Renewable Energy and Sustainable Practices

Make A Cleaner, Greener Future

Global demand is rising for "greener" products. Consumers want to use resources wisely. Businesses want to meet that need.

Gain skills to reshape your business, compete in new markets, build the local economy and live your principles--in any career field. NWTC offers training in earth-friendly technologies, renewable energy sources, sustainable farm and food business, and resource-conserving practices. 

Associate Degrees: apply now to be among the first graduates!

Applications are being accepted for NWTC's new two-year degrees in renewable energy and sustainable practices. Apply soon, while space is still available!

The Energy Management Technology Associate Degree will equip learners to enter and advance in the field of energy management. Special emphasis will be placed on application of the basic principles of physics, electro-mechanical technology and analysis to the description and measurement of energy in today’s building systems. This program will provide a skilled workforce able to evaluate and recommend solutions that enhance energy efficiency and energy costs savings.

The Solar Energy Technology Associate Degree can be applied to many areas of the solar energy industry. The strong electromechanical core will provide flexibility as jobs change and a strong bank of skills for those interested in apprenticeship. Individuals interested in solar electricity and solar thermal design and assessment will be equally prepared with the skills to perform analysis, produce proposals and provide estimates for buildings.

The Wind Energy Technology Associate Degree prepares students for the fastest growing segment of renewable energy production. The U.S. and Canadian commercial wind farms are experiencing annual growth of 25%. Employers seek skilled technicians for operation and maintenance activities in local wind farm settings. There is also intense demand for upper-level technicians within U.S. and international wind turbine manufacturers; these include installation technicians, quality control technicians, and warranty and commissioning technicians.

For details, please call (920) 498-5461 or (800) 422-NWTC ext. 5461. 

Add sustainability to your job knowledge: Take a class or seminar in "green" technologies

Nearly any business can benefit when employees can improve energy efficiency and accurately assess alternative fuel sources. Classes and seminars can help experienced workers in many industries learn about new technology or add new knowledge and skills. Recent topics have included:

  • Solar power
  • Sustainable building design, including LEED
  • Wind power
  • Alternative fuels including biofuels
  • Wood heating
  • Alternative fuel vehicles
  • Sustainable living
  • Solar home and hot water heating
  • Solar home design
  • Sustainable food supply
  • Geothermal energy
  • Energy management

Earn a certificate to build knowledge and show your expertise:

Why wait? You can start these Certificates in fall, spring or summer. Apply now!

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