Sustainable Construction and Energy Technology: Renewable Energy

Program Length:
2.6 Semesters
Sustainable Construction and Energy Technology Program
Program Level:
Certificate of Achievement

Renewable Energy Certificate Requirements


 Students installing microinverters in PV installationThe Renewable Energy Certificate combines hands-on technical training in photovoltaics and solar hot water systems with business skills development, work experience and sustainability concepts. Students who complete this certificate will be well positioned to gain employment or start a business in the rapidly growing renewable energy sector. This certificate can generally be completed within three semesters and prepares students to take the North American Board Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) entry level exams for PV and solar thermal.

Photovoltaic installation with Grid Alternatives

Required Courses (In addition to Program Core Requirements)

  • SCT 190 Introduction to Photovoltaics (Solar)      3 units
  • SCT 192 Residential Solar Thermal (Hot Water)   3 units

Electives (minimum 3 units)

  • SCT 180A/B Construction Fundamentals & Green Building  3 units
  • SCT 186 Intro to Residential Electrical Systems                     3 units
  • SCT 193 Building Science & Home Performance                   3 units







Certificate completion statistics -

Number of students who completed this program between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017: 2

Sustainable Construction and Energy Technology: Renewable Energy - Student Learning Outcomes

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Because of the low number of students completing this program, Mendocino College does not report:
• The percentage of completers with student debt;
• The median cumulative debt for completers in this program;
• The amount of Federal student loan debt;
• The amount of Private loan debt;
• The amount of Institutional financing plan debt;
• The number of students who completed the program within the normal program time;

This information is not reported in compliance with FERPA regulations.