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Getting Green Done: Renewable Energy Technology

This is the fourth in a series of blogs focusing on green-collar jobs training programs offered by Ecotech Institute in Aurora, Colorado—the first and only college entirely focused on preparing graduates for careers in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

“Not only will atomic power be released, but someday we will harness the rise and fall of the tides and imprison the rays of the sun.”
Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931), 22 August 1921

How would you like to choose your own specialization in the dynamic career field of renewable energy? This flexible, two-year program gives you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of renewable energy with a focus on engineering technology. With this foundation, you will choose from a wide variety of electives to study your preferred area of specialization. The following types of electives may be of interest to you: classes in electrical engineering technology, solar or wind technology, or environmental technology, among others.

This Associate's Degree program is designed with employer input to prepare you for a career in the field of renewable energy with an understanding of the engineering behind current and emerging technologies.

Students enjoy well maintained facilities, modern labs, and small class sizes—all geared to help you apply theory to the real world.

Our Renewable Energy Technology program might be right for you if you...

  • Consider yourself a problem solver.
  • Are passionate about the environment.
  • Are interested in math and science.
  • Enjoy finding ways to improve processes.

Like working outdoors.

So plug into Renewable Energy Technology Training–and get green done!
Kyle Crider

Kyle is Manager – Environmental Operations at Ecotech Institute and Education Corporation of America. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a double-emphasis in Urban Planning & Policy Analysis. He is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, Neighborhood Development (LEED AP ND). He is currently in the Interdisciplinary Engineering Ph.D. Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.