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Academic CredentialCertificate
Total Credit Hours18
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorAntonio Adessi, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Professor, Architecture & Construction
850.769.1551, ext 5887

Academic Program Support SpecialistJordan Hale

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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

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
Select two:
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:

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
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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.