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According to Dr. Sandy MacDonald, renewable energy (not even including hydroelectric) could cheaply supply the 48 states of the continental U.S. with 70% of their electricity demand by 2030. Dr. McDonald, Director of the Earth System Research Laboratory at NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), based his projections on research performed by that government agency.1
This kind of energy self-sufficiency will require technicians who are trained in various areas of green technology and renewable energy, and that's what Ecotech Institute's Renewable Energy Technology college degree program is designed to do.
In this associate's degree program, you get a solid, two-year college foundation in the fundamentals of clean renewable energy with a focus on engineering technology, and choose your own specialization that prepares you for a growing job field.
For instance, Environmental Science and Protection Technicians have a median wage (2012) of $41,240 annually with projected job growth from 2010 to 2020 of 20% to 28%.2
Program Director Tiffany Burton describes what's different about the Renewable Energy Technology program at Ecotech Institute.
Along with core classes that connect sustainability, electricity, field safety, power generation and other areas of knowledge, you will be able to choose from a wide variety of electives in school to study your preferred area of specialization. These could include electrical engineering technology, solar or wind technology, waste management or environmental technology, among others. Find out more about the curriculum.
Contact us today at 303-586-5290 and let's discuss if the Renewable Energy Technology program might be right for you. Or, fill out the Request More Information form.
*Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.