Earn Your Degree in As Little as 16 Months1
Use software and simulation tools to explore alternative energy technologies such as hydroelectricity, geothermal power and waste fuels with DeVry University’s Associate in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power.
Anchored by our Tech Core curriculum, your degree includes an embedded IT Essentials Certificate, helping you to demonstrate your growing skills before completing your degree.
Get to Know Our Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power Degree Specialization
Our online Associate in Engineering Technology with a Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power degree specialization takes students who want to make a difference in the world deep into the future of alternative energy. You’ll:
- Learn about motors, generators and battery technologies
- Understand the smart grid and integrated alternate energy technologies
- Build circuits and analyze, voltage, current and power outputs
- Explore a variety of alternate energy sources such as solar, wind, hydroelectric and geothermal technologies
Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Earn your Associate Degree in Engineering Technology with Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power Specialization in as little as 1 year + 4 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.
*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program2. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.
Work With IoT Technologies & Systems
Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.
Certification Exam Reimbursement
Several of our tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Linux+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Cloud+
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Others may be applicable as well. Speak with an advisor for more info.
Built on a solid Tech Core, the online Associate in Engineering Technology with a Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power specialization prepares you to tackle climate change as you learn to harness, use and analyze a variety of alternative energy sources.
With a Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power degree specialization, you can consider careers including, but not limited to:
- Electrical Engineering Technician
This position allows you to assist an electrical engineer with the design, development and testing of electrical control systems and equipment, including those that connect to the smart grid. Depending on the specific role, your work might be hands-on or more theoretical in nature.
- Computer User Support Specialist
Also known as a help-desk technician, this job assists computer users with challenges they face. In the renewable energy sector, this might mean helping end users solve problems with their solar power setup or assisting corporate team members with their software analysis tools. This is primarily remote work in which you will assist by email, chat or phone, but site visits may sometimes be necessary.
- Field Service Technician
As a field service technician, you’re responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing equipment, such as wind turbines or solar batteries. You’ll spend the majority of your time visiting sites where the equipment is housed.
- Engineering Technologist (General)
General engineering technologists meet many different challenges across a wide variety of engineering specialties. Under the guidance of an engineer, you might work in product design, field engineering or technical operations across the renewable energy sector.
The online Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power degree specialization consists of a minimum of 64 credit hours divided into:
- General Education (Essentials): 26 credits
- Tech Core: 21 credits
- Automation and Electronic Systems: 6 credits
- Career Preparation: 1 credit
- Specialization: 10 credits
General Education Courses
|ETHC232||Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions|
|ETHC334||Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace|
|SOCS185||Culture and Society|
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
|MATH114||Algebra for College Students|
|PHYS204||Applied Physics with Lab|
Personal and Professional Development
|COLL148||Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving|
Tech Core Courses
|CEIS101||Introduction to Technology and Information Systems|
|CEIS106||Introduction to Operating Systems|
|CEIS110||Introduction to Programming|
|CEIS114||Introduction to Digital Devices|
|NETW191||Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking|
|NETW211||Fundamentals of Cloud Computing|
|SEC285||Fundamentals of Information Systems Security|
Automation and Electrical Systems
|ECT226||Electronic Device and System Foundations|
|ECT286||Automation and Controls|
|CEIS299||Careers and Technology|
Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power
|SUST210||Renewable Energy: Science, Technology and Management|
|REET302||Introduction to Alternative Energy Technologies|
|REET322||Power Electronics and Alternative Energy Applications|
|REET326||Electric Machines and Power Systems|
Embedded Programs – Show Off Your Skills Before Completing Your Degree
Our IT Essentials Certificate is embedded in the Associate in Engineering Technology with Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power specialization. This 8-course program provides you with the foundation you need to meet the challenges and opportunities of the quickly evolving field of information technology.
1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
2As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Network Systems Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
3At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements