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Energy Conservation Academic Certificate


This program prepares students for a variety of careers in the energy conservation industry and related fields, such as energy auditors, product specifiers, quality control supervisors, materials testers, and site inspectors. Individuals interested in developing small independent energy conservation contracting businesses will also find this program useful toward achieving that goal. Courses within this program utilize the latest industry-standard scientific methods, instruments and software for determining the energy consumption profile for buildings.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to:

  • Conduct performance audits of energy consumption in existing buildings.
  • Plan energy renovation projects.
  • Provide leadership in creating and maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Organize and run an independent construction business.

Program Entry Requirements:

Students are normally required to take the College's placement tests at the time of entry. Students identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses in addition to the requirements of their program.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the Academic Certificate in Energy Conservation, a student must complete a minimum of 30 credits as prescribed and attain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average).

Energy Conservation Academic Certificate

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits

First Semester

ADC 101 - Introduction to Design & Construction   3
ADC 103 - CAD Basics   3
ADC 136 - Construction Safety and Building Codes   3
ENGL 101 - English Composition I   3
MATH 137 - Geometry for Design (or higher MATH)   3

Second Semester

ADC 112 - Construction Materials & Detailing: Principles ADC 103 or 109 3
ADC 146 Construction Supervision & Business Practices ADC 101 3
ADC 161 - Energy Auditing, Mediation and Monitoring ADC 101 3
ADC 286 - Building Rehabilitation and Energy Retrofit ADC 101 3
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate: 30

For More Information Contact:

The Division of Liberal Studies, Room BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8450; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.

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