Course Information

Schedule of Classes

Non-Standard, Late-Starting
Winter 2017 Classes

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A few late-starting classes may still be open for Winter Quarter. Check out the list below of short classes for credit in Energy Management, Environmental Studies and (California) History. Then register for the course in MyPortal before the first day of the class.

If a class is full, you may attend the first day of class to get an add code from the instructor if there is room in the class. If the class is online, contact the instructor by e-mail.

Not a current student? Apply for winter and register for late starting classes.

For complete details for a course, please check the schedule of classes.

ES 58: Introduction to Green Building

CRN: 34373, 1 Unit
Class meets for ONE weekend only, March 18-19

Course Description: An overview of strategies to implement a green building project within your organization. The strategies include model green building policy and guidelines including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), assembling a green team, assessing the impact of construction and buildings on society, and an overview of key stakeholders in the construction field.
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Days: Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19
Instructor: DEPPEN, DAVID
Location: KC115

ES 70: Introduction to Energy Management Technology

CRN: 34276, 1 Unit
Online Class: Feb. 20 - March 31
Course Description: An overview of the field of Energy Management and its importance in today's society, including future implications, and discussion of careers and impact on modern culture and society. This module introduces the whole building concept and related energy and conservation issues including the building envelope, HVAC systems, lighting, energy management and controls, and renewable energy technologies. (One out-of-class field trip may be required for this course.)

ES 71B: Advanced Building Envelope

CRN: 34378, 2 Units
Class meets for SIX Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 22 - March 31
Course Description: Advanced examination of the building shell as the primary physical component of any facility, which controls energy flow between the interior and exterior of the building. The goal is to develop a qualitative and analytical understanding of the thermal performance of major building envelope components. Topics include walls, doors, glazing (windows), roofing and building skin as well as climatic responsive building design. Hands-on experience in understanding the thermal performance of major building envelope components. utilizing the Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies and campus buildings in a lab setting, is provided.  PREREQUISITE: ES 71 - The Building Envelope  
Time: 2 - 5:05 p.m.
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 22 - March 31
Location: KC239

ES72: Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning

CRN: 31216, 1 Unit
Online Class: Feb. 20 - March 31
Course Description:  An introduction to HVAC systems, which provide heating, cooling, humidity control, filtration and comfort control to facilities. The course examines various HVAC systems and their interrelationship with other building systems. Students will consider HVAC technologies that can help facilities managers achieve the goals of lowering energy costs, becoming more environmentally friendly and enhancing indoor air quality.
Instructor: ABBOUD, SAMIR

ES 76A: Solar Thermal Systems

CRN: 34367, 1 Unit
Online Class: Feb. 20 - March 31
Course Description: An overview of solar thermal systems including water heating technologies which reduce energy use to generate hot water. This will also cover maintaining equipment and insulation, reducing hot water use and water temperatures, reducing heat losses from the system, and utilizing waste heat sources and renewable energy technologies, including solar.

ES78: Energy Management Systems and Controls

CRN: 34381, 1 Unit
Online Class: Feb. 20 - March 31
Course Description: Describes the most commonly used controls and energy management systems in commercial and institutional applications. Topics will include complex automatic systems for major energy-consuming equipment, as well as simple controls, including time clocks, occupancy sensors, photocells and programmable thermostats. Computer-based energy management systems, as well as control systems to reduce peak electrical demand, will be discussed. (One out-of-class field trip may be required for this course.)

ES79: Renewable and Alternative Energy Systems

CRN: 33007, 1 Unit
Online class: Feb. 20 - March 31
Course Description: An introduction to the potential for renewable and alternative energy systems when adding power generation capacity for a site or large facility. Life-cycle cost comparisons between renewable energy systems and conventional power generation, and the added potential of reducing peak power demand, will be emphasized. Topics include photovoltaic power systems, wind energy systems and fuel cells. (One out-of-class field trip may be required for this course.)
Instructor: ROEDER, BILL

ES82: Project Management and Technical Report Writing for Energy Professionals

CRN: 34383, 1 Unit
Class meets for FOUR Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 7-30
Course Description: Addresses the key project management components required in leading and coordinating energy efficiency programs in cross-functional organizations. The course will explore project communications strategies, as well as writing compelling and accurate technical reports for commercial and residential building energy audits, targeted at non-technical audiences and company/organization decision-makers. The course also covers project coordination, report writing, spreadsheets, formats, templates, proposal writing, inserting graphics and charts, and the financial analysis of energy efficiency proposals for commercial and residential buildings.
Time: 5:30-8:20 p.m.
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 7-30
Instructor: WHEELEHAN, RON
Classroom: KC239

ES 83: Energy Management Return on Investment

CRN: 34385, 3 Units
Class meets for FOUR Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 7-30
Course Description: An overview of utility rate types and charges, and exploration of building energy benchmarking tools such as Energy Star Portfolio Manager and LBNL's Energy IQ. This course will analyze methods for estimating costs and calculating the financial benefits of recommended energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and for determining the return on investment and cost benefits of energy efficiency changes in commercial and residential buildings.
Time: 2:30-5:20 p.m.
Days: Tuesdays and Thurdays, March 7-30
Instructor: ROEDER, BILL
Location: KC239

ES 64: California's Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

CRN: 34375, 1 Unit
Class meets for SIX Wednesdays, Feb. 1-March 8
Course Description: An overview of California's Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, AB 32. The course also includes an overview of strategies to implement this act within an organization and a look at the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by three percent per year.
Time: 2:30-4:20 p.m.
Days: Wednesdays, Feb. 1-March 8
Classroom: KC113

ES 80: California Field Studies in Stevens Creek Watershed near De Anza

CRN: 34382, 1 Unit
Class meets THREE days, March 1, 4 and 5
Course Description: Field observation of California's native plants and animals in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, with an emphasis on endangered, rare, protected and reintroduced species. The underlying social, economic and political issues associated with habitat and species loss will be discussed, as well as impacts on various cultural, ethnic and socio-economic groups. (Course includes one class session and two field trips.)
Time: 5:30-7:20 p.m. on March 1; 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on March 4 and 5
March 1, 4 and 5

ES 95: Environmental Careers

CRN: 34390, 1 Unit
Class meets SIX Mondays, Jan. 30-March 6
Course Description: Learn about saving the planet through environmental careers, including eco-system management, restoration ecology, corridors ecology, energy management technology, environmental stewardship, environmental education, watershed management, environmental law, pollution prevention and more. Opportunities for internships and employment in business, industry, public agencies, academia and nonprofit agencies will be explored. Students will prepare an academic plan for their two- or four-year degree, certificate or workplace.
Time: 2:30-4:20 p.m.
Mondays, Jan. 30-March 6

See California History Center website for course descriptions and details with start dates.

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Last Updated: 1/31/17