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2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Renewable Energy System Specialist, AAS

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Campus: Scott Community College

This program is designed to train individuals who wish to enter the job market with the skills to perform a variety of job functions in the renewable energy field. Renewable Energy Systems Specialists are responsible for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting solar systems and wind turbines. People in this position need a strong electromechanical background and therefore will receive such training. Renewable Energy System Specialists need to be able to analyze a site, install equipment and have working knowledge of electrical systems, pumps and motors related to renewable energies. The renewable energy field includes the electrical production industry, the bio-fuels industry and the renewable energy equipment manufacturing sectors.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Renewable Energy System Specialist program, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the energy use of commercial and residential buildings and perform site assessments for solar electric. 
  2. Use testing equipment, and P.P.E required for performing solar (PV) and wind energy installation and maintenance work in accordance with industry standards. 
  3. Demonstrate knowledge in designing and installing solar (PV) and wind energy systems. 
  4. Install, troubleshoot, repair and modify mechanical and electrical systems including programmable controllers 
  5. Obtain, complete, and understand zoning regulations, building permit, utility intertie connection, and utility distributed generation agreements. 
  6. Assist in design, install and maintain solar electric systems and ensure compliance with the national electrical code. 

Plan of Study

Term Total: 13.00 Credits

Term Total: 14.00 Credits

Term Total: 8.00 Credits

Term Total: 16.00 Credits

Term Total: 15.00 Credits

Renewable Energy System Specialist, AAS Total: 66.00 Credits

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).


If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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