Cedar Valley College Receives Grant for Energy Certification

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(Lancaster, Texas – August 30, 2012) – Cedar Valley College, part of the Dallas County Community College District, has received a $49,920 grant from the State Energy Conservation
Office (SECO) to develop a new energy management certification. Cedar Valley College is currently working with industry leaders to develop curriculum for a Residential/Commercial
Energy Management certification targeted to those interested in a career in energy management and renewable energy technology.

The statewide grant is derived from federal stimulus funds to encourage development of a new technical program. Grant dollars will pay 80 percent of the cost to develop the program, with Cedar Valley College paying the remainder.

“We are pleased to partner with SECO to develop a new energy management certification program at Cedar Valley College,” said Ruben Johnson, Dean of Business and Technology.
“This grant supports the college’s efforts to offer sustainable programs that effectively train individuals for green careers across the globe.”

The new Residential/Commercial Energy Management certification will feature the following courses: Residential Energy Auditing and Verification, Introduction to Renewable Energy and Introduction to Fossil Fuels. Cedar Valley College is partnering with Eastfield College and Mountain View College to train students in energy management and efficiency. Online classes will be available to the public in spring 2013.

The new Residential/Commercial Energy Management certification expands the green and sustainable programs currently offered at Cedar Valley College–an associate degree and two
certificates in Residential Building Performance Technology and three certificates in Commercial Building Performance Technology. Cedar Valley College, with the assistance of
industry leaders, will eventually launch an associate degree in energy management.

To learn more about the new Residential/Commercial Energy Management certification, contact Victor Ramirez, program coordinator, at vramirez@dcccd.edu or visit the website at