Get started today! Register now for the first course – Introduction to Community Energy & Emissions Planning – starting February 3, 2016.
Community energy management is a new discipline spanning the traditional silos of current and long range planning, policy, operations, engineering, transportation, finance, and others. Community Energy Management education will provide the knowledge and resources you need to manage the art and science of saving energy, emissions, and money across the community. This inter-disciplinary sequence of on-line courses provides a unique opportunity to refresh disciplines that you are already familiar with by viewing them through an energy lens while introducing new tools and concepts.
In 2016, Community Energy Association is partnering with BCIT to deliver the six online courses that qualify students to write CEA’s certification exam in Community Energy Management. The first course, Introduction to Community Energy and Emissions Planning, is a prerequisite for all other courses. Individuals with significant experience in community energy planning who feel they do not need to take this prerequisite can submit a request that this requirement be waived.
2016 courses include:
Introduction to Community Energy & Emissions Planning (Feb-March) Cost: 472.78
Community-Based Renewable Energy (Apr-May) Cost: 472.78
Green Energy & Local Economic Development (June-July) Cost: 472.78
Financing & Governance for Green Energy Systems (Aug-Sept) Cost: 472.78
Reducing Energy Use in New & Existing Buildings (Oct-Nov) Cost: 472.78
Low Carbon Transportation (Dec-Jan 2017) Cost: 472.78
Certification Exam (Feb. 2017 – For those who have completed all six courses) Cost: TBD
What is the time commitment? Each course delivers 30 hours of material (2.0 BCIT course credits), which includes online content, readings, videos, self-test quizzes, two assignments, participation in the student forum, and a final exam. A two-hour live online instructed session to review course materials and help keep students on track will be delivered every second week from 7:00 – 9:00 PM (PST) starting Wednesday, February 3. Completion of course work is flexible during the two month period for each course and is anticipated to take around 5 hours per week on average.
Begin now! Register here for Introduction to Community Energy & Emissions Planning.