Alternative Energy Technology

Alternative Energy Technology

The Alternative Energy Technology program prepares students to work in the many career fields related to energy analysis, conservation, production, installation, maintenance, and use.

The program provides a good foundation essential to many maintenance and service occupations. Students will utilize electrical and electronic controls to monitor energy loss and improve system energy efficiency. They receive hands-on training in solar, wind, and fluid power and develop knowledge of power generation and delivery systems.

Students will possess the fundamental knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical energy consuming and producing systems.


Alternative or renewable energy technologies produce sustainable, clean energy from sources such as the sun, wind, and water. In 2012, renewable sources of energy accounted for about 12% of total electricity generation in the United States. The growth of new energy technologies will strengthen our nation's energy security, improve environmental quality, and contribute to a strong energy economy.

*Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration

Transfer Information

Students in the Alternative Energy Technology program interested in continuing their education should contact a program advisor.

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Kendra Wyatt-Koger
Buchanan Hall 128
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Program Advisor

Michael Barnes
Butler Hall 122
319-296-2329 ext.1322
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Interim Dean

Dan Nierling
Butler Hall 131A
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