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Certificate of Applied Science in Residential Building Performance

 

July 23, 2012 -- MSU News Service

The Montana Board of Regents approved the offering of the Montana Weatherization Training Center's 1-year certificate program, noted as the "Certificate of Applied Science in Residential Building Performance." The Montana Weatherization Training Center was established in 1991 and is operated by the Montana State University Extension Housing & Environmental Health Program under the leadership of Mike Vogel. The 33-credit degree is comprised of Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Standardized Curriculum courses and online courses, as well as optional/elective credits for internships and special emphasis content dealing with weatherization and building performance. The certificate program is funded and endorsed by DOE and is the first of its kind in the United States. It is anticipated that the certificate program will be offered in the fall of 2012. 

The 33 credit Certificate of Applied Science in Residential Building Performance gives students a solid foundation for work in a variety of occupations including energy auditor, insulation installer and weatherization worker as well as occupations associated with green building, architecture and home inspection. Depending on the electives students choose, the degree helps prepare students for four specific Department of Energy certifications: Retrofit Installer Technician, Energy Auditor, Quality Insurance Inspector, and Crew Leader. In addition the degree helps prepare students for private industry certifications offered through the Health Administration (OSHA), Building Performance Industry (BPI) and Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)

Outcomes: Graduates are prepared to:

  • Depending on chosen electives, use knowledge to obtain Department of Energy Weatherization Certifications:  crew chief, auditor, monitor, and installer/technician
  • Depending on chosen electives, apply knowledge to obtain industry certifications offered through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health administration (OSHA), Building Performance Industry (BPI) and Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)
  • Utilize oral and written communication skills in the workplace
  • Demonstrate proficiency in math computation for energy efficiency applications
  • Understand how residential retrofit works as a system
  • Demonstrate an understanding of energy applied health and safety
  • Utilize building performance software including applications in weatherization, energy efficiency and home rating programs
  • Perform residential building science skills including:
    • Dense pack insulation
    • Pressure diagnostics testing
    • HVAC diagnostics

 

 

 

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