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Cayuga Offers College Credit for Summer Course in Green Enterprise

DATE: 05-22-2008

Students age 16 or older can earn three college credits in a one-week course on green entrepreneurship offered this summer by Cayuga Community College. The course features a mix of classroom, computer lab, and field experience.

Students will learn about environmentally friendly "green" design concepts from home building to industry, as well as business planning, laws and certification in the innovative green sectors of the economy.

In the computer lab, an introduction to the global positioning system (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software will prepare students for field trips. Visiting the Madison County wind farm, students will use space-based technology to collect data for a classroom analysis of alternative energy. The class will also tour an energy-efficient home and the new geothermal-heated Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES campus.

The course - Biology 213, Green Entrepreneurship - will run twice during the summer, first at Cayuga's Auburn campus from June 30 to July 3, and then at the college's Fulton campus from August 18 to 22. Dr. Walt Aikman of Cayuga's science faculty will lead both groups. Tuition is $145, and covers books, fees, transportation and meals. To qualify for the course, students must have completed high school Regents biology or college biology. To register, contact the Registrar's office at Cayuga Community College at or 315-255-1743 x 2218.