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New Programs and Certificates Added

A new Renewable Electricity certificate started in January at WITC. This is one of several new programs and certificates the college has added recently.

(1/20/10): WITC has added several new programs and certificates to its long list of offerings. From programs like Energy Effi­ciency Technician to our Renewable Electricity Technical certificate, WITC continues to provide cutting-edge training. Below you’ll find brief descriptions of our new programs and certificates. For more in-depth information, contact a WITC Admissions Advisor or visit witc.edu/programs and witc.edu/certificate       

New Programs

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R): Join one of the fastest-growing trades in a program like no other in Wisconsin - Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, along with an alternative energy overview. Learn how to design, install, service, maintain, and operate systems and equipment in a variety of settings. Students are introduced to basic concepts of geothermal heating and cooling; including using geothermal pumps, ground source heat exchangers, indoor heat exchangers, connecting devices and circulating fluid configurations and fusions. Learn more.

Building Performance Technician associate degree program prepares specialists to evaluate the energy demands of residential or commercial facilities and make recommendations to minimize energy losses, while maximizing financial benefits from these investments. This will prepare graduates to evaluate building energy systems, monitor energy consumption, indentify energy-loss problems, evaluate indoor air quality impacts and complete energy efficiency plans.

Human Services Associate is an associate degree program to prepare graduates to provide information, support, care and advocacy in a human service agency. Students acquire the skills to assist in areas such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work. Graduates may assist with conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or adult daycare. Learn more.

New Certificates

Renewable Electricity Technical Certificates will provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, install, and maintain wind and solar (photovoltaic) renewable electrical energy systems. Both Renewable Electricity - Photovoltaic and Renewable Electricity – Wind (planned for 2011) are ideal for individuals who have experience working as an electrical contractor/electrician and desire training with renewable energy systems; have a background in environmental issues and desire to supplement or update their renewable energy skills; or would like to begin work installing or maintaining in the growing fields of wind or solar photovoltaic energy systems. Learn more.

Sustainable Design certificate is offered online and provides applicants a wealth of education in sustainable building design. Whether the student is interested in building design, building construction, or just wanting to gain a working knowledge about the topic, this course provides the first step. Students will learn about sustainable structures, renewable energy sources, types of energy systems, methods of construction and alternative energy uses for both residential and commercial buildings. They’ll also discover how to reduce personal carbon footprint; conserve natural resources; calculate energy loads for buildings; and design smart, high-performance buildings from an ecological standpoint. Learn more.