Mar 03, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Energy Management: AAS (CTE)

Associate of Applied Science | 67 credits minimum

Workforce & Continuing Education Division
Miller Campus
General Information 801-957-7522
Program Information 801-957-5404, 801-957-5252
Program Website
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Program Faculty
Instructors - Gaylen Atkinson, James Crockett, Joseph Good, Tony Hiatt, Brian Walsh, Sanjiv Devnani, Lin Alder, Sarah Boll, Christopher Cox, Eric Thatcher, Jeff Williams, Tony Stauffer

Program Description

Energy Management is the efficient and effective use of energy to minimize costs and reduce future energy demand. The program focuses on identifying and implementing energy efficiency measures as well as leadership through sustainable practices. In addition, students will learn the fundamentals of energy and gain an understanding of the energy systems in residential, commercial and industrial facilities. Course subject groupings include HVAC Energy Optimization, Energy Efficient Lighting, Business Elements of Energy Accounting and Investment Analysis, Energy Modeling, Control Strategies, and Solar Photovoltaic Systems. Program courses are taught by adjunct faculty who are industry experts in their respective fields.

This is a comprehensive program that provides students with practical hands-on experience. Students participate in a capstone event that integrates theory and practice, and may complete an internship or capstone project to fulfill this requirement. This focus on applied learning provides students with opportunities to develop skills, explore career options and network with professionals and employers in the industry.

The program is offered as an accelerated degree allowing students to complete the two-year program in as little as 18 months. Training is designed to accommodate working professionals with most classes offered online, in a hybrid (classroom + online), or in the evenings for increased convenience.

Preparation Note
Energy Management classes run on an Accelerated Block schedule and begin before the start of the regular semester. Students are encouraged to contact the program manager early to assure a successful program start. A basic proficiency with spreadsheet applications is highly recommended before starting the program.

Career Opportunities
Energy Manager, Energy Auditor, Facilities Operator, Building Automation and Controls Technician, Sustainability Manager, Weatherization Technician, Energy Efficiency Consultant, Integrative Building Design Professional, High Performance Building Contractor, Renewable Energy Specialist, and more.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Bismarck State College

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Books: $737
Course Fees: $200

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is 4 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 15 credits per semester. Less than 15 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

Program Entry Requirements
Completion of ENGL 0990  w/C grade or better or appropriate placement score within the last year; MATH 1010  w/C grade or better or appropriate placement score within the last year.

Specialized Program Accreditation
This program is accredited by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Students who complete the Energy Management AAS degree have met the preparatory training requirement to take the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Exam.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy

Evaluate the energy use patterns for residential and commercial buildings and recommend energy efficiency and alternative energy solutions to reduce energy consumption.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

Analyze the interaction among energy consuming building systems and make appropriate recommendations.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

Generate energy evaluation technical reports and make presentations for project implementation.

1, 2, 6, 7

Use appropriate resources to research professional issues and support lifelong learning.

1, 2

Calculate energy transfer and efficiencies utilizing multiple units and variables.

1, 3, 4, 7

Quantify financial and environmental impact related to energy conservation and efficiency measures.

1, 3, 4, 7

Offer varied approaches to more efficiently deliver desired outcomes from building energy systems.

1, 2, 3, 4, 7

Analyze the social, political, and economic factors dealing with energy generation, distribution, and management.

1, 4, 5

Interact with industry representatives through tours, events and trainings to develop connections and network.

1, 2, 5, 6

Work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to solve problems and develop projects.

1, 2, 5, 6

Access professional online resources to locate and obtain information and data.

1, 7

Collect and display data as lists, tables, and graphs using appropriate technology.

1, 7

General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Communication (CM) 1 course

Human Relations (HR) 1 course

Distribution Areas (1 course)