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Energy Modeling

Utilizing specialized energy modeling software, it is possible to simulate the energy use of a building based on the properties of its construction components and energy systems such as HVAC, lighting and plug loads.  Utilization schedules and historical weather data are loaded into the simulation to further refine the predications for future heating and cooling loads.  Inputs can be changed to find the optimum balance of performance, cost and environmental impact.

Courses

Course
Title
Prerequisite
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 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.

Course EGMT 1700
Title Electrical Principles for Alternative Energy
Prerequisite
Description

Provides students with a basic understanding of electricity and the National Electric Code pertaining to the renewable energy fields. Through class room instruction and hands-on learning, students will be able to: perform basic electrical circuit calculations pertaining to watts, volts, current and resistance; determine voltage drop, navigate through the NEC, properly and safely use a multi-meter, know basic electrical safety hazards and OSHA mandated lockout/tagout procedures, understand basic electronic devices such as diodes, rectifiers and transistors.

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 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.
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 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 MATH 1010
Title Intermediate Algebra (QS)
Prerequisite RDG 0900; within the last year, MATH 0990 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score.
Description This course covers, in more depth, basic algebraic concepts introduced in Elementary Algebra. Topics of study include: linear equations and inequalities; quadratic equations; polynomial and rational expressions; radicals and complex numbers; exponential expressions (negative and rational exponents) and logarithmic expressions; linear systems of equations; introduction to conic sections; introduction to functions. Graphing of functions will be done by hand. Real world applications of algebra will be addressed throughout the course.

FAQs

Contact the Program Coordinator, Alyssa Kay (801) 957-5404 or call 801-957-5200 to register.
Yes, Salt Lake Community College will issue a Certificate of Achievement
Both courses are held in the Larry H. Miller Campus, building MFEC.