Energy Technology — Alternative Energy

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Applied Science
Year Established: 
Industrial Technology -

The Energy Technology - Renewable Energy Advanced Certificate, Energy Technology - Renewable Energy Basic Certificate, and Energy Technology - Alternative Energy Associate in Applied Science degree are designed to introduce students to the new emerging fields of Renewable/Alternative Energies. These programs will expose individuals to the many new jobs that are opening in this field related to different types of non-traditional types of energy efficient power generation, heating and cooling, alternative automotive propulsion, “Green” construction and energy related savings through better usage and design. These programs are not engineering programs rather they are general technical career general education programs which will focus on exposure to renewable/alternative energies.

Career Opportunities: 

Career Opportunities can be found in the following renewable/alternative energy areas: * Geothermal- Planning, Development * photovoltaic - Installations, Sales, Design * Wind Turbine - Manufacture, Assembly, Assessment * Automotive - Fuels, Battery * Fuel Cell Technology * Energy Auditing - Weatherization * Developing jobs in wind, photovoltaic, construction, automotive, consulting, design, and financial development.

Registry / Certification / Licensure Exam Information: 

Included in this program is course ENT 255 which is a preparation course for Building LEED Certification.

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center).  Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
68 (Including Options/Electives)

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.