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Catalog 2015-16 
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Alternative Energy Certificate

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Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.


Program Requirements and Electives - 29 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Alternative Energy Certificate: 29*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


Program Description

This certificate is designed to prepare students for a career in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning industry with an emphasis on energy efficiency. The curriculum blends up-to-date energy concepts in solar, wind, and high tech controls with HVACR theory and practical, “hands on” experiences for the purpose of developing confident, professional technicians/installers. All classes completed for this certificate serve as building blocks for the degree in HVAC and Energy Technology at CCBC.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. apply for and acquire an entry level position in the HVAC field;
  2. exhibit confidence servicing and installing HVAC systems;
  3. develop both a safe and moral approach to the HVAC field;
  4. achieve a broad knowledge of all applications of HVAC, both practical and scientific; and
  5. understand alternative options to standard HVAC and energy applications.

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