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Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals
Potentially. It is likely you won't know who is qualified to be a iLEED Fieldwork Mentor but please check with NWEEI. If they haven't been qualified yet but would like to be, we are more than willing to work with them and potentially add them as a new Fieldwork Mentor.
Generally, No. Classes are led by an online instructor and each week's content is revealed every Sunday evening during the term. Instructors may encourage students to get ahead on large projects or assignments that require some sort of collaboration with fellow students and or Fieldwork Mentors.
Yes. This is an arrangement made between Lane Community College and the student. There are a specific number of credits that students can transfer into the program and they must be qualifying general education courses or classes that directly relate to the program content.
Perhaps. Because this is a Career-Technical program, most of the courses do not transfer to many 4-year colleges.\r\n
That said, there are degree programs that DO accept the majority the Energy Management courses. For instance, Lane Community College has an articulation agreement with South Seattle College that offers a Sustainable Buildings bachelor's degree. This hybrid online program offers a pathway to continue your academic career and aquire a bachelors degree.
Yes - but be reasonable. Technology information will be provided when you enroll in the course. Generally, we are trying to ensure that students and instructors alike can use their mobile devices with our online learning platform (Moodle).\r\n
Be aware; there will be activities and or assignments when a mobile device will not be sufficient (or efficient) to complete the assignment.
Yes. NWEEI/Lane Community College has a deep connection with the energy industry and therefore, we assist with job placement. One way we do this is by sending our graduates job postings given to us by our network. The NWEEI website has a job board as well.
Yes. Lane Community College recognizes the validity of granting credit for prior learning, provided the practices for granting credit through Credit by Assessment (CBA) and Credit by Exam (CBE) are carefully monitored and documented by Lane's faculty. Additional Information: https://www.lanecc.edu/copps/documents/credit-prior-learning
Interestingly, the types of employment available to graduates of the Energy Management Program are vast. Energy graduates have been employed in a variety of job classifications by public and private utilities, local/state/federal government, school districts, engineering firms, energy service companies, residential energy companies, etc.
Starting salaries will depend on few different factors. Location is huge. More rural locations can expect lower wages compared to metropolitan areas. Different job types will also be a wage factor. Working for a public agency can sometimes mean lower pay but better benefits. NWEEI believes you should be able to start in the $40K/year range.
This program has been offered at LCC since 1980. 100% of the classes have been held on the LCC campus. What makes this program unique is not a single class is held on the LCC campus. All classes are online.\r\n
The uniqueness really lies in the Fieldwork Mentor component of the program which allows us to offer the program online. We can offer all classes online because our hands-on projects don't need to be at Lane Community College rather, they can be completed in your community, wherever that may be!!