Associate Degree Program
Do you want to save people and businesses money? Do you want to help protect the environment? Do you want to have a career that can’t be outsourced? Do you like working with your hands and your mind to solve problems? If you answered yes to these questions, then Energy Management is the program for you. As an energy management professional, you will use your skills to improve energy efficiency in commercial and residential spaces. You will be able to describe and measure energy use in building systems with the goal of evaluating and recommending energy solutions that will result in greater efficiency, energy cost savings, and lower environmental impact.
Offered at the Dover, Georgetown, and Stanton campuses.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for positions such as:
- Energy Auditor
- Facility Manager
- Energy Program Coordinator
- Energy Manager
- Energy Analyst
What You Will Earn
Competitive starting salaries range from $30,000 - $40,000 ($12-20/hour).
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Utilize building system and energy technology hardware and software to gather data on building lighting systems operation and energy consumption.
- Utilize building system and energy technology hardware and software to gather data on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems operation and energy consumption.
- Calculate, analyze, and verify the energy use of buildings based upon the interaction of energy consuming building systems.
- Evaluate residential buildings and make recommendations for optimized building performance and occupant comfort.
- Evaluate commercial buildings and make recommendations for optimized building performance and occupant comfort.
- Prepare and present technical reports.
- Analyze the economic, environmental, and business implications of potential energy measures.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as a graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.
- Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
- Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
- Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively.
- Use computers or related technology for practical and/or professional applications.
- Apply scientific inquiry and mathematical reasoning to practical problems.
Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree?
This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See a program advisor for details!