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MCCC Enhances Green Management Certificate Program;
Information Session Sept. 7


West Windsor, 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 necessary.

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, call (609) 570-3311 or e-mail

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