Saturday – November 01, 2014

 

Sustainable Facilities Operations
Associate in Applied Science Degree 
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM) at Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 10-481-2


For Information:

Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500


Overview
— Sustainable Facilities Operations is designed to prepare students to efficiently and effectively manage the total facility. The material covered will benefit students who are practicing as, or who want to become, an energy manager, facilities manager, operations and maintenance manager, energy auditor, maintenance supervisor, superintendent of buildings and grounds, building manager, plant manager, maintenance manager, maintenance director, operations manager or energy technician. 


Emphasis is placed on cost-effective energy options, direct digital controls, energy management systems, sustainable operations management, maintenance management, commissioning, and project management. Additional attention is placed on saving operations and maintenance dollars by introducing developments in the energy industry, contracting options for services, and best practices in efficient operations and maintenance. 


Monitoring, control, reporting and presenting sustainability performance; LEED certification and renewable energy are given full treatment. Supervision, management and training of building service employees are also covered.

Your potential for success in the program will be enhanced if you have some work experience and/or a strong interest in sustainability and facilities management. You should also possess conceptual abilities, and problem-solving, computer and organizational skills.

 

Career Outlook — The projected employment outlook in the field of sustainable facilities operations and management is very strong. First-line supervisors/managers of maintenance mechanics, installers, building service workers and repair technicians are in demand. In addition, the area of greening facilities operations provides many new and existing career options such as sustainability technician or coordinator, with promotional opportunities leading up to manager and director. 


In addition, the program includes training and information on how to become a certified LEED professional, commissioning agent, certified energy auditor, certified energy engineer, certified energy manager and certified facilities manager. 


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect program graduates to:

  • Reduce energy use in facilities
  • Perform energy audits
  • Develop and program a sequence of operations for various building systems
  • Operate and optimize a variety of complex building systems
  • Develop operating and capital budgets
  • Measure and verify systems performance
  • Register and implement a LEED project
  • Compose and evaluate building service contracts
  • Demonstrate skills in basic business mathematics and communications
  • Demonstrate energy and facilities management computer skills
  • Develop computerized maintenance management and an asset management system
  • Report and present data from performance measures
  • Commission projects and systems
  • Engage a staff in a systematic continuous improvement program

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Possible Careers:
Building Manager
Energy Auditor
Energy Manager
Energy Technician
Facilities Manager
Maintenance Supervisor
Plant Manager
Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds

 

Related Programs:
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Energy Engineering Certificate
Power Engineering and Boiler Operator
Refrigeration,  Air Conditioning and Heating Service Technician
Sustainable Operations Certificate

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

SUSTN-100

Sustainable Facilities Operations

3

 

(1)

SUSTN-105

The LEED Rating System

3

 

(1)

 

NATSCI-169

Energy in Nature, Technology and Society

3

 

(2)

 

SUSTN-104

Energy Auditing and Managing Energy Use

3

 

(2)

RBUS-111

Business Communications 

3

 

(2)

 

INDSGN-100

Introduction to Interior Design

3

 

(3)

 

HVAC2-132

Architectural and Mechanical Fundamentals

4

 

(3)

 

SUSTN-102

Reporting and Presenting Systems Performance

3

 

(3)

 

SUSTN-106

Measurement and Verification

3

 

(4)

 

SUSTN-101

Environmental Control Technician/Sustainable Energy Tech Practices

3

 

(4)

 

SUSTN-103

Commissioning Process for Sustainable Energy Use

3

 

(4)

 

HVAC2-146

Digital Energy Management Systems 

2

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series ECON course

 

 

 


ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

 

(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 


MATH-113


College Technical Math 1A 


3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series MATH course

 

 

       

  

    NATSCI-167 Science of Technology      3  
     

(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course

 
           

 

PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

3

 

 

 


(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

           

 

SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 

   

ELECTIVES:  Six Credits Needed                                                                                                                                                     

 

It is strongly suggested that students take 200-level math and science courses as electives if they are considering a four-year college or university transfer.


TOTAL CREDITS: 63

 

‡  

Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.