Residential Energy Auditor
This certificate program requires the completion of the Energy Core certificate of completion followed by the Residential Energy Auditor specialty courses. The two certificates can be completed in as little as two quarters. Required classes are:
ENERGY CORE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION (16 credits)
- ENRGY 100 Introduction to Energy Management
- ENRGY 102 Energy Basics
- ENRGY 105 Introduction to Sustainability
- ENRGY 120 Energy Efficiency: Design, Construction & Retrofit
RESIDENTIAL ENERGY AUDITOR SPECIALTY COURSES (7 credits)
- ENRGY 130 Energy Assessment and Analysis
- CIT 110 Energy Efficiency Technician
In these classes you will learn about the basics of energy conservation, energy science, controlling costs, protecting the environment, energy policies, resource management, basic construction skills, climate impacts, renewable energy sources, how to understand utility bills, analyze energy use, sustainable practices, computer software for analysis, and local utility programs.
A person with a Residential Energy Auditor Certificate can get a job related to architecture and construction, science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing.
Auditors can start at jobs such as a:
- Residential Energy Auditor at a local utility or private company;
- Energy Auditor, Field Energy Consultant, or Energy Conservation Representative for businesses that provide Home Energy audits;
- Energy Auditor at companies that provide and install the weatherization products recommended in the energy audit;
- Laborer at a manufacturer of products that will be used to make buildings more energy efficient.
Student who complete the program could work as an installer of energy saving devices or work as a salesperson for those companies. Becoming an auditor opens the door to many life-long careers that are rewarding and exciting.
Be on the leading edge of tomorrow's technology by studying now in the Energy Management Program at Edmonds Community College.