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Career Certificate in Renewable Energy

The Career Certificate in Renewable Energy is designed for students who wish to enter into the emerging renewable energy industry. The courses available in this program are designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of modern technologies and advances used in the renewable energy industry.
Students will learn what goes into the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of solar photovoltaic and wind power systems in a very short time span. After certificate courses have been completed, students will be able to demonstrate the essential skills that are necessary to be competitive in this technical field. Students will have the opportunity to gain mastery knowledge to successfully pass industry certification exams.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
  • Discuss the basic principles of grid connected and standalone wind and solar power generation systems
  • List equipment and system component sizing requirements for Residential, Industrial, and Commercial Solar and Wind systems
  • Describe standard Solar and Wind installation and maintenance procedures, list equipment needed for system performance analysis, compare system power outputs to manufacture expected specifications
  • Using standard industry safety publications NEC, NESC and OSHA, list and explain all appropriate safety requirements of working aloft (ladders, roof, lanyards, harness), working with hand and basic power tools, eye/hand protection and electrical safety practices

  • Requirements
    The Career Certificate in Wireless Essentials requires students to complete the 3 courses listed in the Table below.
    Please refer to the College Catalog for more detailed information.
    APT College Credit Evaluation Committee will evaluate all applicable transfer credit and work experience toward the degree program.


    This course teaches the fundamentals of how wind turbines work, and how systems are designed and installed. The course discusses micro turbines (under 1kW), small turbines (under 100kw), and large turbines (2.5MW range). Residential, community and wind farm scenarios are discussed to the level of working knowledge. The student learns about wind characteristics for system sizing, necessary components to optimize design, and safe construction practices. The course covers the North American Power Grids for grid-tie connections and off-grid battery backup system connections. The National Electric Code (NEC) and safety practices are discussed in this course. Practical applications, operations, and safety aspects are also covered in this course. In this course students will learn how our future energy demands can be enhanced with wind energy applications. During the course every component of a wind power system will be introduced and explained: tower, blades, nacelle, synchronous and asynchr

    Credits: 3.00

    Industry Certifications: 

    Modality: PWR275 is available in the webcast and blended modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form

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