Saint Francis University (SFU) in Pennsylvania has begun offering an online renewable energy business certificate to help professionals who wish to enter or advance careers in the renewable energy arena.
Program development was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and the curriculum was developed with the assistance of renewable energy manufacturers, project developers, lenders, utilities and regulators to ensure that it meets employer needs, according to SFU.
A group of students are currently going through beta classes. Feedback from the students and their employers has been incorporated into the class design.
SFU's program consists of four 10-week courses: two on wind power, one on project management and one on renewable energy applications. The courses cover technology, resource measurement, finance, interconnection, community relations and policy.
The classes are open to the public beginning July 19, but class size is limited to allow direct engagement with the instructor and fellow students. Applications are available at francis.edu.