This course provides a broad view of the evolving nature of energy and the influence of cost, availability, sustainability, technical advancements, lifestyle, and concern over the environment. Learners get a peek into our energy history, recent technical and societal advancements in clean energy, and some of the more important adjustments we have seen and will continue to see. It includes a discussion of how our energy infrastructure adapts to the changing landscape while managing costs, often deploying a new workforce while providing highly reliable grid power necessary for a robust and competitive economy. Material covers current and future workforce opportunities.
This course is for individuals considering a career in the energy field (who have a high school diploma, at minimum, and basic knowledge of mathematics), and existing energy sector employees with less than three years of experience who have not completed similar training and would benefit from a course of foundational industry concepts.
The course is a combination of online lectures, videos, readings and discussions.
This is the fourth course in the Energy Production, Distribution & Safety specialization that explores various facets of the power sector, and features a culminating project involving creation of a roadmap to achieve a self-established, energy-related professional goal. To learn more about the specialization, check out a video overview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yh9qIYiUDk.
Energy Touches Everything
We will discuss the concept, scope and types of energy. We will explore energy's origins, uses, and evolving sources along with the properties and effects of greenhouses gases and their global warming potentials.
We will discuss ultimate sources of energy and potential uses for certain sources of energy. We will review energy timelines and the economics involved with energy, along with stabilizing pricing.
Energy & Utility Solutions
We will discuss innovations in energy as well as the movement and storage of energy along with supply and demand.
We will focus on workforce opportunities and preparation for a future in energy fields.