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Hocking College Energy Institute News
The Hocking College Energy Institute project is pursuing LEED Platinum certification through the US Green Building Council (USGBC). This is the highest level of certification allowed by USGBC and is a testament to Hocking’s commitment to green collar education.
At the Hocking College Energy Institute students receive hands-on learning that enables them to practice safety procedures, fuel compression and cryogenics of hydrogen, natural gas, and liquid propane gas. Students also learn about the construction, installation, modification and testing of multiple types of advanced energy apparatus. This extensive curriculum allows students to be ready to enter into the exciting and evolving energy industry.
The college also offers a 40-hour, hands-on training course on Solar Photovoltaics design and installation that prepares individuals to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry Level Certification exam.
Located adjacent to the Logan-Hocking Commerce Park in Logan, OH, our LEED certified campus serves as a working experiential laboratory while attracting green technology companies. Our classroom experience extends beyond our walls and into neighboring advanced energy businesses. Daily collaboration and interchange with companies competing in the marketplace allows for direct Institute and industry collaboration and real-time adjustments in our curriculum and training approaches, while providing our students with internships and a competitive advantage when entering the job market.
Consistent with our hands-on learning philosophy, the Institute’s green campus permits demonstrations and experiments on a real-world scale. The presence of functioning advanced energy sources such as solar power, wind, and fuel cells in all of the Institute’s facilities places the future in students’ hands today.
The emerging “green economy” demands a workforce to construct, install, troubleshoot, modify and test multiple types of alternative energy equipment and applications. The Hocking College Energy Institute is well-positioned to meet the challenge.
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