SLCC General Catalog

Energy Management AAS

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
67 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Energy Management degree is designed to prepare students for careers in the fast-growing field of energy management as technical professionals. Students will study energy-related building sub-systems including heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, electrical and lighting systems and the building envelope; energy analysis techniques; building simulation methods; life cycle costs and return on investment calculations; and alternative energy sources. Students will apply these skills to recommend improvements that result in greater energy efficiency and energy cost savings in residential and commercial buildings.

This is a comprehensive program which provides students with practical hands-on experience. Students will be required to participate in an internship experience where they will gain relevant field experience which integrates theory and practice. This environment will give students opportunities to develop skills, explore career options and network with professionals and employers in the industry. Student will be required to complete a minimum of four internship credit hours to earn an AAS degree.

The program is offered as an accelerated degree allowing students to complete the two-year program in less than 18 months. Students will complete a series of seven, accelerated 10 week blocks of courses. A new cohort will begin each Fall. Students may contact the program coordinator for current class schedule information.

Program Entry Requirements

Completion of ENGL 1010 and MATH 1010

Preparation Note

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. Math 1010 with C or better or appropriate Accuplacer score; ENGL 1010 w/ C or better or appropriate Accuplacer score; basic proficiency in MS Excel are required for program admission.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Bismarck State College

Estimated Cost for Students

$7,500 with textbooks

Estimated Time to Completion:

If students follow the sample schedule, time to completion is 18 months

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1010

Intermed Algebra

4

A

RDG 0900; within the last year MATH 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Communication (CM) Choose One Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1010

Elem Effective Comm

3

A

COMM 1020

Prin Public Speaking

3

A

CTEL 1020

Career Speech Skills

3

A

  Human Relations (HR) Choose One Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 2110

Interpersonal Comm

3

A

CTEL 1010

Leadership & Team Build

3

A

LE 1220

Career Development

3

A

MKTG 1960

Prof in Business

3

A

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

 

Required Courses: (46 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ARCH 1100

Intro to Arch Drawing

3

 

CIS 1019

Spreadsheet Applications

2

 

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

PHYS 1010

Elementary Physics (PS)

3

 

EGMT 1010

Intro to Energy Mgmt

2

 

EGMT 1110

HVAC Energy Analysis I

2

EGMT 1010

EGMT 1120

Comm Energy Analysis

3

EGMT 1210 and MATH 1010

EGMT 1130

Building Energy Sims

3

EGMT 1120

EGMT 1210

HVAC Energy Analysis II

2

EGMT 1110 and PHYS 1010

EGMT 1220

Comm A/C System Anal

2

EGMT 1210 and MATH 1010

EGMT 1230

Energy Control Strategies

3

EGMT 1220, 1240, 1700 or instructor approval

EGMT 1240

Energy Efficiency Methods

2

EGMT 1110 and PHYS 1010

EGMT 1310

Lighting Fundamentals

2

EGMT 1110, 1700 and PHYS 1010 or instructor approval

EGMT 1320

Lighting Applications

2

EGMT 1310 and MATH 1010

EGMT 1410

Energy Invest Analysis

2

EGMT 1210, 1240, 1310 and MATH 1010

EGMT 1420

Energy Accounting

2

CIS 2990

EGMT 1540

Alternative Energy Tech

2

 

EGMT 2060

Energy Mgt Seminar 1

1

 

EGMT 2065

Energy Mgt Seminar 2

1

 

EGMT 2800

Energy Mgt Internship

4

Completion of all program course requirements

 

Elective Courses: (Select 5 Credits From The Following)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ACCT 1110

Financial Accounting I

3

A

 

ARCH 2990

Special Topics (Green Bldg)

3

 

Instructor approval

CMGT 1010

Building Const Overview

3

 

 

COMM 1140

Environmental Comm

3

 

 

ECON 2250

Environmental Economics

3

 

 

EGMT 1600

Intro to Water Resources

2

 

EGMT 1700

Basic Electrical Theory

3

 

EGMT 1710

Basic Photovoltaic Systems

3

EGMT 1700 w/C grade or better or instructor approval

EGMT 1720

Adv Photovoltaic Systems

3

EGMT 1710 w/C grade or better or instructor approval

GEOG 1000

Earth's Surface Environ

3

A

 

GEOG 1400

Human Geography (ID)

3

F, Sp

 

GEOG 1800

Geospatial Technology

3

A

 

GEOG 2200

Urban/Envirn Issues (ID)

3

Sp

 

 

Sample Schedule

Note: The major core requirements are part of an established block schedule. The schedule is published to help students plan their coursework and manage their time. General education
and electives need to be completed outside the block schedule at a time that is convenient for the student. The program coordinator will automatically register students for the major core requirements each new block. An academic advisor will work with students throughout the program to ensure that all of the requirements are met for the degree.

1st Year Schedule

Fall
Block 1

Credits

Fall
Block 2

Credits

Spring
Block 3

Credits

Spring
Block 4

Credits

Summer
Block 5

Credits

ARCH 1100

3

EGMT 1110

2

EGMT 1210

2 EGMT 1220 2 EGMT 1120 3

EGMT 1010

2

EGMT 1540

2

EGMT 1240

2 EGMT 1320 2 EGMT 1230 3

CIS 1019

2

EGMT 2060

1

EGMT 1310

2 EGMT 1410 2 ENGL 2100 3

TECH ELEC

2

PHYS 1010

3

HR

3 TECH ELEC 3

Total

9

Total

8

Total

9

Total

9

Total

9

2nd Year Schedule

Fall
Block 6

Credits

Fall
Block 7

Credits

EGMT 1130

3

  EGMT 2800

4

EGMT 1420

2

 

 

EGMT 2065

1

 

 

CM

3

 

 

Distribution

3

 

 

Total

12

Total

4

 

Advising Notes

General Education courses are full 15 week semester courses and will need to be taken separate from the 10 week block schedule.

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the energy use patterns for residential and commercial buildings and recommend energy efficiency and alternative energy solutions for high energy consuming buildings.
  • Understand the interaction between energy consuming building systems and make recommendations based on that understanding.

1 – Substantive Knowledge

  • Generate energy evaluation technical reports and make presentations for project implementation.
  • Use appropriate library and information resources to research professional issues and support lifelong learning.
  • Access library, computing and communications services and obtain information and data from regional, national and international networks.

2 – Communicate Effectively

  • Interpret the concepts of a problem-solving task and translate them into mathematics.
  • Collect and display data as lists, tables and plots using appropriate technology (e.g., graphing calculators, computer software).

3 – Develop Quantitative Literacy

  • Determine an appropriate scale for representing an object in a scale drawing.
  • Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data.

4 – Think Critically

  • Develop an awareness of the social, political, and economic factors dealing with energy management.
  • Work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams.

5 – Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

Department Contact Info

Energy Management Program

Continuing Education
Larry H. Miller Campus
MFEC 229

General Information
801-957-5200

Program Information
801-957-5404

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 209
801-957-4858

Program Coordinator

Scott Johnson
Larry H. Miller Campus
Miller Free Enterprise Center
(MFEC) 229
801-957-5404
scott.johnson@slcc.edu