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Courses, Workshops Degrees & Certifications
The information provided is from a number of sources and is reliable but not guaranteed. We encourage you to research any educational opportunity in the renewable energy field. Requirements for certifications, degrees, local state and federal laws and utility specifications change and it's not always possible to post them on this website. The schools listed below post class schedules on their websites.
The Texas Green Jobs Guidebook  looks at training and placement for more than 200 types of jobs in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Chart your career path and the training you will need to achieve your goals with the Solar Career Map , an interactive tool designed to assist persons interested in joining the solar energy workforce.
Texas Renewable Energy Education Consortium  (TREEC) is a group of twelve Texas colleges committed to investigate, develop, and teach curricula in emerging renewable energy technologies and to meet the demand of the Texas workforce. The programs range from professional certificates to two-year degrees. Go to "Consortium" on the homepage for a list of the schools and contact information. Austin Community College has RESA , a strong student chapter of the American Solar Energy Society.
Western Texas College  in Snyder has developed a curriculum for both wind and solar energy technologies.
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners-NABCEP offers certifications and certificate programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America. Their certification is recognized as the gold standard for renewable energy professionals.
K-12 Solar Education and Teacher Guides
Many of the utility providers in Texas provide energy conservation and renewable energy programs to schools in their territories. Please contact your local utility to discover what is available!
Texas Solar For Schools  Since 2001, Texas State Energy Conservation Office's Texas Solar for Schools Program has supplied many small-scale solar energy systems and complimentary educational tools to school districts across the state. The schools save energy, thus save money on their electric bills, and the students learn first hand about renewable energy and energy conservation.
Infinite Power of Texas Renewable Energy Educational Campaign Created specifically for Texas schools and incorporating TEKS requirements, these K-12 lesson plans were commissioned by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO).
The Solar Car Challenge  was established in 1993 to motivate students in science and engineering. The Challenge, a part of The Winston School in Dallas, teaches high school students around the world how to build roadworthy solar cars.
More resources are available at The Infinite Power of Texas  and on the ASES Resources for Educators  page.