Associate of Applied Science
60 credits | $250 per credit*
Financial Aid Available
Transfer Friendly | 2-Week Terms
Are you interested in how solar power can be converted into energy? Do you wonder how clean energy solutions can help reduce our carbon footprint? If so, then we have the program for you!
The Renewable Energy program focuses on the energy problems our world is facing and the need for alternate energy resources. Learners will explore regional and global energy systems, as well as emerging technologies in green energy solutions. Current renewable energy resources include solar power, wind, tidal, and geothermal heat.
* Cost per credit and number of credits may change.
Prepares graduates for positions in the related fields of the climate industry and alternate energy sources such as wind turbine and solar power technology. Employment in these fields are expected to grow 15% from 2020-20230 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics).
- Geothermal Advisor
- Energy Auditor
- Energy Auditor
- Environmental Science Technician
What You Will Learn
- The environmental challenges that require the use of renewable energy systems.
- How to create and maintain safe working environments in the renewable energy field.
- The function and design of sustainable energy systems such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal technologies.
- Sustainable alternatives to unhealthy environmental practices and the benefits of these options to business and society.
- The role of technology in the field of renewable energy.
We have identified the best features of in-person and virtual learning, brought them together, and created an innovative and flexible education designed for the modern learner. All courses run on a two-week term calendar where learners take one course at a time. Each class meets in person regularly with day, weekend, and evening options available. In addition, courses leverage HyFlex instruction to enhance classroom learning. Using this flexible approach, learners leverage tools such as discussion boards, academic support resources, videos, and project-based assignments to demonstrate their understanding of the content. Our facility in New Gloucester, Maine, is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms deploying cutting–edge technology, laboratories, conference rooms, co-working/study spaces, and more to support and enhance teaching and learning.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions part of Unity Environmental University?
Yes, the Technical Institute is one of four educational units under Unity Environmental University.
Where are courses held?
All programs are delivered in-person at Freeport Hall, on Unity Environmental University’s campus located on Pineland Farms.
70 Farm View Drive, Suite 200
New Gloucester, ME 04260.
Is the Technical Institute an online program?
No. Our courses have in-person participation, accompanied with virtual guided learning, discussions, or projects.
How much does it cost?
Our cost is $250 per credit pricing, for a two-credit course. Financial aid options are available which can reduce out-of-pocket costs significantly. Additionally, for the majority of courses, there are no costs for textbooks!
How do I find out if I’m eligible for financial aid?
The process is simple and free to apply! Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Make sure to include the Unity Environmental University, Technical Institute for Environmental Professions school code: 006858. If you have questions about financial aid, paying for college, or the process, our recruitment team is eager to help.
When do classes start?
There are 20 terms per year, and courses offered all year long, so there is always an opportunity to start when it is convenient for you. There is no better time to start than now!
What am I going to learn?
Skills and competencies that have been identified as essential by subject matter experts in your field and will align with prospective employer needs.
How do I apply?
Applying is easy, free, and can be completed right on your smartphone! Complete our online application.
Do you accept prior learning and transfer credits?
Yes, we have a very transfer-friendly approach. Everyone’s prior learning is different, so we recommend that you have a conversation with your recruitment specialist, to discuss how your experience and credits will best be applied to your new degree.