2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Commercial Building Performance Technology
Degree Plan: Green Energy in Buildings Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.CBPT.GREEN.ENGR

The Commercial Building Performance Technology Program provides students with the opportunity to attain skills and knowledge necessary to enter into the growing industry of energy conservation where these skills can be used to curb consumption, sustain growth, and move toward a less energy intensive society. The implementation of green jobs will promote energy efficiency in commercial buildings where there is a huge consumption of electricity usage. As our demand for electricity is estimated to grow by over 25% in the next two decades, it is expected that current and emerging technologies in energy efficiency will have a positive impact on usage. The data clearly indicates the need for energy conservation and the demand of a trained workforce as green jobs in the commercial buildings sector continues to grow.



ENER 1373 Fundamentals of Building Energy Technology 3
ENER 1371 Sustainable Sites/Water Efficiency 3
ENER 1372 Sustainable Materials and Resources 3


ENER 1375 Mechanical Systems in Commercial Buildings 3
ENER 2371 Indoor Environmental Quality 3
ENER 2375 LEED Rating 3
ENER 2379 Energy Auditing 3
Minimum Hours Required 21

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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