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In collaboration with Ulster County, SUNY Ulster delivers the skills and expertise necessary for those in the community to begin careers in the expanding clean technology industry. Courses in both clean technology and energy efficiency leading to certificates and certifications are offered. In addition, SUNY Ulster in partnership with SUNY Sullivan offers an Green Building Maintenance and Management AAS degree.


Course Offerings


Electrical Theory I Basics

This electricity fundamentals course is geared towards those looking to understand electricity as it relates to a manufacturing or construction career. Topics covered will include basic electrical principles, Ohm's Law, Watt's Law, power, energy, series & parallel circuits, ampacity, wire sizing, magnetism, alternating current, capacitors, inductors, 3-phase power, motors, troubleshooting, and electrical safety. This course includes a lab component.  Course is a prerequisite for Photovoltaics (PV) Systems. For students taking this course as a pre-requisite for Photovoltaics (PV), please call the CE Registration team to register at 845-339-2025 for a discounted rate.

DCB 1947 CRN 30209 T/R 3/2-16 5:30-8:30pm Remote $199 ($49 when taken in conjunction with DCB1795 Photovoltaics. Contact the registration team to register with the discount)


Photovoltaics (PV) Systems

Learn the basics of photovoltaic (PV) components, design, and installation-- including how to conduct a site survey, the effects of shading and orientation, basic sizing and design of grid-tied and battery systems, and installation and safety procedures for installers. The course will discuss how electrical code applies to PV systems and evaluate various mounting systems.  Course includes hands-on construction of a PV system. Students completing this course may sit for the NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate Level Exam. Exam not included in course price. Prerequisite: Electrical Theory or permission of the instructor. Texbook: Understanding Photovoltaics, Warmke, 8th edition ISBN: 978-0-9791611-8-6

MFG 120  T/R 3/23-5/6 SRC-Kelder $656

DCB 1795 CRN 66851 T/R 5:30pm-8:30pm 3/23, 3/25, 3/30, 4/1, 4/6, 4/8, 4/13, 4/15, 4/27, 4/29 Remote $656
                                        T/R 5:30pm-8:30pm 4/20 & 4/22, 5/4 & 5/6 SRC-Kelder

If you are unemployed or underemployed, financial assistance may be available for this course through the Ulster County Career Center.


BPI Building Science Principles

Earning the Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge is your first step into the world of energy efficient home performance. You will learn some of the widely-used industry terminology related to building science. Building science demonstrates how various components of a home interact to affect the home’s overall performance. Understanding the relationships between the building envelope, heating, A/C, insulation, mechanical ventilation, lighting, appliances and other systems of the home will enable you to assist yourself and others. Learn how these systems affect the comfort, health and safety of occupants and durability of the home. Discover why improving the energy efficiency of the home should be the first step toward solar, geothermal, or other renewable energy improvements. Course price includes study materials and certificate exam.  This course is delivered either in book form for self-study or content can be available via web-based for self-study. Live Zoom sessions with the instructor will be made available to those that have questions. Course should take about 18 hours to study materials in order to take the certificate exam.

DCB 2323 CRN 66837 Rolling Enrollment Online $235 / FREE for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).


BPI Building Analyst Professional

Prepares students to perform “whole-house” energy assessments, identifying a building’s problems at the root cause and prescribing and prioritizing solutions based on building science principles. Upon successful completion of the written and field exams, students receive Building Analyst Certification. Approved by New York State Bureau of Veterans Education for payment of VA Education Benefits. Approved for 8.5 BPI CEUs.

Prerequisite: Basic building science background strongly recommended.

Reference textbook: Residential Energy ISBN: 9781880120231

DCB 1842 CRN 30208 M-R  2/08-12 9am-5pm Hybrid $995 / $295 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

- Live via Zoom M/T/W 9am-5pm
- In person at the Stone Ridge Campus in the Kelder Building, Thursday 2/11 9am-5pm


BPI Written Exams

All written exams are by appointment and subject to a $200 non-refundable fee. After registering for any of the BPI Written Exams, you will be contacted via email to arrange an exam date. Exams are held remotely via Zoom.  SUNY Ulster will follow guidelines set by BPI.

DCB 1025 CRN 66805 BPI Building Analyst Written exam Remote $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1026 CRN 66806 BPI Building Envelope Written exam Remote $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1635 CRN 66807 BPI Building Heating Professional Written exam Remote $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1262 CRN 66808 BPI Building A/C Heat Pump Written exam Remote $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).


BPI Envelope Professional

Learn to quantify whole-house performance and prescribe improvements to help tighten the building envelope (shell), stop uncontrolled air leakage, install needed insulation, and optimize comfort, durability and HVAC performance. Prerequisite: BPI Building Analyst training. Approved for 8.5 BPI CEUs.

DCB 1843 CRN 30207 T-F 3/9-3/12 9am-5pm Hybrid $995 / $295 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents). NOTE: Tuesday, Wednesay and Friday via Zoom. Thursday in person at SRC-Kelder.

Grant funding may be available to students for this course.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu  to inquire about funding.


BPI Heating Professional

Learn how to optimize the performance of heating equipment to help save energy and ensure occupant comfort, health, and safety. Approved for 8.5 BPI CEUs. Approved by New York State Bureau of Veterans Education for payment of VA Education Benefits. Prerequisite: BPI Building Analyst training. Students will meet with the instructor via Live Zoom on M-W and on F. On Thurs, students will meet face-to-face following SUNY guideline and procedures for health and safety during a pandemic. Students are responsible for checking their e-mails regarding these procedures. Class on Thurs will be held at Kelder Test House located on the SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge Campus.

