Course Information

Schedule of Classes

Non-Standard, Late-Starting
Spring 2015 Classes

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Spring classes are underway but a few late starting classes are available. Check out the list below of short classes for credit in Environmental Studies and California History. Then register for the course in MyPortal before the first day of the class.

If a class is full, you may attend the first day of class to get an add code from the instructor if there is room in the class. If the class is online, contact the instructor by e-mail.

Not a current student? Apply for spring and register for late starting classes.

For complete details for a course, please check the winter schedule of classes.

ES 58: Introduction to Green Buildings

CRN: 43451 E S 080Z55, 1 Unit
Class meets one weekend only, May 16 and 17. An overview of strategies to implement a green building project within your organization. The strategies include model green building policy and guidelines including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), assembling a green team, assessing the impact of construction and buildings on society, and an overview of key stakeholders in the construction field.
Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instructor: DEPPEN, DAVID

ES 69: Energy Reliability and Your Organization

CRN: 43452
Starts May 5. An overview of strategies to assist in preparing an energy management action plan for your organization and staff. The strategies include model board policy, administrative guidelines, assembling an energy management action team, assessing the impact of energy policy on society, and an overview of key stakeholders in the energy field.
Instructor: WHEELAN, RON

ES 70: Introduction to Energy Management Technology

CRN: 43454
Starts May 18. An overview of the field of Energy Management and its importance in today's society, including future implications, and discussion of careers and impact on modern culture and society. This module introduces the whole building concept and related energy and conservation issues including the building envelope, HVAC systems, lighting, energy management and controls and renewable energy technologies.
Instructor: ROEDER, BILL

ES 71: The Building Envelope 

CRN: 43455
Starts May 18. An introduction to the building shell as the primary physical component of any facility which controls energy flow between the interior and exterior of the building. The goal is to develop a qualitative and analytical understanding of the thermal performance of major building envelope components. Topics include walls, doors, glazing (windows), roofing and building skin as well as climatic responsive building design.

ES 76: Energy Star Products

CRN: 41902
Starts May 18. An introduction to Energy Star products including high efficiency, high performance commercial, industrial and residential equipment and appliances that reduce energy consumption and save money.
Instructor: ROEDER, BILL

ES 76A: Solar Thermal Systems

CRN: 41903
Starts May 18. An overview of solar thermal systems including water heating technologies which reduce energy use to generate hot water including maintaining equipment and insulation, reducing hot water use and water temperatures, reducing heat losses from the system, and utilizing waste heat sources and renewable energy technologies, including solar.
Instructor: ROEDER, BILL

ES 78: Energy Management Systems and Controls

CRN: 43455
Starts June 4. Describes the most commonly used controls and energy management systems in commercial and institutional applications. Topics will include complex automatic systems for major energy-consuming equipment, as well as simple controls, including time clocks, occupancy sensors, photocells, and programmable thermostats. Computer-based energy management systems, as well as control systems to reduce peak electrical demand will be discussed.

ES 80Z: California Field Studies (CLAS)

CRN: 43630 E S 080Z55, 1 Unit
Class meets on campus Wednesday, April 29, then takes a backpacking trip from Portola Redwoods State Park to the Pacific Ocean from Thursday, June 11-Sunday, June 14.
Course Description: Learn about open space preserves, state parks and threatened and endangered species. Includes nature backpacking trip from Portola Redwoods State Park to the Pacific Ocean via Big Basin and Butano State Parks.
Time: 5:30-9:20 p.m.
Days: W 
Location: KC

ES 95: Introduction to Environmental Careers (CLAS)

CRN: 43460  E S 095.55, 1 Unit
Class meets for 6 weeks on Mondays, April 27 to June 8. (May 25 is a holiday.) Field trips may be required for this class.
Course Description: Learn about saving the planet through environmental careers, including ecosystem management, restoration ecology, corridors ecology, energy management technology, environmental stewardship, environmental education, watershed management, environmental law, pollution prevention and more. Opportunities for internships and employment in business, industry, public agencies, academia and nonprofit agencies will be explored. Students will prepare an academic plan for their two- or four-year degree, certificate or workplace.
Time: 2:30-4:20 p.m.
Days: M
Location: KC239

The following courses will be offered spring 2015 through the California History Center.

  • Rolling Thunder: Railroads into California
  • Arc of the Meteor: Jack London in California

See CHC website for course descriptions and details with start dates.

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Last Updated: 4/24/15