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Last year, the College of Extended Studies launched the first professional certificates in the green industry with its green building construction, and renewable energy and green energy management programs.

Since then, the two programs, and their courses, have become among the most popular in the college. Enrollment in green building construction is already up more than 50 percent.

Additionally, the renewable energy and green energy management program will offer new courses that will emphasize:

  • Energy efficient technologies
  • Solar energy
  • Sustainable back-up heating systems
  • Renewable energy options
  • Converting to renewable energy
  • Green sales strategies and concepts
  • New trends in green energy

New program in sustainable practices

In the fall, a new sustainable practices professional certificate online program will be added.

Courses will include:

  • Overview of sustainability
  • Green best practices
  • Green facility management
  • Re-greening your office or home
  • Home efficiency
  • Remodeling interiors to green for commercial buildings

About green industry

The green industry is poised for major growth. In its "Green Outlook 2009" report, McGraw-Hill Construction predicts the green building market will double from a current $36-49 billion level to $96-140 billion, representing 20-25 percent of new commercial and institutional construction starts by 2013.

In addition, hundreds of governmental initiatives are targeting and funding growth in this area. President Obama has committed to doubling U.S. renewable energy by 2012, and plans to invest $150 billion over 10 years toward the nation's clean energy economy.

About the College of Extended Studies programs

The two new certificates offered by SDSU's College of Extended Studies are designed to teach the practical knowledge and skills that employers in green industries will need and value. All certificate courses are being offered online because this training is relevant to green jobs worldwide.

Additional information about these new professional certificate programs can be found online at www.neverstoplearning.net/greencareers.

SDSUniverse green issue

This article is part of the SDSUniverse "green" special issue.
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