Advanced Renewable Energy Systems - Certificate

The Advanced Renewable Energy Systems Certificate is designed for students who intend to become familiar with different aspects of the renewable energy industry.  The certificate course work provides the fundamental knowledge of wind power, solar thermal hot water systems, building weatherization and auditing, and renewable energy system troubleshooting.

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A grade of C- or better is required in all TCEN courses.

Total Credits Required for Certificate: 19

Prefix Title Credits
TCEN 115Wind Power Generation Design Fundamentals3
TCEN 221Roofing Materials and Methods3
TCEN 241Solar Thermal SHW Principles/Installation and Maintenance3
TCEN 246Building Weatherization & Auditor Fundamentals3
TCEN 251Advanced Photo Voltaic On/Off Grid Installation3
TCEN 252NABCEP Entry-Level Exam Review2
TCEN 254Renewable Energy Internship2
Total Credits19

A Suggested Plan of Study - Advanced Renewable Energy Systems Certificate

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
TCEN 221 Roofing Materials and Methods 1 3
TCEN 251 Advanced Photo Voltaic On/Off Grid Installation 1 3
TCEN 254 Renewable Energy Internship 2
TCEN 115 Wind Power Generation Design Fundamentals 3
TCEN 241 Solar Thermal SHW Principles/Installation and Maintenance 1 3
TCEN 246 Building Weatherization & Auditor Fundamentals 1 3
TCEN 252 NABCEP Entry-Level Exam Review 2
 Total Credits19