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  Sep 19, 2017
2017-2018 Catalog

Alternative and Sustainable Energy Systems (certificate)

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Title of Certificate: Alternative and Sustainable Energy Systems, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 16

About Physical Sciences Department

Purpose: Prepares for employment in the field of alternative energy and alternative energy technology. Examines the principles and systems analysis of energy systems and provides the skills and training required to measure, troubleshoot, and diagnose energy system performance, and the background for evaluating possible energy conservation and/or improved energy efficiency strategies. Provides preparation for the RESNET National Energy Rater Certification. Note: The RESNET Energy Rater Certification exam is optional and a responsibility of the student.

This certificate focuses on the residential energy environment and is suited for both the student considering an entry level career in the alternative energy field and for professionals in the building trades or in real estate who plan to upgrade skills and/or to earn certification as a residential energy rater.

Range of Occupations

  • Alternative energy technician
  • Energy auditor

Statewide Tuition Reduction Program

This program of study may be designated a Statewide Tuition Reduction Program. This means that some residents of Maryland (see the Tuition, Fees and Payments  section of this catalog) enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this program still maintains a Statewide Program status before enrolling. Please refer to the college’s Accounts Receivable Office to confirm this designation.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115 .  See Academic Regulations for all Graduation Requirements.  

Certificate Requirements: 16 credits

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