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 Energy and Facility Management / Building Science

Getting Started

Which Classes Should You Take First?

If you are not already a De Anza College student, apply for admission and register here.

The Energy and Facility Management / Building Science curriculum consists of classes focused on green and sustainable buildings, energy and facility management, and renewable and advanced energy generation (Solar) solutions.

If you are trying to determine your career path direction, it is recommended you initially take a class in each of these areas. Most classes are offered each and every quarter including the Summer session. All of our classes are scheduled live in person at the Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies (KCES) and through Online Education to provide flexibility with your schedule. A good start would include these courses:

Possible First Series of Courses (All are 1 Unit Classes Unless noted)
  • ES 58- Introduction to Green Building
  • ES 69A- Introduction to Facility Management (3 Units)
  • ES 70- Introduction to Energy Management Technology
  • ES 71- The Building Envelope
  • ES 78- Energy Management Systems and Controls
  • ES 79- Renewable and Alternative Energy Systems

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Each of these courses will take no more than four (4) weeks of class time if taken in person, or six (6) weeks of class time if taken online (Exception- ES 69A). Each course will provide a great overview of our programs, what they have to offer, and career options and pathways in each area of study. Sign up for classes HERE. Once you have decided on an educational or career direction, consider looking at our Certificates of Achievement and Associate of Sciences degree offerings to further your Energy and Facility Management / Building Science education and experiences.

Looking for a unit or more after the last date to add classes?

Our program offers many late start classes allowing you to register after the last day to add 12 week, quarter long courses. This allows you to add units for classes you may have had to drop or acquire units that allow you to maintain your registration date and status with De Anza next quarter.

At the same time, it provides you the opportunity to learn more about our program and the available career paths in the advanced energy industry with a small investment of time or money. 

Energy Management and Building Science
Building: Kirsch Center-Office # KC 241B

CONTACT: Bill Roeder


Last Updated: 8/29/17