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Workforce Training & Continuing Education

HVAC Energy Controls

The HVAC Energy Controls Certificate builds upon the fundamental understanding of HVAC and building systems offered in the HVAC Energy Analysis Certificate series.  The type of HVAC system determines the control sequence that can be accomplished by several types of control devices such as pneumatic, electric, or electronic, including direct digital control (DDC).

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 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 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.
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.

FAQs

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

Step 1: Fill out the Energy Management Program Application online.

Step 2: 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 3: Complete the Program Prerequisites. MATH 0990 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 coordinator.

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, a few weeks before the regular semester begins. 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 or Facebook to receive updates, news on current events, and get in contact with others who have been and are going through the program.