Renewable Energy Technologies Programs

The renewable energy sector employs 11.5 million people worldwide and over 400,000 in Canada, with a projected growth for the next decade of 50% in Canada and 160% in Alberta.

Renewable Energy Essentials 3-course series
Enhance your resume and marketability in the clean technology job market with this program, as you learn about renewable energy, smart cities, and the...
Solar Energy Development and Design 4-course series
Understand the technology behind solar power as you acquire a foundational understanding of solar power and walk through the planning, design, and development process...
Wind Energy Development and Design 4-course series
Acquire a strong understanding of wind power technologies and walk through the planning, design, and development process required to install different wind projects. Understand...
Renewable Energy Technologies Certificate
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Four steps for four credentials

Our three series and one certificate in Renewable Energy Technologies are closely related and intertwined, so as to offer the best results in a very short timeframe.

Students start with the Renewable Energy Essentials series, a foundational program that will provide you with valuable knowledge and a Faculty of Extension Record of Achievement.

After that, you have the opportunity to specialize in solar or wind energy—or, better yet, the two of them! If you’ve taken the essentials series, you’ll just need one additional course to obtain your Record of Achievement in solar energy. That’s also the pathway for the wind energy credential: add one course to the essentials series, and you’re qualified to receive your Record of Achievement in wind energy.

Want to go even further? Complete two additional courses to earn the Renewable Energy Technologies certificate and a University of Alberta parchment.

Taking all seven courses (three in the essentials series, one in solar, one in wind, and the final two in the certificate program) also gets you ready to pursue a professional designation in the area.

As always, those interested in taking one or more individual courses without completing any program are more than welcome to do so.

Are these programs for you?

The Renewable Energy Technologies programs will enhance the resume and marketability in the clean technology job market for a wide range of professionals. That includes workers retraining for the sector and, among many others: 

  • Project developers, managers, investors, and business owners
  • Energy technicians, project managers, and portfolio managers
  • Industry executives
  • Civil, mechanical and electrical design engineers
  • Building developers seeking environmental designations
  • Employees of government agencies working on policy analysis
  • Regulators, auditing and marketing agencies
  • Investment firms