Most people are familiar with traditional face-to-face energy audit courses. These types of courses are offered by a variety of schools and/or organizations. The training provided in these facilities is very structured and there is a specific assignment for each day of class. Online courses in energy auditing is something more and more students are turning to for a variety of reasons. Here are some pros and cons of online energy audit training.
- You set the pace. You learn at the right pace she; not at the pace of other (faster or slower) learners, as is often the case in face-to-face courses.
- You decide the place. You choose where you want to learn: at home, in the office, in the library, in a coffee shop or even in a park. The possibilities are limitless.
- You set the time. Unlike the traditional programs, you don’t have to sacrifice your work and family commitments to earn a degree.
- No limits. If the program is not offered in your area, you will need to move with the traditional course. The benefit of online training is that you have unlimited access to the programs of your choice.
- Unlimited enrollment: Classroom-based programs do not have year-round enrollment. With online classes, you choose when classes start (and end).
- Inexpensive. Online courses are usually significantly cheaper than conventional courses. In addition, you may be able to save money on travel, textbooks (online programs download study materials electronically), meals, meals, and other expected and unexpected expenses that can vary wildly depending on distance from campus.
- You can earn more than one degree. The flexibility of online programs opens up another window of opportunity – earning more than one degree at a time. For example, you could earn degrees in both accounting and public accounting. Additionally, you can get training and certification from more than one provider. Acquiring new knowledge and skills is always beneficial, especially in the evolving field of home energy upgrading.
- Refund warranty. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your online course, you will get your money back. This is not the case with conventional programs.
- lack of practical experience. The main disadvantage of online energy audit programs is that you do not have access to the practical training element. If your program does not have provision, you will need to inquire about field training at a location near you.
- You manage your obligations. This can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. If organizational and managerial skills are not your forte, online programs may not be a good choice for you. But if you are organized and self-motivated to succeed, you will benefit from taking online courses.
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