Course Information

Schedule of Classes

Non-Standard, Late-Starting
Fall 2015 Classes

Looking to add a class still?

Fall classes are under way but we have a few late starting classes that may be open. Check out the list below of short classes for credit in 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 fall and register for late starting classes.

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

ES 58: Introduction to Green Building

CRN: 23101, 1 Unit
Class meets for ONE weekend only, Oct. 24-25
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: Oct. 24-25
Instructor: DEPPEN, DAVID
Location: KC115

ES 70: Introduction to Energy Management Technology

CRN: 23103, 1 Unit
Online class, Nov. 2-Dec. 11 
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.

ES 71: The Building Envelope

CRN: 23104, 1 Unit
Online class, Nov. 2-Dec. 11 
Course Description: An introduction to 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.

ES72: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

CRN: 23102, 1 Unit
Class meets four Tuesday evenings beginning Oct. 20
Course Description: An introduction to HVAC systems, the systems that provide heating, cooling, humidity control, filtration, and comfort control to facilities. 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.
Time: 5:30-8:20 p.m.
Days: T
Location: KC113

ES73: Electric Motors and Drives

CRN: 23107, 1 Unit
Class meets four Thursday evenings beginning Oct. 22
Course Description: Examines the opportunities for lowering energy consumption through energy-efficient motors and motor controls, including an introduction to the technology of high efficiency motors and variable frequency drives. Techniques to increase current carrying capacity, improve voltage to equipment, reduce power losses, and lower electric bills will be discussed.
Time: 5:30-8:20 p.m.
Days: Th
Instructor: CELIO, RICH
Location: KC113

ES74: Lighting Distribution Systems

CRN: 23109, 1 Unit
Class meets four Thursday evenings beginning Nov. 19
Course Description: Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of lighting and energy management lighting techniques. Discusses the different types of lighting and day-lighting applications used in commercial and institutional buildings, while describing the quality and quantity of lighting needed for certain applications, measuring efficiency, color rendering, ballasts, etc. Lighting design that provides visual comfort at lower energy costs will be emphasized.
Time: 5:30-8:20 p.m.
Days: Th
Location: KC113

ES75: Electric Power Systems

CRN: 23108, 1 Unit
Online class, Nov. 2-Dec. 11 
Course Description: An introduction to electric power systems, focusing on distribution components such as transformers, switch gear, distribution panels, and wiring. Power systems analysis, preventive maintenance, and record keeping techniques will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on opportunities within a facilities distribution system to save energy, increase equipment life, and reduce unscheduled outages.
Instructor: CELIO, RICH

ES76: Energy Star Products

CRN: 23110, 1 Unit
Online class, Nov. 2-Dec. 11 
Course Description: An introduction to Energy Star products including high efficiency, high performance commercial, industrial and residential equipment and appliances that reduce energy consumption and save money.
Instructor: ROEDER, BILL

ES78: Energy Management Systems and Controls

CRN: 23111, 1 Unit
Online class, Nov. 2-Dec. 11 
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.
Instructor: ROEDER, BILL

ES79: Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems

CRN: 23113, 1 Unit
Online class, Nov. 2-Dec. 11 
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.
Instructor: ROEDER, BILL

ES 80Y California Field Studies (CLAS)

CRN: 23115  E S -080Y-95, 3 Units
Class meets for 5 days only beginning on Oct. 7
Course Description: Hike and learn about Permanente Creek, from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the San Francisco Bay. Learn about threatened species, natural history, native peoples and environmental health.
Time: First class meeting is Wed., Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Days: Oct. 7, 14, 17, 18 and 21
Location: KC113

ES 95: Introduction to Environmental Careers (CLAS)

CRN: 23114  E S -095.-55, 1 Unit
Class meets for 5 weeks on Mondays, Oct. 12 to Nov. 16
Course Description: Learn about saving the planet through environmental careers, including ecosystem 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: 2:30-4:40 p.m.
Days: M
Location: ESA

HIST 107X: Community History (Creating and Fostering Inclusivity in California)

CRN: 23044, 2 Units
Lectures: Nov. 12 and 16, Field Studies: Nov. 13 and 21
Course Description: 
Learn about the Californians who dedicated their lives to creating and fostering inclusivity. 
Time: Lectures -
6:30-10:20 p.m. Field Studies - 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
See above
Location: TBD

 The following courses will be offered fall quarter 2015 through the California History Center.

See CHC website for course descriptions and details with start dates.

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Last Updated: 10/20/15