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Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Purpose: The Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Career Studies Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation as technicians in the energy sector with emphasis on installation of solar, wind, and geothermal power generation systems.

Occupational Objectives:

  • Solar Power Technician
  • Wind Energy Technician
  • Power System Service Technician

Admission Requirements: A student eligible for admission to the college (see appropriate section of college catalog) will normally be considered for admission into this program.

Program Requirements: The Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Career Studies Certificate is a two-semester programs consisting of courses in mathematics, electrical, energy technology, solar thermal technology, wind power generation, electrical codes, conventional and alternative energy systems and geothermal applications.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
MTH 103Applied Technical Math I303
ENV 170Fundamentals of Energy Technology202
ENE 100Conventional and Alternative Energy Systems334
ENV 193Studies in "Your Role in the Green Environment"101
ELE 140Basic Electricity & Machinery324
Second Semester
ENE 105Solar Thermal Active and Passive Tech 334
ECO 115Understanding our Environment- An Economic Introduction303
ENE 220Wind Power Generation334
ENE 230Geothermal Applications OR334
ELE 177*Photovoltaic Energy Systems

Total Minimum Credits for the Career Studies Certificate in Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency ..  29

*ELE 140 or equivalent required pre/co-requisite

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Degree: Career Studies Certificate
Program Code: 221-706-40
Program Length: 1 Year – 2 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 29
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– Program Degree Completion Plan 

Program Advisor
Steven Olinger
Davis Hall Room 134