CCTP-Green Energy Consultant Professional Program

Price: 
$2,610.00
Category: 
Green Energy, CCTP Programs
Combined Hours: 
458.5
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported Self-Study Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Our Complete Career Training Programs (CCTP) include both the training you need and the skills you will want in order to be prepared for your new career. We have taken online career programs to a whole new level by bundling our Career Training with Professional Development and Personal Enrichment courses to ensure you have a diversified learning experience.

Our mentor-supported career courses focus on the industry standards that prepare you for your chosen career or certification. You will also get our smaller, self-study professional development courses to fine tune some of the softer skills needed in your chosen career, and our four-week long, instructor-led personal enrichment courses to further your employment training.

Sign up today for this all-inclusive career training program!  

Alternative Energy Specialist

Become an Alternative Energy Specialist and learn ways to help conserve, reduce, reuse, recycle, and thus minimize our impact on the planet. Through this “entry-level” green course you will learn that even small changes make a difference and that going green is good for our health, the planet, and even our budgets. In this Alternative Energy Specialist course, we will examine the history of sustainability practices and challenges we currently face. You’ll be introduced to the underlying components, installation, and implementation of solar energy, wind energy, photovoltaic systems, and geothermal systems. 

Prerequisite(s): None

Renewable Energy Specialist

This Renewable Energy Specialist course addresses the main characteristics of the emerging generation of technologies which will be employed to provide energy for the power grid over the next 20 years. This course covers solar energy in its various forms, such as photovoltaic, thermal and thermodynamic energy conversion, taking into account the various issues associated with the connection of these solar plants to the grid. We will also cover wind technologies, wave power and geothermal energies. This Renewable Energy Specialist course is a must for anyone interested in moving into the field of green energy. 

Prerequisite(s): Solid knowledge of math and sciences

Start Your Own Green Business

Are you interested in starting your own environmentally-friendly business?  From creating a sustainable business model to selecting eco-friendly products, this course will help you to discover your competitive edge in the green business world of today.  Discover how to establish your business as a green business while exploring new green business opportunities. Plus you will also gain insights, ideas, and concepts from successful green businesses!

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

Better Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication is a very important skill that is needed to develop and maintain personal and professional relationships. Just because you are talking does not mean you are communicating. This course will take you through the steps involved in understanding the importance of interpersonal communication and the effect on our daily interactions.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

Consultative Services

Taking a consultative approach to customer service can build a loyal, profitable customer base.  This course discusses how to take a consultative approach to customer service. 

Customer Service Professionalism

Customer service professionals play a vital role in any organization that wants to be profitable. Professional service can be a competitive advantage that helps build a strong, consistent, and loyal customer base. In order for an organization to rise above their competition, they need a dedicated, professional customer service workforce that strives to build customer loyalty. This course discusses professionalism and why it is important for providing excellent customer service.

Financial Management For Lay People

Finance is the discipline of evaluating investments and raising capital to fund those investments. Financial decisions are everywhere in our lives, and it is important to understand both how to make those decisions as well as their impact. This course covers the basic principles of finance for the lay person in order to be able to apply them in their daily life.

Social Media Marketing

Social media is an online phenomenon that lets people communicate and interact virtually. There has been an explosion of growth in popular social media platforms, and many believe that the era of social media has just started. The need for businesses to engage in one or several social media platforms will just grow over time; leveraging social media platforms allows companies the chance to interact with customers in their own backyard and from the whole world. This course discusses social media marketing, how to engage with customers online, best practices for using social media platforms, and ways to measure the return on investment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Type quickly and correctly
  • Identify the transcription format for civil litigation
  • Identify the transcription format for probates
  • Identify the transcription format for family law
  • Identify the transcription format for legal instruments

Alternative Energy Specialist

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall ways to implement sustainability
  • Identify basic solutions for climate change issues, water distribution and consumption, ecosystems, and pollution
  • List sustainability practices in relation to food, products, waste, and recycling
  • Recognize how to install and operate photovoltaic, solar and wind energy, and geothermal systems
  • Recall the fundamentals of biomass products and fuel cell composition

