Energy Management and Controls Technology

Associate in Science Degree (CIP# 1615030301)

This one-of-a-kind program teaches students how to manage and control a building’s electrical and mechanical systems efficiently using a broad range of current and emerging technologies. Students will develop a proficiency in HVAC/R commercial systems, control theory, logic and programming, as well as installation, system design and integration, and will be trained to enter the building automation industry as skilled technicians capable of designing, installing, servicing, and troubleshooting commercial control systems. Students will also have the added benefit of working on controls devices that are representative of the leading brands found in the field, and will complete an industry-based internship enabling them to gain the hands-on experience needed to land a high-demand job when they graduate.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult a career program advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals.

Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning.

All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.

Alternative Ways to Earn Credit toward this Degree

Graduates of specific programs at Orange Technical College and Osceola Technical College, as well as other institutions may be eligible to receive college credit for courses in this program. You may also be eligible to receive credit toward this degree if you have earned one of the approved Gold Standard industry certifications or Career Pathways credit. To learn more about Valencia’s award of credit options, visit valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/credit_octc.cfm. Eligible students should contact the Career Program Advisor in their academic department for more information about the requirements for the award of credit.

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Building Automation/Controls Technician
  • Building Operator
  • Measurement and Verification Specialist
  • Energy Manager
  • Lighting Systems and Controls Technician
  • Energy Auditor
  • Indoor Air Quality Specialist
  • HVAC/R Installation and Service Technician
  • Facilities Manager

Salary & Earnings Information

For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.

Contacts

Future Students

To learn more about this program, contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or 407-582-1507 or visit valenciacollege.edu/emct/

Current Students

Contact the Career Program Advisor below for more information.

Deb Hall, Program Chair, West Campus: 407-582-1963
dhall@valenciacollege.edu

Arin Partington, Career Program Advisor, West Campus: 407-582-1858
apartington1@valenciacollege.edu

Internship and Workforce Services

If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please visit: valenciacollege.edu/internship.

Program Outcomes 

  • Complete a BAS hardware and software project from submittals to commissioning
  • Troubleshoot BAS hardware and software networks
  • Communicate with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrate management of time, materials, and resources to perform BAS tasks
  • Identify energy management principles for BAS hardware and software tasks
Foundation Courses
ETM 1600CAUTOMATION AND CONTROLS FUNDAMENTALS3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I3
SLS 1122New Student Experience3
PHY 1020Conceptual Physics3
POS 2112STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
Intermediate Courses
ETM 1601CHVAC SYSTEMS AND DEVICES3
ETM 1602CAUTOMATED ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND DEVICES3
ETM 1603CAUTOMATION AND CONTROLS DESIGN THROUGH COMMISSIONING3
ETM 1604CENERGY MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS3
PHI 2600ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING3
Advanced Courses
ETM 2605CAUTOMATION AND CONTROLS INTEGRATION3
ETM 2606CPROGRAMMING BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS3
ETM 2607CTROUBLESHOOTING AUTOMATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS3
ETM 2608CAUTOMATED BUILDING OPERATIONS3
ETM 2609CCAPSTONE IN ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY3
ETM 2942INTERNSHIP IN ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY3
Restricted Electives12
Note: After consulting with your EMCT Career Program Advisor, select from the following courses for a total of 12 credit hours of electives.
LOCAL AREA NETWORKS
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
BUILDING SYSTEMS & MANAGEMENT
IDENTITY SECURITY
PRACTICUM IN ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY
Note about ETM 2943:
Students who have completed an approved training program from another institution or can provide documentation of current industry knowledge and work experience and have earned the required industry certifications may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree. Please see your EMCT Career Program Advisor for more information on the eligibility requirements.
Total Credit Hours60

All specialized program courses are offered on the West Campus and may not be offered every session; some courses may be offered at other locations.

Students who have completed an approved training program from another institution or can provide documentation of current industry knowledge and work experience, and have the required industry certification(s) may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree. Please see the Career Program Advisor in your academic department for more information on the eligibility requirements.

Expand your career opportunities with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Organizational Leadership (BASBOL) from Valencia. This degree builds on your skills, and prepares you for a supervisory or management role within your respective field. For more information, go to: Bachelor's Degree in Business & Organizational Leadership.  Students who wish to continue their education should consult with a Career Program Advisor to determine the best education plan for their career goals.

Students wishing to transfer credits from this program to another institution must accept responsibility for securing approval from the transfer institution for acceptance of this degree.