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Energy Management and Systems Technology


Energy management and systems technology programs prepare people to help engineers develop ways to save energy.

Energy management and systems technology programs teach people how to make systems more energy efficient. Students learn to test and monitor the use of power in homes and businesses.

Energy management and systems technology programs include topics such as:


Many community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in energy management and systems technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.

Several colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degrees in energy management and systems technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Many jobs in this field require a lot of writing and clear communication. Taking writing and speaking courses will develop your communication skills.

As an energy management technician, you may help engineers doing research studies or work as an energy auditor for a utility company.


East Side Area

Central Washington University

Walla Walla Community College

King-Snohomish Area

Cascadia College

North Seattle College

Northwest Energy Efficiency Council

Seattle Pacific University

Shoreline Community College

South Seattle College

Tacoma Area

Clover Park Technical College

West Side Area

Western Washington University