DCB1036 CRN 30235 M-F 04/19-04/23 9am-5pm Hybrid $995 / $295 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents). Contact Barbara Reer at reerb@sunyulster.edu


BPI A/C Heat Pump Professional

Students will meet with the instructor via Live Zoom on M-W and on F. On Thurs, students will meet face-to-face following SUNY guideline and procedures for health and safety during a pandemic. Students are responsible for checking their e-mails regarding these procedures. Class on Thurs will be held at Kelder Test House located on the SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge Campus.

Prerequisite: BPI Building Analyst training

DCB 1256 CRN 90278 M-F 09/13-09/17 9am-5pm Hybrid $995 / $295 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).


BPI Field Test Prep

SUNY Ulster offers a review field test prep class for those looking to gain a little extra time in using the equipment needed in the BPI Field Exams. Register online and you will be contacted regarding available test dates.

DCB 1183 CRN 66809 BPI Building Analyst Field Test Prep $250 / $75 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1890 CRN 66810 BPI Envelope Professional Field Test Prep $250 / $75 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1891 CRN 66811 BPI Heating Professional Field Test Prep $250 / $75 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1893 CRN 66812 BPI A/C Heat Pump Field Test Prep $250 / $75 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

Grant funding may be available for these test prep classes.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


BPI Field Exams

All field exams are by appointment and subject to a $200 non-refundable fee. Exams are held in Kelder located on the SRC. To register call 845-339-2025.

DCB 1143 CRN 66813 BPI Building Analyst Field exam $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1149 CRN 66814 BPI Building Envelope Field exam $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1150 CRN 66815 BPI Building Heating Professional Field exam $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

DCB 1270 CRN 66816 BPI Building A/C Heat Pump Field exam $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

Grant funding may be available for these exams.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


BPI Infiltration and Duct Leakage (IDL) Certification Course

Infiltration and Duct Leakage (IDL) certification is a simple, comprehensive, and affordable way for builders, remodelers, HVAC, insulation, and other contractors to gain the skills needed to offer duct leakage and blower door tests, in compliance with IECC codes for new home construction or existing home remodels. By earning the IDL certification, you prove that you can conduct duct leakage tests to the ASTM E1554-07 standard and blower door tests to the ASTM E779 standard. Course price is for class instruction only. To register for the certification exam, register for DCB 8380.

DCB 7840 CRN 66893 R 6/3 9am-4:30pm SRC, Kelder $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

Grant funding may be available to students for this course.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


BPI Infiltration and Duct Leakage (IDL) Review Class

A review class for those students already familiar with the terms and equipment needed for the BPI IDL Certification exam. Course price is for review of material only. To register for the certification exam, register for DCB 8380.

DCB 2327 by appointment SRC, Kelder $200 / $50 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

Grant funding may be available to students for this exam.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


BPI Infiltration and Duct Leakage (IDL) Certification Field Exam

DCB 8380 CRN 66892 F 6/4 (Exam time TBD by instructor) SRC, Kelder $400 / $100 for students who qualify for the NYSERDA grant (this includes ALL Ulster County residents).

Grant funding may be available to students for this exam.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


HEP Energy Auditor

Written exam DCB 1268 by appointment $500

Field exam DCB 1269 by appointment $600

Grant funding may be available to students for these exams.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


HEP Quality Control Inspector

Written exam DCB 2326 by appointment $600

SUNY Ulster’s Kelder Test House is an approved field test site for both the BPI Energy Auditor and BPI Quality Control Inspector Certifications.

Grant funding may be available to students for this course.  Please contact reerb@sunyulster.edu to inquire about funding.


Building Automation

This building automation training course will serve to help progress industry understanding of best practices in the development and deployment of building automation systems of varying degrees of complexity. Topics include: Building controls 101 Network communication basics: BACnet, LonWorks, Modbus, etc Building automation architectures: sensors, controllers, servers, etc BAS integration & the Niagara framework Advanced Topics: The Future of Building Automation and Smart Buildings Your instructor is Grant G. Salmon, Territory Manager, NYS Honeywell BMS.

DCB 2345 CRN 30222 F 4/9 & 4/16 8am-12pm KSU 212 FREE


Home Inspection Training Course

AHIT (American Home Inspectors Training) is the nation’s leader in home inspection training and training materials. They have been successfully training home inspectors for over a decade. Their training materials are being used across the country in real estate schools, colleges and universities. 

Upcoming Class in Poughkeepsie, NY

Classroom: 7/19/2021-7/31/2021, Field: 8/2/2021-8/6/2021

Fill out the form to be contacted by one of AHIT’s representatives to discuss the best course options for you and to register or call 262-565-5181.


Home Inspection Continuing Education

Advance your New York home inspection career with supplemental online certification courses to add to your home inspection business offered by AHIT (American Home Inspectors Training). These online classes provide everything you need to run your business and to ensure your success which  include Commercial Remote Pilot Certification Prep Course, Inspecting Commercial Properties, World-class home inspection software, marketing and reference materials, tools, and more.

  • Home Inspection License Expiration: Every two years by 12/31

  • Home Inspection Continuing Education Requirements: 24 hours every two years

For registration, visit the Mbition website. Or call 262-565-5181 with any questions.

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