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Alternative Energy Technology



The courses listed in the Associate of Science Degree are designed to prepare an individual for entry-level employment within the alternative energy industry as an integrator, designer, or as a maintenance or repair worker.

This Degree is designed to increase the number of students earning an Associate degree from Rio Hondo and to guide students along a path to transfer and promote that is both efficient and sufficient for their continued academic success.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  • The skills developed during classes will enhance the student’s ability to complete the (NABCEP) North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners and to become a specialist in the Solar Photovoltaic industry.
  • The Degree is designed to prepare an individual for transfer and/or entry-level employment as an Alternative Energy Technician within the renewable energy/green technology field.
  • Upon completion of this program an individual will have the knowledge and skills necessary to install residential and commercial solar and wind power systems.
  • The individual will know and understand Green Building Design principles and also have the skills to successfully perform residential and commercial/industrial energy audits.

To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in Alternative Energy Technology, it is necessary to complete the graduation requirements of the College along with the following courses:

Major Advising Sheet:Alternative Energy Technology 20-21.docx