All courses are available online through North Carolina State University (NC State) and are offered by the Environmental Technology and Management program in the Department of Forest and Environmental Resources.

Please see the table below for requirements to be able to enroll in particular courses. ET 120 and ET 262 are both required, and 120 is a pre-req for all other courses.  Since the certificate consists of 12 credit hours, you can choose two of the three remaining courses (ET 220, ET 240 and ET 255).

Course # Course Title Credits Semesters Offered Pre-requirements
ET 120 Intro to Renewable Energy Technologies and Assessments
3
Spring
ET 220 Solar Photovoltaic Assessment
3
Fall
ET 120
ET 240 Wind/Hydro Energy Assessment
3
Spring
ET 120
ET 255 Assessing Lands for Bioenergy Production
3
Spring
ET 120
ET 262 Renewable Energy Adoption: Barriers and Incentives
3
Fall
ET 120
ELIGIBILITY

Enrollment at NC State as a full-time student is not required in order to complete the NC State Renewable Energy Assessment program! Students may enroll through Online and Distance Education as a non-degree studies (NDS) student. More information on enrollment may be found on the application page.

COST

Visit NC State’s Undergraduate Online and Distance Education Tuition Rates page for detailed information about undergraduate tuition and fees.

The total Renewable Energy Assessment Online Certificate cost estimate (North Carolina residents) for 2015-2016 is $2,712.12 for all 12 hours of coursework.

Financial aid eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office. We encourage you to contact your financial aid advisor in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Criteria for funding is based on academic merit, demonstrated financial need and enrollment in multiple Online and Distance Education courses per semester. For additional information, please visit NC State’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid web site or call (919) 515-2421. NC State also offers a monthly payment plan.