Energy and Sustainability Management Certificate Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Survey of Renewable Energy/Lab ENV111 Semester I 4 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 and MAT093 or placements
Green Buildings ESM105 Semester I 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 and MAT093 or placements
Sustainable Resource Conversation/Lab ENV110 4 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 and MAT093 or placements
Sustainable Facilities Management ESM115 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 and MAT097 or placements
Project Management and Finance for Energy ESM211 Semester II 3 ENV111
Greening Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance or Internship ESM205, ESM299-see note* Semester II 3 ESM105; Director approval
OPTION ELECTIVES (Choose 2)
Introduction to Geospatial Technology CIT123 3 CIT110 or CIT113
Applications/Concepts CIT110 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Environmental Science I/Lab ENV105 4 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 and MAT093 or placement
Environmental Science II/Lab ENV106 4 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 and MAT093 or placement
Tropical Field Studies ENV120 4 Director approval
Greening Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance ESM205 Semester II 3 ESM105
Energy, Life and Sustainability LCS101 Semester I 3 First semester students
Introduction to Entrepreneurship MAN107 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Principles of Management MAN111-see note** 3 ESL098 or RDG095 and ESL099 or ENG090 or placement
Project Management MAN215 3 CIT110, MAN111, and MAT097 or placement
Total Credits 26-28

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*Note: Students must be enrolled in the Energy and Sustainability Management Program, have completed a minimum of ten credits in ESM courses with a B average or higher or approval of Program Directors.
**Note: Declared majors in Business Concentration, Management, and Finance options must take BUS101 as a prerequisite. Non-majors are eligible to take MAN111 without BUS101 as a prerequisite, but must meet other course prerequisites listed in the College catalog.

Program Overview

The design of the program is interdisciplinary, combining coursework in project management and finance for renewable and efficient energy projects with training in operating and maintaining environmentally friendly, healthy, and efficient buildings.

Career Outlook

Graduates of the ESM program may seek employment in a variety of entry-level positions such as technicians, coordinators, administrators, sales representatives, or specialists in a wide range of industries including renewable energy, construction, facilities management, environmental protection services, energy efficient services, utilities, and industrial operations. In addition to earning BHCC’s ESM Certificate, graduates will qualify to sit for the LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) exam, a nationally recognized certification administered by the US Green Building Council.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/certificate-programs.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Identify and implement environmental sustainability or energy efficiency strategies within their workplace, home, or community taking into consideration factors such as project impact, cost effectiveness, and technical feasibility.
  • Establish competencies to sit for the Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Green Associate exam, a nationally recognized certification.

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