Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.37
Liaison Benjamin Newton
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Central Community College
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Energy Technology program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In the Fall of 2019 a new Energy Technology academic program was approved with strong support from the Environmental Sustainability office Director- Ben Newton in helping provide curriculum development to include a battery storage component to renewable energy. One of the first 2 year institutions in the United States to include battery storage and nationally certified wind tower climbing training.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Curriculum
Research
Air & Climate

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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As the demand for renewable energy grows, so does the need for those trained to maintain those systems. Students in the Energy Technology program will be highly trained in how to design, maintain and repair the instruments used to harness wind and solar power and battery storage.

Publication
http://www.hastingstribune.com/news/ccc-introduces-unique-renewable-energy-program/article_597b7056-b541-11e9-84b9-27f02c9beb7c.html

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