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Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialCertificate
Total Credit Hours18
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorMax Sisson PE, CDFM
Instructional Coordinator, Engineering Technology
850.769.1551, ext. 4012

Pathway NavigatorRachel Hibbard
850.769.1551 ext. 3835
***email is the preferred method of communication***
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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.

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Alternative Energy Systems Certificate Course Requirements Overview


Energy Courses
Biofuels and Biomass
Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles
Economics of Sustainable Construction

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What will you do with an Alternative Energy Certificate?

In this field, people find careers as:

Greenhouse Worker
Recycling Worker
Environmental Technician
Environmental Scientist
Wind Turbine Technician
Urban Planner

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

Everglades University
University of South Florida
University of Florida
University of Miami

Electric Car
ATC Building

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. "
– US Green Building Council

Are you ready to Get Started?

Apply to GCSC

Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

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.


Register for Classes

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.


Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.