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Academic Excellence – Environmental Control Technology at Laney College

17 March 2016

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The Environmental Control Technology program at Laney College prepares students for jobs in the growing fields of Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVACR) and Building Automation. With the goal of making our buildings operate efficiently to keep people comfortable, today’s buildings have increasingly complex automated environmental control systems, and there is a need for smart, well trained technicians to operate and maintain these systems. The program at Laney College is so widely respected, the National Science Foundation has awarded grants to create the BEST center, to help other colleges around the country develop similar programs. Come get involved in this growing and rewarding field, and find a stable career.

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Build a Green Future at Laney College

6 July 2015

IMG_78371Here’s William Escobar’s story, an alum of the Environmental Control Technology Program at Laney College: “I am sharing my story today as a testimony to the Laney College mission statement. My life will never be the same because of the educational opportunity I had at Laney College. My story begins on the day I met Nick Kyriakopedi, the Environmental Control Technology (ECT) Department Chair. As a senior in high school I was looking for a program to meet my school’s graduation requirements. My mother, who was a Laney College student at the time, heard about opportunities at the ECT program. I applied and excelled through the program and landed a job at Carrier Corporation. I am now a top paid journeyman technician and have a prosperous career ahead of me. I purchased my first house in 2009 at the age of 20, and this year I purchased my second house, this one for my mother. It is astonishing to reflect back to just half a decade ago when the three of us were surviving on welfare after my father passed away. My life’s story is only beginning. I hope to become part of the outstanding faculty at Laney, and as an instructor to inspire a vision of success in students that their vision can become their reality. I know from experience because it happened to me. I am living my vision.” Contact Laney ECT to sign up for classes at (510) 464-3292.

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Build a Green Future at Laney College

4 June 2015

Laney ECTMeet Jasmine Shepard, an Energy Analyst at the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA), a non-profit specializing in conducting energy audits and energy analysis of multifamily buildings, evaluating energy savings, and designing energy upgrades.

Jasmine really got into the energy field with the Environmental Control Technology Program (ECT) at Laney College. “I learned a lot of things in engineering school but I learned how to do so much more at Laney, Jasmine said.

“Going to Laney helped me love learning again. I greatly enjoyed my time as a student and lab assistant in the ECT department.  Laney really showed me how important community colleges are for such diverse groups, college graduates really have a lot to gain by furthering their education,” she says.

For more information about this great program, call Laney ECT Department: 510-464-3292 or visit their website at http://www.laney.edu/wp/environmental_control_tech/

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