Energy & Sustainability
The Iowa Energy and Sustainability Academy (IESA) is a cross-curricular class which prepares students for entry into the high-tech world of green building and various energy technologies. Students study the science of energy conservation and management, sustainability, field ecology, practical design, and much more in a hands-on, project-based, community-based learning environment. An optional spring break trip can be a supplement to this cutting-edge career area.
Some unique opportunities in IESA:
- Hands on science with water, air, and soil test kits.
- Work with real small scale wind generators, solar photovoltaic cells, and hydrogen fuel cells.
- Unique –special field experiences such as Minneapolis and Chicago to visit such things as zoos, malls, and museums. See efforts to recycle, save energy, and take care /preserve plants/animals. Also visit wind farms and natural areas throughout Iowa.
Strong interest in sustainability career.
All students interested in enrolling in one of the Advance Career Programs at Central Campus can learn more about enrollment here.