Renewable Energy Specialist

Renewable Energy Specialist

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The promise of a clean, endless supply of power depends on our ability to harness energy from sources such as wind, sunlight, organic matter, the Earth’s internal heat, and rivers. Making this promise a reality requires workers dedicated to a sustainable energy future.

MSTC’s unique facilities, a variety of brands of equipment and software for training, experienced faculty, and off-campus design opportunities make this program one-of-a-kind. The Renewable Energy Specialist program prepares you to design an integrated portfolio of renewable and traditional energy producing systems. You will perform site assessments and recommend appropriate renewable energy technologies, sell and/or market renewable energy technologies, and manage renewable energy installation projects. Renewable Energy Specialist graduates will also have a working knowledge of “green” building concepts and energy efficient design principles.

The Renewable Energy Specialist program is offered at Wisconsin Rapids Campus and is the only program of its kind offered in the Wisconsin Technical College System. Students will be eligible to receive a certificate in Solar Water Heating Site Assessment and Photovoltaic Site Assessment through the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.

Jobs

  • Customer Service Representative
  • Engineer/Design Technician
  • Installation Assistant
  • Project Manager
  • Renewable Energy Specialist
  • Site Assessor
  • Solar Applications Technician
  • Technical Sales Representative

Courses

Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10102101 Intro to Business 3.00
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10480101 Intro to Renewable Energy Systems 4.00
10605108 Intro to Electronics 2.00
-or-
10483120 Heating & Plumbing Fundamentals 2.00
10623100 Problem Solving & Critical Thinking 1.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 2
10103124 Excel-Intermediate 1.00
10482107 Construction Fundamentals 2.00
10482110 Photovoltaic System Design & Installation 1 3.00
10483110 Solar Heating System Design & Installation 1 3.00
10483115 Heat Load Estimation & Modeling 3.00
10623106 Intro to AutoCAD 2.00
-or-
10483122 Ventilation, Cooling & Refrigeration Fundamentals 2.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
(17 Credits)
Term: 3
10481110 Building Science, Performance & Evaluation 3.00
10482101 Solar Site Assessment & Evaluation 3.00
10482140 Planning, Design & Project Management I 2.00
10607166 Construction Estimating & Management 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
-or-
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10809144 Macroeconomics 3.00
-or-
10809143 Microeconomics 3.00
(17 Credits)
Term: 4
10104105 Selling Principles 3.00
-or-
10102147 Principles of Management 3.00
10481140 Energy Use & Investment Analysis 2.00
10482141 RE-Planning, Design & Project Management II 2.00
10806112 Principles of Sustainability 3.00
10806112 Principles of Sustainability 3.00
10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
Elective 2.00
(21 Credits)
Total Credits: 71