The Madison Area Technical College Renewable Energy Certificate is designed to provide students with the theoretical knowledge necessary for a career in energy management and renewable energy technology. Students acquire hands-on skills in troubleshooting, maintenance, installation, operation and repair and replacement of related equipment. The certificate requests a minimum of 12 credits of coursework.
Certificate credits may be combined with additional coursework to enhance traditional diploma, degree, transfer and associate degree programs at Madison College. The credits may also be combined with additional training, job experience, and/or professional examinations to qualify for certification by national renewable energy institutions.
Incumbent trade workers and technical professionals are also encouraged to investigate how a Renewable Energy Certificate may relate to their current work or business practices. Some classes are delivered online and/or intensive short-course formats, and some classes may be offered during evenings, weekends, winter break, and/or summer sessions.