Civil Technology: Sustainable Energy Management Concentration (A.A.S.)

http://colsa.unh.edu/tsas/ct/sustainable-energy-management

Energy efficiency and renewable/sustainable energy sources are topics at the forefront of today’s society. In the Sustainable Energy Management concentration, students learn the basics of sustainable and renewable energy sources, relevant energy management principles in the construction industry, minimizing our environmental impact, and the proper implementation of these energy options.  Students will start with foundation courses to build a broad, interdisciplinary base of knowledge and skills in science, engineering, technology, design, analysis, and communication.  From the first semester, students have access to state-of-the-art mapping and surveying gear, advanced CAD, GIS, and 3D modeling software, as well as significant facilities and equipment used in traditional construction.  In keeping with the Thompson School’s heavy emphasis on experiential and field work, the program offers numerous hands-on experiences to apply concepts learned in the classroom.  Graduates of the Sustainable Energy Management concentration will have the necessary skills and experience to fill the green energy jobs of the future.

Career Opportunities

Residential/commercial energy auditor, solar/wind/geothermal/biomass energy system sales, designer, installation and service technician, sustainable energy advocate, green building project manager

Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the Thompson School of Applied Science General Education requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of the Civil Technology Sustainable Energy Management program. Sustainable Energy Management students are required to take:

CT 4272D Computer Aided Design4
CT 4283D Design, Modeling and Visualization4
CT 432Applied Environmental Technology4
CT 483Mechanical and Electrical Systems4
CT 538Construction Contracting4
CT 576Building Science/Residential Construction4
CT 597Work Experience0
CT XXX - Energy Use In Buildings (course in development)4
CT XXX - Renewable Energy Systems (course in development)4
CT XXX - Green Building Rating Systems (course in development)4
Program Elective - CT Internship or choose one of the following as offered (in conjunction with CT Advisor) 3-4
Welding/Fabrication Technology
Internal Combustion Engines I
Introductory Woodworking
Fundamentals of Real Estate
Green Real Estate
Statics and Materials
Soils and Foundations
Land Design and Regulations
Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Techniques
Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness
COM 212Writing in the Workplace3
NR 403Introduction to Environmental Science4
NR 507Introduction to our Energy System and Sustainable Energy4
TSAS 405AComputers in the Workplace/Focus on Software Applications2
TSAS 405BComputers in the Workplace II/Focus on Hardware, Internet, Applications and Security2

Sustainable Energy Management Concentration Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
CT 427 2D Computer Aided Design 4
NR 403 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
COM 209 Expository Writing and Reading 4
TSAS 405A Computers in the Workplace/Focus on Software Applications 2
TSAS 405B Computers in the Workplace II/Focus on Hardware, Internet, Applications and Security 2
MTH 203 Algebra and Trigonometry 3
 Credits19
Spring
CT 428 3D Design, Modeling and Visualization 4
CT 432 Applied Environmental Technology 4
CT 576 Building Science/Residential Construction 4
COM 212 Writing in the Workplace 3
SSCI 202 Social Issues 4
 Credits19
Second Year
Fall
CT 483 Mechanical and Electrical Systems 4
CT 597 Work Experience 0
CT XXX - Energy Use In Buildings (course in development) 4
CT XXX - Renewable Energy Systems (course in development) 4
Program Elective - Choose one of the following as offered (in conjunction with CT Advisor) 4
Internal Combustion Engines I  
Internal Combustion Engines II  
Introductory Woodworking  
Fundamentals of Real Estate  
Green Real Estate  
Statics and Materials  
Soils and Foundations  
Land Design and Regulations  
Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Techniques  
Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness  
 Credits16
Spring
CT XXX - Green Building Rating Systems (course in development) 4
NR 507 Introduction to our Energy System and Sustainable Energy 4
CT 538 Construction Contracting 4
Program Elective - CT Internship or choose one of the following as offered (in conjunction with CT Advisor) 4
Welding/Fabrication Technology  
Internal Combustion Engines II  
Introductory Woodworking  
Fundamentals of Real Estate  
Green Real Estate  
Statics and Materials  
Soils and Foundations  
Land Design and Regulations  
Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Techniques  
Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness  
 Credits16
 Total Credits70