Program Overview

The Certificate of Achievement in Residential Energy Efficiency prepares students for a variety of jobs in the energy and construction sectors, especially related to energy efficiency. The program provides a breadth of knowledge in building science, construction and HVAC best practices, energy assessment, and energy efficiency retrofitting techniques. The program prepares students primarily for jobs as energy auditors, home energy raters, retrofit technicians and installers, compliance analysts (quality assurance), energy regulation specialists, rebate processors, cost estimators, technical sales representatives, and front-line sales representatives. The program includes preparatory material relevant to credentials from the Building Performance Institute (BPI). The program does not require a capstone project has fewer units than the associate's degree.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses: Units
BUS. 115 Business Mathematics 3 units
BUS. 120 Mathematical Analysis for Business 3 units
BUS. 401 Business Communications 3 units
ESTM 400 Clean Energy Concepts, Policies and Industries 3 units
ESTM 402 Introduction to Residential Construction 3 units
ESTM 425 Commercial and Residential Building Performance Concepts 4 units
ESTM 426 Building Performance Retrofitting 4 units
ESTM 427 Introduction to Whole Home Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling (HVAC) 3 units
Select a minimum of 2 units from the following: Units
BUS. 100 Introduction to Business 3 units
BUS. 296 New Economy Marketing 3 units
BUS. 297 Business Planning for Success 2 units
COOP 670 Vocational Cooperative Education 1 - 4 units
ENVS 100 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 units
ESTM 411 Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Systems and Markets 2 units
ESTM 412 Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Design Fundamentals 2 units
ESTM 413 Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Finance and Sales 2 units
ESTM 428 Field Training and Exam Preparation for Energy Efficiency 0.5 units
ESTM 441 Solar Thermal Technology and Design 3 units
ESTM 490 Capstone Project in Energy Systems Technology Management 1.5 - 3 units
ESTM 665 Selected Topics in Energy Systems Technology Management 0.5 - 2 units
MGMT 100 Introduction to Business Management 3 units
Total Required Units: 25