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MSU 2012-2014 Catalog > Residential Building Performance Courses

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

RBPF
Residential Building Performance


        
RBPF 100 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PERFORMANCE SEMINAR

RBPF 103 WEATHERIZATION INSTALLER TECHNICIAN FUNDAMENTALS

RBPF 104 WEATHERIZATION INSTALLER TECHNICIAN INTERMEDIATE

RBPF 110 APPLIED ENERGY EFFICIENCY MATH

RBPF 116 ENERGY APPLIED HEALTH AND SAFETY

RBPF 121 INSULATION SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

RBPF 124 RESIDENTIAL GREEN DESIGN-BUILD

RBPF 129 MANUFACTURED HOME WEATHERIZATION

RBPF 134 SINGLE FAMILY ENERGY AUDITOR

RBPF 140 HEATING SYSTEMS FOR ENERGY AUDITORS AND INSPECTORS

RBPF 160 BUILDING PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE

RBPF 170 RENEWABLE ENERGY CONCEPTS

RBPF 180 BUILDING PERFORMANCE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION PREP
  
RBPF 181 COMBUSTION APPLIANCES 

RBPF 189 BULIDING PERFORMANCE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION PREP

RBPF 198 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PERFORMANCE PROGRAM INTERNSHIP


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

RBPF 100 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PERFORMANCE SEMINAR
F 1 cr. LEC 1
-- Taught in a discussion format, students learn critical thinking skills and explore issues in building science. Students will research career paths and industry certifications. This course serves as an orientation to MSU and the degree with a short, optional field experience. Intended for students in the Residential Building Performance program.

RBPF 103 WEATHERIZATION INSTALLER TECHNICIAN FUNDAMENTALS
F,S 2 cr. LEC 2
COREQUISITE: RBPF 100.
-- This course provides an overview of weatherization measure, standards, and residential building performance practices including building science basics and the house as a system. Additionally is introduces basic health & safety issues and heating systems and mechanical codes.

RBPF 104 WEATHERIZATION INSTALLER TECHNICIAN INTERMEDIATE
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: RBPF 100.
-- This course provides an overview of weatherization measures, standards, and residential building performance practices including building science basics and the house as a system.

RBPF 110 APPLIED ENERGY EFFICIENCY MATH
F 1 cr. LEC 1
COREQUISITE: RBPF 100.
-- Students in this course will learn about topics in applied mathematics (heat transfer, air changes per hour, HVAC sizing, etc.) directly connected to weatherization and energy efficiency.

RBPF 116 ENERGY APPLIED HEALTH AND SAFETY
F,S 2 cr. LEC 2
COREQUISITE: RBPF 100.
-- Energy Applied Health and Safety provides students with a knowledge of energy related molds, combustion gases, building air tightness, lead based paint, asbestos and other risks associated with improving the energy of existing homes.

RBPF 121 INSULATION SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
F,S 2 cr. LEC 2
COREQUISITE: RBPF 100 and RBPF 110.
-- The student will learn types, performance and applications of interior and exterior residential insulation systems.

RBPF 124 RESIDENTIAL GREEN DESIGN-BUILD
F 2 cr. LEC 2
COREQUISITE: RBPF 100.
-- This course provides an overview of energy efficient residential building concepts including building design, composition, materials, and orientation. The purpose of the course is to provide a foundation for understanding green building systems and processes.

RBPF 129 MANUFACTURED HOME WETHERIZATION
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: RBPF 100
-- This course provides an overview of mobile home weatherization measures, standards, and practices. This is a required course for the Residential Building Performance Program..

RBPF 134 SINGLE FAMILY ENERGY AUDITOR
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: RBPF 100.
-- This course covers basic guildlines for Energy Auditors in Single Family Homes as well as math basics, building assessment strategies, and work order procedures.

RBPF 140 HEATING SYSTEMS FOR ENERGY AUDITORS AND INSPECTORS
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: RBPF 100.
-- This course covers basic guildlines for evaluating heating systems as an Energy Auditor. Low pressure boilers, forced air furnaces, and sealed combustion system analysis are the main focus of this course.

RBPF 160 BUILDING PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: RBPF 100.
-- This course provides an overview of various options for Energy Audit and Building Performance Software concentrating on evaluating homes and gathering required data for input.

RBPF 170 RENEWABLE ENERGY CONCEPTS
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: RBPF 100.
-- This course provides an overview of installation and maintenance of renewable energies including wind, solar (pv), geothermal, and solar hot water.

RBPF 180 BUILDING PERFORMANCE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION PREP
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: RBPF 100.
-- Prepares students for key industry certifications such as BPI (Building Performance Institute), RESNET (Residential Energy Network), and the NABCEP (North American Board of Energy Practitioners). Each certification possibility will be explored regarding prerequisites, required experience, knowledge requirements, practical skills, and employment possibilities.

RBPF 181 COMBUSTION APPLIANCES
F 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: RBPF 100.
-- Provides a broad overview of multiple combustion appliances including sealed and non-sealed combustion appliances, natural gas vs. propane appliances, furnaces, RV heating boilers, etc. Also covered is how to perform inspections, health and safety, and installation considerations. This course is recommended for students who are interested in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) track.

RBPF 189 BULIDING PERFORMANCE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION PREP
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: RBPF 100.
-- Taught in a discussion intensive format allowing students to learn critical thinking skills and explore current issues in building science. Students will research career paths and industry certifications appropriate to the line of work they are seeking.

RBPF 198 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PERFORMANCE PROGRAM INTERNSHIP
S 4 cr. Internship 4
PREREQUISITE: RBPF 100.
-- This is a course available for Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) employees who are currently enrolled at Gallatin College and are working in a Weatherization Office for Human Resource Development Council. It is also available to contractors working currently in building performance.

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