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Construction Technology - Renewable Energy Specialist

I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy, what a source of power! - Thomas Edison, Inventor of the Electric Light Bulb

What is Renewable Energy?

While fossil fuel energy sources, which include coal and crude oil, are becoming depleted because they are the byproduct of the decomposition of prehistoric organisms, renewable energy is here and now and in nearly limitless supply. Renewable Energy options include solar energy, wind energy, water energy, geothermal energy and certain biofuels. Because of the processes involved in turning fossil fuel into energy, renewable energy sources are also considered to be far less harmful to the environment than fossil fuel.

The Construction Technology – Renewable Energy Specialist Program at Macomb

Macomb’s Construction Technology – Renewable Energy Specialist Program will introduce you to sustainable building practices that address economic, societal and environmental issues, while providing you with the skills and knowledge necessary to incorporate renewable energy options into residential building projects. You will learn about wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy, as well as hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Construction Technology – Renewable Energy Specialist Courses at Macomb Community College

In the Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Blueprint and Math – Residential
  • Soils and Foundations
  • Introduction to Architectural Drafting
  • Interactive Computer Graphics
    -Introduction to 2D and 3D Auto CAD
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Construction Safety Policy and Procedures
  • Applied Building Construction
  • Introduction to Energy
  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Construction – Cost Estimating
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings
  • Renewable Energy Concepts
  • Principles of Wind Energy
  • Construction Law and Contract Administration
  • Project Management
  • Principles of Solar Energy
  • Principles of Geothermal Energy

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Construction Technology-Renewable Energy Specialist

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Construction Technology – Renewable Energy Specialist, you will be qualified for positions that include construction and building inspector, construction manager, cost estimator and builder.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Technology/Renewable Energy

The credits earned in Macomb’s Construction Technology – Renewable Energy Specialist Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

Occupational Certificate in Building

Macomb’s Workforce and Continuing Education Department offers a Builders-Pre-License Certificate Program (link to http://www.macomb.edu/business-community/career-education/certificate-programs.html) that may be completed in about two months, providing a gateway into the construction industry.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Construction Technology – Renewable Energy Specialist Program?

For more information about the Construction Technology – Renewable Energy Specialist Program at Macomb, contact the Technical Education Department at 586-445-7012.

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