Consumer and commercial demand for green energy systems (driven by tax credits and other energy incentives) continues to grow, as will the need for tradesman and contractors versed in green technology applications, including solar, wind, geothermal, and energy conservation (weatherization). The Alternative Energy Diploma track (with an integrated Solar Installer Career Studies Certificate) provides green energy training for contractors and tradesman and a pathway that can lead to a number of Construction and Energy related credentials including the Alternative Energy Systems (AES) Contractor Licensure endorsement, North American Board of Certified Energy Providers (NABCEP) Entry Level Solar PV training, and the OSHA 10-30 Construction Industry Safety Training.
- Contractor Endorsement (Alternative Energy Systems)
- Entry Level Solar PV/Solar Thermal Installer
In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Construction Technology Diploma Program requires competency in English ENF 1 and Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required ENF or MTE units or equivalent.
The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.
Students may only earn ONE Construction Technology Diploma. Completion of additional coursework in multiple Construction Technology tracks MAY lead to the awarding of Career Studies Certificates in the other tracks if appropriate. Consult with your faculty advisor if you wish to earn multiple awards.