification, other pertinent programs and regulatory aspects. An off-campus field trip to an institutional "green" building/construction site will be scheduled as part of this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
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Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 244
Energy Equipment Troubleshooting 4
A second tier course comprised of four (4) core classes in maintenance, operation, and diagnostics of electrical and HVAC systems, and two of four (2 of 4) possible electives in system specialty topics. Buildings Operator Certification is a professional development program in the energy and resource efficient operation of buildings to qualify operations and maintenance staff for certification. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
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Offered at: Wilbur Wright

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Construction Technology Construction Technology

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