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Due to the unhealthy air quality, classes will be canceled at 4 p.m. TODAY (Monday, Nov 19). There will be no classes on Tues, Nov 20 or Wed, Nov 21 along with the pre-scheduled holiday break on Thursday and Friday. Classes, office and business operations will resume as usual on Monday, November 26.

Courses Offered

ESTM 400 Clean Energy Concepts, Policies and Industries (3 units)

Fundamental energy and sustainability concepts in the regional, state, and federal context including: climate change; greenhouse gas emissions calculation and management; historical, current, and emerging policies and regulations for greenhouse gas and energy generation and use, including economic impacts; alternative energy technology; industry practices and careers across energy and construction sectors.

ESTM 402 Introduction to Residential Construction (3 units)

Fundamental residential construction concepts, terminology, and practices, including framing, HVAC, insulation, electrical, plumbing, materials, and hands-on construction basics. Emphasis on green and sustainable building practices and renovations. Main issues in California and Bay Area codes and historical building trends regarding energy and environmental standards.

ESTM 410 Introduction to Solar Installation and Integration (3.5 units)

An introductory course targeted to junior-level photovoltaic installers to provide a foundation of skills necessary in solar installation. Topics include electrical theory and practice, photovoltaic theory and integration and solar installation skills. The course is a balance of theory, hands-on practice and real world examples. Also listed as ELEC 410.

ESTM 411 Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Systems and Markets (2 units)

Provides a foundation of knowledge and skills to understand the solar photovoltaics market and technology. Includes introduction to the global solar PV market, fundamentals of electricity and PV technology, introduction to incentive programs related to solar systems and fundamentals of the site survey process for a residential solar PV array.

ESTM 412 Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Design Fundamentals (2 units)

Foundation of knowledge and skills to understand the site survey and to translate survey data into estimation and design of solar photovoltaics systems. Includes detailed methodology for site surveys, shade analysis, system sizing, string and inverter sizing, the use of software system design tools, graphical PV system design aids.

ESTM 413 Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Finance and Sales (2 units)

Economics and sales methodologies for residential solar PV energy systems. Methods and analysis of financing and investment for solar PV systems, including incentive programs and utility tariffs. Customer service and presentation skills and sales best practices. Focus on student’s marketability in the renewable energy job marketplace.

ESTM 421 Principles of Building Science, How Houses Work (3 units)

Exploration of how air flow, heat flow and moisture flow affect the health, comfort, durability and energy efficiency of the building. Students learn to identify, classify, and compare residential building components, systems, materials and understand and explain sustainable building practices and building science fundamentals.

ESTM 425 Commercial and Residential Building Performance Concepts (4 units)

Provides a foundation to conduct commercial and residential energy audits to identify applicable energy upgrades and building performance measures. Topics include fundamental building science and construction management concepts, best practices for auditing and data analysis, BPI standards and the Title 24 energy code. The class prepares students for applicable Building Performance Institute certification exams.

ESTM 426 Building Performance Retrofitting (4 units)

Provides a foundation to perform “whole-house” retrofits for energy/water efficiency. Students apply theory to conduct hands-on retrofitting. Topics include building science, energy assessment reports, developing work scope, HVAC and envelope upgrades, air leakage and sealing, insulation installation, moisture remediation, quality control. Preparation for Building Performance Institute certification exam.

ESTM 427 Introduction to Whole Home Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling (HVAC) (3 units)

Overview of equipment, design, operation of residential heating, ventilation, and cooling systems. Appliance nameplates are decoded and the role of ducts and registers is explored. Students learn to use industry software to size equipment and ducts and design a simple space-conditioning system. Major challenges to energy use in new and existing systems.

ESTM 428 Field Training and Exam Preparation for Energy Efficiency (0.5 units)

Hands-on, advanced field training course builds on fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities for conducting home performance energy efficiency assessments. Students hone best practices for building systems assessment and data analysis, and producing technical reports with energy upgrade recommendations. Advanced preparation for Building Performance Institute (BPI) field certification exam.

