Renewable Thermal Energy Technician

Renewable Thermal Energy Technician

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

If you are interested in the green industry field, the Renewable Thermal Energy Technician program may be a good fit for you!

High energy costs impact families, businesses, and industries. Expanding renewable energy use and options will reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

The MSTC Renewable Thermal Energy Technician program prepares technicians who design, install, operate, and maintain solar, geothermal, and biomass heating systems for both residential and commercial applications. You will complete several mock installations in labs with other classmates and complete an independent project in a capstone course. In advanced classes, students leave campus to install functioning renewable energy systems. Employers seek people with these real-world experiences.

The Renewable Thermal Energy Technician program is offered at Wisconsin Rapids Campus and is the only program of its kind offered in the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Jobs

  • Controls Technician
  • Geothermal Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Technician
  • Geothermal Sales Representative
  • Heat Load Estimator
  • Pre-Apprentice/Laborer
  • Production Assistant
  • Service Technician
  • Solar Site Assessor
  • Solar Thermal Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Technician
  • Solar Thermal Sales Representative

Courses

Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10480100 Alternative Energy Overview 2.00
10482107 Construction Fundamentals 2.00
10483100 Intro to Renewable Thermal Systems 3.00
10483120 Heating & Plumbing Systems 2.00
10623106 Intro to AutoCAD 2.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
(17 Credits)
Term: 2
10103124 Excel-Intermediate 1.00
10483101 Solar Water Heating Site Assessor Training 2.00
10483110 Solar Water Heating System Installation I 2.00
10483121 Piping Fundamentals 2.00
10483122 Ventilation & Cooling Systems 2.00
10605108 Intro to Electronics 2.00
-or-
10605105 Electrical Circuits I 3.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
-or-
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
-or-
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 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
10001148 People, Resources and Sustainability 3.00
10481100 Intro to Energy Efficiency & Management 2.00
10483111 Solar Water Heating System Installation II 2.00
10483151 Geothermal Systems 3.00
10809144 Macroeconomics 3.00
-or-
10809143 Microeconomics 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 5
10483112 Solar Water Heating System Installation III 2.00
10483115 Heat Load Estimation 2.00
10483130 Electrical Controls & Systems 3.00
10483161 Advanced Renewable Thermal Systems 3.00
10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
(16 Credits)
Total Credits: 68