Farmingdale State College

Sustainable Energy Certificate

Program Description

The Sustainable Energy Certificate has been designed to respond to the rapidly expanding need for skilled professionals in sustainable energy-related occupations. The certificate provides fundamental information about emerging sustainable energy systems, including solar photovoltaics (solar PV), wind energy technologies, energy storage systems, and geothermal systems. The certificate offers learners a credential in preparation for entry-level support positions in sustainable energy or to supplement experience gained in traditional energy sectors. Graduates will possess expertise in determining the benefits of integrating the sustainable energy fields associated with the certificate program into the existing energy production infrastructure. The graduates will also gain competency in evaluating the impact of energy policies in the specific sustainable energy field as well as serving in public-facing roles to improve awareness and acceptance of emerging sustainable energy sources. Graduates will be able to describe the environmental impacts associated with sustainable energy sources.

Focus Areas

  • Sustainable energy systems
  • Solar PV
  • Wind energy technologies
  • Energy storage systems
  • Geothermal systems

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Sustainable Energy careers

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Certificate Program

Expected Outcomes