Green Opportunities at Maine's Community Colleges
Maine's community colleges offer an increasing number of courses and programs designed to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in green technologies. They include:
- Wind Power Technology, NMCC
The wind power technology associate degree program offers broad fundamental training in the electrical, electronic, and mechanical aspects of the wind power industry, with a focus on wind turbine maintenance and electrical power production. Graduates of the program are prepared for employment with wind farm operators, turbine manufacturers, and contractors providing maintenance and turbine support.
- Energy Services and Technology Center, KVCC
The Energy Services and Technology Center at KVCC serves as a source for education and training for energy services and renewable energy technologies. The college's renewable energy (RE) training programs are designed to accommodate the needs of students, professionals, instructors and members of the public. KVCC's program offerings include the RE management advanced certificate, RE technology courses, and the Northeast Solar Heating and Cooling Instructor Training Project.
- The Sustainability Center, SMCC
Through the Center, SMCC is offering a new academic credential this fall in Building Science and Sustainability. The Center is also undertaking a thorough review of SMCC policies, practices and operations as they relate to sustainability.
- Adventure Recreation and Tourism, WCCC
This associate degree program is designed to equip students with a strong foundation in economic, cultural, and environmental studies related to the adventure tourism industry through a variety of challenging and engaging field experiences.
Among other MCCS academic programs that include an emphasis on green technologies and concerns:
- Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating (EMCC)
- Electrical & Automation Technology (EMCC)
- Building Construction (EMCC)
- Computer Aided Drafting and Design (EMCC)
- Electrical Technology Degree Program (KVCC)
- Automotive Collision Repair (NMCC)
- Automotive Technology (NMCC)
- Computer-Aided Drafting (NMCC)
- Electrical Construction and Maintenance (NMCC)
- Plumbing and Heating (NMCC)
- Residential Construction (NMCC)
To learn more about these and many other green opportunities available through Maine’s community colleges contact the admissions office at your local community college or the business and industry departments. Read more about opportunities in energy education across Maine.