Energy Technology — Power/Building Engineer
Provides the necessary background principles, concepts, and laboratory experience to enter the field of power engineering or assume a position in the building or small plant operation and maintenance areas. For students interested in becoming an operating engineer, boiler operator, building engineer, refrigeration and air conditioning engineer in generating plants, pumping stations, steam plants, heating plants, water treatment facilities, industrial refrigeration plants and commercial and industrial buildings.
- Solve basic math and science problems found within power building engineering.
- Demonstrate technical communication ability including reading and interpreting reports, diagrams, and manufacturer specifications and writing work orders, logs, etc.
- Apply safe workplace procedures including use of safety equipment in laboratory and field conditions.
- Maintain electrical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.
- Maintain mechanical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.
- Maintain and sustain building envelopes and structural elements of buildings utilizing the concepts of operational maintenance, upgrading, green building feature implementation, energy efficiency, energy management, and commissioning/retro-commissioning.
- Maintain HVAC equipment in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
- Maintain automated building control systems.
- Create work plans to complete building exterior and landscape maintenance.
- Create work plans to complete building interior and custodial maintenance.
- Maintain boilers, auxiliary equipment, and other steam generation equipment.
- Maintain combustion equipment including equipment associated with ash handling, fans and draft control, and pollution control.
- Maintain water handling and water treatment equipment.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Applied Science degrees require at least 15 credits total including at least three credit hours, unless otherwise noted, from each of the five areas below. For this program:
Civil Society & Culture: Complete one of the following:
Communication: Complete the following course:
Computer Technology: Complete one of the following:
Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete one of the following:
Quantitative Literacy: Complete one of the following:
NOTE: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 16
Fulfill the General Education, Required Core, and Required Support courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Requirements are Subject to Change
- Davenport University
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Lawrence Technological University
- Siena Heights University
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Wayne State University
Students may earn the Energy Technology — Boiler License Review Basic Certificate and the Energy Technology — Power/Building Engineer Advanced Certificate through the course of this degree, which may present career opportunities for students while completing the associate degree.