Energy Management and Controls Technology

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Energy Management and Controls Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program at Valencia College prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in energy management, automation and controls technology.

This one-of-a-kind program teaches students how to manage and control a building’s electrical and mechanical systems efficiently using a broad range of current and emerging technologies. Students will develop a proficiency in HVAC/R commercial systems, control theory, logic and programming, installation, system design and integration and will be trained to enter the building automation industry as skilled technicians capable of marketing, installing, designing, servicing, and troubleshooting complex commercial control systems. Students will also have the added benefit of working on controls devices that are representative of the leading brands found in the field, and will complete an industry-based internship enabling them to gain the hands-on experience needed to land a high-demand job when they graduate.

Certifications Available:

This degree prepares students for the following certifications:

  • ISA Certified Control System Technician Certification
  • AEE Certified Energy Efficiency Practitioner
  • PMI Certified Project Management Professional
  • Association of Controls Professionals

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Program Details

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines, and other programs details in the official college catalog.


Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? Check out these opportunities:

Technical College Programs

Receive college credits (12 credits) toward this program for completing the HVAC/R programs at Lake Technical College Orange Technical College, Osceola Technical College and Southern Technical College.

Other Institutions

Students who completed an approved HVAC program from another institution may also be eligible to receive credit toward this program. Please see the Career Program Advisor for more information on the eligibility requirements and options.


60 credits

You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor’s.

More career options. Increased opportunities to advance in your field. A bachelor’s degree at 2/3 the cost of a Florida public university. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership at Valencia College lets you build on your associate degree and prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field or the industry of your choice. Enroll with an associate degree or at least 60 credit hours. Contact a career program advisor to learn more.

Career Outlook

Learn How To

  • Install energy management systems.
  • Construct a secure energy management system data communication network.
  • Create energy management systems control logic to meet building systems requirements.
  • Evaluate energy management system operational data.
  • Develop energy control strategies to improve efficiency in commercial building systems.

Job Outlook

The building sector is the single largest user of energy in the U.S., accounting for roughly 40 percent of total energy consumption. In order to conserve on energy, more cities are implementing green technology, and Orlando is no exception. The City of Orlando is working to implement a mandatory benchmarking program for large commercial and multifamily buildings that will spur the market to make investments in energy and water efficiency throughout the city. As the green energy sector continues to grow and thrive, so will the demand for skilled technicians to manage and control these new energy efficient systems.

Potential Careers

Entry Job Opportunities:
Advanced Job Opportunities:
$45,000 – $80,000

Placement Rate

The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95%, according to the latest FETPIP data.

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