MONROE — A free information session on new Industrial Technology Division certificates and course offerings at Monroe County Community College will be held on Tuesday, July 31 at 4 p.m. in rooms 259-260 of the La-Z-Boy Center.

The new areas to be highlighted are renewable energy, green building and non-destructive testing.

Renewable energy certificate programs in wind and solar energy concentrate on the basic core courses with skill development and job upgrading being the primary objectives. Each certificate can be completed in just two or three semesters. And, since the basic core courses are the same, it is possible to complete both certificates with some additional course work.

A new course, Green Building and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Rating System, examines the practice of sustainability in the built environment. Discussions and activities explore how researchers, designers, builders and the public define and implement sustainability and green building. Case studies and other examples of current practice are used to present the business case for sustainability and green building by examining the “triple bottom line” of people, planet and profit.

Strategies for implementation of green building techniques are presented by guest speakers with current field experience certifying projects using the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating systems. Students will also prepare for the LEED Green Associate Exam.

A certificate program in non-destructive testing (NDT) covers the inspection, testing or evaluation of materials, components and assemblies for materials’ discontinuities, properties and machine problems without further impairing or destroying the parts serviceability. Universally, the term NDT applies equally to the NDT inspection methods used for evaluation. The certificate program applies the basic concepts of the five major NDT methods:  visual testing, liquid penetrant testing, magnetic particle testing, ultrasonic testing and radiographic testing.

For more information on these new offerings or the information session, please contact the Industrial Technology Division at (734) 384-4112.

Fall Semester begins Aug. 30 and registration is underway. For registration information, please contact the Office of Admissions and Guidance Services at (734) 384-4104 or toll free at 1-877-YES-MCCC, extension 4104.



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