Overview

The Renewable Energy Technician Certificate provides fundamental knowledge of electrical wiring, particularly as it applies to the growing field of alternative energy.

Students are given hands-on training in both roof mount and ground mounts solar panel installation, energy storage installation, and management and other alternative energy options. Students become familiar with electrical codes, ordinances, print reading, and electricity fundamentals. Courses taken in this program may be applied toward the Diploma in Industrial Electricity if students later elect to pursue this program.

Students are required to purchase a set of small hand tools at an approximate cost of $100. Courses taken in this program may be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology degree program if the student later elects to pursue the degree.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(16 Credit Hours)
EEM-117 AC/DC Circuits I

AC/DC Circuits I

ID: EEM-117

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of direct and alternating theory, ohm's law, series, parallel, and combination circuits. Circuits are constructed and tested.

4
EEM-140 National Electrical Code

National Electrical Code

ID: EEM-140

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the national electrical code and is based on the latest codes as published by the national fire protection association (NFPA).

3
EEM-118 AC/DC Circuits II

AC/DC Circuits II

ID: EEM-118

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of the study of direct and alternating current theory to include circuit analysis using mathematics and verified with electrical measurements.

4
BCT-111 Blueprint Reading and Specifications

Blueprint Reading and Specifications

ID: BCT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introductory study of construction plans and specifications and how they represent finished buildings.

3
IMT-102 Industrial Safety

Industrial Safety

ID: IMT-102

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers safety awareness and practices found in industry.

2
Semester 2
(14 Credit Hours)
EEM-165 Residential/Commercial Wiring

Residential/Commercial Wiring

ID: EEM-165

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of wiring methods and practices used in residential and commercial applications.

4
SOL-101 Solar Building Fundamentals

Solar Building Fundamentals

ID: SOL-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to building materials, fundamental building techniques, and building systems specific to the solar industry.

3
SOL-120 Basic Solar Energy Technology

Basic Solar Energy Technology

ID: SOL-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of solar energy and systems, site assessment, electrical and thermal energy, energy storage, return on investment, and licensing requirements.

3
SOL-201 Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Solar Photovoltaic Systems

ID: SOL-201

Credit Hours: 4

This course studies the installation and connections of solar photovoltaic (PV) components in residential or light commercial field applications.

4
      Total Credit Hours 30
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$5,640.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(9 Credit Hours)
EEM-117 AC/DC Circuits I

AC/DC Circuits I

ID: EEM-117

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of direct and alternating theory, ohm's law, series, parallel, and combination circuits. Circuits are constructed and tested.

4
EEM-140 National Electrical Code

National Electrical Code

ID: EEM-140

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the national electrical code and is based on the latest codes as published by the national fire protection association (NFPA).

3
IMT-102 Industrial Safety

Industrial Safety

ID: IMT-102

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers safety awareness and practices found in industry.

2
Semester 2
(7 Credit Hours)
EEM-118 AC/DC Circuits II

AC/DC Circuits II

ID: EEM-118

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of the study of direct and alternating current theory to include circuit analysis using mathematics and verified with electrical measurements.

4
BCT-111 Blueprint Reading and Specifications

Blueprint Reading and Specifications

ID: BCT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introductory study of construction plans and specifications and how they represent finished buildings.

3
Semester 3
(7 Credit Hours)
EEM-165 Residential/Commercial Wiring

Residential/Commercial Wiring

ID: EEM-165

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of wiring methods and practices used in residential and commercial applications.

4
SOL-101 Solar Building Fundamentals

Solar Building Fundamentals

ID: SOL-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to building materials, fundamental building techniques, and building systems specific to the solar industry.

3
Semester 4
(7 Credit Hours)
SOL-120 Basic Solar Energy Technology

Basic Solar Energy Technology

ID: SOL-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of solar energy and systems, site assessment, electrical and thermal energy, energy storage, return on investment, and licensing requirements.

3
SOL-201 Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Solar Photovoltaic Systems

ID: SOL-201

Credit Hours: 4

This course studies the installation and connections of solar photovoltaic (PV) components in residential or light commercial field applications.

4
      Total Credit Hours 30
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$5,640.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Solar Installer

Work with a business or industry that installs solar panels for residential or commercial facilities. This could also include repairing solar panels.

Projected Job Growth

+25.9%

Average Annual Salary

$41,567

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Private Solar Businesses

What’s next after I complete this program?

Further Your Education

Add an additional certificate or degree from an industrial program or receive additional continuing education for industry-recognized credentials.

Enter the Workforce

Manage a team of solar installers or manage a solar installation business.