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Attend session to learn more about BTC new clean energy degree

Students on campus at Bellingham Technical College on Feb. 18, 2016. The college will host two informational sessions, on April 21 and May 3, about a new degree program in clean energy coming this fall.
Students on campus at Bellingham Technical College on Feb. 18, 2016. The college will host two informational sessions, on April 21 and May 3, about a new degree program in clean energy coming this fall. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

Bellingham Technical College will answer questions about its upcoming clean energy degree program with two information sessions scheduled for this month and next.

The sessions are 1 p.m. Thursday, April 21, and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in BTC’s Campus Center building, room 233. The program will begin next fall.

The sessions will provide information about the content of the two-year program, as well as requirements, transfer possibilities and careers in the clean energy industry.

The program, according to BTC, offers hands-on courses in clean energy, electronics, math and science. It will partner with Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies on some projects.

Approved by the state in March, the program was funded in part with a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Graduates will be prepared for jobs as electronics technicians with a clean energy focus or to transfer to WWU for a bachelor’s degree in energy policy and management, according to BTC.

Kyle Mittan

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