Wednesday, April 29, 2009

CPCC is greening academia

Posted By on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 2:53 PM

Face it: Green looks good in a corporate suit.

The Sustainability Technologies curriculum trains students for employment within a range of industries including environmental, construction, alternative energy and manufacturing. The program has a focus on energy production and waste reduction. The degree has four tracks: alternative energy, environmental engineering technology, sustainable manufacturing and green construction.

Graduates of the program can look to jobs in a burgeoning “green” economy, such as green-building supervisors, manufacturing technicians or sustainability consultants.

CPCC’s Center of Sustainability Program Coordinator Ernie McLaney says the degree also has a wider application that’s increasingly in demand by a variety of companies.

“Corporations want to be able to say they have an environmental policy person on their payroll,” McLaney says.

Read the rest of this Charlotte Business Journal article here.

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