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July 08, 2011
Gwinnett Tech Now Registering for 'Green' Courses
GTC is Green Reach Award winner for offerings in energy conservation, sustainability
Gwinnett Technical College, recently honored with the county's first Green Reach Award, is now registering for a range of courses, seminars and workshops on energy conservation, sustainability and green building practices for business professionals in construction and related fields.
Gwinnett Tech will offer the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification© (BOC) course at two locations, with sessions for both Level I and II now registering. Building Operator Certification is a proven program that promotes the use of energy management resources to improve a facility's energy efficiency. GTC is Georgia's only provider of BOC training. BOC Level I will be offered in North Fulton County beginning on July 14 and at GTC's Lawrenceville campus beginning Oct. 5. BOC Level II will be offered on campus starting Aug. 11. Each course runs for four months, with eight sessions. For full information and registration details, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu/ce or call 678-226-6502.
GTC's green curriculum also includes these courses now registering:
- Introduction to LEED
- LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
- Erosion Control Level 1A Certification & Recertification
- IGSHPA Ground Source Heat Pump Accredited Installer
- NFPA 70E - Electrical Safety (Arc Flash Prevention)
Gwinnett Tech received the Green Reach Award this spring at the third-annual Sustainability Summit, hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and Jackson EMC. The college was honored for its ongoing efforts to provide a green curriculum to Gwinnett's business professionals.
The college's continuing education program now offers LEED exam prep courses for those with an interest in advancing "green" construction technology, as well as courses in erosion and sediment certification and ground source heat pump installer training. For more information on all course offerings, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu/ce or call 770-995-9697.
Gwinnett Tech also currently participates in the Governor's Energy Challenge, a program that encourages the promotion of energy efficiency and the reduction energy consumption by 15 percent in 2020.
Gwinnett Technical College offers a comprehensive range of seminars and workshops each quarter to improve job skills and provide specialized training. The seminars and workshops are available to companies and individuals that focus on sustainability, business and management, computer skills and several specific occupational disciplines.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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