• FACT
The Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben S. Bernanke  gave a speech on Embracing the Challenge of Free Trade: Competing and Prospering in a Global Economy. Bernanke remarked that "investing in education and training would help young people entering the labor force as well as those already in mid-career to better manage the ever-changing demands of the workforce". The Chairman stated that workforce skills can be improved not only through K-12 education, college, and graduate work but also through: on-the-job training, coursework at community colleges and vocational schools, extension courses and online training. Bernanke added "an eclectic, market-responsive approach to increasing workforce skills is the most likely to be successful." Online training and content may be the answer; custom tailored courses can ensure workers are presented with the most up to date information in a convenient format.

  • FAQ's
What is the cost of the course and what methods of payment are accepted?
The cost of each course is located in the course catalog. You may pay using all major credit cards (Visa ®, MasterCard ®, Discover ® or American Express ®) or electronic check payment (Telecheck ®).

Is it secure to send my credit card information over the Internet?
Yes, all 360training web sites incorporate HTTPS technology making them safe and secure to process monetary transactions. HTTPS is the Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol with SSL Encryption. It is the most popular network protocol for establishing secure connections for exchanging documents on the World Wide Web

Department’s Office of Fossil Energy- coal is the nation’s major fuel for electric power, natural gas is the fastest growing fuel
What happens if I get disconnected from the Internet?
If you get disconnected from the Internet, then you will need to log back into your account. If this happens, then you will be returned to the beginning of the lesson that you were working on when you were disconnected.

Can I take the course from various locations and computers?
The courses are available to you from any computer that has access to the Internet.

Do I need to have sound on my computer to take these classes?
While sound is another feature of our courses, it is not necessary for a customer to have sound in order to learn the course material or complete the course. All information played in audio is also displayed in text by the course player.

How do I get a username or password? What do I use it for? What should I do if I forget it?
The username and password is selected by the student. It should be unique and something that you can easily remember. We suggest using your e-mail address. You will use the same username and password each time you attempt to log in to the virtual university page to access your course. This information is entered in the returning students section on the homepage of the virtual university. If you forget your password, then you can call 800-442-1149 (press 1 for customer service) to request it.

Steam Production ,Steam Turbine Construction ,Co-Generation & Other Turbine Cycles,fuel and combustion and other steam turbine online classes in the power generation series.

Electric Power
America – and much of the world -- is becoming increasingly electrified.    Today, more than half of the electricity generated in the United States comes from coal.  For the foreseeable future, coal will continue to be the dominant fuel used for electric power production.  The low cost and abundance of coal is one of the primary reasons why consumers in the United States benefit from some of the lowest electricity rates of any free-market economy. 

The Department’s Office of Fossil Energy is working on ways to keep coal in America’s electricity future.   The key challenge is to remove the environmental objections to the use of coal in tomorrow’s power plants.   New technologies being developed in the Fossil Energy program could virtually eliminate the sulfur, nitrogen, and mercury pollutants released when coal is burned.  It may also be possible to capture greenhouse gases emitted from coal-fired power plants and prevent them from contributing to global warming concerns.

Research is also underway to increase the fuel efficiency of coal-fueled power plants.   Today’s plants convert only a third of coal’s energy potential to electricity.   New technologies in Energy’s Fossil Energy program could nearly double efficiency levels in the next 10-15 years.   Higher efficiencies mean even more affordable electricity and fewer greenhouse gases.

While coal is the nation’s major fuel for electric power, natural gas is the fastest growing fuel.   More than 90 percent of the power plants to be built in the next 20 years will likely be fueled by natural gas.  Natural gas is also likely to be a primary fuel for distributed power generators – mini-power plants that would be sited close to where the electricity is needed.