Renewable Energy Overview
This Embedded Technical Diploma prepares students with skills necessary for basic geothermal, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, and wind services.
Part of a career pathway, the Renewable Energy technical diploma credits apply toward the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology associate degree if you choose to continue your education. Call us at 715-833-6300 to learn more.
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Just the Facts
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CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.
Renewable Energy professionals make an average starting salary of $53,626.
There are 49 job openings in the CVTC district for the Renewable Energy industry.
* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast 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.
Credits to Other Institutions
Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.
These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.
You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.
Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Renewable Energy program.
This course will cover the basic refrigeration cycle and components. Different refrigerants and proper handling will also be included.
Wiring and physical properties as they are related to electricity will be covered. Motors, controls and electrical meters used in the HVACR industry will be covered and applied.
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 What is a career pathway?
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.
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.
Degrees & Diplomas
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVACR), Associate Degree
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVACR) Technician, Technical Diploma
Electrical Maintenance, Technical Diploma
Electrical Power Distribution, Technical Diploma
Gas Utility Construction & Service, Technical Diploma
Continue Your Learning
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Unsure of which program you'd like to go into? Learn more about our Career Assessment to help narrow down your options.