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Renewable Energy

This program is a 20-hour specialty certificate designed to complement an associate degree program at Macomb, including Automated Systems Technology, Mechatronics, Maintenance Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Building Construction Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, Architectural Technology, Business and Environmental Science. You will explore the various renewable and sustainable energy options that are available, and learn how to evaluate and optimize their unique properties in ways that positively impact the economy, society and the environment.  

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Renewable Energy

  1. Improve your marketability by obtaining this certificate in addition to a related associate degree
  2. The certificate focuses on a “holistic” approach, emphasizing the importance of scientific principles coupled with industrial processes, professional proficiencies, and practical laboratory experiences
  3. Save $18,000+ by starting here - 80% of our students leave debt free

Renewable Energy Courses at Macomb

  • Introduction to Energy
  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Renewable Energy Concepts
  • Energy Management Fundamentals
  • Green Building – Design & Construction- Commercial
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fundamentals
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicle Power Management
  • Principles of Wind Energy
  • Wind Energy Lab
  • Principles of Solar Energy
  • Solar Energy Lab
  • Principles of Biomass Technology
  • Biomass Technology Lab
  • Principles of Geothermal Energy
  • Principles of Geothermal Energy
  • Principles of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology
  • Renewable Energy Power Systems
  • Photovoltaic Design & Installation

Career Opportunities in Renewable Energy

With a Certificate in Renewable Energy, you will be qualified for positions that include solar photovoltaic installer, wind turbine service technician, energy auditor/sustainability specialist, solar energy installation manager and energy broker.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in this program will 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.


How do I find out more about Macomb’s Renewable Energy Program?

For more information, contact the Renewable Energy Technology program advisor: Professor Lisa Richter, 586.445.7191.

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