Renewable Energy Technology

 

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New in Fall 2021

A growing demand for climate-friendly sources of energy - from the sun, from the wind - translates into jobs. Consider: ​

  • ​Clean energy jobs in Iowa have doubled since 2015.

  • ​Iowa’s 5,000+ wind turbines generate 40% of the state’s electricity – the highest share of any state - and produce more than 9,000 jobs​.

  • Demand for renewable energy continues to grow.​

  • ​There aren’t enough skilled workers to fill available jobs.​

  • ​Average starting salary in renewable energy: $46,000.  


DMACC’s new Renewable Energy Technology program positions you to enter this rapidly expanding field. In just two years, you’ll graduate with an AAS degree and diverse skills for a career in renewable energy, communications, biomedical, automation, engineering, and more.

You'll:

  • ​Acquire a foundation in electronics engineering technology principles

  • ​Learn how to use solar energy and design photovoltaic systems

  • ​Gain experience with commercial and industrial wiring using National Electric Code standards

  • ​Know how to support, troubleshoot, and repair solar-powered electrical systems


More than book-learning, you’ll get the opportunity for hands-on experience through:

  • ​Access to DMACC’s new Energy Park, the first of its kind in central Iowa, which ​includes a 100 kilowatt wind turbine, three 25-ft. two-axis tracking solar arrays, and our newest addition – a 2.3 megawatt nacelle

  • ​Internships providing real-world experience


Best of all, DMACC’s Renewable Energy Technology program qualifies for the Iowa Last Dollar Scholarship for in-demand fields – meaning your tuition cost will be covered in full.


Enroll now​!​​