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    Alternative Energy Specialist

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    Hours: 345
    Duration: 12 months

    Language: English

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    Certification included

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    Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

    Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

    Program Description

    Are you focusing more on conservation, recycling, reducing and reusing global waste to reduce your carbon footprint? Then, this interactive course for alternative energy specialist training will be perfect for you. As the global shift towards going green has become more noticeable, new and prominent career paths are opening up, especially in alternative energy. Our alternative energy specialist program is an entry-level course that is designed to help you learn more about the various industries as well as taking steps in business management and production that healthier for you, the planet and even more cost-effective too. The course focuses on the following core areas regarding green energy: • Understand what green energy, green technology is and the core focus here. • Identify various strategies for going green with energy consumption in a business environment. • Highlight different ways that you can buy locally and organically. • Understand the basics of green energy and how they relate with thermodynamics. • Discover the different sources of alternative energy and understand their specific benefits and features. By becoming an alternative energy specialist, you play a crucial role in helping businesses identify environmentally-friendly opportunities. This not only applies to internal practices but also translates to business production.

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to: • Understand the core elements of green energy and green technology • Identify strategies for offsetting your energy consumption • Identify ways to buy local and buy organic • Understand the basics of energy and thermodynamics • Identify the various sources of energy and their specific features


    Alternative Energy Specialist Module 1 Picture Yourself Going Green • What is Green? • Ten Simple Steps • Green Your Home • The Air We Breathe • Waste Not: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle • Greening Your Home Office • Green Your Energy • The History of Energy • Buying Clean Power Locally • Offsetting Your Energy Use • Green Your Appetite • The Pesticide Proliferation • Going Local, Going Organic • Green Your Yard • Fertilizers, Herbicides, and Pesticides • Conserving Water Alternative Energy Specialist Module 2 Green Your Life • Green Your Wardrobe • Genetically Engineered Cotton • Clothing Production & Chemicals • Green is Beautiful • Green House cleaning • Personal Care Products • Green Your Transportation • Why Carbon Emissions Matter • Fine-Tuning for Better Gas Mileage • Green Your Travel • Choosing Ecotourism • Supporting Green Businesses • Eco Kids and Green Pets • Healthy Nursery or Bedroom • Choosing Natural Pet Food Options • Five Ways to Go UberGreen Alternative Energy Specialist Module 3 Understanding Energy • We Need Energy • Primary and Secondary energy • Energy and First Law of Thermodynamics • Entropy and Second Law of Thermodynamics • Energy Sources We Use • Oil and Natural Gas • Properties of Hydrocarbons • Oil Fields • Coal: Fossil Fuel of the Future • Classification of Coals • Coal Combustion for Power Generation • Coal-to-Liquid Technologies • Fossil Fuels and Greenhouse Effect • Weather and Climate • Anthropogenic Emissions • Kyoto Protocol Alternative Energy Specialist Module 4 Energy Options • Hydropower • Dams and Diversions • Small-Scale Hydropower • Energy from the Ocean • Marine Current Energy • Osmotic Energy • Producing Biomass • Direct Combustion Technologies • Biomass and the Environmental Impact • Biofuels • Solar Energy • Thermal Solar Energy • Concentrated Solar Power Plants • Photovoltaic Systems • Geothermal Energy • Wind Energy Alternative Energy Specialist Module 5 Electricity & Transportation • Nuclear Energy • Uses of Nuclear Energy • Thermonuclear Energy • Electricity: Smart Use of Energy • Energy Sources for Electricity Production • From Mechanical Energy to Consumer • Energy Storage • Weak Points of Energy Supply Chain • Large-Quantity Storage Technologies • Thermal Energy Storage • Underground Energy Storage • History of Transportation • Energy and Transportation • CO2 Emissions • Hybrid & Electric Vehicles Alternative Energy Specialist Module 6 Smart Energy Consumption • Toward More Efficient Housing • Different Regions, Different Solutions • Bioclimatic Architecture • Energy Use in a Household • Improving the Way We Consume Energy • Cogeneration • Hydrogen • Production to Distribution • Hydrogen: Energetic Applications • Fundamentals of Fuel Cells • Direct Combined Heat and Power • Hydrogen Safety Alternative Energy Specialist Module 7 Your Own Green Business • What Does “Green” Mean? • Green Business Decisions • Customers and Market Research • Building a Green Business • Green Business Equipment and Furniture • Figuring Out Your Costs • Getting Green Financing • Making Your Way in a Greener World • Your Green Team & Community • Spreading the Green Word • Green Marketing, Promotion & Advertising • Social Responsibility • Maintaining Positive Green Habits • Green Business Resources



    There are no specific prerequisites for this course. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.


    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple's website) • Google Chrome is the best browser for this course • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) • Kindle Reader App may be needed for some reading assignments (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.) • Adobe PDF Reader • Adobe Flash Player • Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player • PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don't have PowerPoint)



    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

    Career Services

    Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:

    • Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Resume Building Assistance
    • Externship or Shadowing Placement
    • Career Coaching
    • Employer Skills Matching
    • And More!

    We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.

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