Principles and practices in the National Electrical Code are emphasized throughout the Renewable Energy Program.
The School of Energy's Renewable Energy Program provides a solid foundation in the fundamental physics and design/installation techniques required to work with renewable technologies. The future is bright for solar energy and employment opportunities exist in small renewable energy businesses, energy companies, equipment supply companies, oil & gas field service companies, utilities, and in international agencies assisting the development of Third World countries. The growth of system installations is outpacing the training of qualified technicians. A personnel shortage is expected to increase demand for employees who are familiar with the science behind the technology and who are able to adapt to rapid changes in the field.
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"[As] the Director of Operations for HelioPower in San Diego, CA [I] make many technical and administrative decisions including whom to hire. Any graduate of SJC’s RE program has a huge advantage when applying for a job with me and probably most other solar integrators."
Jonah L. - Graduate
Director of Operations
"The San Juan College program was an essential beginning for my career in this field. The one-year course work was practical and comprehensive and provided a solid theoretical grounding in the energy field. I was able to contribute right out of school and had no difficulty passing the NABCEP exam one and one-half years later!"
Randy S. - Graduate
Co-owner of Positive Energy
Santa Fe, New Mexico
"In the past, quality education in renewable energy technologies was lacking. San Juan College stepped into the void to provide a solid base for anyone interested in pursuing a career in this fast growing field. The skill and experience I gained from this program has helped to give me the confidence to grow as a professional solar designer and installer in my own solar installation company."
Colin M. - First Program Graduate
Sunvolt Solar Electric
New York, NY