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Green Careers

ccording to New JeArsey’s Clean Energy Program website and the SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight, the state has the fastest growing market for solar photovoltaics in the nation and is currently one of the largest markets for photovoltaic installations with 75.7 megawatts installed capacity, making New Jersey second only to California.

Burlington County College (BCC) is working to help the South Jersey community embrace new green careers and technology by offering three new green associate degree programs to meet the needs of the growing green workforce.

Green degrees available include Associate of Applied Science in Energy Management; Associate of Applied Science in Alternative Energy Technologies; and Associate of Science in Sustainable Energy Studies.  The spring semester, which begins January 20, will feature several new classes geared toward green careers. They include Principles of Sustainability; Energy Auditing for Residential Buildings; Introduction to Biomass and Biofuels Technology; Air Conditioning Systems Analysis; and Lighting Fundamentals.

For additional information on BCC’s green degree programs or to apply, visit