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Two Geothermal Seminars Offered at Morrisville State College’s Renewable Energy Training Center

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.— Morrisville State College’s Renewable Energy Training Center (RETC) is offering two seminars on geothermal heat pump systems.

Fundamentals of Closed-loop Geothermal Heat Pump Systems will be held Sept. 22 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This seminar covers the fundamentals of geothermal heat pump technology and will include discussions on water-to-air, water-to-water, and direct expansion heat pumps and ways to apply them in both forced air and hydronic systems.

Advanced Applications of Closed-loop Geothermal Heat Pump Systems will be held Sept. 23 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Participants will learn about applications of multiple geothermal heat pump systems in large residential or commercial/industrial applications, and solar supplemented systems.

Both workshops will be presented by John Siegenthaler, P.E., a licensed professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience in designing hydronic systems.

Tuition for each seminar is $300. Scholarships are available to offset costs. The RETC is located in Shannon Hall.

Participants who successfully complete the courses will earn 7 PDH and .7 CEU.

Visit for more information or to register. For additional information, contact Betsy Busche at 315-684-6391 or e-mail her at

Morrisville State College’s RETC is a multi-county alliance of employers, training providers, economic development partners and K-12 schools to address the long- and short-term needs of New York state’s high-growth, high-demand renewable energy sector. It is funded in part, by a grant under the President’s Community-Based Job Training Grant Initiative administered by the United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

Morrisville State College, one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the Morrisville campus.

Morrisville State College is an EEO/AA employer.