ESTM 441 Solar Thermal Technology and Design (3 units)

Introduction to technology, concepts, and methods of sizing and designing solar hot water systems. Includes site survey, load analysis, rebates and permitting issues, and safety. Methods for identifying and selecting appropriate thermal systems, installation and operation practices, and use of balance-of-system components. Emphasis on student’s marketability in the renewable energy job marketplace.

ESTM 445 Commercial Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Finance and Sales (2 units)

Advanced training in sales, finance, policy, and technology for commercial, institutional, and utility-scale PV solar installations. Includes best practices for sales and bidding, proposal analysis, finance options, incentives analysis, and case studies in project approval and development.

ESTM 450 Fundamentals of Construction Management (3 units)

Introductory survey of basic concepts in construction management including industry overview, construction phases, project participant roles, estimation, bidding and contracts, licensing and legal issues, construction documents and office procedures, insurance and financing, construction accounting; project scheduling, project controls, construction project management software, safety concerns and issues, leadership and supervisory/employee relationships. Also listed as MGMT 450.

ESTM 452 OSHA 10 Construction Industry Training (1 units)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards, policies, and procedures in the construction industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA Construction Standards, construction safety and health principles, and special emphasis on those areas in construction that are most hazardous. Upon course completion students will have the ability to define construction terms found in the OSHA Construction Standards, identify hazards that occur in the construction industry, locate and determine appropriate OSHA Construction Standards, policies, and procedures, and describe the use of the OSHA Construction Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program. Also listed as MGMT 452.

ESTM 455 Project Site Management Exploration (0.5 units)

Project management site exposure and perspective by visiting active construction worksites and engaging with construction management professionals in the field. Students will be exposed to a variety of construction projects so they may better understand the types of construction and the management methods employed.

ESTM 480 Energy Summer Camp (2 units)

Introduces students to topics in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and basics of business management for the built environment and sustainability. Modules include energy efficiency and solar project assessment and proposals, installation techniques, entrepreneurship, business communications, and marketing/sales strategy. Survey of careers and companies. Students will complete a social-media video and portfolio. Preparation for science, technology, and business students.

ESTM 482 Construction Basics I (2.5 units)

Fundamental residential construction concepts, terminology, and practices, including mathematics, ratios and scales, safety, tools, framing, materials, and hands-on construction basics. Emphasis on green and sustainable building practices and renovations. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

ESTM 484 Construction Basics II (2.5 units)

A continuation of Construction Basics I with focus on "hands-on" carpentry knowledge, skills, and abilities. The course will culminate with a student-build project encompassing the content of both courses. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

ESTM 490 Capstone Project in Energy Systems Technology Management (1.5- 3 units)

Seminar format course emphasizing fieldwork, case study project, internship, or other advanced, special topic. Focus on completing a portfolio piece for a client or employer, demonstrating breadth and depth of knowledge in ESTM, taken as one of the final courses in the certificate or degree program.

ESTM 491 Climate Protection Professional I (3 units)

Foundation for emerging leaders working in climate change mitigation and adaptation fields. Overview of climate change science (the greenhouse effect, emissions factors, and sources), current climate protection policies in California, including emerging regulations, and analytic tools, including mitigation and adaptation inventories and action plans. Includes professional training in project management, workplace effectiveness, communication, and fundraising. Also listed as ENVS 491.

ESTM 492 Climate Protection Professional II (3 units)

Expansion on fundamentals of climate change concepts: science and expected impacts; mitigation and adaptation strategies; metrics for analyzing current impacts, forecasts and results from solution scenarios. Expansion of project management practices, career pathways, leadership, and career development skills, within the context of client site projects in preparation for final report and/or presentation. Also listed as ENVS 492.

ESTM 665 Selected Topics in Energy Systems Technology Management (0.5- 2 units)

Short course for development of knowledge, skills, and abilities in environmental technology--energy efficiency, solar, and business management. Special topics could include public policies, business tactics, currents in new technology, market trends in clean energy, software skills, energy modeling, and field training.

ENVS 100 Introduction to Environmental Science (3 units)

An interdisciplinary introduction to aspects of environmental and natural resource issues and their impact on human welfare. Exploration of causes of environmental issues in a natural sciences, social sciences, business and engineering context. Study of sustainability and potential solutions to environmental problems.

