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 2016-17, 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.
2016-2017 courses include:
Intro to Community Energy & Emissions Planning (Sept-Oct 2016 & Jan-Feb 2017) Cost: $482.52
Community-Based Renewable Energy (Nov-Dec 2016) Cost: $472.78
Green Energy & Local Economic Development (Feb-Mar 2017) Cost: $473.22
Financing & Governance for Green Energy Systems (late Mar-Apr 2017) Cost: $473.22
Reducing Energy Use in New & Existing Buildings (TBD in 2017)
Low Carbon Transportation (TBA in 2017)
The Certification Exam will be offered in January 2018 for those who have completed all six courses).
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 is also included. Completion of course work is flexible during the two month period for each course and is anticipated to take around 5 hours per week.
For more information on all the courses, click here.