KCC offers a 2-year Electrical Technology program with a Renewable Energy focus tracks and three renewable energy certificate options. The program features hands-on labs with real-world hardware and a local installation project at the end of each semester, either on campus or in the local Kankakee area.
Take a course
The Survey of Renewable Energy course explores current environmental, social, and technological issues driving interest in renewable energy and provides a basic understanding of these technologies. Delve deeper into each technology with Small-Wind, Solar-Photovoltaic and Solar-Thermal courses.
Complete a certificate
Twenty-one credit-hour renewable energy certificates in Solar-Photovoltaic, Solar-Thermal, and Small-Wind technologies prepare you for entry-level jobs in the solar or wind industries.
Earn a degree
Earn an Associate's in Applied Science degree in Electrical Technology with a Renewable Energy focus track and you'll have the necessary skills to fill a variety of solar, wind, and electrical technician positions If you want to pursue a bachelor's degree, you'll be prepared to enter electrical technology programs with junior status at select colleges and universities.
Professor Tim Wilhelm explains how in this video.