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Renewable Energy Technology Associate Degree

AAS Associate of Applied Science Degree
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2 Years
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Build a greener future with a Renewable Energy Technology Associate Degree 

Are you passionate about protecting the environment and interested in a rewarding career in a growing hands-on field? Clackamas Community College's degree in renewable energy technology will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to enter the exciting world of renewable energy.  

This two-year program provides a comprehensive foundation in renewable energy. Through a combination of classroom learning and practical labs, you'll gain expertise in solar, wind and other alternative energy sources. Graduates are prepared for high-demand careers as renewable energy technicians, designing, installing, maintaining and troubleshooting these advanced systems.

Clackamas Community College’s program equips you for careers like energy auditor and wind turbine technician. The curriculum emphasizes mechanical and electrical systems, controls and troubleshooting, making you a well-rounded technician.You will gain the ability to measure energy systems, improve efficiency, design systems and manage electronic controls.

Invest in your future – and the planet – with Clackamas Community College's Renewable Energy Technology program. Enroll today!

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Power up a career in sustainable energy 

The renewable energy sector offers a diverse range of career paths. You can become a residential or commercial energy systems integrator, designing and installing efficient systems for homes and businesses. Alternatively, you could focus on energy auditing and efficiency as a technician, helping identify areas for energy savings in buildings.   

For hands-on roles, there are opportunities as an energy systems installer or a technician specializing in maintaining and designing photovoltaic (PV) systems. The wind industry also offers exciting careers as wind turbine technicians, while those seeking broader renewable energy expertise can become limited renewable technicians or specialize in maintaining PV, geothermal and solar thermal systems. 

Search related careers and regional data on wages and job outlook on WorkSource.

For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Build essential skills to thrive in renewable energy 

The Renewable Energy Technology Associate Degree equips you with the technical skills needed for jobs in manufacturing, installing and maintaining renewable energy systems and products.  
The program takes a comprehensive approach, emphasizing mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, fluid power, instrumentation and controls and troubleshooting. Upon completion, you should be prepared for technician positions where you can use specialized skills in energy system measurement, energy efficiency, system design and electronic controls. 
This degree should equip you with the skills to: 
  • Overcome hardware issues: Diagnose and repair electromechanical systems with confidence. 
  • Master energy system integration: Design, install and troubleshoot electrical and fluid power controls to seamlessly integrate energy systems. 
  • Apply sustainability knowledge: Analyze potential energy sources and choose the most suitable technologies for your projects. 
  • Conduct residential energy audits: Perform in-depth home energy audits, recommend solutions and implement remediation measures. 
  • Communicate with clarity: Explain the advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy technologies to a broad audience. 
  • Financially analyze energy projects: Apply mathematical models to analyze thermal and electrical energy problems and assess project financial feasibility. 
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


Earn a certificate on the way to your degree

Many degree programs at CCC offer opportunities to earn professional certificates along the way. These certificates can give your resume a boost and qualify you for jobs, even before you graduate. Every step you take gets you closer to your dreams. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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