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Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC

Green Jobs Course Offerings:

  • Environmental Science Technology AAS Degree (Credit)
  • Sustainable Technology Certificate (Credit)
  • PV Installation Training (Non-Credit)
  • Weatherization Training (Non-Credit)
  • Community Interest Courses in Energy Efficiency (Non-Credit) 

Future goals for developing green workforce training programs and/or incorporating sustainability across all curricula:

  • Possibly turn the credit certificate program into a diploma or degree.
  • Develop a Renewable Energy Automotive Servicing program
  • SuperCIP lead for the transportation sector
  • Applied Technology program will begin integration of sustainability as a result of SuperCIP
  • Continue offering PV installation classes in continuing education

Campus sustainability projects underway and goals for these projects:

  • New HVAC systems and controllers for all buildings – Decrease energy usage through more efficient systems
  • Environmental Conservation and Sustainability Policies – New procedures and commitment to waste minimization and energy efficiency.

Courses utilizing campus sustainability projects as hand-on training opportunities for students:

  • We plan to do this in the Energy Analysis course

What are you hoping to gain from the Greenforce Initiative?

  • Gain knowledge of how to integrate sustainability into curriculum courses
  • Obtain latest information on skills needed for the green workforce

BRCC sustainability website

Contact person: James Hutcherson, 828-694-1837

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