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Energy Management AAS Degree

Energy Management is the efficient and effective use of energy to minimize costs and reduce future energy demand. The program focuses on the fundamentals of energy and the energy systems in residential and commercial buildings. Energy efficiency measures and leadership through sustainable practices are explored.

AEE Approved Education Provider 

Completing the AAS Degree in Energy Management from Salt Lake Community College entitles you to take the examination for Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification at any of AEE's established remote testing center locations.

Transfer to a Four-Year Degree 

The AAS in Energy Management transfers to Bismarck State College's online Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Management. 

Prerequisites: 
  • MATH 0980 with C or better or appropriate testing score
  • WRTG 0990 with C or better or appropriate testing score
  • Basic proficiency in MS Excel
Schedule 

The program is offered in an accelerated format allowing students to complete the two-year degree in as little as 18 months. A new cohort begins each August and completes General Education requirements during Fall Semester before beginning Energy Management classes in Spring Semester. 

Courses

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course EGMT 1010
Title Intro to Energy Management
Prerequisite
Description Course provides an overview of the energy management field and defines the need of energy management as an integral part of society. Course also presents various vocational opportunities through lectures, guest speakers and site visits.
Course EGMT 1110
Title HVAC Energy Analysis I
Prerequisite EGMT 1010
Description Course introduces residential and light commercial energy use. Topics include heating & cooling systems, building envelope, insulation type, blower doors, indoor air quality, heat loss calculations & building instruction.
Course EGMT 1120
Title Commercial Energy Analysis
Prerequisite EGMT 1210, MATH 1010
Description Analysis of energy use and management in light commercial buildings; preparing for and performing walk through audits in apartments, restaurants, and retail/office complexes. Emphasis on analyzing data obtained from field experience.

Section List

EGMT 1120-251
CRN: 44539
Instructor: Devnani, Sanjiv
Course Type: Lecture/Lab
Semester: Fall
Dates: Oct. 15 - Dec. 21
Days: Wednesday Friday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: Miller Campus
Course EGMT 1130
Title Building Energy Simulations
Prerequisite EGMT 1120
Description Course reviews computer programs available for analyzing commercial buildings. Topics include code & output format, BIN methodology, hourly simulations & current programs on market. Students perform simulations under supervision.
Course EGMT 1210
Title HVAC Energy Analysis II
Prerequisite EGMT 1110, MATH 1010, PHYS 1010
Description An overview of the refrigeration cycle, HVAC system types, tuning, operating and maintenance (TOM), air duct design, psychrometrics and energy conserving retrofit options.
Course EGMT 1220
Title Commercial Air Conditioning Systems Analysis
Prerequisite EGMT 1210
Description Course will explore many commercial A/C systems commonly found in the commercial environment. Site visits to help students identify system types. Conservation opportunities associated with each technology will be discussed.
Course EGMT 1230
Title Energy Control Strategies
Prerequisite EGMT 1220, EGMT 1240
Description Course covers devices used to regulate energy use in buildings, pneumatic/electric/electronic; from manual to auto & simple switches to microprocessors. Emphasis on control/calibration problems & redesigning for energy efficiency.
Course EGMT 1240
Title Energy Efficiency Methods
Prerequisite PHYS 1010, MATH 1010, EGMT 1110
Description Emphasis on energy management calculation methods using computerized spreadsheets, energy conversion factors, dimensional analysis & documentation stds. Fundamental efficiency calculations practiced for combustion motors & refrigeration.

Section List

EGMT 1240-251
CRN: 44537
Course Type: Lecture
Semester: Fall
Dates: Aug. 6 - Oct. 12
Days: Friday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 2
Campus: Miller Campus
Course EGMT 1310
Title Lighting Fundamentals
Prerequisite EGMT 1110, MATH 1010, PHYS 1010
Description Course assesses quantity & quality of light, light sources & controls, luminaries, manufacturer lamp & ballast specifications, lighting power density & HVAC interactions, retrofit opportunities, cost saving annually, lighting codes/regulations, and lighting audit projects.

