7 of 9
Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College
Based in: Lansing, Mich.

With the help of a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy, Michigan's Lansing Community College launched its Alternative Energy Engineering Technology program six years ago.

Since then, the initiative has grown, from 42 students to more than 600, and offers classes in building solar, wind, and geothermal systems, as well as efficiency and energy management.

David Wilson, the program's coordinator, says the college has had a relationship with German engineering company Siemens, which donated solar and wind energy equipment to the program.

Lansing has also added a green component to its existing transportation technologies program, says Wilson. Now, students can learn to work with fuel cells and biofuels -- new courses for a changing auto sector.

NEXT: Wilbur Wright College
Last updated November 17 2009: 6:13 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
Community colleges are at the forefront when it comes to training for eco-economy careers. More
'Clean tech' employment is poised to soar -- and the jobs will be all over the country. More
Some of the world's best schools are posting free course materials and lectures online. More
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.