ERIC Number: ED454913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Program Proposal: Certificates of Competence, Certificate of Achievement, Associate in Applied Science Degree in Sustainable Technology.
Pezzoli, Jean A.; Ainsworth, Don
This document proposes a program in sustainable technology at Maui Community College (Hawaii). This new career program would be designed to provide four Certificates of Competence, a Certificate of Achievement, and an Associate in Applied Science degree. The primary objectives of the program are to meet student, county, and state needs for pre-employment entry- and intermediate-level skills, as well as in-service training in implementing energy-saving systems in buildings and structures. Specific learning objectives of the program include: (1) knowledge and skills on the design, construction, and repair of "green" buildings that employ energy conservation methods, recycled construction materials, and such renewable power as wind, sun, water, and other sustainable energy; and (2) skills in the use of biomass energy equipment, computer-controlled equipment, and related diagnostics for reducing electricity consumption. The sustainable technology program will support major state and county initiatives to diversify the economic base and to attract clean, high-technology industries. Both the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations data and the community needs assessment results substantiate the need for a sustainable technology program in Maui County. Appendices contain program description; Labor Department employment outlook; community needs assessment; indication of student demand; sustainable technology faculty listing; planned resources; projected assessment of program efficiency; comparative costs per student semester hour; community advisory committee list; and community letters of support. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Kahului. Maui Community Coll.