Section List

EGMT 1310-251
CRN: 44912
Instructor: Good, Joseph
Course Type: Lecture/Lab
Semester: Fall
Dates: Sept. 4 - Oct. 2
Time: 1 - 5 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 2
Campus: Miller Campus
Course EGMT 1320
Title Lighting Applications
Prerequisite EGMT 1310
Description Students will review terminology & lighting fundamentals, IES illuminance selection procedures, evaluate lighting systems, luminaries & associated components, perform illuminance calculations including point by point, lumen & computerized procedures.

Section List

EGMT 1320-251
CRN: 44536
Instructor: Good, Joseph
Course Type: Lecture/Lab
Semester: Fall
Dates: Aug. 6 - Oct. 12
Days: Wednesday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 2
Campus: Miller Campus
Course EGMT 1410
Title Energy Investment Analysis
Prerequisite EGMT 1110
Description

What is and isn’t appropriate energy efficiency measure investment? Utility rate schedules, simple payback analysis, compound interest, time value of money, cost estimating, life cycle cost analysis, simulation tools reviewed. LCCA project requirement.

Section List

EGMT 1410-251
CRN: 44538
Instructor: Alder, Lin
Course Type: Lecture
Semester: Fall
Dates: Oct. 15 - Dec. 21
Days: Monday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 2
Campus: Miller Campus
Course EGMT 1420
Title Energy Accounting
Prerequisite CSIS 1019
Description

Course will review energy units, data gathering for energy accounting utility rates & schedules, energy data organization, adjusted baselines, cost avoidance, load factor, data analysis, data presentation.

Section List

EGMT 1420-251
CRN: 44535
Instructor: Boll, Sarah
Course Type: Lecture/Lab
Semester: Fall
Dates: Aug. 6 - Oct. 12
Days: Monday
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Credits/Contact Hours: 2
Campus: Miller Campus
Course EGMT 1540
Title Alternative Energy Technologies
Prerequisite
Description Survey of sources of energy that may be used to increase energy supply in the Mountain West region including: wind, geothermal, solar and biomass. Environmental, social and economic advantages of each source are assessed.
Course EGMT 1700
Title Electrical Principles for Alternative Energy
Prerequisite
Description Designed to provide students with a basic understanding of electricity for the energy industry. Subjects include: electron theory; magnetism; electromagnetism; Ohm's Law; series, parallel and multi-wire circuits; protection devices; capacitance; indutance; motor, transformer and generator theory; NEC Code navigation; voltage drop; and wire sizing.
Course EGMT 1710
Title Basic PV Systems
Prerequisite EGMT 1700 or Instructor approval
Description

This course introduces students to the basic principles of utility interactive photovoltaic system design. Through classroom and hands-on instruction, the course will prepare individuals to conduct site evaluations, prepare a basic electrical and mechanical design and select appropriate PV system components in accordance with the local municipality. Current NEC code updates will also be discussed. 

Course EGMT 1720
Title Advanced PV Systems
Prerequisite EGMT 1710 or Instructor Approval
Description

Learn to safely work with PV systems; conduct site assessments; adapt mechanical/electrical designs; perform system checkouts/inspections; design, install, maintain & troubleshoot commercial/off-grid PV, battery based and hybrid systems. Curriculum is in accordance to the local municipality and current NEC code. Students will have hands on experience with a grid tied and off grid systems. 

Course EGMT 2060
Title Energy Management Seminar I
Prerequisite
Description Seminar is a pathway for students to increase their understanding of industry expectations, as well as develop job search tools/skills. Designed to transition students from classroom to co-op to professional careers.
Course EGMT 2065
Title Energy Management Seminar II
Prerequisite
Description Seminar is a pathway for students to increase their understanding of industry expectations, as well as develop job search tools/skills. Designed to transition students from classroom to co-op to professional careers.
Course EGMT 2800
Title Energy Management Capstone
Prerequisite Completion of all major course requirements
Description Course provides relevant field experience that integrates theory & practice while providing opportunities to develop skills, explore career options & network w/ professionals & employers in the energy management field.  Students may choose an internship or individual project as their Capstone Event.

