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2015 - 2016 Catalog
Program: Residential Building Performance Technology
Degree Plan: Rater/Building Performance Specialist


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(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.RBPT.RATERSPEC

This program is designed to provide students interested in residential building performance as an option for training as a rater or building performance specialist.

The career path as a rater is designed to prepare students for careers as residential energy conservation code officials, home energy raters, and residential green raters and verifiers. The program uses a systems approach to evaluate and score the health, safety, comfort, durability, environmental quality, and energy efficiency of a home.

The career path as a building performance specialist is designed to prepare 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.

Since not all courses in this program are transferable, students enrolling in this program who may plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult with an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements.

A student must complete all courses in ONE specialty track option (Rater or Building Performance Specialist) to be awarded the certificate.

RATER TRACK

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

RBPT 1300 Fundamentals of Residential Building Science 3
RBPT 1305 Residential Lighting, Appliances, and Plug Loads 3
RBPT 1310 Residential Mechanical Systems 3
9

SEMESTER II

RBPT 2320 Residential Energy Conservation Codes 3
RBPT 2325 Energy Rating Systems for Homes 3
RBPT 2350 Residential Retrofit Strategies 3
RBPT 2329 Residential Verification and Rating 3
12
Rater Track Minimum Hours Required 21
OR

BUILDING PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST TRACK

SEMESTER I

RBPT 2330 Advanced Residential Building Science and Systems 3
RBPT 2335 Residential Environmental Quality 3
RBPT 2340 Advanced Residential Mechanical Systems 3
12

SEMESTER II

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
12
Building Performance Specialist Track 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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