OKLAHOMA CITY — Rose State College’s Environmental Training Center in Oklahoma City will offer the first Building Operator Certification (BOC) course in Oklahoma starting Oct. 24. BOC is a national program to certify facilities personnel in job skills and knowledge to improve the energy performance of their buildings.

Together with the South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER), Rose State’s program will last four to six months, designed to teach participants competence in locating building equipment, distribution pathways, and control points; calculating facility energy consumption; critiquing HVAC systems operation; and sketching a facility’s electrical distribution system.

Courses include eight days of instruction with an exam each day, five projects completed between classes, small class size (typically 25) for more individualized instruction, culminating in nationally recognized certification from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council. Subjects include energy efficient operation of HVAC systems, measuring and benchmarking energy performance, efficient lighting fundamentals, HVAC control fundamentals, indoor environmental quality, common opportunities for low-cost operational improvement, with supplemental subjects decided by students and instructors.

To sign up, call 405-733-7488 or visit www.rose.edu/boc. Attendees can save over $300 by being one of the first 15 to register before Sept. 16. The discounted rate is $1,695 per student. Seating is limited.

Publication date: 9/2/2013

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