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Fleming College to offer geothermal program


February 25, 2011
By Groundwater Canada

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Fleming College to offer geothermal program

Fleming College is now offering a program designed to
educate students on the fundamentals of geothermal drilling. The
program is titled Geothermal Drilling Fundamentals and consists of 18
courses.

Jan. 18, 2011 – Fleming College is now offering a program designed to educate students on the fundamentals of geothermal drilling. The program is titled Geothermal Drilling Fundamentals and consists of 18 courses.

Courses can be taken individually or combined to earn certification. The total program lasts for 75 days.

According to Fleming College, students will learn the fundamentals of this specialized field, and by the end of the program will be able to participate in planning the installation of geothermal energy systems; plan, drill, install loop, test, and seal a bore hole;  safely operate and maintain drilling equipment; use drilling methodologies that provide for environmental sustainability, and adhere to all federal, provincial and municipal regulation and industry safety policies.

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Prospective students must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), with the majority of credits at the Workplace (E) level, including English. When Workplace (E) is the minimum course level for admission, (C) and (U/C) courses are also accepted.

If you are a mature student 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test or a Test of Workplace Essential Skills to assess your eligibility for admission.

Those currently working in the drilling field are
also suitable candidates for admission to the program, or may take individual course modules to further their knowledge and experience for geothermal applications.

For more information, please visit http://www.flemingcollege.ca/PDF/Continuing-Education-Course-Calendar-2010-11.pdf#page=77.