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About the Renewable/Sustainable Energy Program

To get started in the Renewable/Sustainable Energy program, complete the admissions process at Eastfield College.

When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Renewable/Sustainable Energy program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $156 per three-hour class — that’s $52 per credit hour, or just $624 for a full semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency. 

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Get detailed information about the courses required for the following:

Developing Skills for Success

Renewable/Sustainable Energy emphasizes hands-on skills, with a solid foundation of theory backing up time in Eastfield College’s state-of-the-art technical labs.

The program also provides student volunteers for work projects for the nonprofit organization 1house at a time, a program that helps low-income homeowners reduce utility costs by providing free installation of solar photovoltaic systems and renewable energy technologies. The program, under the more comprehensive umbrella of A Nurtured World, is committed to social service in a way that reduces recipients’ environmental footprint while allowing them to save money and improve their quality of life. Volunteer labor and in-kind donations support the organization’s work events. 

Accreditation and Affiliations

Each of the Dallas County Community College District’s seven colleges — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — is individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Related Programs

Not sure exactly what you want to study?

You may be interested in our other Green/Energy programs, including Environmental Systems Technology and Renewable/Sustainable Energy, or other Construction-related programs, such as Construction Management or Electrical Technology. 

Other Degree and Certificate Options

Together, the colleges of Dallas County Community College District offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of our degree plans by location or visit our credit programs home page.

Faculty Profiles

Our Renewable/Sustainable Energy faculty members not only have advanced degrees but also have real-world experience in their technical fields, which makes them able to relate to the challenges you face at work. Our instructors work with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and on the job. See profiles of some of our Renewable/Sustainable Energy faculty.

Transfer Information

Renewable/Sustainable Energy courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Renewable/Sustainable Energy program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.