SPC, Green Energy Engineering partner to offer online classes for engineers

September 8, 2010 at 11:12 am Leave a comment

St Petersburg College’s Corporate Training Department announced that it will partner with Green Energy Engineering (www.GEEintl.com) to provide online classes for professional engineers who need Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

GEE is a continuing education company that offers classes in DVD format to professional engineers who need to earn credits to renew their licenses.

Two GEE courses will be offered starting July 26:  “Principles of Engineering Economy”; and “Incremental Investment and Incremental Return.” Under the partnership agreement, the classes may be taken through SPC’s online learning program.

“Principles of Engineering Economy” is based on the 17-chapter college textbook of the same name. It explains the time value of money, how to compute net present worth, how to determine the rate of return on a project, and many other concepts.

“Incremental Investment and Incremental Return” demonstrates how spending an additional $1,000 in capital can return $15,000 or more over the life of a project.  It does so by presenting an engineering and financial computer model that minimizes the long-term monthly loan payments of a capital project while minimizing the monthly energy cost.

“Partnering with Green Energy Engineering gives professional engineers another choice of how their continuing education is delivered,” said James Connolly, Director of SPC’s Corporate Training Department. “Students will find that our online training is easy, efficient, and cost effective.  GEE’s classes were recorded in a classroom before a live audience and will keep the student engaged. Both courses apply to every engineering discipline.”

“We are excited by this great partnership with a leading educational institution in the Tampa Bay area,” said Eric Coffin, Florida Certified Continuing Education Provider and President of GEE. “The platform provided by St. Petersburg College for online education is second to none, and we’re happy to be able to provide our expertise in continuing education and teaching engineers about making great capital, financial, and energy decisions.”

To learn more about sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green at green.jason@spcollege.edu.  Then visit http://www.spcollege.edu/sustainability, join the facebook group and follow us at http://twitter.com/sustainableSPC.

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who we are:

Early in 2008, St. Petersburg College recognized its responsibility to model to our students, employees and community ways to minimize global warming emissions and provide the knowledge to our graduates to help achieve a more environmentally friendly future. Because of this, the College made sustainability (defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) a top priority. As a result, the Office for Sustainability was established.

what we do:

Working alongside internal and external partners, the Office for Sustainability focuses on the following areas of environmental stewardship: educational programs and corporate training, energy and natural resource conservation, green buildings and facilities, carbon emissions, recycling and student activities.

learn more:

To learn more about The Office for Sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green, Sustainability Coordinator at green.jason@spcollege.edu

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