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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
Sustainability and Energy Management Technology (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Technical Studies
Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
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Notes: FALL ONLY

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and MAT 0600 or MAT 0100 or MAT 1110

Description: An introduction to career fields of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Sustainability & Energy Management Technologies. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: Basic concepts and theory of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Foundations in the applications of cooling principles in light commercial equipment. Major components include refrigerant flow through equipment, applications of equipment to the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer fundamentals, customer service, and preparation for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refrigerant handler's certification exam. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110

Description: Introduction to the basic concepts of all heating systems found in light commercial applications for the experienced and inexperienced in HVAC. A comprehensive presentation of HVAC systems, including rooftop packaged systems, heat pumps, packaged low-pressure boiler systems, and packaged unitary heaters. Includes low-pressure hot water and steam generation, including the fundamentals of heat generation in water-based heating systems. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

Description: This is a context-centered course intended for majors in Construction Management Technology, Architectural Technology, and Civil Engineering Technology. It contains collaborative labs which apply the mathematical methods to relevant applications. Students will apply properties of shapes in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional geometry; use dimensional analysis to convert between systems of units; use scientific notation; apply vector analysis and basic trigonometry to find indirect measurements; use and solve linear and quadratic functions and equations; and use systems of linear equations in applications and find their solutions. Four classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Can complete MAT-1200 (not likely to transfer) OR MAT-1580 (or MAT-1470 AND MAT-1570) (recommended for transfer).

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 and Other (with a grade of C or better) or Other (satisfactory score on math placement test)

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: Critical examination of energy consumption in building, both residential and commercial, for the purpose of identifying energy conservation opportunities. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Description: Theory and practice of fluid flow in HVAC distribution systems, including water systems, sizing and performance, duct system sizing and performance, fan and pump selection, operation, and performance, valve and damper selection and Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing (TAB) procedures. Hand calculations and use of computer-based design and analysis tools; select hands-on laboratory studies reinforce basic principles; proper installation practices are also included. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Prerequisites: MAT 1110

Corequisites: HVA 1352

Description: This course teaches you to perform a psychrometric analysis for purposes of system control and system troubleshooting. It also teaches you to perform ventilation calculations, room air distribution calculations and air terminal selection, filter selection for buildings and building spaces, acoustic issues in HVAC, and ASHRAE energy standard 90.1 as applied to service and maintenance. This course also introduces one to Preventive Maintenance Practices. This is accomplished by concentrating on applicable codes and industry standards to create a healthy environment with an emphasis on the background necessary to properly control an HVAC system. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Prerequisites: MAT 1110

Corequisites: HVA 1301

Description: Rules, interpretations, record keeping and standards required by Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) (29CFR Part 1926) for the construction industry to ensure employees a safe, healthful workplace. Successful completion of the course provides the 30 hour OSHA Construction Safety Card.

Notes: At least 14 Credits Required for Technical Concentration - Choose from: CAT-1121, CAT-1131, CAT-2431, EGV-1101, EGV-1251, EGV-1401, EGV-2101, EGV-2151, EGV-2201, EGV-2251, EGV-2301 OR EGV-2700

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

Summer Semester (First Year)
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Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: Survey of conceptual physics for technology majors. Topics include motion, forces, energy, electricity, magnetism, waves, sound, light, atomic structure and emission and absorption of radiation. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: PHY-1141 (Recommended for transfer) or PHY 1106 and PHY 1107 (not likely to transfer)

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445

Corequisites: PHY 1107

Corequisites: PHY 1106

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Description: A discussion and demonstration of the importance of proper air distribution systems and principles of balanced heat distribution, including design considerations for light commercial applications. Loads will be calculated using commercially available software. Testing, Adjusting and Balancing procedures are included. One classroom, six labs hours per week.

Notes: FALL ONLY

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and MAT 0100 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445

Description: This course helps prepare the student for the first of the LEED Green Associate Exams and meets the requirement of the student having involvement on a LEED- registered project, or employment in a sustainable field of work or completion of an education program that addresses green building principles in LEED, to qualify to take the LEED Green Associate Exam. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: FALL ONLY

Description: Study and application of advanced drawing using AutoDesk Revit. Major emphasis on building information modeling (BIM) theory along with construction of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: At least 14 Credits Required for Technical Concentration - Choose from: CAT-1121, CAT-1131, CAT-2431, EGV-1101, EGV-1251, EGV-1401, EGV-2101, EGV-2151, EGV-2201, EGV-2251, EGV-2301 OR EGV-2700

Prerequisites: CAT 1101 or CAT 1111 or CAT 1121

Description: Overview of past, recent and current research to find viable alternative sources of energy. Examples include water, wind, solar, bio-mass, alternative liquid fuels and introduction to fuel cell technology. Study of applied technologies in the context of how to relieve complete dependence on petrochemical-based products. A case study approach to learning is used. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: At least 14 Credits Required for Technical Concentration - Choose from: CAT-1121, CAT-1131, CAT-2431, EGV-1101, EGV-1251, EGV-1401, EGV-2101, EGV-2151, EGV-2201, EGV-2251, EGV-2301 OR EGV-2700

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The course introduces the principles of energy management and an effective energy management plan. This course provides an overview of energy consuming systems and operations of commercial and industrial buildings and systems and energy saving opportunities for them. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: At least 14 Credits Required for Technical Concentration - Choose from: CAT-1121, CAT-1131, CAT-2431, EGV-1101, EGV-1251, EGV-1401, EGV-2101, EGV-2151, EGV-2201, EGV-2251, EGV-2301 OR EGV-2700

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Students earn credits toward degree requirements for work learning experience. Students already working may apply to use that experience to meet internship requirements. Students establish learning outcomes and prepare related reports and/or projects each term. Ten co-op hours per week per credit hour.

Notes: For the EGV Internship, please contact the department prior to contacting the Work-Based Learning Office. This should be occur the TERM BEFORE the term the internship is planned.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: Assessment of achievement by Energy Management Technology students in attaining program outcomes by completing a project demonstrating principles and practice of the major. Teamwork on projects will be emphasized. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Notes: SPRING ONLY - Department Permission Required

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description:

This course covers energy assessment and weatherization methods for single and multifamily dwellings. The course covers the operation of the equipment: blower door, duct blaster, pressure pan, flow meter, infrared camera, and combustion analyzer. This course is designed to prepare students for the Building Performance Institute Building Analyst written and field test. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: At least 14 Credits Required for Technical Concentration - Choose from: CAT-1121, CAT-1131, CAT-2431, EGV-1101, EGV-1251, EGV-1401, EGV-2101, EGV-2151, EGV-2201, EGV-2251, EGV-2301 OR EGV-2700

Description: Overview of philosophical and ethical dimensions of the environmental crisis, such as environmental politics, animal rights and nonwestern views.

Notes: Arts & Humanities Elective - Choose any OT36 Course, view all options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Description: In this course, students will be encouraged to think independently, be expected to argue a point logically, and sharpen their critical thinking skills. More particularly, we will explore the geographies implicit in globalization and specifically think about our connections (and disconnections) to distant places, the uneven geographies of globalization (evident in both processes and outcomes), and how people's actions through social, economic, and political processes, produce and transform place. This course has a particular focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion asking how cultures are shaped by the intersections of a variety of factors (i.e. race, ethnicity, nationality, class, and religion among others) and providing a space to demonstrate empathy through considering how to understand and interpret others' worldview. The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to thinking geographically through the understanding of how to use maps and the significance of place on identity.

Notes: Social & Behavioral Science Elective - Choose any OT36 course, view all options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.