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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 Spring 2020 BOC Prep course begins on February 5, 2020.  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 quesitons 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 8:00 AM 3:00PM 2/5-6/20
  Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance  F 8:00 AM 3:00PM 2/7/20
  Efficient Lighting Fundamentals  W 8:00 AM 3:00PM 3/4/20
  HVAC Control Fundamentals  R 8:00 AM 3:00PM 3/5/20
  Indoor Environmental Quality  F 8:00 AM 3:00PM 3/6/20
  Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement  W 8:00 AM 3:00PM 3/25/20
  Operation and Maintenance Practices for Sustainable Buildings  R 8:00 AM 3:00PM 3/26/20

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)

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. For more information, contact the Smart Building Technology Center, 3-338.

WELL (Certification Prep)

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.

Class Schedule

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

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.