Residential Energy Efficiency Technology (REE2)  Diploma

Program Description:

The Residential Energy Efficiency Technology Diploma program introduces students to the tenets and practices behind the sustainable construction movement. Students are introduced to the methods and philosophies behind green building and energy efficient residential structures. Classroom lecture combined with real hands on experience gained from insepction of existing homes. the program includes a Live Work component that provides students an opportunity to learn real world skills while performing testing and calculations on actual homes. The curriculum mirrors that required from BPI (Building Performance Institute, Inc.) to achieve BPI certifications. Graduates should complete a week long certification course with an approved BPI test center to achieve BPI Building Analyst Certification. This program prepares students for the BPI course and other certification courses.

Entrance date: Fall semester (Day & Evening)

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34
Quantitative Reasoning 237 Algebra 41

High School diploma or equivalent required for graduation.

Credits required for graduation: 51

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

Basic Skills Courses 8 credits
ENGL 1010

Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

EMPL 1000

Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

MATH 1012

Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.

Occupational Courses 43 credits
COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.

GRBT 1001

This course covers the fundamentals of Green Building Technology in the construction field. Topics to include: Energy Star ratings, Resource Efficient Design and Materials, Waste Management, Air Quality and Site Planning

GRBT 1003

This course covers ways to make a home more energy efficient. Topics to include: Required air sealing measures, additional sealing measures, air leakage testing, required insulation and installation, windows, duct work and duct blower testing.

GRBT 1004

This course focuses on making the mechanical systems of a home energy efficient. Topics to include: Energy efficient appliances and ligthing, heating and cooling equipment, water supply and fixtures, and outdoor water systems.

GRBT 1005

This course focuses on applying theoretical green building into residential construction. Topics to include: Site planning, insulation of a foundation, using green building materials, special insulation techniques, replacing old windows and doors with energy efficient md\odels and keeping a clean and environmentally friendly job site.

CMTT 2200

The Building Analyst course is the first step to becoming a professional energy auditor. The course covers all the topics necessary to help you understand energy efficient home analysis.

CMTT 2210

This course expands upon the entry level knowledge obtained in the Building Analyst Professional course. This course focuses on understanding how the envelope of the building plays a crucial role in the homes energy efficiency.

CMTT 2220

This course focuses on a residential energy audit of combustion appliances and combustion climate control.

CMTT 2230

This course covers the aspects of a residential energy audit as it pertains to the AC/Heat Pump.

ALET 1010

This course introduces students to solar technologies and the fundamentals of solar generator electricity, photovoltaics. Through classroom and lab activities, this course provides entry level foundations towards PV Technician certification.

COFC 1000

This course provides a review of general saafety rules and practices giving students information about state and federal regulations including OSHA Hazard Communication Standards and Material Safety Sata Sheets (MSDS). Emphasis is placed on electrical, fire, lifting, and ladder and scaffoldiong practices.

CMTT 2050

This course covers building codes as they apply to typical residential applications. Topics include international residential codes, working with building inspectors, permits and inspections, and site visits.

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