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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Alternative Energy Engineering Technology CCC

Alternative Energy Engineering Technology  (CCC 6272)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
The Alternative Energy Engineering Technology certificate prepares students for careers in the growing "green" alternative energy industries. This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the growing alternative energy career cluster; and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the general employability skills, technical skills, and knowledge of all aspects of alternative energy careers.

Admission Requirements
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
Complete an Application for Admission, located at

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
This program can be completed in one year full time or 1-1/2 years part time.

This program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

For More Information
Oleg Andric, Associate Professor, ,
(561) 207-5414

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 18
ETP1322 Electrical Power System 3
ETP1511C Introduction to Bio Fuels 3
ETP1530C Introduction to Wind Energy 3
ETP1402C Introduction to Solar Energy 3
ETI1701 Environmental Health and Safety 3
EVR2266 Survey of Environmental Mapping/GIS/Remote Sensing 3
Total Program Credits: 18

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Upon completion of this program, you may seek employment in an entry-level position in alternative energy industries: bio-fuels, wind industry or solar industry. This program will provide supplemental education to technicians working in the electrical power industry or prepare students for employment in the growing alternative energy industries.

Gainful Employment
Program length excludes this program from gainful employment reporting requirements.

Career Path Notes
Courses from the program transfer directly into Palm Beach State's Electrical Power Technology AS degree program. For more information, see

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a two or four year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook:
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