Spring 2019 Online Sustainable Energy Classes at UAF Bristol Bay

The University of Alaska Fairbanks at Bristol Bay is excited about two new online classes related to sustainability. There is assistance available for tuition costs.

Introduction to Sustainable Energy is a three three credit class that serves as introduction to societal problems and solutions related to energy use and production. Problems discussed are mainly related to the extent of sustainability of current energy practices. Solutions discussed cover both energy efficiency and renewable energy. The class is 15 weeks long, from January 15th to May 4th, 2019 and meets (online) on Tuesdays and Thursday, 3:40-5:10 pm.

Basics of Heat Pumps is a one credit class on the basics of heat pumps and their application in Alaska. The class is 5 weeks long, from February 6th to March 6th, 2019 and meets (online) on Wednesday, 5:20-8:00pm.

Both classes are part of the Environmental Studies certificate at UAF. This program addresses many of the environmental issues influencing Alaska communities and provides basic academic preparation for entry-level vocational environmental careers. The program serves as a steppingstone into science-related associate or baccalaureate programs.

This program may be especially of interest to individuals employed by and/or interested in employment with state, federal or tribal agencies or other groups providing natural resource management services. It is recommended that students have completed a high school lab-based science, biology or chemistry course as well as algebra due to the science focus of this program.

There is tuition assistance available. If interested in more information please email Mark Masteller, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Energy at the UAF Bristol Bay Campus, at

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