Introduction to Energy Management Systems
Introduction to Energy Management Systems provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to become certified Energy Management Specialists in the growing Green and energy conservation fields. Today, Green energy applications to manage and conserve resources are important. Individuals with the skills and knowledge provided through this program are sought after as companies aim to reduce their carbon footprints.
This 40-hour certification program has been designed in conjunction with industry experts and educators. The skill sets acquired in this program include identifying how proactive and passive energy management systems reduce expense and environmental impact while increasing efficiency and comfort in residential or commercial settings.
Using these devices students can simulate heating and air conditioning, lighting systems, as well as automation connectivity and programming. Understanding proactive systems networking is integral to this program. Students learn to connect, operate and program the following: thermostats, switches, X-10, Z-Wave and Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices. In addition, Smart Homes on the Smart Grid system and the role of connectivity and control as energy conservation methods are covered in this course.
The objectives in this program include:
Like all C-Tech courses, Introduction to Energy Management Systems is completely portable, allowing set-up in any standard academic classroom. Costly, permanent labs are not required. The curriculum, aligned with National and State Education Standards, has been written at seventh grade reading and basic math levels. Students who successfully complete this program receive an industry-recognized, Smart Home Professional – Energy Management Specialist (SHP-E/M) certification.
Introduction to Energy Management Systems can be run stand-alone or as part of a C-Tech program track.