Renewable Energy

If you’re looking for an industry that’s growing, the renewable energy industry is one that continues to expand and diversify. At this rate, many analysts predict that the global clean energy economy will top $1 trillion by 2020. Along with a complete Renewable Energy Lab, students have access to a variety of renewable energy installations that provide power to the Randolph Center campus like the Anaerobic Biodigester, 10kW wind turbine and 500kW solar array. Technologies covered include solar PV, renewable heating, wind, and biomass.

Our graduates pursue careers as systems designers, systems technicians, field operations technologists, technical managers, and sales technicians employed by renewable energy manufacturers; energy project developers; manufacturing and technology companies; and energy consulting and management firms.

CCV students: Our articulation agreement with CCV guarantees admission for CCV graduates who complete the AS in STEM Studies with a 2.0 or higher GPA, provided the student has completed a minimum of 60 pre-approved transfer credits. Please contact our Admissions office for specific degree requirements.

A student with a Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined problems appropriate to renewable energy
  2. Design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined problems appropriate to renewable energy
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments, then analyze and interpret the results to improve processes
  5. Function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams

The curriculum shown below is an example for a full-time student completing the degree over four years. The degree may be completed in a 2+2 sequence with an associate degree in Architectural & Building Engineering Technology; Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology; Electrical Engineering Technology, or Mechanical Engineering Technology. Students transferring from other institutions may transfer up to 60 credits of courses that meet the criteria below.

Minimum Degree Requirements

Bachelor’s degree students are subject to Vermont Tech’s minimum degree requirements. The minimum degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy are:

Careers in Renewable Energy

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
79%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2018. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2017 (October 2018)

Energy Projections
2010
2030
Job projections

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

14%

INCREASE OF ELECTRICITY FROM WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY BY 2030


Wind and solar energy projections, "Clean Energy Investment in the United States," American Progress.


US Renewable Investment (in billions)
$0
2013
$0
2004

250% increase in US Investment, "Clean Energy Investment in the United States," American Progress.

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