• Renewable Energy Technology


    The Renewable Energy Technology (RET) program provides technical training for employment in the field of manufacturing, installation and maintenance of renewable energy systems and products. Graduates will be prepared to integrate, install and repair equipment related to equipment and controls. This program takes a broadbased approach to training renewable energy technicians, with emphasis on mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, fluid power, instrumentation and controls as well as systems troubleshooting. RET graduates will be prepared to work in the capacity of a technician with specialized skills in energy system measurement, energy efficiency, system design and electronic controls.

    Program Outcomes

    Program outcomes include providing graduates with the technician-level skills necessary for entry into a broad range of positions related to the manufacture, maintenance and integration of renewable energy technologies. Graduates will have a scientific base on which to understand the operating principles of energy technologies and have the analytical skills necessary to make economic, systems design and procurement decisions.


    Career opportunities include residential/commercial energy systems integrator, energy audit and efficiency technician, energy systems installer, photo-voltaic (PV) manufacturing and industrial maintenance technician, wind turbine technician, limited renewable technician; PV, geothermal and solar thermal technicians. Additional opportunities exist in the utilities and building trades. For information contact Mike Mattson at 503-594-3322 or mattsonm@clackamas.edu  

    Renewable Energy Technology

    • Complete the following requirements

    • MFG-109 Computer Literacy for Technicians 
      MFG-130 Basic Electricity I 
      MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I 
      RET-200 Renewable Energy Systems 
      RET-240 Alternative Fuel Systems 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • EET-139 Principles of Troubleshooting I 
      MFG-107 Industrial Safety & First Aid 
      MFG-131 Basic Electricity II: Motors & Controls 
      MTH-080 Technical Mathematics II 
      RET-209 Renewable Energy I: Energy Efficiency 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • MET-170 Introduction to Manufacturing Processes 
      RET-211 Renewable Energy II: System Fundamentals
      RET-280 Renewable Energy Technology/CWE
      WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing 
      • TAKE 2 CREDITS OF RET-280.
      RET-280 Renewable Energy Technology/CWE 

    Human Relations Requirement

    • Complete the following requirement.

      ANT-102 Archaeology & Prehistory 
      ANT-103 Cultural Anthropology 
      BA-285 Human Relations in Business 
      ED-258 Multicultural Education 
      HST-101 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-102 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-103 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-201 History of the United States 
      HST-202 History of the United States 
      HST-203 History of the United States 
      PS-203 U.S. Government: State & Local Institutions 
      PS-205 International Relations 
      PSY-101 Human Relations 
      PSY-110 Psychology: An Overview 
      PSY-200 Psychology As A Natural Science 
      PSY-205 Psychology As a Social Science 
      PSY-214 Introduction to Personality 
      PSY-215 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 
      PSY-219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 
      PSY-221 Introduction to Counseling 
      PSY-231 Introduction to Human Sexuality 
      PSY-240 Interpersonal Awareness & Growth 
      SOC-204 Introduction to Sociology 
      SOC-205 Social Stratification & Social Systems 
      SOC-206 Institutions & Social Change 
      SOC-225 Social Problems 
      COMM-100 Basic Speech Communication 
      COMM-105 Listening 
      COMM-112 Persuasive Speaking 
      COMM-126 Communication Between the Sexes 
      COMM-140 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 
      COMM-218 Interpersonal Communication 
      COMM-227 Nonverbal Communication 

    Renewable Energy Systems Tech Program Electives

    • Complete the following requirements.

      Electronic Systems Technology
      Geographic Information Systems
      Reinforced Composite Tech
      Renewable Energy Technology
      Microelectronics Systems Tech
      Welding Technology



  • Contact our Manufacturing Technology Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3318

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