2014 - 2015 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Commercial Building Performance Technology
Degree Plan: Energy Management, Energy Efficiency, and Commissioning Certificate

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(Level II 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.CBPT.ENGR.MGMT

This Commercial Building Performance Technology Program provides students with the opportunity to learn skills and acquire knowledge in the area of energy management, energy efficiency, and commissioning. Students will gain skills in all of the areas related to building commissioning which is the process of ensuring, in new construction, that all the building mechanical, electrical and other systems are operating as the design intends. Students will learn the process of improving building and central plant performance by optimization of the facility's energy using systems. This certificate addresses the requirements of those occupations that require entry-level course work and/or skill-based knowledge at the technician or specialist level. This certificate provides two specialization options: Energy Management and Energy Efficiency Commissioning.



ENER 1373 >Fundamentals of Building Energy Technology 3
ENER 1370 Building Electrical and Lighting Systems 3
ENER 1374 Load Calculation in Commercial Building 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)


ENER 1375 Mechanical Systems in Commercial Buildings 3
ENER 2371 Indoor Environmental Quality 3
PHYS 1405 Elementary Physics I 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


ENER 2370 Energy Conservation Codes and Standards 3
ENER 2376 Measurement and Verification 3
ENER 2377 Building Automation and Control Systems 3
ETWR 1302 Introduction to Technical Writing 3



++HART 1451 Energy Management AND 4
++ENER 2372 Engineering Economics, Accounting, and Analysis 3


+++ENER 2378 Energy Conservation Measures AND (3)
+++ENER 2373 Fundamentals of Building Commissioning (3)


RBPT 2345 Onsite Power Generation and Renewable Energy OR 3
ENER 2374 Building Energy Systems: Boilers, Chillers, Combined Heat, Power, Solar, and Thermal Storage (3)
ENER 2379 Energy Auditing 3
Minimum Hours Required 49-50

+Specialization Electives - Students must complete all courses in ONE specialty track option:

++Energy Management Option
+++Energy Efficiency/Commissioning Option

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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