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.
This specialization, anchored by our Tech Core curriculum, includes an embedded Engineering Technology Certificate of the same specialization. This degree also stacks into our Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology helping you to demonstrate your growing skills before completing your degree at DeVry2.
Best of all, you can earn your Associate Degree Specialization in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power online on your schedule. Request more information to see how our online degree programs can help you further your education on your terms.
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
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.
You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program3. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.
Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.
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:
Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.
PCEP Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer
The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.
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.
General Education (Essentials)
Automation and Electronic Systems
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A degree in sustainable energy, sometimes called a sustainability degree, is a degree that covers topics related to the generation, distribution and research of sustainable energy from water, wind, the sun or renewable sources like biomatter. In the case of our Associate Degree in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power, our degree aims to prepare you to work with and understand the various technologies that generate and distribute renewable energies in an efficient manner.
Despite often being used interchangeably, there is a difference between sustainable and renewable energy. Renewable energy refers to resources that can be replenished on a reasonable timeline like crops, wood and other biomatter. Sustainable energy is derived from sources that cannot be depleted, such as wind power and solar energy. Hydroelectricity is often considered a sustainable energy generation method, though water can be depleted in the event of severe droughts caused by climate change.
In general, the best degrees for people looking to work toward a career in renewable energy are engineering degrees with a specialization in renewable and sustainable energy. DeVry's Associate Degree in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power can be a great place to get started as this degree program gives you the opportunity to build your engineering skills while learning about specific considerations for green energy.
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.
**At 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
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