Renewable Energy Specialist

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the core elements of photovoltaic systems and solar energy
  • Identify features of wind system energy and technologies
  • Recognize energy systems based on water and geothermal production
  • List the main features of biofuels and bioenergy technologies
  • Recall various energy systems, their efficiency and other factors of influence

Start Your Own Green Business

After completing this course, you should be able to: 

  • Define the term ‘green’ and the steps for starting your own green business
  • Recognize how to set up a business and market to potential customers
  • List the options for financing a green company
  • Identify ways to establish green marketing and tips for being socially responsible  

Better Interpersonal Communication

After completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Recognize the basics and importance of verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Identify steps associated with the learning process and how to improve your listening skills
  • Recall types of personality styles and the perception process
  • List styles of conflict and what contributes to it

 

Consultative Services

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define consultative service
  • Identify the benefits of providing consultative service
  • Recognize the role of the service consultant
  • Recall how to create a consultative approach to service
  • List how to act as a consultant during meetings

Customer Service Professionalism

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify how professionalism leads to customer loyalty
  • Recognize important traits for successful customer service professionals
  • List service duties and skills
  • Name several customer service professional traits
  • Recall how to retain customers

Financial Management For Lay People

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between finance and accounting.
  • Recognize the time value of money.
  • Recall why investment risks and returns have a trade-off.
  • Identity the reasons why the source of an investment’s value is based on cash flow, not profits.
  • Describe why an investment’s market value is driven by timely information.

Social Media Marketing

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall why businesses should be involved in social media marketing
  • Recognize how building a social media community leads to loyal customers who advocate for an organization
  • Identify several ways to build engagement with customers using social media
  • Choose best practices for leveraging social media engagement
  • Define ways to measure the social media return on investment

Alternative Energy Specialist

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 1
History of Sustainability

  • 19th Century Environmentalism
  • International Concerns
  • Ozone
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Justice
  • Natural Systems
  • Earth Layers and Rock Cycle
  • Organisms and Ecosystems

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 2
Energy and Global Climate Change 

  • National and Regional Sustainability Planning
  • Local Sustainability Measurement
  • Small Towns and Sustainability
  • World Energy Production and Consumption
  • Green Energy
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Climate Action Plans

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 3
Water, Food, and Green Building

  • Sources of Water Pollution
  • Water Management and Conservation
  • Water Quality
  • Modern Agriculture
  • Farm to Table
  • Community Gardens
  • Beekeeping
  • LEED Building Rating Systems
  • Energy and Atmospheric Health
  • Green Building Policy

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 4
Transportation and Pollution

  • Transportation Options
  • Roads
  • Mass Transit
  • Understanding Pollution Distribution
  • The US Approach to Pollution
  • Sewage Treatment
  • Garbage and Recycling

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 5
Environmental Justice and Sustainability Planning

  • Social Justice
  • Civil Rights
  • Lead Pollution
  • US EPA
  • Exporting Environmental Problems
  • Community Stakeholders
  • Green Regional Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Globalization

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 6
Economics and Organizational Sustainability Management 

  • Social and Economic Theories
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Total Quality Management
  • Green Consumers
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Sustainability College Curriculum
  • External Benchmarking
  • Internal Initiatives

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 7
Solar Energy

  • History of Solar Thermal Systems
  • Feasibility of Solar Thermal Systems
  • Economics and Performance of Solar Thermal Systems
  • Passive Systems
  • Active Systems
  • Solar Collectors
  • Solar Thermal System Installation
  • Control Strategies for Solar Thermal Systems
  • Filling and Starting Up the System
  • Various Applications for Solar Thermal Systems

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 8
Photovoltaic

  • Solar Photovoltaics on an Atomic Level
  • Photovoltaics and Electric Principles
  • Photovoltaic Components
  • Photovoltaic System Configurations
  • Utilizing Solar Resources
  • Photovoltaic System Wiring
  • Grounding Requirements
  • Installing Photovoltaic Systems

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 9
Wind Energy

  • History of Wind Power
  • Different Types of Wind Turbines
  • Model Selection
  • Zoning Considerations
  • Correct Sizing
  • Installation and Maintenance Issues
  • Large Scale Turbines
  • Proper Site Selection
  • Safety Practices for Large-Scale Wind Turbines