ENVS 101 Environmental Science Laboratory (1 units)

Applied exercises that introduce the interdisciplinary aspects of environmental and natural resource issues and their impact on humans as well as how humans impact the natural environment. Exploration of causes of environmental issues in a natural sciences, social sciences, business and engineering context. Study of sustainability and potential solutions to environmental problems. Field trips are required.

ENVS 400 Environmental Literacy for Career Technical Programs (2 units)

A basic oveview of general energy and sustainable concepts, climate change, carbon calculation and management, current and pending regulations for carbon, alternative energy technology, energy efficiency practices, and the emerging green economy for career technical programs.

ENVS 410 Introduction to Solar Installation and Integration (3.5 units)

Recommended: Completion of ELEC 110 with a grade of “C” or better, or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 110 or equivalent. An introductory course targeted to junior-level photovoltaic installers to provide a foundation of skills necessary in solar installation. Topics include electrical theory and practice, photovoltaic theory and integration and solar installation skills. The course is a balance of theory, hands-on practice and real world examples. Also listed as ELEC 410.

ENVS 425 Building Performance, Assessment, and Sales (4 units)

Provides a foundation to conduct home energy audits and sell home energy upgrade products and services. Topics include fundamental building science concepts, best practices for auditing and data analysis, BPI standards and the Title 24 energy code. The class prepares students for Building Performance Institute certification exam.

ENVS 491 Climate Protection Professional I (3 units)

Foundation for emerging leaders working in climate change mitigation and adaptation fields. Overview of climate change science (the greenhouse effect, emissions factors, and sources), current climate protection policies in California, including emerging regulations, and analytic tools, including mitigation and adaptation inventories and action plans. Includes professional training in project management, workplace effectiveness, communication, and fundraising. Also listed as ESTM 491.

ENVS 492 Climate Protection Professional II (3 units)

Expansion on fundamentals of climate change concepts: science and expected impacts; mitigation and adaptation strategies; metrics for analyzing current impacts, forecasts and results from solution scenarios. Expansion of project management practices, career pathways, leadership, and career development skills, within the context of client site projects in preparation for final report and/or presentation. Also listed as ESTM 492.

ENVS 665 Selected Topics in Environmental Science and Technology (0.5- 2 units)

Short course for development of knowledge, skills, and abilities in environmental technology--energy efficiency, solar, and business development. Special topics could include public policies, business tactics, currents in new technology, market trends in clean energy, software skills, energy modeling, and field training.

ENVS 670 Vocational Cooperative Education in Environmental Science & Technology (2 units)

Students may receive credit for work experience related to their major field or to their established career goal. Seminars and individual conferences are scheduled at convenient times during the semester for the instructor and the student to establish learning objectives related to the student's employment. Students are given appropriate assignments related to the stated objectives and graded in accordance with the college's established grading system. As an alternative, related instruction classes meeting one hour per week, usually in the evening, are available for those students who prefer or need a more structured learning process. One unit of credit for each 75 hours worked per semester, with a maximum of four units per semester, may be earned by students with jobs related to their academic or occupational majors or goals. May be repeated for credit up to 16 units. This limitation applies to Occupational Cooperative Education work experience courses offered within the SMCCCD.

ENVS 695 Independent Study in Environmental Science and Technology (0.5- 3 units)

Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized, directed instruction provided in selected areas to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline.

BUS. 100 Introduction to Business (3 units)

A basic orientation course designed to develop a foundation of business practices and the role of business in the economy, and as an aid in selecting a field of specialization.

BUS. 101 Human Relations at Work (3 units)

Application of basic principles in the behavioral sciences, communication, practical problems of personal growth, self-management, and the development of healthy, productive, interpersonal relationships, in the workplace.

BUS. 103 Introduction to Business Information Systems (3 units)

Introduction to computer systems and software applications and their impact on the business environment. Topics include computer architecture, hardware, software, computer terminology and theory. Students use software applications as problem solving tools for business projects.

