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About the Program

Our country is facing a problem: there is a shortage of workers able to audit commercial buildings, improve building energy efficiency, and program and operate commercial building control systems.

That’s where the Building Energy & Controls Apprenticeship (BECA) Program comes in.

Funded by the US Department of Energy, BECA is the first program of its kind. Its goal: increase throughput of highly qualified building energy efficiency and controls graduates in the Western US, who will be prepared to identify and implement energy-saving measures, including controls, in commercial buildings.

Not only is there an expanse of well-paid job opportunities for graduates in this growing field, but they will be directly helping to build and manage a sustainable future everywhere.

If you’re looking to make a difference in our ever-growing, ever-changing world, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

BECA is available to anyone in the Western United States; the program requires related training through Lane Community College, which can be adapted to suit applicants who may not live close to LCC.

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BECA Education Options

This program aims to build a skilled labor force; there are two accessible education options for applicants who have not worked in this field before. 

For apprentices new to Commercial Building Energy Efficiency and Building Controls, BECA begins with online technical training at Lane Community College.

Apprentices may complete an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) 2-Year degree in Energy Management with Controls. The first year is dedicated to core learning at Lane Community College, and the second year focuses on more advanced courses that run concurrently with apprenticeship hours at BECA.  

For apprentices that aren’t interested in the AAS degree but need to complete BECA-Related Training, you can take the degree core courses required for the Related Training while completing the On-The-Job component of the BECA Program.  

Because the AAS degree includes related training for BECA, both programs are represented here.  

You can enroll in this program from anywhere in the Western U.S. Related training coursework is all online through Lane Community College. The organizations shown on the map are potential Fieldwork Mentors and Training Agents. If you are not located near a Fieldwork Mentor or Training Agent, we will facilitate agreements with new organizations in your area.

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