Earn a Solar Energy Certificate at Colorado Mountain College
Renewable Energy courses give you the latest skills from national experts
Get the skills to tap into one of the nation’s fastest growing job markets. With our cutting-edge, hands-on solar energy training programs, you’ll increase your employability and earning power.
Colorado has one of the nation’s largest job markets for the renewable energy field. According to a recent USA Today story, technicians in green energy will be in demand for some time. Our courses will prepare you for North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification that will set you apart in the job market.
Program at a Glance
Degree: Basic Solar Photovoltaic (Cert), Photovoltaic Installer (Cert), Solar Thermal Installer (Cert)
See tuition information below
Download the CMC Solar Energy Brochure (pdf)
What will I learn?
- Basic Solar Photovoltaic
- Photovoltaic Installer
- Solar Thermal Installer
With our hands on solar energy training program, you’ll get what you need to take the next step:
- You’ll be ready to sit for NABCEP solar certification exams
- When you enter the renewable energy field, you’ll hit the ground running after our hands-on training
- You’ll be comfortable with every aspect of solar technologies – from analysis and design to installation.
- Accelerated courses help you earn your certificate faster.
What classes will I take?
Basic Solar Photo Voltaic Certificate (online catalog)
Photovoltaic Installer, Cert (online catalog)
Solar thermal Installer Cert (online catalog)
How much is tuition?
Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! Colorado Mountain College tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. See more tuition information and net price calculators.
Tuition Rates for this program
per Credit Hour
|See Residency Requirements, District Map
*Based on an estimated 15 credits per semester.
**Colorado residents who own a second home in the six-county CMC District may qualify. See In-district.
***Non-residents who own a second home in the six-county CMC District may qualify for a limited, special rate. See Second Home Owner Rate.
Special Tuition Rates at CMC
You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.
per Credit Hour
|Vets & Military Families||$103||$1,545|
|CMC Service Area||$103||$1,545|
|Western States (WUE)||$150.75||$1,586.25|
|*Based on an estimated 15 credits per semester
See Residency Requirements
See Second Home Owner Tuition Rate
See District Employer Sponsored Rate
Where can I go from here
With CMC’s solar energy certificate programs, you will be prepared to enter the solar energy field in a variety of careers:
- Solar technician
- Renewable energy sales
- Skill upgrades for electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians and construction employees
- Springboard to mechanical engineering and commercial construction
The renewable energy industry is growing, and it’s time for you to get on board – and make a difference – with training from Colorado Mountain College.