N.J. -- Committed to cutting edge educational programs for
a greener future, the Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer
County Community College offers an enhanced and expanded Green
Future Management Certificate Program this fall. An information
session about this innovative program, now in its second year,
will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 7 starting at 6 p.m. at the
Conference Center at Mercer, located on the college's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. No registration is
Presented in four modules, the full program consists of 70
hours of state-of-the-art instruction for professionals in
architecture, engineering, construction, real estate, government,
the nonprofit sector and sales, as well as recent college
grads and independent business owners interested in the emerging
sustainability field. Modules include: "Sustainability
Fundamentals" Sept. 21-29 (a foundation course that
is highly recommended for all participants, especially those
with minimal knowledge); "Energy and Water Efficient
Design" Oct. 5-Nov. 3; "Indoor Environmental
Quality/Life Cycle of Green Materials" Nov. 9-30;
and "Green Building for Existing Homes/Sales and Marketing"
Dec. 1-8. All classes during the fall semester are held Tuesdays
and Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m.
The final course, to be presented in January 2011, is the
two-session "Studio Capstone Presentations,"
during which participants will present independent projects.
(Date to be announced.) Classes may also be taken on an individual
basis and in any order. All instructors have advanced certifications
in the industry, including LEED and membership in the U.S.
Green Building Council.
Robert Wisniewski, who developed and coordinates the program
and is one of its instructors, has extensive hands-experience
in environmental design, project management and construction,
working with developers, architects and builders. He notes
that those who successfully complete all modules will gain
an in-depth understanding of current sustainability practices
and knowledge of the emerging industry certifications such
as BPI, USGBC, Energy Star, Green Advantage and LEED. Participants
will collaborate on sustainable projects and policies and
be able to advance green business practices at their own organizations.
They will also master the basics for the LEED Green Associate
Exam. (The center also offers separate exam preparation courses.)
To register or for more information on this program and other
noncredit fall courses offered by MCCC's Center for Continuing
Studies, click here,
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