N.C. community colleges revise curricula

As North Carolina continues to place more of an emphasis on green energy and sustainability, the N.C. Community College System is revising its curricula to make students more qualified to be hired in those fields.

The system launched a curriculum improvement project this fall that will begin to go into effect next fall and will be fully implemented statewide by fall 2014. Community college administrators collaborated with industry representatives to look at the new demands in the state economy for jobs in energy efficiency and technology.

In response, the initiative — called Code Green — was born. This program focuses on career paths in green engineering and will target more than 80 vocational and technical curricula in changing areas such as building, energy, transportation and environment. The new initiative will group program majors together into fewer, overarching curriculum sections, said Holly Weir, environmental sector project director at Davidson Community College.

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