Savannah Tech to offer Building Operator Level 1 Certification

#1422 | November 18, 2013

Professional Continuing Education program will improve building energy efficiency

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College’s Professional Continuing Education will offer a new course, “Building Operator Level 1 Certification” (BOC®) from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., beginning December 19 at the STC Crossroads Campus (190 Crossroads Parkway, Savannah, 31407) and will meet every third week through April 2014.

The BOC® program is a nationally recognized training and certification program for building operators, facility managers and energy partners. It is designed to provide the knowledge and training necessary to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. BOC® operators apply concepts learned in training and implement measures such as large energy conservation projects and indoor air quality improvements. Studies have shown that organizations achieve an average of more than $10,000 in annual savings, when building operators implement the procedures that are taught in the program.

The eight-session course will include energy efficient operation of building HVAC systems, measuring and benchmarking energy performance, efficient lighting fundamentals, HVAC controls fundamentals, indoor environmental quality, common opportunities for low-cost operational improvement and high performance heating, cooling equipment and energy savings through energy recovery.

The course provides training, along with learning guides that enable participants to earn the BOC® Level 1 credential. The cost of the course is $1,499, which includes the textbook, materials and the initial certification exam fee. For registration instructions, contact Savannah Tech’s Professional Continuing Education department at or 912.443.3012 by December 9, 2013.

STC’s Professional Continuing Education (PCE) provides professional short-term job training and community interest classes for the College’s four-county service area and offers many paths to high-wage, high-performance careers. No previous college experience, entrance exams or high school diploma/GED are required to participate in PCE classes.



Savannah Tech Professional Continuing Education:
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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (