Oct 18, 2017
Bachelor of Applied Science
(120 Credit Hours)
NOTE: Effective Fall 2015, no new students are being accepted into this program. Students currently enrolled will have two years (Summer 2017) to complete the B.A.S. specific requirements.
Please contact the Program Directors for guidance.
Dr. Mara Casado, Co-Director
941-408-1300, ext. 65482 Venice
Dr. Amy Santos, Co-Director
941-408-1300, ext. 65511 Venice
Program Description and Goal
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Technology Management Program encompasses a broad, emerging field requiring the application of energy-related principals and skills in order to recommend, implement, support and monitor systems and policies of energy usage for large buildings or complexes. The program is not designed as an engineering degree or to prepare graduates for work in power plants or power-generating industries, traditional or alternative. This workforce degree’s program of study includes principles of energy conservation, instrumentation calibration, monitoring systems and test procedures, energy loss inspection protocols, energy conservation techniques, data collection and report preparation. Program graduates will be hired under various titles by commercial, retail, governmental, and/or other entities that utilize one or more large buildings. They also may be hired by energy consulting and testing firms as well as construction and engineering firms and building commissioning entities. Graduates will qualify for positions associated with energy management, such as energy applications specialists, facilities managers and energy conservation specialists. They also may pursue entrepreneurial endeavors as energy consultants and/or energy auditors.
‡ Degrees/programs will require a separate application and acceptance notification from the specific department before enrollment in the desired program.
- A 2.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0;
- Completion of at least 45 hours. Included in this must be ENC 1101 and MAT 1033 (or a course at that same or higher level).
Energy Technology Management Program Requirements
General Education Courses: 36 Credit Hours
General education courses from Areas I - V .
(Note: Students must take nine credit hours in Area II - Mathematics and cannot use an MGF course. Students in this program are advised to take CHM or PHY courses to meet Area V - Natural Science of the general education requirements.)
Lower/Upper Level Electives: 39 Credit Hours (24 lower level/15 upper level)
Any A.A. elective over and above A.A. general education requirements. To meet the requirement of A.A. elective, any course that has (A.A.) after the course title in the catalog course description or any of the following course prefixes: BCN, BCT, EET, EGS, ETG, ETI, ETP, ETS, EVR, SUR. (24 credits)
Choose five courses from the list below (15 credits)
Lower/Upper Level Core Courses: 45 Credit Hours (21 lower level/24 upper level)
Graduation Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees
The following general requirements for graduation from SCF must be met by all candidates for the Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degrees. Additional requirements may exist for individual programs.
- Students must satisfactorily complete 120 credit hours. For residency purposes, a minimum of 30 credit hours required for graduation must be completed at SCF. All other specific degree requirements also must be met. Developmental education (formerly college preparatory) instruction may not be counted toward fulfilling the total number of credit hours required for residency purposes or graduation.
- For purposes of conferring the bachelor’s degree, students must complete at least 30 credit hours of courses numbered 3000 level or above. Of these, at least 15 credit hours must be taken at SCF.
- Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4 .0 scale for all work completed at SCF and a 2.0 grade point average or higher for combined coursework with SCF that includes all transferable credits.
- Students must earn a grade of C or better in all upper division program requirements.
- Students must complete the general education requirements (36 credit hours) as defined in the Associate in Arts degree. Students who transfer to SCF with either an Associate in Arts degree or a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution are considered to have met the general education component of the degree. Courses will be reviewed for equivalency for students who transfer without an Associate in Arts or bachelor’s degree.
- Students must have completed Florida’s foreign language requirement prior to the completion of the bachelor’s degree. Students may meet this competency by: A) successful completion of two years (four semesters) of the same foreign language officially documented on a high school transcript; or B) successful completion (grade C or better) of two semesters of the same foreign language at a college or university officially documented on a college/university transcript; or C) education completed outside the United States as documented on an official foreign high school transcript that reflects a primary language other than English; D) or Successful completion of two foreign language equivalents through Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), or UEXCEL exams. One or more of these exams can be in combination with successful completion of college/university credit in the same foreign language subject area. Official transcripts from a high school, college and/or university and/or official examination results must be submitted to the educational records office.
- For students wishing to pursue another bachelor’s degree, the student must complete a minimum of 15 additional credit hours beyond the first bachelor’s degree as well as any other degree requirements and graduation requirements listed above for the second program.
SCF reserves the right to make changes in the regulations, offerings, requirements and any provisions announced in this Catalog at any time as circumstances require.