As part of the new Alternative Energy Technology program at Hagerstown Community College, several two-hour, non-credit introductory sessions will be offered in October and November. These sessions are designed to provide more information to those interested in careers in alternative energy technology or others who want to learn about the technology for their own use.
Introduction to Alternative Energy for Electricians will be offered on Sat., Oct. 23, from 9 to 11 a.m. This course is designed to help participants gain a basic understanding of the relationship between traditional electrical circuits design and the design used in alternative energy systems such as wind turbines or photovoltaic. It will be held in room 213 of the Advanced Technology Center on the HCC campus.
Alternative Energy by the Numbers will be offered on Sat., Oct. 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. Participants will learn how to use simple steps to calculate the amount of energy consumed in a residence on a monthly and yearly basis. The emphasis is on preparing participants to consider a career in the alternative energy field. It will be held in room 213 of the Advanced Technology Center on the HCC campus.
Introduction to Geothermal Technology for HVAC Technicians will be offered on Sat., Nov. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. Through this course, participants will learn to use their current knowledge of HVAC to better understand the application of geothermal heat pump systems for heating and cooling. It will be held in room 142 of the Career Programs Building.
The ABCs of Alternative Energy will be offered on Sat., Nov. 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. Renewable and alternative energy are options available now for homes and businesses. Participants will discover the latest trends in solar, wind, and geothermal energy that can benefit residential and commercial buildings. It will be held in room 213 of the Advanced Technology Center on the HCC campus.
The fee for each course is $20, with a $5 registration fee. To register or learn more, contact HCC at 301-790-2800, ext. 236.