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
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10480100 Alternative Energy Overview 2.00
10482100 Intro to Renewable Electricity 2.00
10483100 Intro to Renewable Thermal Systems 3.00
10483120 Heating & Plumbing Systems 2.00
10605108 Intro to Electronics 2.00
-or-
10605105 Electrical Circuits I 3.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
(17 Credits)
Term: 2
10103124 Excel-Intermediate 1.00
10482101 Solar PV Site Assessor Training 2.00
10482107 Construction Fundamentals 2.00
10483101 Solar Water Heating Site Assessor Training 2.00
10483122 Ventilation & Cooling Systems 2.00
10623106 Intro to AutoCAD 2.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
-or-
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10809144 Macroeconomics 3.00
-or-
10809143 Microeconomics 3.00
(17 Credits)
Term: 3
10480190 Renewable Energy Internship 2.00
-or-
10480195 Renewable Energy/Energy Conservation - Special Topics 2.00
(2 Credits)
Term: 4
10481100 Intro to Energy Efficiency & Management 2.00
10481109 Building Envelope Analysis I 2.00
10482102 Wind Site Assessor Training 2.00
10482120 Wind Systems Installation I 2.00
10482140 RE-Planning, Design & Project Management I 2.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
-or-
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
-or-
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 5
10001148 People, Resources and Sustainability 3.00
10482110 Photovoltaic System Installation I 2.00
10482141 RE-Planning, Design & Project Management II 2.00
10483110 Solar Water Heating System Installation I 2.00
10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
Elective 1.00
(16 Credits)
Total Credits: 68