Located on our West Campus, the Energy Education Center is a 54,000 square-foot expansion and renovation project which includes classrooms and labs that will improve and increase program offerings. The Energy Education Center will equip our workforce with the skills needed to address the demands of the evolving energy industry. There are many opportunities for you to get involved in the development of the Center.
CVTC's Energy Education Center isn’t just a building containing classrooms and laboratories. The building itself, together with the surrounding grounds, was designed to be a learning laboratory.
The Energy Education Center is the home to seven programs at CVTC and offers an unique learning environment for students to gain real-world experience to prepare them for high demand, successful careers.
4–7 p.m. at the Energy Education Center
Energy Education Center Booklet
Energy Education Center Magazine
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resource Booklet
CVTC Energy Education Center West Campus
4000 Campus Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Electrical Power Distribution grads start out making an average of $47,232
Truck Driving grads start out making an average of $46,601
Farm Business grads start out making an average of $48,463
The Energy Education Center focuses on energy technology in three areas including Energy Generation, Energy Distribution, and Efficient Utilization/Conservation. The building not only teaches students how to use renewable energy technologies, but uses these energies to power the building as well.
Geothermal: using heat from the earth’s core to mitigate heating and cooling costs.
Bioenergy: utilization of once living material to produce energy.
Wind, Water, Solar: sources of energy for heat and/or electricity.
Electrical Power Distribution: electrical power transmission.
Smart Grid Technologies: two way communication between power source and power user, more efficient and more reliable energy “grid”.
Distributed Energy Generation: generating power near the source of use.
Efficient Building Design & Construction: energy efficient homes/buildings.
Sustainable Facilities Operations: best use of energy resources with least waste.
Local Food Production: reducing the carbon footprint of the food supply.
Precision Agriculture: reduced environmental risks & more efficient production.
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