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Green Building and Clean Energy Retraining Partnerships:

North Orange County Community College District

Type of organization: Accredited California Community College.

Type of training: Preparation for construction jobs in new green building or retrofitting old buildings, green jobs or projects with private businesses which plan to reduce carbon footprints, and other projects related to green technology.

Area served: Los Angeles, Orange County, and Southern California.

Location of training: Fullerton College, Fullerton; Cyprus College, Cypress; Anaheim Campus, Anaheim.

Estimated trainees: 150 – 180

Instruction details: The Green Building Training Program for Southern California will deliver a comprehensive training set of 8 courses:

  • Certified Green Building Professional;
  • Title 24 CA Energy Efficiency Standards;
  • Building Analyst Professional;
  • Envelope Professional;
  • Home Energy Rater;
  • Building Performance Contractor;
  • Water/Energy Auditor;
  • Accredited Green Plumber;

Trainees with basic skill levels below the accepted level will be advised to take a free Boot Camp to develop their Math and English skills.

Result of classes: Certification will be given for each class taken. Trainers will provide assistance to trainees who will apply for certification from certifying agencies such as Build it Green, the Building Performance Institute, and Green Plumbers USA. A job developer will work with all project partners to assist trainees in finding employment. Students will also have the benefit of a case manager who will assist in job placement and retention. In addition, we have a Green Business Council which will consist of potential employers and can advise us on the employment climate.

More about the organization: Cypress College and Fullerton College offers associate degrees, vocational certificates and transfer education, as well as developmental instruction and a broad array of specialized training. The School of Continuing Education offers non-college credit programs including high school diploma completion, basic skills, vocational certificates and self development courses. Specific activities in both the colleges and School of Continuing Education will be directed toward economic development within the community.

Find more information here:

Program Manager Contact:
Perla Fickenscher
(714) 808-4620


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