Energy Technology — Renewable Energy Advanced

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

Introduces individuals to job opportunities in the areas of non-traditional energy efficient power generation, heating and cooling, alternative automotive propulsion, green construction, and energy savings through better usage and design.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Distinguish the full range of renewable energy technologies and their applications.
  • Describe how mechanical components of renewable energy technologies that are economically relevant work (wind, solar PV, solar thermal, batteries, geothermal, small hydropower, fuel cells, alternatively fueled vehicles, and biomass).
  • Demonstrate basic principles of electrical repair and installation while employing appropriate safety measures.
  • Demonstrate the installation, maintenance, and repair of small wind generators, solar PV, solar thermal hot water systems, basic biomass. combustion systems, and above-ground components of geothermal systems following manufacturer specifications.
  • Compare and contrast the environmental impact and economic role of both traditional and alternative energy supplies.
  • Perform building energy audits for residential and commercial buildings.
  • Perform energy efficient upgrades to building envelopes, HVAC equipment, and controls.
  • Describe and apply mechanical, building, plumbing, electrical, and energy codes, standards, local ordinances, and state and federal regulations.
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
35.0 (Including Options/Electives)

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.

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Industrial Technology Division: 313-845-9656,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-172
Gregory Laskowsky: 313-317-1550,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115D

Transfer Information

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Siena Heights University
  • Wayne State University
Career Opportunities: 
  • Automotive
  • Batteries
  • Biomass
  • Wind and photovoltaic
  • Geothermal
  • Hydrogen fuel cell technology
  • Hydropower