Get a Degree in Renewable Energy
This fall, Wisconsin’s Mid-State Technical College will be offering three new renewable energy degree programs. These will include biorefinery technology, renewable electricity technician and renewable thermal energy technician training. Ronald Zillmer, associate dean of MSTC’s technical and industrial division hopes the courses are the beginning of new trend in green energy education. “The college is investing in programs for jobs that will be here 100 years from now. This is not a short-term endeavor; folks feeling the effects of globalization and being displaced from their jobs are looking for stability.”
The Biorefinery Technology program prepares technicians to perform operations and maintenance tasks in the expanding biofuel and biogas production and biorefining industries.
The Renewable Electricity Technician program prepares technicians who design, install, operate and maintain solar and wind electricity generating systems for both residential and light commercial applications.
The Renewable Thermal Energy Technician program prepares technicians who design, install, operate and maintain solar, geothermal and biomass heating systems for both residential and commercial applications.