Solar and Green Construction Concepts

Central Arizona College Green Collar Classes


The federal stimulus package emphasizes new “Green Collar” jobs.  These introductory classes on Green-Collar jobs and the skills related to solar, alternative energy and green construction concepts are offered:

 1.  Introduction to Weatherization, Solar and Green Construction Concepts. This program includes an overview of green collar jobs, all courses listed below, all vendor workshops, and employability skills workshop. (Registration for both classes are required) 
 2.  Intro to Rammed Earth and Straw Bale Construction - An introductory 2 ½ day course on the techniques needed to build a rammed earth and straw bale house.  Class will consist of lecture and the building of a demonstration rammed earth and straw bale wall.
 3. Intro to Green Block Construction – An introductory 3 day course using an alternative green material called “FlexCrete”.  Class will consist of lecture and hands-on construction using the material.
 4. Intro to Weatherization – An introductory 2 day course on insulation, Blower-Door Equipment, and HWT time –of-day systems that relate to the green collar jobs in weatherization. Class will consist of lecture and hands-on setup methods using Blower-Door Testing Equipment.
 5.  Intro to Steel Framing - An introductory 2 ½ day course on commercial steel frame building techniques.   Class will consist of lecture and hands-on construction methods using steel studs, tracks and plates.
 6.  Intro to Solar Panel Systems – An overview of different types of solar panel systems.  Class will consist of lecture and basic installation and location concepts.  In addition, a vendor of photovoltaic products will demonstrate and talk about how systems save energy costs to homeowners and businesses.  A tour of an actual solar panel installation in process or completed may be part of the course. 

    
All courses will be held at Central Arizona College’s Casa Grande Center at 1015 E Florence Blvd. in the Green Trades Classroom A113.

For more information, please call Penny Miller at 520-494-6053 or Steve Kuyon at 520-494-6054. 

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814