Solar Energy Certificate Program - H088



  • Overview

    To prepare for employment in the clean energy sector, students will learn about all types of sustainable energy sources, including solar, wind, biomass and geothermal. They will also examine solar energy in depth and learn how to use specialized equipment to monitor energy usage. Hands-on experience will be provided in the internship as well as the labs to acquaint the student with the necessary equipment and techniques. Students should be ready for careers as energy auditors, solar installers, solar system sales associates and will be equipped to work in small solar companies. Students can apply these credits to Clean Energy or Sustainability Studies Degrees as well as being prepared to transfer to a four-year program in clean energy.

    Upon completion of this program the student will be able to:

    • Understand the basics of solar thermal and solar photovoltaic systems.
    • Understand design and performance parameters associated with PV and solar thermal systems.
    • Understand basic limitations, failure modes, and life cycles of solar systems.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of solar technology.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in calculations for the design of solar systems.


    • Certificate

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000