School of Engineering and Computing

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.

Minimum Degree Requirements REN

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 results to improve processes
  5. Function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams

Minimum degree requirements are listed on the program page. A typical curriculum is shown below.

Curriculum Details

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Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
5%
SOLAR ENERGY INSTALLATION MANAGERS
9%
That Translates Into

79,400

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2018 - 2028

Projected Job Openings for Solar Energy Installation Managers, 2018-2028 (source O*Net Online).

National data: Job openings for all occupations (source BLS).

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

89%

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)

Jonathan Alvin

  • I am fascinated by solar power and want to learn more
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Devin Tingle

  • VTC has empowered me to become a leader
  • Each day I'm challenged and supported to be my best
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