Southwestern College

Sustainable Energy Studies - SES 101

Learn how the new sustainable laws, codes, and regulations are now being incorporated to make our buildings, homes, and landscapes more earth-friendly.  Find out how new innovations are saving energy, water, and resources.

Course Description:  Studies the growth of the human population and its effects on energy and climate demands with an emphasis on landscaping and the built environment. (same as LNT 101)

Units:  3

California Green Code and Sustainable Technologies - SES 105

Get up to speed on the California Green Building Codes!

Course Description:  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.  (same as CI 105)

Units:  3

Introduction to Building Sciences - SES 110

Learn the new sustainable methods that heat, cool, and light our homes, buildings, and other structures. 

Course Description:  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.

Units:  3

The Energy Efficient Building - SES 120

Methods and devices for learning of the procedures for performing energy audits and for improving existing buildings for more energy efficiency.

Course Description:  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.
Units:  3

Beginning Building Information Modeling - SES 201

Learn the latest software (BIM) used to analyze the effects of architectural design on the ultimate energy efficiency of a new building. 

Course Description:  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.  (same as ARCH 201.)
Units:  3

Building Energy Analysis -  SES 205

Further instruction in the use of the software called Building Information Modeling (BIM).  Learn how to analyze the future costs of energy in new buildings - even before they are constructed!

Course Description:  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. 

Units:  3
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