Community energy management is a new discipline spanning the traditional silos of current and long range planning, policy, operations, engineering, transportation, finance, and others. Community Energy Management education will provide the knowledge and resources you need to manage the art and science of saving energy, emissions, and money across the community. This inter-disciplinary sequence of on-line courses provides a unique opportunity to refresh disciplines that you are already familiar with by viewing them through an energy lens while introducing new tools and concepts.
Community Energy Association is partnering with BC Institute of Technology to deliver the six online courses that qualify students to write the certification exam in Community Energy Management. Those who successfully challenge the take-home certification exam earn the professional designation of Certified Community Energy Manager (CCEM).
2020 Fall courses include:
Introduction to Community Energy & Emissions Planning – Sept 16 – Oct 14, 2020
Community-Based Renewable Energy – Oct 28 – Dec 2, 2020
What is the time commitment? Each course delivers 30 hours of material (2.0 BCIT course credits), which includes online content, readings, videos, self-test quizzes, two assignments, participation in the student forum, and a final exam. A two-hour live online instructed session to review course materials and help keep students on track is also included. Completion of course work is flexible during the two month period for each course and is anticipated to take around 5 hours per week.
For more information on all the courses, click here.