Renewable Energy


Global change is accelerating. With world energy demand growing 5 quadrillion BTUs per year and peak oil production in decline, renewable energy is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Given cost convergence of solar and biofuel energy with traditional energy production, there has been a quadrupling of jobs in renewable energy industries in the past decade.

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Central Arizona College’s in-person and online AAS in Renewable Energy Technology program was developed for individuals with a desire to be at the forefront of the revolution in sustainable energy production.


Our Solar PV and Biofuels certificate programs are HLC & NAFTC accredited. The two-year Renewable Energy Technology degree is transferable to B.A.S. degree programs at ASU, NAU and UA. Nrel Team Biofuels

The CAC RET degree and certificate program was funded by a Department of Labor, Community Based Job Training grant. As such, we are committed to career transition for dislocated workers with a preference for returning veterans. Our strong ties within the industry provide for internships, networking and getting hired.


• Enjoy a comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum based on the theory and practice of the most sought after certifications in the industry.
• Receive hands-on instruction from our highly-experienced faculty.
• Engage in practical academic experiences that will transform you into tomorrow’s industry leaders.
• Complete this challenging program in about 2 years of rigorous online and in-person study.

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Central Arizona College's Renewable Energy Program was funded* by a grant awarded under the Community Based Job Training Grants, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

* 93% Federal Funds, 7% Leveraged Funds

This program is an equal opportunity employer/program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

It is against the law for this recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following bases: against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief; and against any beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), on the basis of the beneficiary's citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or his or her participation in any WIA Title I-financially assisted program or activity. The recipient must not discriminate in any of the following areas: deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any WIA Title I-financially assisted program or activity; providing opportunities in, or treating any person with regard to, such a program or activity; or making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity.

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