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Alternative and Sustainable Energy Systems Certificate

Department Chair: Kirsten Casey
Science office: DRGN 238, 410-777-2260
E-mail:
sciencedepartment@aacc.edu 

Award: Certificate

Total Credit Hours: 16

Purpose: Prepares for employment in the field of alternative energy and alternative energy technology. Examines the principles and systems analysis of energy systems and provides the skills and training required to measure, troubleshoot, and diagnose energy system performance, and the background for evaluating possible energy conservation and/or improved energy efficiency strategies. Provides preparation for the RESNET national Energy Rater Certification.

Note: The RESNET Energy Rater Certification exam is optional and a responsibility of the student.

This certificate focuses on the residential energy environment and is suited for both the student considering an entry level career in the alternative energy field and for professionals in the building trades or in real estate who plan to upgrade skills and/or to earn certification as a residential energy rater.

Range of Occupations:

  • Alternative energy technician
  • Energy Auditor

For more details, see the list of required courses for this certificate.

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