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 10
Geothermal

  • Geothermal Refrigeration System
  • Types of Configurations of Geothermal Loops
  • Open-Loop Configurations
  • Closed-Loop Configurations
  • Proper Sizing Procedures
  • Load Calculations
  • Heat Loss Calculations
  • Heat Gain Calculation
  • Duct Sizing

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 11
Biomass

  • Installing Geothermal Systems
  • Start Up Procedures
  • Using Biomass as a Heating Source
  • Applications for Biomass Burners
  • Wood, Corn, and Pellet Stoves
  • Outdoor Boilers
  • Indoor Boilers and Furnaces

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 12
Fuel Cells and CHP

  • What is a Fuel Cell?
  • Fuel Cell Composition
  • Fuel Cell Installation
  • Fuel Cell Maintenance
  • CHP Applications
  • Design Guidelines
  • System Costs
  • Maintenance of CHP Systems
     

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Renewable Energy Specialist

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 1
Principles of Renewable Energy and Solar Radiation

  • Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Technical Implications
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Atmospheric Transmission, Absorption and Reflection
  • Extraterrestrial Solar Radiation
  • Components of Radiation
  • Measuring Solar Radiation
  • Site Estimation of Solar Radiation
  • Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 2
Solar Water Heating and Thermal Applications

  • Calculation of Heat Balance: General Remarks
  • Flat-plate Collectors
  • Selective Surfaces
  • Instrumentation and Monitoring
  • Social and Environmental Aspects
  • Air Heaters
  • Crop Driers
  • Water Desalination
  • Solar Salt-Gradient Ponds and Solar Concentrators
  • Fuel and Chemical Synthesis from Concentrated Solar

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 3
Photovoltaic (PV) Power Technology and Hydropower

  • Photovoltaic Circuit Properties
  • Applications and Systems
  • Maximizing Cell Efficiency
  • Types and Adaptations of Photovoltaics
  • Social, Economic and Environmental Aspects
  • Assessing the Resource Hydropower
  • Impulse and Reaction Turbines
  • Hydroelectric Systems
  • Pumped Hydro Storage

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 4
Wind Resource and Wind Power Technology

  • World Wind
  • Characteristics of the Wind
  • Wind Instrumentation, Measurement and Computational Tools and Prediction
  • Turbine Types and Terms
  • Linear Momentum and Angular Momentum Theories
  • Blade Element Theory
  • Power Extraction by a Turbine
  • Electricity Generation
  • Mechanical Power

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 5
Photosynthesis and Bioenergy Technologies

  • Trophic Level Photosynthesis
  • Photosynthesis at the Cellular and Molecular Level
  • Energy Farming: Biomass Production for Energy
  • R&D to ‘improve’ Photosynthesis
  • Biofuel Classification
  • Direct Combustion for Heat
  • Anaerobic Digestion for Biogas
  • Wastes and Residues
  • Biodiesel from Vegetables and Algae

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 6
Wave Power and Tidal-Current and Tidal-Range Power

  • Wave Motion, Energy and Power
  • Real (Irregular) Sea Waves: Patterns and Power
  • Energy Extraction from Devices
  • Wave Power Devices
  • The Cause of Tide
  • Enhancement of Tides
  • Tidal-Current/Stream Power
  • World Tidal Power Sites

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 7
Ocean Gradient and Geothermal Energy

  • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
  • Practical Considerations about OTEC
  • Devices
  • Related Technologies
  • Osmotic Power from Salinity Gradients
  • Geophysics
  • Dry Rock and Hot Aquifer Analysis
  • Ground-Source Heat Pumps

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 8
Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency 

  • Distribution Technologies
  • Electricity Supply and Networks
  • Comparison of Technologies for Energy Storage
  • Energy Storage for Grid Electricity
  • Batteries and Fuel Cells
  • Energy End-Use by Sector
  • Energy-Efficient Solar Buildings
  • Transport
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Domestic Energy Use 

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 9
Institutional and Economic Factors

  • Socio-Political Factors
  • Economics
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Policy Tools
  • Quantifying Choice
  • Present Status of Renewable Energy
  • The Way Ahead

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Start Your Own Green Business

Start Your Own Green Business Module 1
Getting Started in a Green Business

Has Green living infiltrated your everyday life?  Are you ready to share the lifestyle with others?  Module one will take a look at how to start your own Green business.  Included in module one is how to set personal, financial, business and environmental goals into place within your company. We will look at how to begin in small, manageable ways.  

