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Alternative Energy Systems Specialist, C.C.C.
Would you like a career that benefits the environment and the people who live in it?
This certificate program will prepare you to meet the industry-specific skills needed for technicians in the new and emerging alternative and renewable energy fields. You could become an electrical technician, industrial engineering technician, solar photovoltaic installer, solar power plant technician, solar thermal installer and technician, energy auditor, or smart grid technician.
Your work environment could range from outdoor installations to manufacturing settings, and include working closely with engineers in the federal government, research and development laboratories, and utilities industry.
Alternative Energy Systems Certificate Course Requirements
ETP1501, Introduction to Energy, Environment, and Society
ETP1500, Alternative Energy Inventory & Analysis
ETP1500L, Alternative Energy Inventory & Analysis Lab
EPT2322, Distributed Electrical Power Generation and Storage
ETP1410C, Solar Energy
ETP1520, Geothermal Energy
ETP1510, Biofuels and Biomass
ETP1550, Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles
BCN2643, Economics of Sustainable Construction
What will you do with an Alternative Energy Certificate?
In this field, people find careers as:
Wind Turbine Technician
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
University of Miami
Leed Gold Certification"The Advanced Technology Center is a showcase example of sustainable design and Gulf Coast State College demonstrates leadership in transforming the building industry. "
Are you ready to Get Started?
Apply to GCSC
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Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.
Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships
There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.
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