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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Engineering: Energy Efficient Facilities Certificate

This certificate is designed for students interested in, or already working in, the field of commercial building management. Students will learn how to audit a building and some of the energy efficiency and alternative energy solutions that are available in order to save money and increase return on investment. This field is increasing as businesses look for monetary savings and respond to the pressures of climate change and energy security in the United States and around the world.

Students must demonstrate acceptable proficiency in composition, reading, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses in this program. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details see the Academic Placement and Testing  section.

Please see your advisor for a recommended sequence of courses.

The Energy Efficient Facilities certificate is offered at West Garfield Campus- Rifle. Some courses may be available as hybrid.

This certificate program is not eligible for federal student aid funds.

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (15)
Minimum Contract Hours Required (247.5)


◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .

Applied Engineering

These programs bring together skill sets that prepare students for entry-level employment in the rapidly growing field of energy, including non-renewable areas related to oil and gas production, renewable energy, and sustainability.  Additionally, students already employed in energy or related fields can receive additional skills for career advancement.  Students learn in an interactive, hands-on lab setting focusing on natural gas and petroleum production, developing alternative energy solutions, and renewable energy technologies.  These certificates are offered at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle.

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