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Renewable Energy Assessment

Undergraduate Certificates | Renewable Energy Assessment

Renewable Energy Assessment

Entrance Exam: Not Required

The 12-credit-hour University Undergraduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Assessment and Development provides students the opportunity to assess and implement renewable energy technologies. Open to both NC State degree-seeking students and non-degree students.

The certificate is intended to provide students with the ability to assess facilities and land for renewable energy production. Designed to provide both NC State degree-seeking students and non-degree students opportunities to learn essential renewable energy assessment techniques and principles that are useful in emerging careers in renewable energy, the certificate is useful as a supplement to a degree or as evidence of expertise in this emerging field.


The certificate is open to all NC State undergraduate degree-seeking students and to those who are enrolled as Non-Degree Studies (NDS) students.

Plan of Study

The certificate program requires 12 undergraduate credit hours (four courses). Students pursuing only the university certificate program are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students for the purpose of university registration. NDS students may register for a maximum of six credit hours per semester. Thus, the certificate may take from two to four semesters to complete. A minimum grade of “C” is required for each course.

Career Prospects

Sustainable energy has gained recognition both in government and industry. Be a part of the forward-thinking community influencing energy choices. The University Undergraduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Assessment and Development proves your knowledge and expertise in this important area.

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