State Fair Community College

Renewable Energy Technology

Working in the field of renewable energy is the 'wave of the future,' and SFCC can help you ride that wave into three different areas:

Biomass, Solar, Wind

The Associate of Applied Science degree programs include general education courses as well as curriculum related to renewable energy technology. Each emphasis includes classroom and hands-on lab experience and offers internship opportunities. The program also includes a short-term Solar Electric Installation Skill Certificate.

What types of job opportunities are available in these programs?

Biomass Energy: plant and boiler operators, production workers, maintenance mechanics or technicians, load out operators, quality managers, plant engineers or salespersons.

The U.S. Department of Agricultures projects that more than 500 bio-refineries will need to be built by 2022 to meet added requirements for advanced bio-fuels.

Wind Electric: wind turbine installers or technicians, field supervisors, project or operations managers, engineers, or salespersons.

According to the American Wind Energy Association, 20 percent of the power produced in the U.S. will come from the wind by the year 2030. Installing more wind power would foster rural economic development and support roughly 500,000 new jobs. 

Solar Electric: designers, installers, service technicians, project or operations manager, manufacturers, business owners, salesperson.

The Solar Energy Industries Association predicts that employment opportunities in the solar industry are expected to exceed 500,000 by 2015.

Solar Electric Installation Skills Certificate

This 15-credit hour program provides training and practical experience required for students to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners (NABCEP) certification exam.

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Program requirements

View COURSE CATALOG for all program requirements.

This program requires students to have certain essential qualifications in order to be admitted and retained in the program. Click Essential Skills to view program specific qualifications.


John Burns
Director, Renewable Energy Technology
(660) 596-7151

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