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2013-14 Catalog 
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Sustainable Energy Certificate

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Program Design

The Sustainable Energy certificate is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn about the field of sustainable energy and engineering. Students will be exposed to topics in environmental science, sustainable technologies, the engineering fundamentals required to understand and utilize these technologies, and related business and finance topics pertaining to the implementation of sustainable engineering and the establishment of small businesses. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in many of the classes.

Specifically, this certificate will prepare students for employment and/or establishment of a small business in the fields of sustainable energy and energy auditing. The certificate reviews major energy sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, bio-fuels and fossil fuels. Course work also covers electrical, heating and cooling systems. This provides students with the skills necessary to determine building energy performance and recommend energy efficiency strategies.


This certificate can be completed in two or more semesters by enrolling either full- or part-time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Sustainable Energy certificate program requirements, graduates will

  1. Understand established and emerging issues and technologies in the field of sustainable energy.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the use of engineering problem solving and teamwork to develop and implement sustainable energy methodologies in residential and commercial facilities.
  3. Analyze the financial impact of the use of sustainable energy methodologies in residential and commercial facilities.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in technical and business operations to analyze and evaluate those operations, and develop methods to improve energy efficiency.

Total Credits: 20

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