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Renewable Energy Overview

This Embedded Technical Diploma prepares students with skills necessary for basic geothermal, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, and wind services. After successful completion, students have the opportunity to apply these credits to the Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration and Renewable Technology 1-year technical diploma and the 2-year associate degree.

Career Opportunities

Field Service Technician

HVAC Technician

Maintenance Technician

Service Technician

Just the Facts

Renewable Energy
15 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
One Year

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Start Dates //
August and January

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

2,944

Books

$

711

Estimated Total:  $3,655

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Renewable Energy program.

Refrigeration Theory
This course will cover the basic refrigeration cycle and components. Different refrigerants and proper handling will also be included.

Electricity Principles
Wiring and physical properties as they are related to electricity will be covered. Motors, controls and electrical meters used in the HVAC/R industry will be covered and applied.

Solar/Wind Applications
This course provides an overview of solar water heating, solar air heating, solar photovoltaic and wind applications. Students will be involved in the installation, maintenance, service and performance of these systems. Passive and active solar systems will be reviewed. The declination angle and the effect it has on the sun's radiation during winter and summer is detailed in site evaluation. The student will be given the opportunity to explore and evaluate small wind systems.

Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers. Learn more about Career Pathways.

Renewable Energy Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

 

$32K*
Yearly Salary

Renewable Energy professionals make an average starting salary of $31,824.

 

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* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from EMSI which is an Economic Modeling Software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
 

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CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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