Associate of Applied Science | 67 credits minimum
Program Division: Continuing Education
Program Location: Miller Campus, MFEC 229
General Information: 801-957-7522
Program Information: 801-957-5404, 801-957-5252
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Instructors − Gaylen Atkinson, Enrique Mora, James Crockett, Thaniel Bishop, Gary Robinson, Joseph Good, Tony Hiatt, Brent Ursenbach, Brok Thayn, Brian Walsh, Sanjiv Devnani, William Giblin
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 and commercial buildings. Course subject groupings include HVAC Energy Analysis, Lighting Fundamentals and Applications, Energy Accounting and Investment Analysis, Energy Modeling and 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 are required to participate in a capstone event that integrates theory and practice. Students may complete an internship or capstone project to fulfill this requirement. This experience 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. Students will complete a series of seven, accelerated 10-week blocks of required rogram courses and full-semester courses as required. Training is designed to accommodate working professionals with most classes offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings on the Larry H. Miller Campus in Sandy, Utah. Many courses are offered in a hybrid (classroom + online) format for increased convenience.
Preparation Note: A new program cohort begins each August, approximately three weeks before the regular semester start date. Students are encouraged to contact the program coordinator early to assure a successful program start. A basic proficiency with spreadsheet applications is highly recommended before starting the program.
Career Opportunities: Energy Auditor, Weatherization Technician, Energy Efficiency Consultant, Energy Manager, Integrative Building Design Professional, High Performance Building Contractor, Renewable Energy Specialist, and more.
Transfer/Articulation Information: Bismarck State College
Program Entry Requirements: Completion of WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score within the last year; MATH 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score within the last year.
Total Program/Course Fees: $200
Estimated Cost for Students: $8700 including tuition, fees and books
Estimated Time to Completion: 18 - 24 months
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
|1. Evaluate the energy use patterns for residential and commercial buildings and recommend energy efficiency and alternative energy solutions for high energy consuming buildings.
2. Analyze the interaction among energy consuming building systems and make appropriate recommendations.
|1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
3. Generate energy evaluation technical reports and make presentations for project implementation.
4. Use appropriate resources to research professional issues and support lifelong learning.
|2 - Communicate Effectively
5. Calculate energy transfer and efficiencies utilizing multiple units and variables (i.e., kW, hp, Btuh, cfm, gpm, SEER and COP).
6. Quantify financial and environmental impact related to energy conservation and efficiency measures.
|3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
|7. Offer varied approaches to more efficiently deliver desired outcomes from building energy systems.
||4 - Think Critically and Creatively
8. Develop an awareness of the social, political, and economic factors dealing with energy generation, distribution, and management.
9. Participate in energy industry and trade association events and trainings.
|5 - Civic Engagement
|10. Work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to solve problems and develop projects.
||6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
11. Access resources and obtain information and data from industry and professional networks.
12. Collect and display data as lists, tables and graphs using appropriate technology.
|7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy