Dec 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Renewable Energy Certificate

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Program Description

Code 145 - 25 Credits

The Renewable Energy core curriculum focuses on training electricians to install, monitor, and maintain small scale solar and wind energy systems in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. The program will follow the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) job-training guides for photovoltaic and small-scale wind installers. The Renewable Energy program is twenty-five (25) credits and ends in a certificate from Kellogg Community College. The Renewable Energy program is designed for electricians working in the trade or individuals seeking to work under a licensed electrician. Students will learn skills in energy conservation.

Students may use credits earned in the Renewable Energy curriculum towards an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electricity and Electronics or Skilled Trades. Modules within the curriculum cover:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Mathematics for Electricians
  • Electrical Theory
  • National Electrical Code® (NEC®)
  • Power Distribution Systems
  • Photovoltaic (PV) Theory
  • PV System Components
  • PV System Installation
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation
  • Wind Energy Theory
  • Wind System Components
  • Wind System Installation

To earn the certificate, students must complete twenty-five (25) credits in the Renewable Energy core curriculum. For more information about Renewable Energy, modules go to the Industrial Trades page at

Modular Format

Industrial Trades curricula are offered in a non-traditional, modular format. Module descriptions are not listed in the catalog. For more information about Industrial Trades modules go to the Industrial Trades page at

Industrial Trades Orientation

All students interested in taking Industrial Trades modules must complete one or more core curriculum orientation. The orientation is a core curriculum prerequisite. Students will not be able to register for modules until the orientation is completed.

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