Energy Technology — Power/Building Engineer

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Applied Science
Year Established: 
Industrial Technology -

This associate degree program is designed to provide the necessary background principles, concepts and practical laboratory experience to enter the field of power engineering or assume a position in the building or small plant operation and maintenance areas.

The program is designed for students who want to become operating engineers, boiler operators, building engineers, refrigeration and air conditioning engineers in generating plants, pumping stations, steam plants, heating plants, water treatment facilities, industrial refrigeration plants and commercial and industrial buildings.

During the student''s progress in the degree program, the student will earn the Energy Technology — Boiler License Review Basic Certificate and the Energy Technology — Power/Building Engineer Advanced Certificate, enabling the student career opportunities while completing the associate degree.

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center).  Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Siena Heights University
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Wayne State University

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
62 (Including Options/Electives)

Required Core Courses

  • Partial online course ** 100% online course

Required Support Courses

Complete 4 credit hours of Math from the following courses:
MATH 100, MATH 103, MATH 175, and/or MATH 180.
Complete 4 credit hours of Science from the following courses:
CHEM 131, PHYS 120, and/or PHYS 131.
Complete one of the following courses:

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.