Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Program Profile

Program Name: Energy Management Technology

Information Updated February 2023

Jenny Brinker, Northeast Technical College Faculty Member

Lead Faculty

Jenny Brinker is the lead faculty for the Energy Management Technology Program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College


Program Information

Date Program Started


Students Enrolling (high school, reentry, job training)

High School & Reentry

# of Students in Program


# of Faculty Members Teaching Energy

2 Full-Time

Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates Offered

Associate Degree: Energy Management Technology, Solar Energy Technology = 2YR Program

Technical Diploma: Energy Management Technology, Solar Energy Technology = 1YR Program

Questions & Answers

30,000 square foot building used as a living lab. Learning from the campus building automation equipment. Student installed solar and building controls. Over 170kW of solar installed on campus as of fall 2018. Building automation is used to teach students on optimizing building controls for efficiency.  

Student-driven projects. Each semester we partner with local non-profits to conduct energy assessments such as lighting technology modeling, building automation specifying, and energy audits.

Our advisory committee is made up of a dozen industry professionals who work for utility, energy control, energy consulting and building automation companies. We meet each semester (twice per year).

Internships are not a formal part of the program, but several students have independently secured internships with local employers.

100% of Energy Management graduates are programmed in work with energy-related careers. They work in service, sales, consulting and non-profits.

The Building Energy Comfort Controls certificate started in 2022. High school students get college credit for the basic electricity, automation, and Smart Start to BAS (Building Automation Systems) classes from their high school. The certificate was developed through a National Science Foundation grant with Building Controls Industry input.

The NWTC-Energy Management Associates Degree is an approved Certified Energy Manager ® training partner provider with the Association of Energy Engineers.

The NWTC Great Lakes Energy Education Center is on its path to net zero energy. Students have installed over 70kW of solar on the building and conducted energy-saving studies to help the building on its path to net zero energy.

Ready to Learn more?

View the syllabus for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College's Introduction to Energy Management course, or visit NWTC directly for more information on their Applied Associate Degree & Technical Diploma programs.

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