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WELD COUNTY — Colorado State University Extension opened registration for its annual Colorado Energy Master program.
The program offers participants up to 30 hours of energy education in three different courses covering topics such as energy sources, energy policy, climate change, transportation alternatives, home energy efficiency, passive house construction, and renewable energy.
The courses are offered through a mix of online seminars and in-person field trips. The program is suitable for both those simply curious about our energy system and those who have been learning about energy for years.
Certification as a Colorado Energy Master is optional. Those wishing to become Colorado Energy Masters must successfully complete all coursework and complete an energy-related project of their choice in their community. Continuing education units are available for realtors and graduate credits are available for teachers.
Each of the three courses in the program costs $65 for regular registrants or $35 for aspiring Colorado Energy Masters, students, or teachers. The entire program runs from March 6 to April 24. Classes are taught by a mix of CSU professors, Extension agents and industry professionals.