A solar farm near the Colorado Mountain College campus in Rifle, Colorado.

Earn a Solar Energy Certificate at Colorado Mountain College

Renewable Energy courses give you the latest skills from national experts


This program is offered at Rifle, Online Learning

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.

What will I learn?

Colorado Mountain College offers three solar energy certificate programs:

  • 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.

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.

Download the CMC Solar Energy Brochure (pdf)