Course Information

Schedule of Classes

Non-Standard, Late-Starting
Winter 2016 Classes

Looking to add a class still?

Fall classes are under way but we have a few late starting classes that may be open. Check out the list below of short classes for credit in Environmental Studies and (California) History. Then register for the course in MyPortal before the first day of the class.

If a class is full, you may attend the first day of class to get an add code from the instructor if there is room in the class. If the class is online, contact the instructor by e-mail.

Not a current student? Apply for winter and register for late starting classes.

For complete details for a course, please check the winter schedule of classes.

ES 58: Introduction to Green Building

CRN: 33833, 1 Unit
Class meets for ONE weekend only, March 19 & 20
Course Description: An overview of strategies to implement a green building project within your organization. The strategies include model green building policy and guidelines including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), assembling a green team, assessing the impact of construction and buildings on society, and an overview of key stakeholders in the construction field.
Time: 10:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Days: March 19 & 20
Instructor: DEPPEN, DAVID
Location: KC115


ES 70: Introduction to Energy Management Technology

CRN: 33836, 1 Unit
Class meets four Tuesday evenings starting Feb. 2
Course Description: An overview of the field of Energy Management and its importance in today's society, including future implications, and discussion of careers and impact on modern culture and society. This module introduces the whole building concept and related energy and conservation issues including the building envelope, HVAC systems, lighting, energy management and controls and renewable energy technologies.
Time: 5:30-8:20 p.m.
Days: Tuesdays, Feb. 2-23
Instructor: MANIACI, MASSIMO
Location: KC113


ES 71: The Building Envelope

CRN: 33934, 1 Unit
Class meets four Tuesday evenings starting March 1
Course Description: An introduction to the building shell as the primary physical component of any facility which controls energy flow between the interior and exterior of the building. The goal is to develop a qualitative and analytical understanding of the thermal performance of major building envelope components. Topics include walls, doors, glazing (windows), roofing and building skin as well as climatic responsive building design.
Time: 5:30-8:20 p.m.
Days: Tuesdays, March 1-22
Instructor: HOLMAN, RICHARD
Location: KC113


ES72: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

CRN: 31216, 1 Unit
Online class, Feb. 15-March 25
Course Description: An introduction to HVAC systems, the systems that provide heating, cooling, humidity control, filtration, and comfort control to facilities. Examines various HVAC systems and their interrelationship with other building systems. Students will consider HVAC technologies that can help facilities managers achieve the goals of lowering energy costs, becoming more environmentally friendly, and enhancing indoor air quality.
Instructor: MANIACI, MASSIMO


ES73: Electric Motors and Drives

CRN: 32187, 1 Unit
Online class, Feb. 15-March 25
Course Description: Examines the opportunities for lowering energy consumption through energy-efficient motors and motor controls, including an introduction to the technology of high efficiency motors and variable frequency drives. Techniques to increase current carrying capacity, improve voltage to equipment, reduce power losses, and lower electric bills will be discussed.
Instructor: CELIO, RICH


ES74: Lighting Distribution Systems

CRN: 31171, 1 Unit
Online class, Feb. 15-March 25
Course Description: Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of lighting and energy management lighting techniques. Discusses the different types of lighting and day-lighting applications used in commercial and institutional buildings, while describing the quality and quantity of lighting needed for certain applications, measuring efficiency, color rendering, ballasts, etc. Lighting design that provides visual comfort at lower energy costs will be emphasized.
Instructor: MANIACI, MASSIMO


ES75: Electric Power Systems

CRN: 33800, 1 Unit
Class meets four Thursday evenings starting Feb. 4
Course Description: An introduction to electric power systems, focusing on distribution components such as transformers, switch gear, distribution panels, and wiring. Power systems analysis, preventive maintenance, and record keeping techniques will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on opportunities within a facilities distribution system to save energy, increase equipment life, and reduce unscheduled outages.
Times: 5:30-8:20 p.m.
Days: Thursdays, Feb. 4-25
Instructor: CELIO, RICH
Location: KC113


ES76: Energy Star Products

CRN: 33935, 1 Unit
Online class, Feb. 15-March 25
Course Description: An introduction to Energy Star products including high efficiency, high performance commercial, industrial and residential equipment and appliances that reduce energy consumption and save money.
Instructor: ROEDER, BILL


ES76A: Solar Thermal Systems

CRN: 33936, 1 Unit
Online class, Feb. 15-March 25
Course Description: An overview of solar thermal systems including water heating technologies which reduce energy use to generate hot water including maintaining equipment and insulation, reducing hot water use and water temperatures, reducing heat losses from the system, and utilizing waste heat sources and renewable energy technologies, including solar.
Instructor: MANIACI, MASSIMO


ES79: Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems

CRN: 330077, 1 Unit
Online class, Feb. 15-March 25
Course Description: An introduction to the potential for renewable and alternative energy systems when adding power generation capacity for a site or large facility. Life-cycle cost comparisons between renewable energy systems and conventional power generation and the added potential of reducing peak power demand will be emphasized. Topics include photovoltaic power systems, wind energy systems, and fuel cells.
Instructor: ROEDER, BILL


ES95: Introduction to Environmental Careers 

CRN: 33828, 1 Unit
Class meets six Mondays starting Jan. 25
Course Description: Learn about saving the planet through environmental careers, including ecosystem management, restoration ecology, corridors ecology, energy management technology, environmental stewardship, environmental education, watershed management, environmental law, pollution prevention and more. Opportunities for internships and employment in business, industry, public agencies, academia and nonprofit agencies will be explored. 
Time: 2:30-4:20 p.m.
Day: Monday

Instructor: SULLIVAN, KRISTIN
Location: KC112


The following courses will be offered winter quarter 2016 through the California History Center.



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Last Updated: 1/19/16