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Degree Plans - Residential Building Performance Technology - Residential Building Performance Technology AAS (Archived)


(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.RBPT

The Residential Building Performance Technology AAS provides an opportunity for students to acquire knowledge using a systems approach to improve the health, safety, comfort, durability, environmental quality, and energy efficiency of a home. Students will use a variety of diagnostic tools to identify deficiencies in the home, make recommendations, verify the performance of installed improvements, and above all protect the health and safety of those who inhabit the home. The role of a rater or verifier in a variety of residential energy efficient and green rating systems will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on building site location and preservation, neighborhood sustainability, conservation of non-renewable resources, waste management, water quality, and air quality both inside and outside the building. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to make sound economic recommendations regarding the combination of building technologies, energy loads, and onsite power generation to meet the qualifications of a net zero energy home.



RBPT 1300 Fundamentals of Residential Building Science 3
RBPT 1305 Residential Lighting, Appliances, and Plug Loads 3
RBPT 1310 Residential Mechanical Systems 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3-4


RBPT 2320 Residential Energy Conservation Codes 3
RBPT 2325 Energy Rating Systems for Homes 3
RBPT 2315 Green Rating Systems for Homes 3
RBPT 2329 Residential Verification and Rating 3
+Elective MATH 3-5


RBPT 2330 Advanced Residential Building Science and Systems 3
RBPT 2335 Residential Environmental Quality 3
RBPT 2340 Advanced Residential Mechanical Systems 3
SPCH 1311 Intoduction to Speech Communication 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology OR 3
PSYC 2302 Applied Psychology (3)


RBPT 2345 Onsite Power Generation and Renewable Energy 3
RBPT 2350 Residential Retrofit Strategies 3
RBPT 2355 Sustainable Neighborhood Development 3
RBPT 2359 Residential Building Performance Consulting 3
+++Elective Natural Science 4
Minimum Hours Required 61-64

+Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

++Elective - student must take Math 1314 or any higher-level Math course.

+++Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Natural Science.

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