Energy Technology - Renewable Energy Advanced

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
Faculty Contact
Gregory Laskowsky: 313-317-1550,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115D

Program Description


Introduces individuals to job opportunities in the areas of non-traditional energy efficient power generation, heating and cooling, alternative automotive propulsion, green construction, and energy savings through better usage and design.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, student should be able to:

  1. Distinguish the full range of renewable energy technologies and their applications.
  2. Describe how mechanical components of renewable energy technologies that are economically relevant work (wind, solar PV, solar thermal, batteries, geothermal, small hydropower, fuel cells, alternatively fueled vehicles, and biomass).
  3. Demonstrate basic principles of electrical repair and installation while employing appropriate safety measures.
  4. Demonstrate the installation, maintenance, and repair of small wind generators, solar PV, solar thermal hot water systems, basic biomass. combustion systems, and above-ground components of geothermal systems following manufacturer specifications.
  5. Compare and contrast the environmental impact and economic role of both traditional and alternative energy supplies.
  6. Perform building energy audits for residential and commercial buildings.
  7. Perform energy efficient upgrades to building envelopes, HVAC equipment, and controls.
  8. Describe and apply mechanical, building, plumbing, electrical, and energy codes, standards, local ordinances, and state and federal regulations.
Career Opportunities
  • Automotive
  • Batteries
  • Biomass
  • Wind and photovoltaic
  • Geothermal
  • Hydrogen fuel cell technology
  • Hydropower

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours