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Academic Year: 2021-2022

Solar Energy Technology Associate Degree

Program Code 104824

The Solar Energy Technology program provides installers, designers, and technical sales personnel the skills to assess sites; design systems; an install, operate, and maintain solar electric and solar thermal systems for residential and commercial applications in the growing renewable energy industry. Potential employment possibilities will be with existing solar, electrical and mechanical contractors to help expand their offerings of solar energy technologies. Other possible areas of employment are with energy consulting firms, design firms and utilities. With additional education and experience, graduates can expand their careers to energy analyst, journeyperson electrician/plumber, project manager, energy engineer, and environmental consultant.

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This program is offered at:

Green Bay

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All credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this associate degree:

Renewable Energy-Solar Electric, 904821

Renewable Energy-Solar Thermal, 904822

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted).
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
Curriculum
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Solar Energy Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
Semester Total
19
Second Semester
Semester Total
15
Third Semester
Semester Total
17
Fourth Semester
Semester Total
17
Total Credits
68

Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an institutional requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Students completing General Studies courses at NWTC must earn a "C" or better in English Composition to enroll in Technical Reporting.

Students completing College Technical Math 1A must earn a "C" or better to enroll in College Technical Math 1B.

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