• Energy & Resource Management

    Certificate

    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    The Energy & Resource Management (ERM) program prepares students for entry-level careers in the utility, energy and resource industries. The program will prepare graduates for employment in the energy industry by emphasizing current concepts in traditional and alternative energy generation, distribution, management and leadership. The ERM program is endorsed by the Utility Training Alliance (UTA) comprised of Portland General Electric and Clackamas Community College.

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Students who wish to participate in the Energy & Resource Management (ERM) program are welcome to register for the ERM classes once all prerequisites are met.

    Students are advised of the necessary utility industry standards for math, writing, reading, and computer skills required for the successful completion of this program.

    Prior to registration in the ERM courses, students must meet the following:

    • Pass RD-090 or placement in RD-115, pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121, pass MTH-060 or placement in MTH-065 and pass CS-090 or placement in CS-120.
    • Pass ERM-121 with a C or better.
    • Meet with EURM Department Advisor.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Energy & Resource Management AAS Degree

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • describe the current and potential applications of renewable energy resources through the energy and resource industries, such as the renewable energy impact on generation, transmission, distribution, transportation and end-use in buildings;
    • analyze and describe various methods for generating electricity and power distribution throughout the Northwest; coal, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, diesel powered plants, wind, solar, geothermal and wave energy resources;
    • discuss management and leadership strategies to deal with major issues faced in the energy and resource industries,
    • develop and customize a working portfolio to record the application of knowledge and skills acquired from their education, work history and this program which may relate to their current and future career path in the energy and resource industries;
    • prepare and test for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) by practicing on the WIN website application,
    • articulate principles and concepts that govern safe work practices in the utility industry,
    • identify and demonstrate personal health and safety within industry standards,
    • earn a CPR/First Aid/AED certification.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Energy & Resource Management Certificate Degree

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • explain basic principles of alternating and direct current as it affects electrical flow and the generation sources of electricity, transmission, and final delivery to the consumer;
    • discuss the various methods for generating electricity and power distribution throughout the Northwest such as coal, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, diesel powered plants, and the path to emerging technologies such as wind, solar, geothermal and wave energy resources;
    • develop and customize a working portfolio to record the application of knowledge and skills acquired from their education, work history and this program which may relate to their current and future career path in the energy and resource industries;
    • prepare and test for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) by practicing on the WIN website application,
    • articulate principles and concepts that govern safe work practices in the utility industry,
    • identify and demonstrate personal health and safety within industry standards,
    • earn a CPR/First Aid/AED certification.

    Students will have additional related elective courses to strengthen their base knowledge on specific topics which enhance the overall outcome of this degree. Students will also earn the Project Management Leadership & Communication Career Pathways Certificate (See page 129.) with the successful completion of second year coursework and applying with a separate petition for graduation.

    CAREERS

    Career opportunities may include: customer service representative, technician operator, support personnel, utilities assistant, resource specialist, business administration and project management.

    For information contact:

    Angie Sandercock, EURM Department Advisor 503-594-0944 or angies@clackamas.edu

    Shelly Tracy, Wilsonville Campus Director 503-594-0945 or shellyt@clackamas.edu

    OREGON TECH TRANSFER AGREEMENT

    Graduates from CCC’s Energy & Resource Management AAS Degree may transfer with a maximum of 60 credits to Oregon Tech’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in the Technology and Management program. Admission to Oregon Tech is not guaranteed. Transfer students must apply for admission to Oregon Tech in accordance with policies and procedures of Oregon Tech. Students are responsible for notifying the Oregon Tech Admissions and Registrar’s Office to ensure their credits transfer. Students must be attending Clackamas Community College during the current catalog year and must enroll at Oregon Tech within three years of the current catalog year.

    ENERGY & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE:

    FALL TERM Credits

    BA-131 Introduction to Business Computing 4

    ERM-100 Introduction to Utility Industry & Career Options 3

    ERM-107 Career Portfolio 4

    ERM-109 Career Interview Strategies 1

    ERM-110 OSHA 10 Training 1

    ERM-160 Utility Industry Health Awareness 3

    HE-261 Community CPR 1

    WINTER TERM Credits

    ERM-101 History of Energy Industry in the Pacific Northwest 3

    ERM-102 Electricity Fundamentals in the Utility Industry 3

    MFG-104 Blueprint Reading 2

    MFG-130 Basic Electricity I 3

    WR-121 English Composition 4

    SPRING TERM Credits

    BA-285 Human Relations in Business 4

    COMM-111 Public Speaking 4

    ERM-103 Fossil Fuels in the Utility Industry 3

    MTH-065 Algebra II or higher level of math 4

    Credits required for certificate 47

    ENERGY & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE: 1ST YEAR

    Complete certificate program.

    ENERGY & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE: 2ND YEAR

    FALL TERM Credits

    BA-122 Teamwork 3

    BA-123 Leadership & Motivation 3

    ERM-201 Energy Applications I: Renewable Energy Resources 4

    — — Energy & Resource Management program electives 3-4

    WINTER TERM Credits

    BA-205 Business Communications with Technology 4

    EC-201 Principles of Economics: MICRO 4

    ERM-202 Energy Applications II: Leadership 4

    — — Energy & Resource Management program electives 4

    SPRING TERM Credits

    BA-124 Negotiation 3

    ERM-203 Energy Applications III: Energy Issues 4

    ERM-280 Energy & Utility Resource Management/CWE 3

    — — Energy & Resource Management program electives 4

    Credits required for degree 90-91

    ENERGY & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM ELECTIVES

    COURSE Credits

    ART-131 Drawing 4

    ART-132 Drawing 4

    ART-133 Drawing 4

    BA-119 Project Management Practices 2

    CDT-102 Sketching & Problem Solving 1-3

    EET-112 Electronic Test Equipment & Soldering 3

    EET-137 Electrical Fundamentals I 4

    ERM-111 Flagging–Work Zone Protection 1

    ERM-161 Utility Industry Safety Development 4

    ERM-162 Groundworker Training 3

    ERM-163 Initial Pole Climbing 4

    GIS-201 Introduction to Geographic Information System 3

    GIS-232 Data Collection & Application 3

    MFG-131 Basic Electricity II 3

    MFG-132 Basic Electricity III 3

    MTH-095 Algebra III 4

    MTH-111 College Algebra 5

    MTH-112 Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus 5

    MTH-251 Calculus I 5

    MTH-252 Calculus II 5

    MTH-253 Calculus III 5

    MTH-254 Vector Calculus 5

    MTH-256 Differential Equations 4

    MTH-261 Linear Algebra 4

    WR-121 English Composition 4

    WR-122 English Composition 4

    WR-123 English Composition 3

    WR-222 English Composition 4

    WR-227 Technical Report Writing 4

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