Renewable Energy Technology Certificate

Curriculum REN.REN CERT (C360A)

The Engineering Technology / Renewable Energy Technology Certificate emphasizes basic techniques and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the alternative energy industry, including unions working in this arena, such as IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers).  All genders of students will acquire proficiency in electricity and magnetism, controls, PhotoVoltaics (PV), wind, energy efficiency, effective communications and employment skills.


Upon successful completion of the Renewable Energy Technology Certificate the graduate will be able to:

  • perform detailed analyses and test;
  • experience with troubleshooting electrical / mechanical device;
  • perform corrective maintenance procedures, including diagnosing problems using electronic/electrical, mechanical, and/or other sciences and documents results of activities performed to comply with all regulatory and standard requirements;
  • acquire strong verbal and written communication skills and become computer literate;
  • work well individually and with team members; and
  • use computers for word processing, spreadsheets, document retrieval, e-mail, business calendars.

(Fall 2020)

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENT 104Electricity Basic Fundamentals

3 credits

MAT 122Technical Mathematics #

3 credits

REN 100Introduction to Renewable Energy

3 credits

REN 110Electrical Construction Safety for Renewable Energy #

3 credits

REN 120Photovoltaic Design Fundamentals #

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENT 202Electricity Sustainable Applications #

4 credits

REN 130National Electrical Code and Renewable Energy Systems #

3 credits

REN 200Photovoltaic System Integrator #

3 credits

REN 220Wind Power Generation Design Fundamentals #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

See REN course descriptions.

Coordinator: Frances Figg, Ext. 3129