Academics

HPT 110 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to cover the introduction of sustainable/green building construction practices for new and existing residential buildings.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


HPT 120 INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING ENERGY ANALYSIS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to cover the introduction of the different types of energy audits and how to conduct an energy audit and water audit of residential and light commercial buildings. All students are required to take the Building Science Principles Reference Guide exam.

Pre-requisite: HPT 110 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment, or department approval


HPT 140 INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND VENTILATION

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to deal with the health impacts of poor indoor air quality and how to monitor the indoor air quality of residential and light commercial buildings. Laboratory experiences are designed to provide hands-on experiences that students will analyze and determine corrective actions to ensure a healthy indoor environment.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


HPT 150 BUILDING ENVELOPE EVALUATION

3 Credit Hours (OC)
In this course, individuals are trained on current methods to evaluate a building's exterior ability to control air infiltration and heat transfer. Laboratory experiences are designed to provide hands-on experiences that students experience setting up test equipment to analyzing building envelopes. This course prepares individuals to pass the Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst and Envelope Professional exams.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


HPT 155 HOME PERFORMANCE PROJECT

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This is the capstone course for the Home Performance Technician certificate. In this course the student will apply all of the knowledge and skills learned in other "home performance" courses. The student will be doing community service work and helping others to learn about new ways of improving occupant health and safety, building durability, reduce energy consumption, and reducing operation costs along the way.

Pre-requisite: HPT 110, HPT 120, HPT 140, HPT 150, REACT 110, REACT 118 and ARCTK 119, all with a grade of "C" or better or department approval