BUS. 115 Business Mathematics (3 units)

A study of mathematics as applied to business, with emphasis on word problems involving interest, discount, negotiable instruments, financial statements and ratios, inventory pricing, depreciation, payroll, income tax, annuities, and amortization.

BUS. 120 Mathematical Analysis for Business (3 units)

To give students the mathematical tools they will need to succeed in the core courses in the business curriculum at the state universities. Includes introduction to calculus including applications; probability, including expected monetary value and decision making; mathematics of finance, including amortization.

BUS. 123 Statistics (3 units)

Introduction to basic statistical methods, descriptive statistics, classification of data, probability, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, estimates and sample sizes, correlation and regression, chi-square tests, and analysis of variance. Use of technology to analyze data from business, life sciences, social sciences, psychology, health science, education, and physical science.

BUS. 150 Entrepreneurship - Small Business Management (3 units)

For potential or present entrepreneurs with or without prior experience. An emphasis on the mindset of the entrepreneur, business model concepts, business management, marketing, 21st century skills and developing a business pitch.

BUS. 161 Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurship (3 units)

Emphasis on creativity and innovation as a strategic process. Includes the role of risk-taking in entrepreneurship, opportunities that lead to successful business ventures and the examination of personality traits of successful entrepreneurs. For potential or present entrepreneurs with no prior business experience.

BUS. 163 Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs (3 units)

An introduction to accounting and finance concepts for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business managers. Emphasis on understanding financial statements and the underlying accounting concepts, cash flow management, and sources of capital. Course aims to provide students with the essential skills required to effectively manage the financial resources of a new or existing business.

BUS. 166 The Business Plan (3 units)

Preparation of a compelling and well-researched business plan to be used as a guide for starting or managing a small business. Emphasis is placed on formulation of effective strategies with the goal of achieving sustainable market advantage within the political, social, and economic environment. The role of business incubators as a means of leveraging physical and intellectual resources to accelerate and ensure the success of entrepreneurial businesses is also examined.

BUS. 180 Principles of Marketing (3 units)

An overview of the fundamental concepts, principles and applications for both Business-to-Consumer and Business-to-Business marketing. Examines the marketing mix – the four Ps of marketing--product, price, placement, promotion--and the role of each in effective marketing. Also addresses market research, target marketing and marketing planning.

BUS. 190 Introduction to Retail Management (3 units)

General overview of retailing with an introduction to buying, pricing, sales promotion, store management and organization, retail calculations, retail salesmanship, and service policies. Topics include computer-generated sales and advertising.

BUS. 201 Business Law (3 units)

Origin, development, and functions of the law and the legal environment with the objective of promoting a general understanding of legal reasoning. Framework within which the judicial process takes place. Legal problems pertaining to contracts and related topics, sales, and the impact of law on economic enterprise.

BUS. 221 Global Business Communications and Negotiation (3 units)

Examines the practical aspects of global business communication and negotiation. Includes topics in the nature, pattern and comparisons of intercultural business communication, business and social customs, global negotiation practice and strategies, communication and negotiation in intercultural and global contexts, and region-specific business cultures.

BUS. 230 Introduction to International Marketing (3 units)

An in-depth analysis of the economic, cultural, political and legal environments in which domestic and international marketing occurs. It is designed to examine marketing functions and their adaptations to those environments such as identification of target market and development of product, promotion, price and place (four P's). The course will introduce a set of conceptual and analytical tools to teach students to apply the "Four Ps" to international marketing which reflect the swift changes of an expanding competitive global market as well as technology’s impact on the international market arena.

BUS. 241 Doing Business in Asia (3 units)

Course explores business strategies in the Asia-Pacific region. Students will learn how and why business strategies are pursued by multinational corporations and medium-sized businesses doing business in Asia. Students will gain a better insight into the business environment and business protocol in Asia. Topics include business environmental analysis, strategy formulation, strategy implementation and control, and profiles of China, Japan, South Korea, India, Singapore, and South East Asia.

BUS. 246 Doing Business in China (3 units)

A comprehensive study of Chinese business operations and challenges in dealing with cultural differences, negotiation styles, and business operations. Students will apply practical guidelines in conducting successful negotiations and business ventures with Chinese counterparts.

