Earn the Renewable Energy Systems Certificate

Learn about renewable energy technologies with the Renewable Energy Systems certificate program to plan early entry to in-demand professions.

Blue Ridge CTC’s Renewable eEnergy Systems certificate program offers students industry-focused practical training to learn the skill set required for site evaluation, installation, servicing, and system modeling of renewable energy systems.

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Why Enroll in the Renewable Energy Systems Certificate Program

With a Renewable Energy Systems certificate program, enhance your technical capabilities through hands-on experience to get a competitive advantage in the green energy and sustainability management field.

    • Learn about Photovoltaic, Wind Turbine, Solar Thermal, and Geo-thermal systems.
    • Leverage hands-on laboratories, in areas such as electricity and electronics, and CAD to learn real-time skills.
    • Build additional skills in such areas as project development, sustainability assessment, systems engineering, and strategic planning.
    • Earn credits to be used toward a future degree.


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Is predicted for the profession of solar photovoltaic installers from 2020-30 which will add about 6,100 new jobs, as per BLS.

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Become Career Ready With the Renewable Energy Systems Certificate Program

In our Renewable Energy Systems certificate program, learn real-time skills around sustainable and renewable energy technologies to prepare for potential professions such as renewable energy installers and sustainability specialists.

In this program, students build an understanding of tools and equipment used in Photovoltaics, Wind turbines, and Solar thermal systems. With work-based coursework, students enhance effective communication skills to professionally communicate with inspectors, co-workers and customers.

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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

Learn to design, specify, install, regulate and control appropriate renewable energy equipment with the Renewable Energy Systems certificate program

The comprehensive curriculum teaches students fundamental concepts of technologies used in renewable energy systems, solar thermal energy, green building design, and much more. The program allow students to:

    • Identify tools and equipment used for the installation of renewable energy systems.
    • Identify regulations for renewable energy systems.
    • Understand the use of the LEED rating system in residential and commercial building designs.
    • Demonstrate proper application and connection of electrical motors, transformers, and solenoids.

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Let’s hear from our alumni students who successfully completed this renewable energy systems certificate program and came closer to their career goals.

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With this one-year time-saving and cost-effective renewable energy systems program, students learn industry-specific skills through hands-on laboratories guided by highly trained faculty. The certificate helps in gaining foundational knowledge for early workforce entry to potential professions as energy installers, sustainability specialists, planners, installation workers, etc.
The comprehensive curriculum of the renewable energy systems program teaches the fundamental concepts of technologies used in renewable energy systems, solar thermal energy, green building design, and much more. The work-based module enhances communication skills to professionally communicate with inspectors, co-workers, and customers.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.
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