Building Systems Technology

The Building Systems Technology Department can help you begin a career in the skilled trades. Graduates of our programs have gone to become highly skilled technicians at international companies like General Electric and GlobalFoundries while others have started large and profitable trade businesses in the region.


The Building Systems Technology Department offers the following programs:

Clean Energy Management A.A.S.
Combining renewable energy and business coursework, this program meets the growing demand for employees in the field of clean energy who possess a blend of technical and business management skills. The only associate degree program of its kind in this area, Clean Energy Management is designed to lead to immediate employment. Courses are taught at both the main campus and TEC-SMART, the college's extension center in Malta. Online offerings account for 50 percent of the coursework.

Electrical Construction and Maintenance A.O.S.
Start your career with knowledge and skill in four areas: residential, commercial and industrial installations; transformers; motors and motor control; and industrial electronics. Upon graduation, you will have more than 750 hours of hands-on experience, which fulfills the related instruction component of the state certified apprenticeship program for construction and plant maintenance electricians. Graduates are prepared to continue in the Overhead Electric Line Worker Certificate program.

Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services A.O.S.
This program gives you a strong background in the design, installation and service of commercial and residential heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. You will learn the theory behind refrigeration and heating and reinforce those theories in a hands-on laboratory setting. Graduates are prepared to enter both the residential and commercial heating and cooling fields as installers and service technicians, and to conduct research and testing.

Mechatronics A.A.S.
This highly specialized program covers four interconnected disciplines - mechanics, electrical/electronics, motor control systems and computer science/information technology. All four disciplines drive the design, operation and maintenance of modern complex machinery. You will receive hands-on learning that focuses on developing technical skills needed to support installation, maintenance, repair, calibration and troubleshooting of control circuity and machine-to-machine networks.

Overhead Electric Line Worker Certificate
Developed in response to the demand for overhead electric line workers throughout the region, this program will train you for employment with electric utility companies. Coursework covers AC/DC electricity, technical math, electrical wiring and electric power systems. Graduates have been very successful in securing positions with regional utility companies. If you have a strong aptitude for problem solving, like working outside, are not afraid of heights and are physically fit, this may be the career for you.

Academic Advisement

Students in this department receive academic advisement by appointment.


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Take Note

Technical Standards have been developed to establish the essential skills that a student must possess to be able to fully participate and complete the required tasks and assignments in the Building Systems Technology Department programs. They are intended to inform the prospective student/professional of the attributes, characteristics and abilities essential to the fields taught in the Building Systems Technology Department. They also protect qualified persons with disabling conditions against discrimination.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Brittany Kitterman
Williams Hall, Room 128

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.