Energy Management Program

Energy Management Program

Energy Management Program student

Program Information

We are pleased to offer two 2-year degree programs (Associate of Applied Science) in the areas of Energy Management and Renewable Energy.

What's the starting pay?

  • Energy Management: $38,000-45,000 annually.
  • Renewable Energy Technician: $25,000-35,000 annually, depending on the area.

Two-Year Degree Programs

The Energy Management Program was born in 1980 when Alan Gubrud, a physics instructor at Lane Community College, obtained a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a curriculum that combined the principles of basic physics with energy analysis techniques. Students gained a working understanding of energy systems in today's built environment and the tools to analyze and quantify energy efficiency efforts. The program began with an emphasis in residential energy efficiency / solar energy systems and has evolved to include commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy system installation technology.

What's the Energy Management program at Lane like?
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Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute, Training for Energy Professionals

The Northwest Water Energy Education Institute (NWEEI) offers both standard and custom learning opportunities throughout the northwest for practicing professionals in the energy industry, including an energy management certification program.  NWEEI is located within the Institute for Sustainable Practices at Lane Community College.