Resource Conservation investigates natural resources and how they are used in industry, agriculture and everyday life. It addresses our degree of dependence on the environment, and ways to protect the resources we harvest. Students learn how technology and science play important roles in conserving, preserving, recycling and monitoring the environment.
[Cat. Number 88-8110-0005]
In the Green Transportation course, students learn about hybrid vehicles and vehicles powered by green fuel sources including hydrogen, electricity, and ethanol. Students conduct activities such as an electrolysis experiment that separates hydrogen from water. They also learn steps they can take now to reduce fuel consumption.
[Cat. Number 88-8110-0003]
The Green Technology Prerequisite considers why research in sustainable and alternative energies is so important today and examines the threats to environmental health posed by fossil fuel consumption.
[Cat. Number 88-8110-0001]
This course explores methods of construction and design used to create self-sustaining, energy-efficient structures. Students explore design strategies and technologies used for retrofitting a home to meet green concerns, as well as ways to design and construct a green home from the ground up. Additionally, students investigate Energy Star, ecological building, and numerous careers in the green construction field.
[Cat. Number 88-8110-0004]
In the Alternative Energy course, students discover how alternative resources such as solar, wind, nuclear and hydropower are used to produce energy. Relevant activities demonstrate how electricity is generated from renewable energy sources, such as moving air and water. Students calculate their home's electricity needs and design a solar energy system based on those needs.
[Cat. Number 88-8110-0002]
The Intro to Green Technology course considers why research in sustainable and alternative energies is so important today and examines the threats to environmental health posed by fossil fuel consumption.