The following links feature samples of current energy conservation, energy management, and advanced HVAC/R certificates, degrees, or courses. We welcome submissions for other programs and courses including those which are pending state approval. Please contact schools directly for additional information.

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Building Automation & Direct Digital Controls

Clover Park Technical College (Lakewood, WA): HVAC 160 Siemens Controls (intro to DDC)
Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI): HVAC 415 Direct Digital Control
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (Clarkston, GA): 1-1/2 year diploma & 2- yr. Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree
Laney College (Oakland, CA): 2-yr. certificate and Associate of Science (AS) degree
Lansing Community College (Lansing, MI): HVAC 251 Fundamentals of Direct Digital Control
Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, CA): Certificate in BAS
Oakland Community College (Bloomfield Hills, MI): AET 2510 Direct Digital Controls
Pennsylvania College of Technology (Williamsport, PA): Bachelor of Science degree 
Pikes Peak Community College (Colorado Springs, CO): Certificate in DDC
Portland Community College (Portland, OR): FMT 202 DDC Advanced Technology
South Seattle Community College (Seattle, WA): Controls – Basics of Building Automation course
Wenatchee Valley College (Wenatchee, WA): ESRT 215 Commercial DDC HVAC Controls


Building Commissioning & Retrocommissioning

Laney College: ECT 25 Introduction to Building Commissioning & ECT 26 Advanced Building Commissioning
Lansing Community College (Lansing, MI):  AEET 256 Building Commissioning
Portland Community College: FMT 265 Building Commissioning I
Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA): Commercial Building Energy Auditing and Commissioning Specialist Certificate
University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI):  4 types of certifications from the Dept. of Engineering
Wenatchee Valley College: ESRT 238 Commissioning, LEED, and TAB


Building Science

Community College of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA):  Building Science, AAS degree


Commercial HVAC/R

Ferris State University: HVACR Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science degree
GateWay Community College (Phoenix, AZ):  Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities certificate & AAS degree
Greenville Technical College (Greenville, SC): Commercial and Industrial Air Conditioning certificate
Laney College:  Commercial HVAC Systems certificate and AS degree
Lansing Community College:  HVAC/R-Energy Mgmt Engineering Technology, AAS degree
L.A. Trade Technical College (Los Angeles, CA):  REF A/C 165 – Thermal Energy Storage and Heat RecoveryREF A/C 210 – Refrigeration System Efficiency Factors
Pennsylvania College of Technology:  Bachelor of Science degreeAAS degree in Mechanical Systems, & AAS degree in Refrigeration Systems
Pikes Peak Community College:  AAS degree
Tennessee College of Applied Technology (Jackson, TN): Diploma
Wenatchee Valley College:  Certificates of Completion and Associate of Technical Science (ATS) degree


Energy Accounting

Edmonds Community College (Lynnwood, WA):  Energy Accounting Specialist Certificate


Energy Auditing & Assessment

Cascadia Community College (Bothell, WA):  Energy Audit Specialist certificate
Cedar Valley College (Lancaster, TX):  Residential Building Performance Technology Rater certificateSpecialist certificateAAS degree & Green Jobs Training (cont. education) incl. ENER 2474 Commercial Energy Auditing
College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL):  Energy Audit, AAS degree
Edmonds Community College:  Energy Efficiency Technician certificate & Residential Energy Auditor certificate
Laney College:  ECT 29 Data Analysis for Performance Monitoring
L.A. Trade Technical College:  Weatherization and Energy Efficiency certificate
Sacramento City College:  Commercial Building Energy Audits and Calculations
Shoreline Community College (Shoreline, WA):  Residential energy audit certificate & Commercial energy audit certificate
South Seattle Community College (Georgetown campus, Seattle, WA):  Commercial Energy Auditing – Parts 1 & 2


Energy Management

Bismarck State College (Bismarck, ND):  Bachelor of Applied Science (for supervisory and management positions in the energy industry); AAS degree, certificate, or diploma in energy related field required for enrollment
Bronx Community College (Bronx, NY):  Energy Services and Technology, AAS degree (incl. courses in business, economics,  and statistics)
Cascadia Community College:  Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices (ETSP) (incl. courses in business and economics)
Delaware Technical & Community College (Georgetown, Dover, Newark, RI): Associate degree
Edmonds Community College:  Associate of Technical Arts degree
Elgin Community College (Elgin, IL):  certificate and AAS degree
Lane Community College (Eugene, OR):  AAS degree
Lansing Community College:  AAS degree
Mt Wachusett Community College (Gardner, MA):   certificate and Associate degree
Salt Lake Community College (Salt Lake City, UT):  18 month cohort & AAS degree


Indoor Air Quality

Elgin Community College:  ECS 114 IAQ for Commercial Buildings
GateWay Community College:  MEC206 HVAC VII: Air Quality and Energy Conservation, apprenticeship course
Laney College:  ECT 213 Indoor Air Quality and Building Envelope
L.A. Trade Technical College:  REF A/C 250 Indoor Air Quality
Wenatchee Valley College:  ESRT 136 Indoor Air Quality



Edmonds Community College:  Commercial Lighting Auditor certificate
Laney College:  E/ET 226 Lighting Efficiency Technology


Sustainable Facilities Operations

Delaware Technical & Community College:  Facility Energy Management certificate 
Edmonds Community College:  Building Operations and Maintenance certificate
Milwaukee Area Technical College (Milwaukee, WI):  Sustainable Facilities Operations, AAS degree
Portland Community College:  Facilities Maintenance Technology certificate & AAS degree
Seneca College (Toronto, Canada):  Building Systems Engineering Technician, 2-yr. diploma



Numerous community colleges have received funding from federal agencies and other sources to establish residential weatherization programs. Refer to your local college districts, career centers, and workforce investment boards for a complete list.