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Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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GREAT News: Now Enrolling Students for Fall Term 2021 online degree programs

Create Your New Career in Energy Management OR Water Conservation Technician!  All Online!

You no longer need to move to Eugene, Oregon (our fair city) to participate in the Lane Community College, 2-year Energy Management DegreeEnergy Management with Building Controls Option or the Water Conservation Technician Degree. 

Our two-year degrees offer fully online courses, (which means you never need to set foot on our campus) in addition to providing hands-on skills with “real world” field projects and cultivating employment opportunities with local/regional employers. 

The Energy Management program will teach you how to evaluate energy use patterns, recommend energy efficiency techniques, integrate alternative energy sources, and perform systems analysis to solve problems - all very marketable skills used in the Energy Management (saving the human race) industry! ....and the labor market is vibrant! Don't wait to get into this program and find that degree that matches your environmental ethic! We are taking applications for classes now!!

More good news - We Have brought our Controls Option online as well! Our controls option develops skills in the above Energy Management defined skill set and then overlays digital Building Controls courses that provide students with the knowledge to manage and troubleshoot building automation systems to run more effectively.    

And we are now almost ready for the Building Automation Controls Apprenticeship Program.  This will happen in the Fall of 2021 with the Department of Energy.  This will include a 2000 hour paid apprenticeship portion as well as a 2 year AAS degree.  The job market is booming!!  Call Roger for additional information.  541-463-3670.

"Today’s controls workforce is responsible for delivering much more than reliable operations and/or expected temperature comfort to a particular building area."

Charles Cohen Sustainability Education Director SIEMENS, Infrastructure & Cities

 

The Water Conservation Technician Program trains individuals to evaluate water use patterns; develop, implement, market, and maintain conservation programs; perform public outreach; recommend water efficiency techniques; integrate alternative water sources, and perform systems analysis to solve problems.

As water-related issues continue to increase, more voluntary and mandatory water conservation opportunities are being created that require a technical skillset like that which is offered within this program. Employment opportunities in Water Conservation are excellent. Students must consider the Western United States when seeking employment as those willing to relocate will have greater employment opportunities.

Don't wait to get into this program and find that degree that matches your environmental ethic! We are taking applications for classes now!!  Some classes require previous coursework and are offered sequentially.  Check with the Program Coordinator, , or 541-463-3670.

 

 

Greater News! - The Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) has committed $25,000 for Energy Management Program Scholarships. To qualify for a scholarship, students must live and/or work in the EWEB service territory, be a declared Energy Management major, and enrolled in an Energy Management Program (NRG) core class. For more information and to receive an application please contact Roger Ebbage, Program Coordinator, at or 541-463-3670

EWEB Scholarships donated by   EWEBMainLogo

 

 

 Additional Scholarships are available through the American Public Power Association.  DEED Funding for Students.  Check it out!!!

  • $4,000 plus up to $1,000 in travel funds to attend an applicable conference.
  • Spring Application Cycle: December 1 - February 15
  • Fall Application Cycle: August 1 - October 15

 

 

More Great News!! The Energy Management Program has secured $20,000 to offer partial scholarships to students who are customers of public power. Applicants must be a declared Energy Management major and enrolled in an Energy Management Program (NRG) core class. For more information and to receive an application please contact Roger Ebbage, Program Coordinator, at or 541-463-3670

Public Power Scholarships made possible by  LockupColor CELogo

 

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