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Certificate of Completion in Renewable Energy Technology

Division of Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 3012

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Certificate of Completion

 

Why major in Renewable Energy Technology?

This certificate provides the knowledge and skills required for positions involving the integration of renewable energy applications in a variety of business and industrial environments. The certificate focuses on a “holistic” approach, emphasizing the importance of scientific principles coupled with industrial processes, professional proficiencies, and practical laboratory experiences.

If I major in Renewable Energy Technology, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

This major is job-oriented and designed for entrance to industry.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this program?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete the certificate of completion in two semesters. Part-time students can complete the program in two years.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-4400.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Discuss current alternatives to fossil fuel including the impact each has on the environment;
  • Solve basic heating and cooling load problems such as calculating R-values and quantifying overall building thermal performance;
  • Conduct a site assessment for solar PV installation and select an appropriate systems design to ensure all codes and standards are followed; and
  • Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills and professional behaviors, which include being able to effectively work as a member of a team.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

(11 credits)

Communications
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)

Math
MTH 100 Introductory College Mathematics (4 credits)
MTH 113 College Algebra with Trigonometry (4 credits)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(9 credits)
UTI 111 Alternate Energy Sources (3 credits)
UTI 112 Energy Auditing and Weatherization (3 credits)
UTI 113 Solar Installation Technology (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(7 credits)

ELC 115 Electric circuits: DC and AC (4 credits)
ENS 201 Principles of Sustainability (3 credits)

Total Credits Required for Certificate of Completion: 27

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

 

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
MTH 100 Introductory College Mathematics (4 credits)
ENS 201 Principles of Sustainability (3 credits)
UTI 111 Alternate Energy Sources (3 credits)

Second Semester
MTH 113 College Algebra with Trigonometry (4 credits)
ELC 115 Electric Circuits: DC and AC (4 credits)
UTI 112 Energy Auditing and Weatherization (3 credits)
UTI 113 Solar Installation Technology (3 credits)

 

NOTE: This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, writing, and mathematics as well as other pre- and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.