2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Commercial Building Performance Technology
Degree Plan: Continuous Commissioning Advanced Technical Certificate

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(Advanced Technical 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: ATC.CBPT.COMMISS

The Advanced Technical Certificate provides additional knowledge, training, and skills for those students holding a B.S. degree in a related field or for those electing to enhance their skill sets in energy management and energy efficiency commissioning. Higher levels of employment and responsibility can be attained after completion of this certificate. Students will have a heightened awareness of the role of energy conservation in maintaining the value of a building's assets. They will be able to integrate their skills, capabilities, and values within a growing industry. Completion of this certificate can lead to positions such as building weatherization technician, measurement and verification technician, LEED compliance technician, or building commissioning service technician. This certificate provides two specialization options: Energy Management and Energy Efficiency Commissioning.



ENER 1375 Mechanical Systems in Commercial Buildings 3
ENER 2371 Indoor Environmental Quality 3
ENER 2370 Energy Conservation Codes and Standards 3
ENER 2377 Building Automation and Control Systems 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 24-25

+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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