Sustainable Energy Studies (SES)

SES 101

INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STUD IES

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: BUS 211 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent] Studies the growth of the human population and its effects on energy and climate demands with an emphasis on landscaping and the built environment.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

[ [D; CSU] (Same as: LNT 101)

SES 105

CALIFORNIA GREEN CODE AND SUSTAINABLE T ECHNOLOGIES

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes the proper interpretation of the CAL-Green Building Code and green building technologies. Provides inspectors, designers, and contractors with the latest code requirements and national standards to promote sustainable communities. Includes site planning and development, energy conservation, storm water pollution prevention, and basic sustainability concepts. [D] (Same as: CI 105)

SES 110

INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING SCIENCE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: BUS 211 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Studies the relationship between human biology and the environment as applied to building design. Emphasizes sustainable building design, passive energy strategies, and the application of appropriate heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. [D; CSU]

SES 120

THE ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: BUS 211 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent; MATH 35 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Hands on study of residential and commercial building energy. Includes energy auditing methods of existing homes as they are now constructed. Analyzes residential design and strategies for energy efficiency. Prepares students to take the California H.E.R.S. Level I certification examination. [D; CSU]

SES 201

BEGINNING BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: ARCH 165 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces Building Information Modeling (BIM), an integrated process built on coordinated information for architectural projects. Improves drawing coordination, enhances accuracy, reduces waste, and enables better-informed decisions. Develops skills in the architectural field using Revit Architecture building information modeling software. [D; CSU] (Same as: ARCH 201)

SES 205

BUILDING ENERGY ANALYSIS USING BIM

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Prerequisite: ARCH 201 or SES 201 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Utilizes Building Information Modeling (BIM) in conjunction with energy modeling software to allow designers and developers to create more accurate building energy simulations incorporating performance, sustainability, and cost with respect to reduced environmental impact. [D; CSU]