  • What Does “Green” Mean?
  • The Green Home Based Business
  • What are Your Personal Goals
  • What are Your Financial and Business Goals
  • What are Your Environmental Goals

Start Your Own Green Business Module 2
Setting Up Your Business

Module two will take a look at how to market to your customers.  Also included in module two are strategies to use to scout out your competition and how to offer the right products and pricing in your business.  Module two will look at the basic costs of business start-up, as well.

  • Customers and Market Research
  • Exploring Your Target Market
  • Scouting the Competition
  • Finding a Green Location
  • Business Equipment, Furniture, and Figuring Out Your Costs

Start Your Own Green Business Module 3
Making Your Way in a Greener World

In module three we will explore the options you have to finance your company.  Establishing a Green business can be challenging as much of the population has not made the transfer to incorporating a green lifestyle.  Module three will guide you through establishing your business plan and what you can do to market to your community.

  • Green Financing
  • Getting the Go to Go Green
  • Making Your Way
  • Establishing a Green Business
  • The Mindset of the Community

Start Your Own Green Business Module 4
Spreading the Word and Social Responsibility

Module four will take a look at establishing your responsibility to your community.  Living a Green life will help your company set apart from its competition.  From marketing to daily business processes, the company should be maintaining positive green habits.  Module four will share tips as to stay up-to-date with industry trends and the future of Green. 

  • Green Marketing
  • It Starts at Home
  • Social Responsible Investing
  • Maintaining Positive Green Habits
  • The Future of Green

Better Interpersonal Communication

Better Interpersonal Communication Module 1
Introduction to Communication

Because it’s such a commonplace activity, we usually don’t think about how we communicate too much. However, the power of effective, persuasive communication should never be underestimated. Your success in any number of settings—in your relationships, in school, on the job, and as a member of society— hinges on your ability to master the full communication process. Our first module discusses the basics of verbal and nonverbal communication, as well as uses and misuses.

  • Why We Communicate
  • Verbal Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Uses and Misuses
  • Cultural Differences and Language

Better Interpersonal Communication Module 2
Listening, Self-Esteem, and Self-Disclosure

Listening is the learned process of hearing, attending, evaluating, retaining, and responding to verbal and nonverbal messages. In this module we will learn more about each stage of the listening process: review both the benefits to listening, as well as the challenges to effective listening; and explore the ways in which you can improve your listening skills. We’ll also discuss the principles behind self-concepts and self-disclosure.

  • Listening Process
  • Benefits to Listening
  • Steps for Improving Your Listening Skills
  • Self-Concepts
  • Self-Disclosure

Better Interpersonal Communication Module 3
Personality Styles and Perception

Do you notice that you act in different ways around certain people? Perhaps you act inhibited around your supervisor, but you wish you could act confident like you do around your co-workers and other colleagues. In other situations, you act polite and deferential around acquaintances, but may wish you could act more sociable like you do around your friends. In this module, we’ll discuss how personality styles effect communication as well as the perception process. Finally, we’ll explore the basics behind defense mechanisms.

  • How Does Personality Style Effect Communication?
  • Physiological and Psychological Factors of Perception
  • Challenges to the Perception Process
  • What is Defensiveness?
  • Defense Mechanisms

Better Interpersonal Communication Module 4  
Conflict and Electronic Communication

Interpersonal conflict occurs in interactions where there are real or perceived incompatible goals, scarce resources, or opposing viewpoints. We’ll discuss types of conflict and conflict styles in our final module, as well as characteristics of electronic communication.

  • What is Conflict and What Contributes to It?
  • Types of Conflict
  • Conflict Styles
  • What is Electronic Communication?
  • Characteristics and Misuses of Electronic Communication

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.
 

Alternative Energy Specialist

Upon successful completion of our Alternative Energy Specialist course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as an Sustainability Professional and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Sustainability Specialist (CSS).

Renewable Energy Specialist

Upon successful completion of our Renewable Energy Specialist course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Renewable Energy Specialist (CRES).

Consultative Services

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Customer Service Professionalism

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Financial Management For Lay People

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Social Media Marketing

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.