Course Information

Schedule of Classes

Non-Standard, Late-Starting
Fall 2016 Classes

Looking to add a class still?

A few late starting classes that may be open for fall. Check out the list below of short classes for credit in Energy Management, 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 fall and register for late starting classes.

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

ES 58: Introduction to Green Building

CRN: 24008, 1 Unit
Class meets for ONE weekend only, Nov. 5 and 6

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: Sat. and Sun. Nov 5 and 6
Instructor: DEPPEN, DAVID
Location: KC115

ES 69: Energy Reliability and Your Organization

CRN: 23743, 1 Unit
Class meets FOUR Thursdays only Oct. 27 through Nov. 17
Course Description: An overview of strategies to assist in preparing an energy management action plan for your organization and staff. The strategies include model board policy, administrative guidelines, assembling an energy management action team, assessing the impact of energy policy on society, and an overview of key stakeholders in the energy field.
Time: 2:30-5:20 p.m.
Days: Thursdays Oct. 27 through Nov. 17
Instructor: WHEELEHAN, RON
Location: KC239

ES 71: The Building Envelope

CRN: 23746, 1 Unit
Class meets FOUR Tuesdays only Oct. 25 through Nov. 15
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: 6:30-9:20 p.m.
Days: Tuesdays
Location: KC239

 ES72: Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning

CRN: 23747, 1 Unit
Online Class: Nov 7 through Dec 16
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.

ES 74: Lighting Distribution Systems

CRN: 23748, 1 Unit
Online Class: Nov. 7 through Dec. 16
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.

ES75: Electric Power Systems

CRN: 23108, 1 Unit
Online Class: Nov. 7 through Dec 16
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.


ES76: Energy Star Products

CRN: 23110, 1 Unit
Online class: Nov. 7 through Dec. 16
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: WHEELEHAN, RON


ES84: Residential Solar Design and Installation

CRN: 23751, 1 Unit
Class meets FOUR Thursday evenings only Oct. 27 through Nov. 17
Course Description: Analysis of the key factors in designing and installing a residential solar system. Residential solar installation trends, emerging technologies and strategies, how to size the system, evaluation of modules and inverters, shading analysis, rebates and tax incentives, economic payback, buy vs. lease options, performance monitoring and how to install a complete residential solar systems will be covered. Students will spend three hours to become solar safety certified to install residential solar energy systems.   
Time: 5:30-8:20 p.m.
Days: Thursdays Oct. 27 through Nov. 17
Instructor: HAMIDI, RIDHA
Classroom: KC239

ES 80Y: California Field Studies

CRN: 23757, 3 Units
Class meets for five days only 
Course Description: Field observation of California's native plants and animals in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, with an emphasis on endangered, rare, protected and reintroduced species. The underlying social, economic and political issues associated with habitat and species loss will be discussed, as well as impacts on various cultural, ethnic and socio-economic groups. (Out-of-class field trips may be required.)
Time: First meeting Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m.
Days: Oct. 12, 19, 22, 23 and 26
Location: ESA

ES 95: Environmental Careers

CRN: 23741, 1 Unit
Class meets six Mondays Oct. 10-Nov. 14
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. Students will prepare an academic plan for their two- or four-year degree, certificate or workplace.
Location: ESA

See California History Center website for course descriptions and details with start dates.

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Last Updated: 10/4/16