Energy Assessment & Management Technology

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Why Energy Assessment & Management Technology?

Our Energy Assessment and Management Technology (EAMT) program offers many challenges and rewards for technical minded students who want to develop a career in the “Green” field of energy management.

This program provides academic instruction and hands on experience in the areas of residential and commercial weatherization, residential energy auditing, commercial energy auditing and energy management.

The EAMT program builds upon a solid foundation in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) and Residential and Commercial Electricity (Res/Comm Electric).

The teaching philosophy in the EAMT program follows a very strong community service and service learning model. All students gain valuable academic training in such topics as global energy supply and demand, energy and heat loss in residential and commercial buildings and the physics of heat transfer. Additionally there is a heavy hands-on emphasis in many classes that lead to real world skill such as the ability to use specialized tools and metering systems such as the blower door, combustion analyzers, data loggers and other equipment designed to monitor energy in a residential or commercial environment.

Students in the EAMT program have participated in many unpaid and paid service learning projects including the Wood County Energy Efficiency Upgrades program.

Why EAMT at WVU Parkersburg?

The Energy Assessment and Management Technology program at WVU-Parkersburg offers a number of unique opportunities for technically minded students with strong background in math and physical science. These include:

  • A career ladder that begins with 1-year degree certificates, progresses through a 2-year Associates of Applied Science degree culminating in a Bachelors of Applied Technology in Management
  • Academic training and “hands on” experience in an engineering setting
  • Local training for jobs available all over the country
  • Affordable tuition – the SET program qualifies for the Ohio Residents Affordable Tuition program offering significantly reduced tuition costs for State of Ohio residents.

Programs

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration pdf
Residential Commercial Electricity pdf (with minimal additional coursework)

Careers

Career positions include:

  • Residential energy auditor
  • Commercial energy auditor
  • HVAC/R technician
  • Entry level commercial energy manager

Potential employers include electrical contractors, HVAC contractors, engineering firms and commercial building facilities management.  Average annual salary is $61,173, and can range between $30,000 and $90,000 according to matchcollege.com.