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Renewable Energy Certificates

Renewable Energy Technology Certificate
In 2006, Madison College was one of the first schools in the nation to offer a Certificate in Renewable Energy Technology.  The flexible certificate format allows students to blend online, face-to-face, and hands-on coursework, to earn an academic credential in renewable energy.  When paired with an associate degree or other training in traditional technical fields (e.g. engineering, manufacturing, architecture, skilled trades, etc.) the Renewable Energy Certificate adds a level of distinction for students entering the renewable energy workforce.

Wind Energy Technology Certificate
The Madison College Wind Energy Technology 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 requires a minimum of 17 credits of coursework. Certificate credits may be combined with additional coursework to enhance traditional diploma, degree, and transfer 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 encouraged to investigate how a Renewable Energy Certificate may related to their current work or business practices. Some classes are delivered in online and/or intensive short-course forms, and some classes may be offered during evenings, weekends, winter break, spring break and/or summer sessions.

Photovoltaics Certificate
The Madison College Photovoltaics Certificate is designed to provide students with the theoretical knowledge necessary for a career in renewable energy technology. Students acquire hands-on skills in troubleshooting, maintenance, installation, operation, and repair and replacement of related equipment. The certificate requires a minimum of 15 credits of coursework. Certificate credits may be combined with additional coursework to enhance traditional diploma, degree, and transfer programs at Madison College. The credits also may 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 Photovoltaics Certificate may relate to their current work or business practices. Some classes are delivered in online, and/or intensive short-course formats, and some classes may be offered during evenings, weekends, winter break, spring break, and/or summer sessions.