Section List

EGMT 2800-251
CRN: 46092
Instructor: Kay, Alyssa
Course Type: Externship
Semester: Fall
Dates: Aug. 22 - Dec. 13
Credits/Contact Hours: 4
Campus: Miller Campus
Course CMGT 1410
Title Construction Materials & Methods
Prerequisite
Description Optional Elective for EGMT AAS.  Course provides students with knowledge of light commercial and residential building techniques and materials. Examines common construction materials, components, and systems related to steel and wood frame structures, emphasizing sustainable building practices. The construction process will be analyzed from site planning to completion.
Course ARCH 1100
Title Intro to Architectural Drawing
Prerequisite
Description Students will learn about architectural drawings used in residential and commercial projects. Practical skills for reading blueprints containing floor plans, sections, details, elevations and schedules.
Course ARCH 2990
Title Sustainability and Green Building
Prerequisite Instructor Approval.
Description Optional Elective for EGMT AAS. This "Special Studies" section allows Energy Management students to learn about sustainability and the advantages of integrated design and construction techniques.
Course PHYS 1010
Title Elementary Physics
Prerequisite
Description Conceptual survey course in introductory physics. Principles of mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism and modern physics.
Course CSIS 1019
Title Spreadsheet Applications
Prerequisite Basic proficiency in MS Excel
Description

In this course, students will use various features and use of current spreadsheet software. Students will learn the syntax, use and application of spreadsheet features/tools through tutorial lessons and application exercise problems.

FAQs

Contact the Program Manager, Alyssa Kay (801) 957-5404 or alyssa.kay@slcc.edu to review program requirements and registration process.

 

See below for Registration requirements

 

If you intend to transfer prior credits, visit Transcript Evaluation to learn how to have your prior credits evaluated.
Yes!  Salt Lake Community College has an Articulation Agreement with Bismarck State College (BSC). Students who successfully complete the SLCC Energy Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) may transfer to BSC to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Management. More information is available online at Bismarck State College.
The program will accept up to 25 students per cohort. Due to the limited cohort size, student must be committed to adhere to the program’s schedule and complete it with their assigned cohort.
A cohort is a group of peers who have been accepted to begin the Energy Management program at the same time. The group moves through the program together and will remain in the same courses together until the program is complete.

A new cohort starts each August and completes General Education courses during Fall Semester before beginning Energy Management Program Requirements in Spring Semester. Students may also opt to complete General Education courses at the same time they are completing Program Requirements, however Math 1010 and Physics 1010 must be completed before moving on to the 3rd Block of the Energy Management Program. Completion times will vary from 18-24 months based on incoming transfer credits and individual education plan.

Program core classes meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at the Larry H. Miller Campus, located off of I-15 at 9750 South 300 West, in Sandy. General education courses may be taken at any campus.

The Energy Management Program is a combination of General Education courses taught in a 16-week full semester schedule and Program Required courses taught in a 10-week cohort schedule. 

Students are responsible for self-registration into all General Education courses and should follow the SLCC procedures found online at Registration Policies.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the program Academic Advisor before registration each semester.  Devan Church, 801-957-4858, schedule online.

Students will be registered for two program accelerated blocks each semester by the program coordinator.   Accelerated blocks contain two or three Energy Management courses taught on M/W/F evenings.  Requests for Adds/Drops/Withdrawals must be emailed to the program coordinator following the important dates listed on each course syllabus.  For a full refund, a drop request must be received before the end of the second week of the accelerated block.

Energy Management is the efficient use of energy to reduce costs.  Four major sectors of the economy (Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Transportation) are reliant on energy every day, and increasing energy costs are driving the demand for trained professionals in the Energy Management Industry.  We see a need for Energy Management in our homes, schools, workplaces as well as the commercial, agricultural and manufacturing facilities which provide the goods and services we depend upon.

The career paths our students pursue upon graduation are a function of their professional interest, prior education and experience, and individual career plans.  Our growing list of graduates are working in positions such as Energy Auditors & Technicians, Weatherization Specialists, Green Builders, Energy Program Managers, Facilities Energy Managers, Energy Efficiency Consultants, Renewable Energy Installers and Sales Representatives, Sustainability Coordinators, Building Design Professionals, Energy Policy Analysts, Commissioning Agents, and Energy Engineers.

Our Energy Management AAS degree program is designed to launch you on an exciting career or add an important piece to your current professional plan.

Yes! A great way to find out more details on how the program works is through our networking page. Connect with us on LinkedIn to receive updates, news on current events, and get in contact with others who have been and are going through the program.

