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Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

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

The program is flexible with online and evening classes available.

Plus you’ll benefit from small class sizes that focus on hands-on learning.

Faculty and students look at portable solar trainer.

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.

This program is designed to be completed in just two semesters. Contact us today to learn more!


Key Skills Learned

  • Basics of Electricity
  • Why renewable energy?
  • Green Building Practices
  • Fundamentals of Solar, Wind, Geothermal Power
  • Understand key applications of alternative energy sources

Earn Certifications

  • NCCER Electrical Level I
  • OSHA 10
  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
  • NCCER Your Role in the Green Environment
  • Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Career Studies Certificate



Southwest Virginia Community College has options to help you pay for a degree or certificate. A high percentage of students receive assistance through financial aid.

Learn about paying for college and current tuition-free programs here.



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