Mt. San Jacinto College to offer “Green” Curriculum

Mt. San Jacinto College will begin offering energy sustainability programs in the Fall of 2010. The programs will allow students to earn career certificates or associate degrees in the growing alternative energy and green industries.

Students will be able to earn associate degrees in environmental studies or career certificates in solar and wind technologies or green collar manufacturing.

“These programs will give MSJC students an advantage,” said Kristine DiMemmo, Instructional Support Coordinator and an MSJC associate faculty member. “MSJC is the only community college in the state that will offer a program focused on energy sustainability for business. Because of the state’s new energy sustainability guidelines for businesses, students with these certificates will be in high demand. They will be able to go to work and provide businesses with the assessments they need to meet both the increasing state and federal energy targets.”

Students can take 15 units to earn career certificates in the following areas: Sustainable Energy, Solar Photovoltaic Technology, Solar Thermal Technology, Small Wind Energy Technology or Green Collar Manufacturing.

Students can also obtain associate degrees in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on water and soil technologies, environmental engineering, ecology or conversation biology.

The courses and programs will be listed in MSJC’s Fall 2010 Schedule of Classes. For information, students can make appointments with counselors by e-mailing or calling the San Jacinto Campus at 951-487-3255; Menifee Valley Campus 951-639-5255; Temecula Education Complex 951-506-6752 ext. 6300; San Gorgonio Pass Service Center 951-922-1327.

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