Advanced Skills for Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings

Gain the skills to create net-zero energy-ready buildings that are efficient, healthy, long-lasting and climate-friendly.

Camosun's Advanced Skills for Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings provide the skills for the high-performance building sector by providing short, relevant micro-credentials in clean energyefficient building design and high-performance building construction.

These micro-credentials prepare you to implement CleanBC’s forward-thinking housing initiatives including net-zero energy-ready home construction.

Opportunities:

As a graduate, these micro-credentials will provide the skills and knowledge to enable you to create residential buildings that meet building standards of the future. These micro-credentials will allow you to implement CleanBC and the BC Energy Step Code 2032 goals – in 2021.

Micro-credentials:

Clean Energy: includes four micro-credentials developed with the help of Solar Photovoltaic specialists and may be taken individually or grouped towards a specialization.

  • Photovoltaic Design Specialization:
    • Micro-credential in Introduction to Clean Energy (18 hours over three weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Photovoltaics (30 hours over six weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Designing Photovoltaic Systems (24 hours over four weeks)
  • Photovoltaic Installer Specialization:
    • Micro-credential in Introduction to Clean Energy (18 hours over three weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Photovoltaics (30 hours over six weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Photovoltaic Installation (24 hours over four weeks) Coming Fall 2021

Efficient Buildings: includes six micro-credentials developed with experts familiar with national building codes, the provincial BC Energy Step Code and Passive House building standards, and may be taken individually or grouped towards a specialization.

  • Passive House Designer Specialization:
    • Micro-credential in Passive House Design and Construction (33 hours over six weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Understanding and Working with Passive House Planning Package (24 hours over four weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Passive House Design / Consultancy – examination preparation (15 hours over two weeks)
  • Passive House Tradesperson Specialization: Coming Fall 2021
    • Micro-credential in Introduction to Passive House High Performance Buildings (nine hours over two weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Passive House Tradesperson - theory / practicum (12 + eight hours over four weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Passive House Tradesperson - examination preparation (four hours over one week)

Specializations can be completed concurrently.

Participants who complete the micro-credentials in any three of these four specializations will receive a Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings certificate from Camosun College.

Delivery:

These Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings micro-credentials are offered primarily by distance on weekday evenings, allowing you to continue to work while upgrading your skills. Hands-on experience opportunities will be available with specific micro-credentials.

Promotional Discounts: 

  • Register in any two courses and receive a 10% discount with code: PROMO10%
  • Register in all three of the Photovoltaic Design Specialization micro-credentials and receive a 15% discount with code: PVD15%
  • Register in all three of the Passive House Design Specialization micro-credentials and receive a 15% discount with code: PHD15%

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Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories
of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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