Renewable Energy, B.S.

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Our Renewable Energy curriculum is now offered as a concentration within the Mechanical Engineering Technology B.S. degree program, providing you with an enhanced educational experience and robust career opportunities.

The Vermont State Renewable Energy B.S. degree will prepare you to be a skilled and bold leader in the exploding green energy field, where innovation is constant. You can count on individual attention from professors as you explore your options, choose a career path, and build the real-world skills employers expect.

The Green Mountain State of Vermont is the perfect place to train for jobs at renewable energy companies because we deeply value the environment and are committed to sustainability. With our Renewable Energy degree, you’ll graduate with the engineering skills to address climate change — and confident about making an impact on the challenges it presents.

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Jacob Rogenski

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Why Study Renewable Energy at Vermont State?

  • A Huge Demand: As states around the U.S. confront climate change, they need professionals to work with renewable energy systems. Our graduates pursue careers as systems designers, systems technicians, field operations technologists, technical managers, and sales technicians employed by renewable energy manufacturers; energy project developers; manufacturing and technology companies; and energy consulting and management firms.
  • Jump-Start Your Career: Within six months of graduating, 100 percent of our Renewable Energy alums have accepted employment in the industry, at manufacturers, energy product developers, consulting firms, and elsewhere. Some students have jobs waiting after they graduate.
  • Hands-on Learning: You’ll work with professors in our Renewable Energy Lab, with access to diverse energy installations such as a wind turbine, solar array, and anaerobic digester. Well-rounded critical-thinking skills may give you more options for renewable energy jobs.
  • Flexible Format: Vermont State’s Renewable Energy degree offers a mix of classroom and real-world education. And some classes are available online, which offers more flexibility for working professionals.

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Sample Courses

  • ​​​​Introduction to Solar Voltaic Technology​ 
  • Wind Power 
  • Renewable Energy Capstone Project 
  • Energy Systems and Sustainability 
  • Principles of Management  

Student Stories

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 “After my first year of math and science, I felt empowered. I’ve always struggled with math, but here I am at college prospering.”

Diora Kania
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“This ended up being the perfect opportunity for me. It allowed me to build a community, meet people, and understand what being in Vermont is like.”

Devin Tingle

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