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Green Program/Course Listings

This database highlights profiles of community college green job training programs and courses from across the country. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Rather, it is the beginning of a resource that SEED, with the assistance of community college self-reporting, will periodically update and refine.

Note: These are not necessarily nationally recognized programs. The SEED Center started with colleges that have taken some leadership role with regard to green training and sustainability, either through the ACUPCC, AACC’s Sustainability Task Force, or other means.

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Alternative/Renewable Energies, HVAC, Power Engineering, (Boilers) Multi-skilled Maintenance. Plumbing/Pipefitting. Certificate and Associate Degree programs, 3 for 1 articulations with local universities for Bachelors Degree programs. 90 t0 94 hours at HFCC 30 hours at the university. Energy Technology Department HFCC Sustainable programs, Green Building, Energy Auditing, Wind, Solar, Geo-thermal, Hydro, Biomass, Batteries, Green Principles, Architecture, Alternative Automotive

New course in operation, repair and maintenance of alternative auto systems including; hybrid and hydrogen.

An introduction to greenbuilding, a college-level building construction course intended to help students fulfill degree requirements in construction management. Since our courses are intended for transfer to a four-year institution, they will be taught at the University level.

3 credits. Reviews the different components and the respective functions of solar thermal systems. Covers the financial aspects of installing different solar thermal systems such as cost, energy savings, and return of investments. Inspection and installation of various types of solar thermal systems. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on training.

The contents of this course will focus on the installation of different types of photovoltaic systems such as pole mounted, roof mounted, grid-tied, nongrid tied and battery backup or hybrid systems. This course will allow participants with the opportunity to practice hands-on installation of these systems. The course is geared for participants and students who have already completed a solar photovoltaic course and or have some knowledge of photovoltaic systems.

A study of materials and devices that are used to make buildings more efficient. Reviews different types of materials as well as how to do assessments of existing structures. Topics such as windows, doors, insulation, and other alternative energy efficient construction materials are reviewed. How to distinguish between materials in terms of energy efficiency. Assessments, visual inspections as well as return on investment analysis. Exposure to the business side of renewable energy.

Aspects of power, such as generation, transmission, distribution, regulatory requirements, and safety issues. Reviews elements that compose power systems, electric utility planning, design, operation, maintenance, and financing. Reviews variety of fuels used, generation systems, transmission types, distribution structures & operation, customer interface types, regulatory requirements, generation plant operations, safety overview, electrical power system standards, and power engineering concepts.

Course explores the design and installation of solar photovoltaic systems and their applications both off-grid and on-grid. Both centralized solar power plants and distributed topologies will be considered. The course follows the requirements of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners task analysis and students will be able to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) entry-level certificate of knowledge exam upon completion of this course.

Topics of the course focus on various types of smart-grid devices that are used in the power industry. Emphasis is placed on the operation, installation and maintenance of smart-grid devices and systems.

An overview of environmental science and current global concerns, exploring scientific, economic, social and political solutions to environmental problems. Discussion of the history of the environmental movement, environmental regulatory agencies, fundamental principles of resources and their use, population, conservation, and environmental health.

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