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14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200
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Fee Based Training

The majority of Advanced Transportation Technology & Energy Center's training is fee based. These classes are typically offered four times per year. Below is a list of the fee-based courses ATTE offers:

Energy Management

This course is designed to help students gain the skills needed to work in the Green Energy Economy by providing an understanding of energy and electricity transmission, distribution and use as well as an introduction to energy auditing skills for both residential and commercial markets. After taking this class, students understand what is needed to work in the energy profession. Hands-on labs are offered to teach students to conduct energy audits and use diagnostic instruments to gather energy efficiency data, compute energy use and building performance, and prepare energy profile reports.

Solar Photovoltaic Project Manager

Training focused on Solar Photovoltaic components and systems, site analysis, design tools, and the knowledge you need to get a job or advance your career in the solar industry. Learn about residential rebates, tax incentives, permitting, jurisdictional issues, and other key skills needed to work in the solar field. Hands- on labs will be conducted with solar assessment tools & energy consumption data. With the knowledge gained in this course, students may be qualified to work as a Solar Site Planner, or Project Manager.

Solar Thermal Installer/Technician

This training focuses on solar hot water installation. This class will be a combination of classroom and hands on training. Topics such as technology, safety, axillary heating and commercial systems, along with much more will be covered. This training will prepare students to work as Solar Thermal Installers.

Energy Efficiency and LEED

This course covers important aspects of the requirements for energy efficient buildings. Key topics include: Heating, Air Conditioning, and Ventilation - HVAC, lighting, lighting controls, and insulation. Also includes discussion of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and Green Building concepts.

California Advanced Lighting Control Training Program (CALCTP)

CALCTP is a statewide initiative aimed at increasing the use of lighting controls in commercial buildings.  CALCTP will educate, train and certify state-certified general electricians in the proper design, installation and commissioning of advanced lighting control systems.

OSHA 10

Introduction to OSHA, OSHA Focus Four, Fall Protection, Electrical, Struck by, Caught between, Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment, Health Hazards in Construction, plus Electives.

Green Information Technology

IT Professionals/Students, Social Responsibility and Sustainability Managers, Architects, Facilities Managers, Commercial Developers or Contractors who are interested in learning about the role of information and communication technology in building a sustainable enterprise are encourage to attend/network.

Google SketchUp for Solar Design & Sustainable Architecture

This hands‐on course prepares students to use Google SketchUp for rendering 3D building models with basic sustainable design considerations and to perform a sun and shade analysis on these models. Students will also learn how to geo‐locate their models and import Google Earth images.

  

Specialized Training

West Valley's Advanced Transportation Technology & Energy Center has developed training in the area of Green Energy and Alternative Fuels for the California Department of Education, GeoThermal for CalPine, Alternative Fuels training for PG&E and many other programs. ATTE can develop training in the following areas:

  • Energy
  • Global Warming
  • Solar
  • GIS
  • Pavement Management
  • Transportation
  • Green Information Technology

 

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