Energy Technology - Multi-Skilled Facility Maintenance Technician
Prepare students for a career in building/plant facility maintenance. Students will be exposed to various skills that are necessary for this skilled-trades classification. Primary focuses are job safety, basic electricity, heating and cooling, sheet metal fabrication, EPA refrigeration certification, power engineering (exposure to boilers and hydronic systems), building controls, hydraulics, plumbing and pipefitting, millwright basics (applied tech), and welding.
The student will be exposed to and gain the required knowledge for establishing employment in this fast growing economy. Many large and small companies are combining trades and as a result, are seeking individuals for employment in this fast-growing job category.
- Apply basic skills in HVAC install ation, maintence and repair
- Operate basic boiler and hydronic systems
- Troubleshoot basic electrical equipment utilizing the basic theories of electricity
- Demonstrate installation and maintenance plumbing and pipefiting skills
- Demonstrate basic welding skills
- Communicate effectively in the workplace using interpersonal and computer skills
- Apply basic carpentry skills such as measuring, cutting, and shaping wood and other building materials
- Employ basic millwrighthing skills
- Apply basic fabricating/sheet metal working skills such as layout and fabrication of sheet metal fittings
- Apply basic machine repair skills
- Apply basic skills in installation and troubleshooting of instrumentation and controls
- Utilize the appropriate tools as dictated by project
- Understand and apply industrial safety standards
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.
Complete 15 credits from:
American Society, Events, Institutions and Cultures Outcome: Complete at least one course:
Computer Literacy Outcome: Complete at least one course:
Critical Thinking Outcome: Complete at least one non-activity based course numbered 100 or higher
Information Literacy and Written Communication Outcome: Take either English sequence:
Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
Required Additional Courses
Complete as many Elective credits as necessary to complete this associate degree.
Requirements are Subject to Change
- HVAC (Heating and Cooling)
- Power Engineering
- Building Controls
- Renewable Energy
Class credits earned at HFC can be used for transferring. See 3 for 1 articulation agreements with 4 year universities. Additional information is available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center or your academic advisor. Students can complete a minimum of 51 credit hours for a certificate. With an additional minimum of 19 credit hours a student may earn an associate degree.