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Are you interested in an environmentally-oriented career? Would you like to be part of the energy solution?

Take a look at Renewable/Sustainable Energy, which offers a core associate degree designed for a broad foundation of understanding renewable and sustainable energy sources. There’s also a certificate with options for installation of solar and wind turbine devices for both residential and commercial use.

Get started today in the Sustainable/Renewable Energy program!

Buildings account for a huge percentage of our economic and environmental resources. If you’re interested in finding out about conserving energy, reducing waste and being more environmentally responsible in the building and remodeling industry, we can provide the knowledge that will allow you to be part of the solution, not the problem.

Whether you’re interested for your personal knowledge, ready to go right to work or want to eventually earn a bachelor’s degree in a related area, we can help you lay a solid, green foundation for your goals in helping to improve the environment.

Renewable/Sustainable Energy Degree and Certificate Options

Eastfield College

The Renewable/Sustainable Energy Technician Associate in Applied Sciences Degree prepares students to install solar or wind systems with minimum assistance, emphasizing hands-on training. The curriculum is designed to prepare you to work as an installation technician in solar- and wind-related fields and provides support skills such as troubleshooting, sales, design and management. This degree can be completed in two years if you are a full-time student but may take longer if you are also working.

The Renewable/Sustainable Energy Technician Certificate is a two-semester program with either solar and wind turbine technician options, emphasizing hands-on training that prepares you for work as an entry-level solar or residential wind turbine installer. Courses in either certificate option can be applied towards the Renewable/Sustainable Energy associate degree, and are designed to allow graduates to sit for entry-level national installer certifications.

The certificate has a core curriculum the first semester that includes courses in alternative energy systems, special topics in computer engineering technology, AC and DC circuits, and solid state devices. After completing the first semester, students select the solar or wind turbine option and complete those specific courses for the second semester.