Schedule

In order to successfully complete the Energy Management program, students need to complete the following:

  • Cohort Requirement (46 credit hours)
  • General Education Requirements (18 credit hours) 
  • Technical Electives (5-6 credit hours)

Below you will find both the required cohort block schedules and suggested semester schedules for General Education and Technical Electives. 

*NOTE: Students must complete MATH 1010 and PHYS 1010 during or before the first two blocks of the program.

**NOTE: Course Offerings, class sequence, dates and times are subject to change according to program needs.

Class Sequence |   Accelerated Blocks - 10 weeks in length

Fall Semester 1

Course

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

Notes

Full Term Schedule
MATH 1010 Intermediate Algebra

4

Prerequisite: MATH 990, or appropriate Accuplacer score
PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics

3

ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing

3

Prerequisite: ENGL 980 or appropriate Accuplacer score
HR Human Relations

3

See approved list below 
CM

 Communications

3

See approved list below
Elective 1

2-3 

See approved list below
Elective 2

 3

See approved list below
 

Total

22

 

Spring Semester 1

Course

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

Notes

Accelerated Block 1 (AB 1)
CEAB 0001

Accelerated Program

($50 Course Fee Each Semester)

 

EGMT 1020 Residential Building Energy

3

EGMT 1010 Intro to Energy Management

2

CSIS 1019 Spreadsheet Applications

 2

Accelerated Block 2 (AB 2)
EGMT 1540

Alternative Energy Technology  

 2

EGMT 1110 HVAC Energy Analysis I

2

EGMT 2060 Energy Management Seminar I

1

Online, Half Term and Full Term Courses
EGMT 1700

Electrical Principles

3

Spring & Fall Half Term Schedule

Summer Full Term Schedule
ENGL 2100 Technical Writing

3

Full Term Schedule

18


Summer Semester 1

Course

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

Notes

EGMT 1210 HVAC Energy Analysis II

 2

Prerequisite: EGMT 1110 -  HVAC Energy Analysis I
EGMT 1310 Lighting Fundamentals

2

EGMT 1220 Commercial A/C Systems Analysis

2

6


Fall Semester 2

Course

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

Notes

Accelerated Block 4 (AB 4)
CEAB 0001

Accelerated Program

($50 Course Fee Each Semester)

 

EGMT 1420 Energy Accounting

2

EGMT 1320 Lighting Applications

2

Prerequisite: EGMT 1310 -  Lighting Fundamentals
EGMT 1240 Energy Efficiency Methods

 2

Accelerated Block 5 (AB 5)
EGMT 1410

Energy Investment Analysis

 2

Prerequisite: EGMT 1420 -  Energy Accounting
EGMT 1120 Commercial Energy Analysis

3

EGMT 1120 Commercial Energy Analysis (Lab)

 

5


Spring Semester 2

Course

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

Notes

Accelerated Block 1 (AB 1)
CEAB 0001

Accelerated Program

($50 Course Fee Each Semester)

 

EGMT 1130 Building Energy Simulations

3

EGMT 1130 Building Energy Simulations (Lab)

 

EGMT 2800 Energy Management Capstone

 4

Accelerated Block 5 (AB 5)
EGMT 1230

Energy Control Strategies

 3

EGMT 1230 Energy Control Strategies (Lab)

 

EGMT 2065 Energy Management Seminar II

1

11

Registration Info

Step 1: Complete the Application for Admission to Salt Lake Community College online and pay the $40 application fee. 

Once admitted to the college, you will receive an acceptance letter from SLCC Student Enrollment Services. Complete steps 3 and 4 to be accepted into the Energy Management A.A.S. degree program.

Step 2: Submit the Energy Management Program Application to the program manager.

 

Step 3: Complete the Program Prerequisites. MATH 0980 and WRTG 0990, within the last year,

OR Accuplacer scores placing into MATH 1010 and ENGL 1010, within one year,

OR follow SLCC guidelines (website listed above) to request evaluation of transfer credits from previously completed classes.

Step 4: Program acceptance and class registration will be performed by the program manager.

 


Internship / Capstone

The internship/capstone project is designed to apply and evaluate what you have learned throughout the two-year degree program, preparing you for employment in the energy management industry.

 

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