This is an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program, with certificate career options, in the renewable energy field. This program is designed to train individuals who wish to enter the job market with the skills to perform a variety of job functions in the renewable energy field.
Renewable energy systems specialists are responsible for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting solar systems and wind turbines. People in this position need a strong electro-mechanical background and therefore will receive such training. Renewable energy system specialists need to be able to analyze a site, install equipment, and have working knowledge of electrical systems, pumps, and motors related to renewable energies.
The renewable energy field includes the electrical production industry, the biofuels industry, and the renewable energy equipment manufacturing sectors. Renewable energy systems specialists who work in the renewable energy field complete such tasks as electrical wiring, mechanical installation, site analysis, and troubleshooting.
Related occupational titles may include:
- Renewable Energy Technician
- Solar Systems Installer
- Wind Turbine Manufacturing Specialist
This program is designed with the intent of incorporating real-world learning opportunities within the renewable energy field. Students have a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities through the hands-on components of the curriculum. The program is competency-based and will follow NABCEP Small Wind standards as they are established.