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Enroll In One of Our Smart Building Technology Programs

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 Center for Smart Building Technology offers many programs that could be a great fit for you!

What is a Smart Building?

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Smart buildings deliver essential automated 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-savvy facilities managers and technicians, trained on digital automated maintenance systems. 

The City of Boston is filled with smart buildings; but there aren’t enough technicians trained on smart building technology to ensure that the buildings are running properly.  Our SBT Program will provide you with the skills and certifications needed to fill these in-demand jobs.

Associate Degree Program

Students who enroll in the associate degree program 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. Fill out the online application to enroll, today!

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Building Operator Training (LEVEL 1 Certification Prep)

Building Operator Certification® (BOC) is the leading training and certification program for COMMERCIAL building engineers and maintenance personnel.  The next BOC Prep course begins on April 22, 2020.  All classes will be offered through online instruction. Click here to complete the Eventbrite registration form.  If you have questions about the registration process, please contact Assistant Dean Kandley Val at kval@rcc.mass.edu or 857-701-1207

Class Schedule

Course #Course TitleDayBegin TimeEnd TimeStart Date
CSA 322* Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems W R 8:00AM 3:00PM 4/22, 4/23
  Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance  F 8:00AM 3:00PM 4/24
  Efficient Lighting Fundamentals  W 8:00AM 3:00PM 5/6
  HVAC Control Fundamentals  R 8:00AM 3:00PM 5/7
  Indoor Environmental Quality  F 8:00AM 3:00PM 5/8
  Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement  W 8:00AM 3:00PM 5/21
  Operation and Maintenance Practices for Sustainable Buildings  R 8:00AM 3:00PM 5/22

Note: Students will register for one course: CSA 322.  The course schedule will be included in that one course.

LEED Green Associate v4 (Certification Prep) - POSTPONED

The LEED certification prep course provides the first step in understanding the Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Building Certification process. The course provides an introduction to LEED(v4), including: Innovation in design & regional priority, location & transportation issues, sustainable sites, water efficiency, materials & resources, and indoor environmental quality. The class prepares students for the LEED Green Associate exam developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Students acquire skills that can enhance their career options in sustainability management, and LEED Building Certification. To register for the course, please fill out the registration form and return it, in-person, to the RCC Enrollment Office (Building 3, Room 219). If you have questions about the registration process, please contact Assistant Dean Kandley Val at kval@rcc.mass.edu or 857-701-1207. The cost of this prep course is $599.00. 

Class Schedule

Course #Course TitleDayBegin TimeEnd TimeStart Date
LEED CSA 468 LEED v4 (Certification Prep) M T 6:00 PM 8:00PM 4/13 - 4/14/20, 4/27-4/28/20

WELL (Certification Prep) - POSTPONED

The WELL Certification prep course provides an introduction to the leading tool for advancing health and well-being in buildings globally, the Well Certification process. The course provides an introduction to Well (v1), including: The Innovation, Air, Water, Nutrition, Light, Fitness and Mind Concepts. The class prepares students for the Well Accredited Professional exam developed by the International WELL Building Institute. Students acquire skills that can enhance their career options in sustainability management, and Well Building Certification. For more information, contact the Smart Building Technology Center, 3-338.  To register for the course, please fill out the registration form and return it, in-person, to the RCC Enrollment Office (Building 3, Room 219). If you have questions about the registration process, please contact Assistant Dean Kandley Val at kval@rcc.mass.edu or 857-701-1207. The cost of this prep course is $599.00. 

Class Schedule

Course #Course TitleDayBegin TimeEnd TimeStart Date
CSA 460 WELL M T 6:00PM 8:00PM 3/2-3/3, 3/9-3/10, 2020

Building Science Principles (Certificate) - POSTPONED

The Building Science Principles certification prep provides a broad introductory background in Building Science Principles including Heat and Insulation, Air and Air Sealing, Moisture and Moisture Control, Mechanical Systems, and Energy Conservation Strategies. The class also prepares students to take the Building Science Principles Certification Exam, developed by the Building Performance Institute. Students acquire skills that can enhance their career options in smart building technology, facilities management and building energy management. BPI certifications are recognized nationwide for providing a common standard for professionals in the building performance industry and is recognized by states, municipalities, utilities, and contractors. To register for the course, please fill out the registration form and return it, in-person, to the RCC Enrollment Office (Building 3, Room 219). If you have questions about the registration process, please contact Assistant Dean Kandley Val at kval@rcc.mass.edu or 857-701-1207. The cost of this prep course is $598.00. 

Class Schedule

Course #Course TitleDayBegin TimeEnd TimeStart Date
BPI CSA 329 BPI Building Science Principles (Certification Prep) W R 6:00PM 9:00PM 4/14 - 4/15/20

G|PRO Fundamentals of Building Green - POSTPONED

In GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green, you will learn how to see buildings differently and understand the strategies that make them efficient, healthy and resilient. GPRO Fundamentals is designed for a range of real estate, construction, architecture and engineering professionals. This entry level course is ideal for anyone who needs a better understanding of high-performance building including: • Sales or administrative staff who work in real estate, construction, architecture or engineering • Facilities and operations support staff • Workforce development providers • College students interested in entering the building and construction industry. To register for the course, please fill out the registration form and return it, in-person, to the RCC Enrollment Office (Building 3, Room 219). If you have questions about the registration process, please contact Assistant Dean Kandley Val at kval@rcc.mass.edu or 857-701-1207. The cost of this prep course is $175.00. 

Class Schedule

Course #Course TitleDayBegin TimeEnd TimeStart Date
CSA 830 G|PRO Fundamentals of Building Green F 8:00AM 3:00PM 4/17/2020

G|Pro Operations & Maintenance Essentials (Certificate) - Online 

The GPRO Operations and Maintenance Essentials is ideal for property managers and building staff in multifamily residential and high-rise commercial buildings, including: building superintendents, operators, facility and property managers, operating engineers and stationary engineers. Topics covered include: • Fundamentals of Building Green • O&M in Green Buildings • Building Performance Metrics • Building Envelope • Water Use • Heating, Cooling & Hot Water • Indoor Air Quality • Lighting • Waste Reduction • Resilience • Commissioning Existing Buildings • Action Plan. To register for the course, please visit: https://rccgpro.eventbrite.com. If you have questions about the registration process, please contact Assistant Dean Kandley Val at kval@rcc.mass.edu or 857-701-1207. The cost of this prep course is $476.00. 

Class Schedule

Course #Course TitleDayBegin TimeEnd TimeStart Date
CSA 831 G|PRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials - Online W R F 8:00AM 3:00PM 6/10/20 - 6/12/20

EasyIO Academy CPT Training

The EasyIO Academy CPT Training is a (2) day training course where students will receive the fundamental programming knowledge for EasyIO Sedona based controllers using the CPT programming tool set.  For detailed information on participation requirements, location information, and the daily schedule, visit the Eventbrite registration page.  Please contact  Executive Director Frank Mruk FAIA, RIBA at 857-701-1564 or fMruk@rcc.mass.edu for more information.

How do I get started?

To learn more about SBT Center programs, 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.