Program Locations: Hastings CampusProgram Level: Certificate, Diploma, AssociateDepartment: Skilled and Technical SciencesApply NowRequest Information the demand for renewable energy grows, so does the need for those trained to maintain those systems. Students in the Energy Technology program will be highly trained in how to design, maintain and repair the instruments used to harness wind and solar power and battery storage.Program OptionsAssociate of Applied Science Energy Technology AAS DegreeDiplomaEnergy Technology DiplomaCertificateSolar Power CertificateWind Power Certificateprogram requirementscourse descriptions


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At 2020-21 tuition and fee rates, completing the 63 credits required for the Energy Technology degree costs:

Nebraska residents – $6,741

Non-residents – $9,639

These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

2020-21 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit)TuitionFeesTotal
Nebraska Resident$92$15$107
Non Resident$138$15$153

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The purpose of the Solar Power Certificate is to provide students with the foundational skills needed for entry-level employment in the solar power industry.

Note: This certificate is available at Hastings.

Required Courses

Total Credits for Certificate: 12

Energy TechnologyProgram DescriptionStudents in the Energy Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program are prepared to enter the field as installation or maintenance technicians in energy technology, such as photovoltaic or passive solar, wind turbine technology, or battery storage system design.   Students will study the following areas: solar energy system design, wind energy system design, and energy management.Student Learning OutcomesEnergy Technology graduates are prepared to:Practice safe work habits.Exhibit personal standards accepted in the business and working world.Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of solar power systemsDemonstrate a fundamental knowledge of wind energy systemsDemonstrate a fundamental knowledge of energy storageAdmissions InformationThe Energy Technology program will provide students with skills in a variety of high demand careers such as Wind Site Technician, Solar Site Technician, and Energy Management Technician. This program prepares students for entry-level and project management positions in the installation, maintenance, sales, battery storage, and financing of energy systems.  Career and employment services are provided by the college.

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