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A HeatSpring course is an online learning experience that will expose you to a wealth of new information, challenge you, provide a unique opportunity to learn directly from an expert in your industry, connect you with a network of peers, and, ultimately, transform your career. Your journey begins the moment you enroll and gain access to your online training materials.
Our courses are delivered through our platform and are taught by expert instructors with real-world experience who have a knack for passing their knowledge along to students. Students leave our courses with technical expertise and tools for taking their businesses and careers to the next level.
Our online courses maximize flexibility and convenience while providing access to world-class instructors. Courses vary in length from free short courses to paid courses with ten or more modules packed with assignments. The assignments (videos, reading, quizzes, example problems, projects, etc.) and discussion board are organized into modules so you and your fellow students will be on the same general schedule. Aside from that, you are on your own to complete the assignments at your own pace.
We offer two main types of courses at HeatSpring and they both have different levels of instructor interaction.
All HeatSpring courses are contiuously updated by the expert instructor as needed. After enrolling students can access future updates to the course as well. After your year of access to the course expires, you can optionally join as a HeatSpring member to extend your access and continue to receive updated content from the expert.
Our instructor-led courses are created and led by expert instructors. In these courses, instructors utilize discussion boards to interact with students. It varies by instructor and by course but typically instructors check in between daily and weekly to check quiz results or project work, review and respond to discussion board questions and read survey responses. Check the enrollment page for specific information about each instructor's check-in frequency.
Self-serve courses are built by expert instructors and are intended to be self-serve for students. Instructors are involved to update content and review surveys, but generally do not interact with students.
There are no prerequisites required for any of our courses, even though most of them go into very advanced topics. We believe people learn in different ways and sometimes being thrown in 'over your head' is the way to go for a person or particular subject.
If you are unsure where to start, just contact us and we'd be happy to give you recommendations on what courses would be good for you based on your individual background and interests.
As explained in our Refund Policy and Terms we do not provide refunds. If you are unhappy with our services for some reason let us know and we will work to make it better. Depending upon our assessment of the circumstances of your dissatisfaction, we may allow you to use some portion of your payment as a credit towards a different course.
If you enroll in the wrong course by mistake please contact us immediately before accessing any course materials.
Our two most popular courses on solar finance are the Solar Executive MBA Training and Financial Modeling for Solar PV Projects. Both of these courses are taught by finance and legal expert Chris Lord, and the Solar Executive MBA Training is co-taught by solar business expert Keith Cronin.
We get a lot of questions about these courses, and many students want to compare the two. Often students take both of these courses as part of our Solar Finance Professional Certificate program.
First, let's review what both courses have in common:
For both courses:
Next, let's focus on the differences. The content is completely different in both courses, and the financial models used are also different. Other differences include:
Solar Executive MBA Training view detailed outline
Financial Modeling for Solar PV Projects view detailed outline
Solar Finance Professional Certificate view more info
Complete both courses and earn your Solar Finance Masters Series Certificate. If you take both courses, we recommend starting with the Solar Executive MBA Training. Enroll in our series package for additional savings.
If you prefer to pay in installments, we provide financing and payment plan options at checkout. Just click the "take this course" button for the course you would like to enroll in and instead of using the credit card option, choose the "Klarna" option for installment payment plans with a simple account setup and instant approval. Once approved you will be redirected back to the checkout session and enrolled in the course.
Klarna gives customers a range of payment options during checkout. Available payment options vary depending on the customer’s billing address and the transaction amount. In the US, Klarna offers a 4-payment plan as well as a longer term financing option. Klarna is available in the United States and Canada and also in a growing list of other countries.
If the course you want to take is out of reach financially you can also apply for financial aid using this link: https://www.heatspring.com/financial-aid
Financial aid applications are reviewed weekly so you'll receive a response pretty quickly. Heads up that we don't approve requests for full tuition.
How It Works for OSHA 10 and OSHA 30
How It Works for All Other Non-OSHA Safety Courses
All ClickSafety courses will completed on the ClickSafety platform, not within the HeatSpring platform.
Note that OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 must be fully completed within 6 months of enrollment, per OSHA guidelines. All other safety course have no expiration date.
Yes! In mid-2023, HeatSpring's video hosting partner started to offer captions on all videos hosted there.
All videos uploaded after that update automatically have captions. Videos before that update are getting manually added by the HeatSpring team.
If there is a course where you need captions and we haven't updated it yet, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can expedite the caption process.
While we love to help our students get skilled up, HeatSpring does not provide job placement services. Still, there are tons of great career resources at your disposal. Check out the following job board links if you are looking to get into a new climate action job:
Renewable Energy and Climate Jobs