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Renewable Energy Technician

2020-21 Renewable Energy Technician (PDF)*

Certificate of Completion
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

The Renewable Energy Technician four-term certificate program is designed for students seeking
entry-level positions in renewable energy manufacturing, installation, site evaluation, and service
industries. Typical occupations include those of renewable energy technician, solar PV racking
installer, energy system site evaluator, manufacturing technician, or limited energy auditor.

The program emphasizes green technologies, electronics fundamentals, practical troubleshooting
and systems site evaluation and design. Technical courses involve extensive lab work using solar
photo-voltaic panels, wind and hydro generators, chargers, batteries, inverters, and industry standard
test equipment to design, build and test systems. Site evaluation training for system efficiencies
and cost analysis is accomplished through hands-on use of specialized equipment and software. The
certificate also helps prepare students for the entry-level North American Board of Certified Energy
Practitioners (NABCEP) industry certification test.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for electronics technology programs are:

Identify and solve real-world problems through the application of electronics theory and concepts.

Calibrate, test, and repair analog and digital circuitry using industry standard test equipment.

Organize, interpret, and use technical information and documentation.

Communicate effectively across a variety of audiences: technicians, engineers, management and customers.

Function collaboratively as a member of a team to achieve specified and measurable results.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college
policies and the Electronics Technology department chair’s recommendation. In order to ensure
that coursework is current, program courses over three years old must be reviewed and approved
by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Official
transcripts must be filed with the Enrollment Services office and the Electronics Technology

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their
certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for
these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


Course No.
Course Title
CIS/CS__ Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above, or
documented computer proficiency within the past ten years 1
MTH20 Pre-algebra or designated placement score 0-4
RD90/WR90 College Reading/Fundamentals of Composition or
WR91 Fundamentals of Academic Literacy (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement score
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-14

Required Courses

Course No.
Course Title
First Term
EET113 Exploration of Alternative Energies 3
EET125 Electronics Fundamentals I 6
MTH63 Applied Technical Math/Applied Algebra I or
MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra l or higher level math
Second Term
EET118 Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems (RES) 5
EET129 Introduction to Embedded Systems 3
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing or
WR121 English Composition I
Third Term
EET120 Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Site Analysis and Design 4
EET126 Electronics Fundamentals II 6
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations or
BT101 Human Relations in Organizations
Fourth Term
EET121 North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners(NABCEP) Entry-level Preparation 2
EET130 Digital Fundamentals I 6
HE112 Emergency First Aid 1
  Approved program elective 3-6
  Total Program Credits 49-53

Approved Program Electives (3-7 credits required)

Course No.
Course Title
CIS125 Any computer applications course, CIS125 or above variable
EET104 Fundamentals of Manufacturing Electronics 4
EET127 Exploring the Raspberry Pi 3
EET131 Digital Fundamentals II 5
EET140 Solid State Fundamentals 6
EET180 Cooperative Work Experience/Electronics 1-5
GS104 Physical Science with lab 4

1 Required for graduation.

For more information, contact the Electronics Technology Department:

Grants Pass or Medford:  541-245-7809
Toll free in Oregon:  800-411-6508, Ext. 7809
Web address:
TTY:  Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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