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Orientation to Offshore Wind

$199

with Alan Lowdon

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 6, 2022 at 8 am

The U.S. Department of Energy forecasts the industry will employ 43,000 people along the East Coast by 2030, and as a result, will create thousands of jobs in southeastern Massachusetts, providing area residents career opportunities in the emerging 21st-century global economy. The U.S. offshore wind industry is emerging in the North Atlantic near the Massachusetts coastline and Bristol Community College is leading the way in workforce development.  

Course Description:

Offshore Wind Orientation will provide a broad introduction to offshore wind as an industry and technical specialization. This 2-day, 4-hour class (8am-10am) is aimed at those looking to understand more about the sector, with the intention of becoming part of the supply chain, or for satisfying general interest in this emerging industry. Equally, the course aims to provide students with a broad vocabulary of offshore wind and the confidence to engage with offshore wind professionals in a coherent manner. Content will include an overview of offshore wind technology and its increasingly important role in power generation; the process of permitting, site construction and operation; the opportunities for the USA’s emergent offshore wind sector to make its mark globally, and an introduction to those currently leading the development of this burgeoning, global industry.

Learning Objectives:

On successful completion of this module, students will have a good understanding of:

  • The energy mix and offshore wind’s role in it
  • Where offshore wind developments can be found around the world
  • Onshore versus offshore wind – the key differences
  • Who is big in offshore wind - ‘developers’ and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • The stages required to bring an offshore wind farm to life
  • The stages of an offshore wind farm’s life
  • The main components of an offshore wind farm
  • The importance of effective operations and maintenance
  • Latest perspectives on floating versus fixed structures
  • The composition of the offshore wind supply chain, including possible entry points
  • The key US stakeholders in offshore wind
  • How the US offshore wind sector might develop over the next 10 years
  • The skills required to grow an indigenous US offshore wind industry
  • Offshore wind terminology, via a glossary of terms

About the Instructor:

Dr Alan Lowdon, Director of Strategic Development for the National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) over 30 years’ experience as a practitioner within the international energy and utilities sectors, having held senior positions with international corporations, Rolls Royce Industrial Power, British Gas, Suez, Shell, Mott MacDonald and Jacobs. At Mott MacDonald, Alan was involved in wind resource analyses for the Cape Wind and Fishermen’s Energy offshore wind projects. He has also acted as an advisor to Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation’s offshore wind farm in Cleveland, OH.  

Read full bio: Dr Alan Lowdon Bio 2021

Link to Bristol National Offshore Wind Institute website: http://nowi.org/ 

Project Management

$99

with Alexandria Eberhardt

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 6, 2022 at 6 pm

This 8-hour training program provides students with the basics of project management, including the theory and core methodology needed to manage projects individually or participate on project-teams. Students will learn how to apply project management concepts in their everyday work. Participants of this course will come away with a solid foundation of the basic principles of project management, including time management, setting priority levels, and managing change

Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance

$399

with Alan Lowdon

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 13, 2022 at 8 am

The U.S. Department of Energy forecasts the industry will employ 43,000 people along the East Coast by 2030, and as a result, will create thousands of jobs in southeastern Massachusetts, providing area residents career opportunities in the emerging 21st-century global economy. The U.S. offshore wind industry is emerging in the North Atlantic near the Massachusetts coastline and Bristol Community College is leading the way in workforce development.   

Course Description:

This 2 day, 4-hour (8 am - 10 am) Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance class will provide an offshore wind-specific introduction to those trained in managing large infrastructure assets in other sectors and, those looking to orient their careers to this aspect of the offshore wind industry. Given the retirement of traditional forms of power generation technology in the Commonwealth, this is particularly apt. The reorientation of core, asset management skills into offshore wind represents a huge opportunity for both the individuals and the sector, as does attracting new talent into the O&M space.  

The course will draw upon Bristol Community College’s experience delivering its established, credit program in offshore wind operation and maintenance. In addition, the course will draw upon the instructor’s experience as an experienced asset management practitioner in the wind sector. The course will explore the key components of an offshore wind farm – surface and sub-sea - that require attention over the asset’s life, highlighting typical degradation mechanisms at play. This ties in nicely with the emergence of a plethora of technologies to improve the accuracy of asset inspections.  

The course will follow the established asset management model of ‘managing the bathtub curve’ – running the asset in, maintaining it in as near an optimal state of performance for as long as possible, then managing the inevitable up-turn in costs associated with performance degradation ahead of decommissioning. These concepts will be familiar with asset/maintenance managers in other sectors and will be an attractive model for those new to the sector to grasp. The content will frame these concepts in an offshore wind context and highlight some of the key O&M techniques, practices and challenges that offshore wind faces. The contribution of O&M to the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) will also be touched upon to underscore the importance of its efficient management.  

One of the key advances in offshore wind operations and maintenance in recent times has been the arrival of embedded digital sophistication to make the wind turbine generator system ‘smart’. This has increased the degree of insight that asset owners and operators have of the performance of their equipment. In turn, this allows optimum interventions to be made of a maintenance variety. It also allows the assets to be operated in a particular manner, with lifecycle performance in mind. The course will provide a broad overview of the impact of digital sophistication on the O&M process and how this can continue to be positively impacted by other safety-critical sectors.  

