May 31, 2023  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Renewable Energy Technology

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Program Options
Credential Title Credit Hours Required Notes
Certificate Renewable Energy Technology 20  


Contact Information
Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
Professor Lisa Richter  586.445.7191 South Campus


Program Description:

This certificate provides the knowledge and skills required for positions involving the integration of renewable energy applications in a variety of business and industrial environments.  The certificate focuses on a “holistic” approach, emphasizing the importance of scientific principles coupled with industrial processes, professional proficiencies, and optional laboratory experiences.

Requirements & Specific Information:

As the Renewable Energy field emerges, the Renewable Energy Technology certificate is designed to complement several existing program paths including but not limited to Associate Degrees in Automated Systems Technology - Mechatronics, Maintenance Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Building Construction Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, Architectural Technology, Business, Environmental Science, and others.  The Renewable Energy certificate is not intended as a stand-alone certificate.  Students are highly recommended to complement the above degree programs with the Renewable Energy Technology certificate to increase employability skills.

Career Opportunities:

Renewable Energy Technology - Certificate: Job titles such as Building Energy Advisor/Analyst/Coordinator, Applications Engineer, Wind Turbine Service Technician, HVAC Technician, Energy Auditiors, Sustainability Specialists, Solar Energy Installation Managers, and Energy Broker are attainable upon completion of this complementary certificate course of study.  To learn more from a career specialist, visit the Office of Career Services at either campus or explore online at

Transfer Pathways:

Students intending to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree need to make early decisions concerning an academic major and a transfer destination. Statistics show that students who make these decisions early are more likely to persist to graduation than their undecided counterparts. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Macomb are strongly urged to see a counselor or academic advisor as early as possible in their college careers.





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