Energy Management

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
  • Control System Specialist
  • Energy Program Coordinator
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.

  1. Utilize building systems and energy technology hardware and software to gather data on energy efficiency and building system operations.
  2. Analyze the interaction between energy consuming building systems and make recommendations for improved energy management based on that analysis.
  3. Evaluate the energy use patterns for residential and commercial buildings and recommend energy efficiency and alternative energy solutions for high-energy consuming buildings.
  4. Construct energy evaluation technical reports and make presentations for potential project implementation.
Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree 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.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.

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!

Campus-Specific Energy Management Information

Jennifer Clemons
Department Chair, Instructor,
and Program Advisor
(302) 857-1308


David LaFazia
Department Chair, Instructor,
and Program Advisor
(302) 259-6695


Cory Budischak
Department Chair, Instructor,
and Program Advisor
(302) 453-3099

This program of study is offered in Dover, Georgetown, and Stanton.