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Degree Plans - Residential Building Performance Technology - Specialist Certificate (Archived)


(Level 2 Certificate)

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: C2.RBPT.SPEC

The Specialist Certificate prepares students for careers as consultants using a variety of diagnostic tools to identify health, safety, comfort, durability, environmental quality, and energy efficiency deficiencies in a home, make recommendations specifically addressing those deficiencies, verify the performance of installed improvements, and above all protect the health and safety of those who inhabit the home. Emphasis will be placed on making 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


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)


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
Minimum Hours Required 51-53

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

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