One aspect that the course will explore in slightly greater depth is the challenge posed by the ‘in-warranty’ versus ‘out-of-warranty’ periods of an asset’s life and how this impacts the O&M processes at play. For new entrants into the offshore wind sector, this level of insight is extremely important to have as soon as is practicable.   

Finally, some coverage will be given to the importance of ‘human factors’ in the efficient delivery of the offshore wind O&M process. In particular, the interplay between sea-borne logistics, ocean states and the ability of offshore wind technicians to perform their duties upon arrival at an offshore wind farm will be discussed.  

About the Instructor:

Dr Alan Lowdon, Director of Strategic Development for the National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) over 30 years’ experience as a practitioner within the international energy and utilities sectors, having held senior positions with international corporations, Rolls Royce Industrial Power, British Gas, Suez, Shell, Mott MacDonald and Jacobs. At Mott MacDonald, Alan was involved in wind resource analyses for the Cape Wind and Fishermen’s Energy offshore wind projects. He has also acted as an advisor to Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation’s offshore wind farm in Cleveland, OH.  

Read full bio: Dr Alan Lowdon Bio 2021

Link to Bristol National Offshore Wind Institute website: http://nowi.org/

 

Grant Writing for Public Employees and Nonprofits

$149

with Mary Ellen DeFrias

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 1, 2023 at 6 pm

Course Objectives for Grant writing

  • Be able to research, plan and write effectively for multiple purposes.
  • Understand the entire grant proposal writing process, including defining scope, project management and financial projections
  • Learn the fundamentals of budgeting
  • Identify roles of funding agencies, philanthropic foundations and giving institutions

Course Outcomes for Grantwriting

  • Identify funding sources
  • Write and present persuasive grants that inspire funders
  • Produce high-quality grant proposals
  • Increase your knowledge of the development field
  • Manage a grant
  • Nurture a relationship with funders

Medical Interpreting

$1,025

with Transfluenci LLC

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 6, 2023 at 6 pm

Medical interpreters are in great demand both in-person and remotely by video or phone. Interpreters can elect to work for a hospital, school, or state agency, or as contractors with many agencies throughout the country. They can also elect to work remotely from home where they can work independently and make their own hours.

Open to all languages, this 60-hour program provides a working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology/vocabulary.

The course provides intense practice via oral role plays on a variety of medical topics. The student will also be introduced to VRI (video remote interpreting) and OPI (Over the Phone Interpreting).

Offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU, this course is designed for those preparing for entry-level careers as medical interpreters as well as for working interpreters preparing for the National Board Certificate exam. 

Students must be fully bilingual and must be fluent in English and one other language.

You will hear from the language assessment coordinator prior to the start of class for an assessment in the language you designated when registering.  To meet program requirements, you must pass the language assessment.

This program meets the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification training requirement and prepares you to pass the national certification exam. Upon completion of this course, students may elect to apply for national certification.

For information on certification requirements and cost click on the links below:

CCHI, Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters https://cchicertification.org/

NBCMI, National Board for the Certification of Medical Interpreters https://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/

Essential Business Skills

$179

with Alicia Ridge

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 28, 2023 at 6 pm

This 15-hour course will cover material to help you maximize your engagement and skills at work. You will learn the foundations of a team, building successful relationships, effective communication, emotional intelligence, managing conflict, giving and receiving feedback, decision-making skills, and how to increase your productivity through improved task and time management.

Session 1 ~ Foundations of a Team and Relationship Building
Session 2 ~ Emotional Intelligence and Effective Communication
Session 3 ~ Conflict Management and Giving and Receiving Feedback
Session 4 ~ Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Decision-Making Skills
Session 5 ~ Time Management, Stress Management, and Managing Productivity

Real Estate Sales Exam Prep

$350

with Paula Levasseur

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 28, 2023 at 6 pm

The Real Estate Sales Exam Prep course is a prerequisite for licensing as a real estate salesperson and approved by the Massachusetts Real Estate Board. This course covers basic brokerage, legal aspects of brokerage, financing, closing, listing, valuation, and everything else you need to know to pass the exam.

*Books are not included and are purchased before class begins from Anjos Realty.  Students will be notified as to how to purchase the book once registered. The cost of the books are $70.00 and can only be paid by check or money order.

Bristol has a long-standing partnership with Anjos Realty Services, a local business in Fairhaven, MA.

About Anjos Realty Services:

Anjos Realty Services has evolved, expanded and grown into the multi-faceted company it is today. At the center of its success is the Real Estate and Real Estate Education Services that John Anjos, the founder, and president of Anjos Realty Services has developed for over forty years. 

John and his associates offer extensive real estate experience as educators, brokers, and investors. Anjos Realty Services provides  students with the practical knowledge and individualized services needed as a homeowner or real estate investor. 

If you’re considering becoming a real estate agent, Anjos Realty Services will help you study for your Massachusetts Real Estate License. 

For more information on the exam and to register for the state exam visit:https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-of-real-estate-brokers-and-salespersons

Project Management

$99

with Alexandria Eberhardt

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2023 at 6 pm

This 8-hour training program provides students with the basics of project management, including the theory and core methodology needed to manage projects individually or participate on project-teams. Students will learn how to apply project management concepts in their everyday work. Participants of this course will come away with a solid foundation of the basic principles of project management, including time management, setting priority levels, and managing change





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