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Renewable Energy Programs

Complete your degree in just 1 to 2 years in any of the state’s renewable energy programs and join in the clean energy movement.

$56k+

Entry level salary in MN

10,900

Jobs created in 2020

2 yr.+

AAS programs available

5.5%

Growth in 2020

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Wind Energy Careers

The Wind Energy Technology programs combine lecture and hands-on training to provide skills necessary in completing advanced technical troubleshooting and repairs on wind energy turbines.  Under minimal supervision, graduates will be able to carry out complex daily assembly, service, repair, and operations of infrastructure to wind turbine generators and related equipment. Exposure to concepts of basic digital circuits, motor controllers, programmable logic controllers, and computerized data collection, interpretation, storage, and retrieval is evident throughout the program.

Wind Energy Technicians must operate in compliance with company, State, and Federal OSHA requirements and be capable of climbing to 300 feet. They work closely with clients and must have an understanding of environmental issues and politics, written technical skills, and data interpretation.

 

Stats
$56,700

Average Salary

4:1

Candidates per job opening

37

Candidates per direct employer

The Wind Energy Technology programs combine lecture and hands-on training to provide skills necessary in completing advanced technical troubleshooting and repairs on wind energy turbines.  Under minimal supervision, graduates will be able to carry out complex daily assembly, service, repair, and operations of infrastructure to wind turbine generators and related equipment. Exposure to concepts of basic digital circuits, motor controllers, programmable logic controllers, and computerized data collection, interpretation, storage, and retrieval is evident throughout the program.

Wind Energy Technicians must operate in compliance with company, State, and Federal OSHA requirements and be capable of climbing to 300 feet. They work closely with clients and must have an understanding of environmental issues and politics, written technical skills, and data interpretation.

 

Earn your degree at the following colleges

MN West Community & Technical College – Canby
1011 First Street West
Canby, MN 56220
(800) 658-2330

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MN West Community & Technical College – Canby
1011 First Street West
Canby, MN 56220
(800) 658-2330

VISIT WEBSITE

MN West Community & Technical College – Canby
1011 First Street West
Canby, MN 56220
(800) 658-2330

VISIT WEBSITE

Solar Energy Careers

Join one of the fastest-growing industries by pursuing a career in the solar industry! Whether from solar photovoltaic panel installation to site assessment to solar sales and marketing, choose a career path that will make an impact in the renewable energy industries.

Careers in Solar

  • Solar Installer
  • Solar Installer Trainee
  • Solar Installer Laborer
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installer
  • Solar Energy Installer
  • Solar Panel Installer
  • Solar Panel Installer Labor
  • Lead Solar Installer
  • Field Sales Consultant
  • Installer
Stats
45,300

Average Salary

13:1

Candidates per job opening

37

Candidates per direct employer

Join one of the fastest-growing industries by pursuing a career in the solar industry! Whether from solar photovoltaic panel installation to site assessment to solar sales and marketing, choose a career path that will make an impact in the renewable energy industries.

Careers in Solar

  • Solar Installer
  • Solar Installer Trainee
  • Solar Installer Laborer
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installer
  • Solar Energy Installer
  • Solar Panel Installer
  • Solar Panel Installer Labor
  • Lead Solar Installer
  • Field Sales Consultant
  • Installer

Earn your degree at the following colleges

Century College
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 779-3300

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Century College
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 779-3300

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Century College
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 779-3300

VISIT WEBSITE

MN West Community & Technical College, Canby
1011 First Street West
Canby, MN 56220
(800) 658-2330

VISIT WEBSITE

MN West Community & Technical College, Jackson
401 West Street P.O. Box 269
Jackson, MN 56143
(800) 658-2330

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Biofuels Technology – Biodiesel

Tap into the biofuels industry by seeking a career in the biodiesel industry! In a fast-paced working environment, plant managers and technicians perform a wide variety of tasks, including blending chemicals, quality control assurance, operating industrial equipment to testing fuel quality.

Careers in Biodiesel

  • Biodiesel Operator, Biodiesel Operator Loader, Biodiesel Plant Manager
  • Biofuels Processing Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Materials Handler
  • CDL Hazmat Tanker Driver
  • CDL Owner Operator Hazmat Tanker
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Stats
$59,600

Average Salary

87:1

Candidates per job opening

350

Candidates per direct employer

Tap into the biofuels industry by seeking a career in the biodiesel industry! In a fast-paced working environment, plant managers and technicians perform a wide variety of tasks, including blending chemicals, quality control assurance, operating industrial equipment to testing fuel quality.

Careers in Biodiesel

  • Biodiesel Operator, Biodiesel Operator Loader, Biodiesel Plant Manager
  • Biofuels Processing Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Materials Handler
  • CDL Hazmat Tanker Driver
  • CDL Owner Operator Hazmat Tanker
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Earn your degree at the following colleges

MN West Community & Technical College – Granite Falls
1593 11th Avenue
Granite Falls, MN 56241
(800) 658-2330

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Biofuels Technology – Ethanol

Explore the opportunity to enhance your ability to enter and advance a career in the ethanol industry! Ethanol plant managers and process technicians work in a fast-paced, process-oriented environment. From grain handling to operating heavy equipment, to process control – the opportunities for working in this renewable energy field are endless.

Careers in Ethanol

  • Ethanol Operator, Ethanol Operator Loader, Ethanol Plant Manager
  • Biofuels Processing Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Materials Handler
  • Process Operator
  • CDL Hazmat Tanker Driver
  • CDL Owner Operator Hazmat Tanker
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Stats
$51,900

Average Salary

44:1

Candidates per job opening

234

Candidates per direct employer

Explore the opportunity to enhance your ability to enter and advance a career in the ethanol industry! Ethanol plant managers and process technicians work in a fast-paced, process-oriented environment. From grain handling to operating heavy equipment, to process control – the opportunities for working in this renewable energy field are endless.

Careers in Ethanol

  • Ethanol Operator, Ethanol Operator Loader, Ethanol Plant Manager
  • Biofuels Processing Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Materials Handler
  • Process Operator
  • CDL Hazmat Tanker Driver
  • CDL Owner Operator Hazmat Tanker
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Earn your degree at the following colleges

MN West Community & Technical College – Granite Falls
1593 11th Avenue
Granite Falls, MN 56241
(800) 658-2330

VISIT WEBSITE