Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time
Energy Technical Specialist — Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
Advanced Photovoltaic Energy Systems — Certificate (30 credits)
Advanced Solar Thermal Energy Systems — Certificate (30 credits)
Solar Assessor — Certificate (16 credits)
About the Program
The Associate in Applied Science Degree will convey the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in traditional and renewable energy fields. The degree will prepare students for work as technicians in in the following industries: coal fired electric power generation, natural gas distribution, ethanol production, biodiesel production, wind turbine maintenance and/or solar energy.
Century College is part of state-wide consortium of nine MnSCU colleges that is offering this joint Associate in Applied Science degree in Renewable Energy. Century College is the only Metro-area college in the consortium. Many of the consortium credits are available online.
The certificate in Advanced Photovoltaic Energy Systems is designed to provide entrance into the field of photovoltaic energy systems. It is also designed to provide existing contractors and other industry professionals with skills necessary to work in photovoltaic installation and maintenance.
The certificate in Advanced Solar Thermal Energy Systems is designed to provide existing contractors and other industry professionals with installation and maintenance skills necessary to become solar contractors.
The Solar Assessor Certificate is designed to prepare you to work as solar assessors for contractors. Graduates will be able to do a basic site assessment including the feasibility of solar thermal, estimated costs, recommended products, and other information for a solar contractor to create a professional assessment and cost estimate of a solar project.
Potential Job Titles
Industrial TechnicianGainful Employment Program Information
Average Wage: $15.00-$25.00/hour *
Average Wage: $15.00-$25.00/hour; $175.00-$250.00/site *
Average Wage: $28.60/hour **
Average Wage: $22.62/hour **
Minnesota Energy Careers
Minnesota Green Careers
Minnesota Renewable Energy Society
Minnesota Renewable Energy Marketplace
**(seven county metro area - www.iseek.org)
Energy Technical Specialist - AAS 60 Credits
Advanced Solar Thermal Energy Systems - Certificate 30 Credits
Advanced Solar Photovoltaic Energy Systems - Certificate 30 Credits
Solar Assessor - Certificate 16 Credits
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