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Approx. 12 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

Learner Career Outcomes

67%

started a new career after completing these courses

67%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

50%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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University at Buffalo

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The State University of New York

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Energy Touches Everything

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Uses6m
Greenhouse Gases & Global Warming6m
4 readings
Acknowledgements10m
Resources (Optional): It's Abstract25m
Resources (Optional): Uses25m
Resources (Optional): Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming25m
4 practice exercises
Self-Check4m
Self-Check8m
Self-Check8m
Energy Touches Everything30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Energy Sources

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Reflecting Energy8m
Natural Gas & Hydrofracking7m
Conversation: Economics & Environment6m
3 readings
Resources (Optional): Stored Sunlight25m
Resources (Optional): Reflecting Energy25m
Resources (Optional): Natural Gas and Hydrofracking20m
4 practice exercises
Self-Check2m
Self-Check8m
Self-Check10m
Energy Sources30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Energy & Utility Solutions

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 48 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
Conversation: Moving & Storing Energy6m
Conversation: Batteries & Infrastructure2m
Supply & Demand7m
Conversation: Demand Response4m
Conversation: Business Strategies7m
Conversation: Distributed Network Integration7m
Embodied Energy4m
Customers of Today & Tomorrow4m
4 readings
Resources (Optional): Innovations25m
Resources (Optional): Supply and Demand25m
Resources (Optional): Embodied Energy10m
Resources (Optional): Customers of Today and Tomorrow20m
5 practice exercises
Self-Check4m
Self-Check6m
Self-Check4m
Self-Check6m
Energy & Utility Solutions30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Adaptation

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 29 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Conversation: Tomorrow's Workforce6m
Conversation: Trends of the Utility Industry3m
Conversation: Workforce Culture & Safety4m
Energy is Complicated7m
3 readings
Resources (Optional): Workforce10m
Resources (Optional): Energy is Complicated10m
Energy Industry: The Enterprise - Key Takeaways10m
3 practice exercises
Self-Check12m
Self-Check8m
Roadmap to Success: Final Project3h

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About the Energy Production, Distribution & Safety Specialization

This specialization provides introductory knowledge about the energy industry and associated career opportunities, whether you are interested in a utility technician or utility worker role, or emerging green energy solutions. It is intended for those considering a career in the field, and people already working in the industry who have less than three years of experience and have not completed similar training. Through four courses, learners receive an overview of electric power systems, natural gas, safety practices, and the energy industry as a whole. To learn more, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=2Yh9qIYiUDk....
Energy Production, Distribution & Safety

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