Building & Energy Systems Professionals AS

The Building & Energy Systems Professionals (BESP) Associates of Science Degree is developed to offer students a broad overview of the energy conservation industry and includes cross-disciplinary courses in Energy Systems, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Architecture, Computer Information Systems, and Building Inspection Technology.  The completion of the Building Energy Systems Professional AS degree is especially advantageous for the student who has the goal to obtain leadership positions.  Electives are selected to support a concentration on industry specialties.  Students will have the option to focus on particular energy sectors by choosing from various depths of study: Solar Systems, Building Control Systems Building Operator, Advanced Lighting Systems, or Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Technician.  The student may choose their elective based on their immediate energy other defined degrees within the ZNE industry.  Students will have the technical background that can lead to multiple industry-recognized credentials and careers as an Energy Auditor, Energy Consultant, ZNE Technician, HVACR Technician, Facility Management, Construction Management, and Solar Residential Technician.

Required BESP Core Courses17
ESYS 004Industrial Calculations3
ESYS 005Zero Net Energy Building Science4
BIT 024California Energy Codes3
ARCH 011Architectural Blueprint Reading3
CIS 012Professional Office Procedures3
ESYS 095AEnergy Systems Technology Work Experience1-8
Supporting Degree Electives23
Choose a min of 23 units from below. Students may choose a specialty by taking selected grouped courses
Required Courses Specialty in Building Automation Control
ACR 060Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I3
ACR 064Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I3
ACR 065Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity II3
ACR 076Facilities Maintenance - Chillers3
ACR 090Building Automation Fundamentals3
ACR 091Advanced Building Control Networks3
ACR 092Advanced Building Automation Networks and Programming3
Required Courses for Specialty in Building Commissioning Technician
ACR 075HVACR Systems Design3
ACR 084Boiler & Hydronic Heating3
ACR 090Building Automation Fundamentals3
ACR 091Advanced Building Control Networks3
BIT 020California Mechanical Codes2
BIT 040California Electrical Codes2
ESYS 002Electricity & Electrical Theory3
ESYS 006Fundamentals of Building Commissioning3
ESYS 035Advanced Lighting Controls3
Required Courses for Specialty in Building Energy Consultant
ACR 075HVACR Systems Design3
ACR 077Energy Conservation Methods for HVACR3
ARCH 011Architectural Blueprint Reading3
BIT 020California Mechanical Codes2
BIT 024California Energy Codes3
ESYS 004Industrial Calculations3
ESYS 005Zero Net Energy Building Science4
ESYS 021Residential Energy Modeling3
ESYS 022Residential Energy Modeling Design Project2
Required Courses for Specialty in Building Inspection Technology
BIT 010California Building Codes4
BIT 020California Mechanical Codes2
BIT 024California Energy Codes3
BIT 025California Residential Codes3
BIT 026Building II & Fire Codes3
BIT 030California Plumbing Codes2
BIT 040California Electrical Codes2
ARCH 002Materials of Construction4
ARCH 011Architectural Blueprint Reading3
Required Courses for Specialty in Applied Construction Technology
ACT 020Introduction to Construction Technology3
ACT 021Site Preparation and Layout1
ACT 022Concrete & Formwork1
ACT 023Framing Carpentry4
ACT 024Roofing Applications2
ACT 025Thermal & Moisture Protection1
ACT 026Drywall Installation & Finish1
ACT 027Exterior Finish1
ACT 028Finish Carpentry4
ACT 029Masonry Fundamentals2
ACT 030Plumbing Fundamentals3
ACT 031Electrical Fundamentals3
Required Courses for Specialty in Construction Management
ARCH 001Intro to Architectural Professions3
ARCH 002Materials of Construction4
ARCH 003AArchitectural Practice I3
ARCH 011Architectural Blueprint Reading3
BIT 010California Building Codes4
BIT 026Building II & Fire Codes3
CM 001Introduction to Construction Management2
CM 002Intro to Urban Planning3
DRA 002AutoCAD4
Required Courses for Specialty in Green HVAC Residential
ACR 060Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I3
ACR 061Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II3
ACR 064Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I3
ACR 065Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity II3
ACR 075HVACR Systems Design3
ACR 077Energy Conservation Methods for HVACR3
ACR 078Safe Refrigerant Handling & Management3
ACR 080Gas Heating3
ACR 083All Weather Heating & Cooling Systems3
Required Courses for Specialty in Green HVAC Commercial
ACR 060Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I3
ACR 061Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II3
ACR 064Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I3
ACR 065Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity II3
ACR 075HVACR Systems Design3
ACR 076Facilities Maintenance - Chillers3
ACR 077Energy Conservation Methods for HVACR3
ACR 078Safe Refrigerant Handling & Management3
ACR 083All Weather Heating & Cooling Systems3
ACR 084Boiler & Hydronic Heating3
ACR 090Building Automation Fundamentals3
BIT 020California Mechanical Codes2
Required Courses for Specialty in Facilities Operations Technician
ACR 060Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I3
ACR 064Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I3
ACR 065Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity II3
ACR 076Facilities Maintenance - Chillers3
ACR 078Safe Refrigerant Handling & Management3
ACR 083All Weather Heating & Cooling Systems3
ACR 084Boiler & Hydronic Heating3
ACR 090Building Automation Fundamentals3
ARCH 011Architectural Blueprint Reading3
ACT 030Plumbing Fundamentals3
Required Courses for Specialty in Lighting and Controls Technology
ESYS 001Energy Generation & Distribution Industry3
ESYS 002Electricity & Electrical Theory3
ESYS 004Industrial Calculations3
ESYS 033Residential House Electrical Wiring3
ESYS 034Lighting Efficiency Technology Industry3
ESYS 035Advanced Lighting Controls3
ESYS 095AEnergy Systems Technology Work Experience1-8
Required Courses for Specialty in Residential Solar
ACT 024Roofing Applications2
ESYS 001Energy Generation & Distribution Industry3
ESYS 002Electricity & Electrical Theory3
ESYS 011Residential Solar Surveying and Planning Industry3
ESYS 011LSolar Site Planning Project Lab Industry1
ESYS 012Residential Solar Installation Industry4
ESYS 033Residential House Electrical Wiring3
ESYS 095AEnergy Systems Technology Work Experience1-8
Required Courses for Specialty in Power Generation and Distribution
ESYS 001Energy Generation & Distribution Industry3
ESYS 002Electricity & Electrical Theory3
ESYS 003Energy Systems Technology3
ESYS 004Industrial Calculations3
BUMA 032Human Relations in the Workplace3
NR 001Conservation of Natural Resources3
ACR 077Energy Conservation Methods for HVACR3
Required Courses for Specialty in Zero Net Energy Technology
ACR 075HVACR Systems Design3
ACR 077Energy Conservation Methods for HVACR3
ARCH 002Materials of Construction4
ESYS 001Energy Generation & Distribution Industry3
ESYS 002Electricity & Electrical Theory3
COD General Education Pattern18
Kinesiology Activities2
DEGREE TOTAL60