Are you looking for an exciting new career that will remain relevant in the future? Are you a hands-on learner who thrives on practical training? Are you a Green Energy enthusiast, looking to get your foot in the door of a rapidly expanding field?
Then RCC’s Smart Build Technology Program (SBT), offered through the Center for Smart Building Technology, could be a great fit for you.
What is a Smart Building?
Smart buildings deliver essential building services such as lighting, cooling and heating, and air quality, at the lowest cost and environmental impact over the building lifecycle. In order for smart buildings to run at maximum efficiency, the buildings must be maintained by skilled, technology-savy facilities managers, trained on digitally-based maintenance systems.
The city of Boston is filled with smart buildings; but, there aren’t enough facilities managers trained on smart building technology to ensure that the buildings are running properly. Our SBT Program will provide you with the skills needed to fill these in-demand jobs.
What will you learn?
Students will learn how to:
- Use smart building technology to collect and analyze efficiency data
- Build, install, repair and maintain digital energy conservation systems
- Program technology to enhance overall energy efficiency
- Prepare and present reports on energy efficiency
Students who successfully complete the Program will receive an Associates of Science in Engineering. Graduates can directly join the workforce, or transfer to Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s Facilities Management Program.
How do I get started?
To apply to the program, fill out our online application. When completing the application, please select "(AS) Engineering" as your program of interest (question #56). You will receive a follow-up email from an admissions representative to confirm that you are applying to the Smart Building Technology Program. There are NO pre-requisites for this program; anyone with a high school diploma, GED or HiSET is eligible to enroll.
RCC is in the process of developing non-credit certificate programs in Smart Building Technology, desgined for working practitioners. Additional details on the programs will be published, soon. If you are interested in learning more about non-credit programs, please fill out the form below.
To learn more about the Center for Smart Building Technology, fill out inquiry form below. You can also contact Executive Director Frank Mruk FAIA, RIBA at 857-701-1564 or fMruk@rcc.mass.edu for more information.