BUS. 248 Asian Management Systems (3 units)

Course provides a comparative study of Asian management systems such as organizational structures, competitive strategies and cultural influences within Asia and the western world. Students will learn the influence of confucianism, strategic thinking and traditions on Asian management systems and practical guidelines to work with Asian counterparts for successful business ventures.

BUS. 269 Warehousing and Logistics (4 units)

Introduces students to warehouse operations and logistics. Topics include warehousing, software information systems used in warehousing, and OSHA 10 Safety. The class will include hands-on activities in relation to logistics and warehousing.

BUS. 284 Purchasing and Supply Management (3 units)

Introduction to the basic principles of purchasing and supply chain management; its authority, responsibility, and expectations. Emphasis on understanding the purchasing and supply processes, organizational concepts, policy, price and value analysis, and effects of purchasing functions on a company’s profit or loss.

BUS. 285 Inventory Management (3 units)

Introduction to inventory and materials management. Topics include inventory and materials management: types of inventory, forecasting and market analysis, types of demand systems, inventory changes, single order quantities, in-process and just-in-time inventory, distribution inventory systems, inventory control, valuation and measurement, simulation, and aggregate inventory control. The class will include hands-on activities in relation to inventory management.

BUS. 286 Transportation Management (3 units)

Introduction to basic transportation concepts and the relevance of transportation in our economy. Characteristics of each mode of transportation including rail, highway, carrier pricing, pipelines, air and water will be discussed and evaluated.

BUS. 287 Fundamentals of Project Management (3 units)

Introduction to project management, including: project scope and objectives, scheduling and estimating, resource allocation, risk management, communication and organization dynamics, project monitoring, controls, and overview of professional credentials. Overview of Project Management Professional certification exam.

BUS. 296 New Economy Marketing (3 units)

Overview of marketing trends in the new economy that includes: social media, branding new economy businesses, social responsibility and sustainability as marketing initiatives, small business “guerilla” marketing, customer relationship marketing, demographics and psychographics and targeting as a strategy for localized marketing.

BUS. 297 Business Planning for Success (2 units)

Conceive, develop and present a business plan that supports an entrepreneurial or small business idea. Work along side other students as you learn about and implement a successful business plan. This capstone event to E-ship courses will culminate in a competition with other student’s business plans.

BUS. 400 Business English (3 units)

A comprehensive review of English as used by employers. Business-oriented materials are used; areas covered include grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and vocabulary. Designed for anyone who must communicate in writing in a business environment.

BUS. 401 Business Communications (3 units)

An overview of effective business communication skills and their direct relationship to workplace success. Emphasis is placed on the planning, organizing, composing, and revising of business documents such as letters, memos, reports, and emails. Presentation skills, professional behavior in the workplace, and current communication technologies are included with an emphasis on real world problem solving. Digital communication topics include presentation software, emails, business-relevant social media, and mobile technologies.

BUS. 665 Selected Topics in Business (0.5- 1.5 units)

This course is designed to develop specific skills that are utilized in business settings. The course will focus on one specific topic; for example, a specific software package, telephone techniques, time management, human relations skills, small business management, etc.

BUS. 670 Vocational Cooperative Education in Business (3 units)

Students may receive credit for work experience related to their major field or to their established career goal. Seminars and individual conferences are scheduled at convenient times during the semester for the instructor and the student to establish learning objectives related to the student's employment. Students are given appropriate assignments related to the stated objectives and graded in accordance with the college's established grading system. As an alternative, related instruction classes meeting one hour per week, usually in the evening, are available for those students who prefer or need a more structured learning process. One unit of credit for each 75 hours worked per semester, with a maximum of four units per semester, may be earned by students with jobs related to their academic or occupational majors or goals. May be repeated for credit up to 16 units. This limitation applies to Occupational Cooperative Education work experience courses offered within the SMCCCD.

BUS. 695 Independent Study in Business (0.5or 3 units)

Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized, directed instruction provided in selected areas to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline.

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