CERET

Career Education in Renewable Energy Technologies

BioEnergy
Certificate
Photovoltaic
Certificate
Wind
Certificate
Train the Trainer
Academies
Biofuels
Academy
Photovoltaics
Academy
Course Number Course Title Credits Hours / Week
Lecture—Lab
Pre-Requisite
10-482-155 Electricity for Renewable Energy 3 3-0
A minimum of 6 credits from these courses:
20-806-291 Introduction to Renewable Energy —Online 3 3-0
10-481-110 Energy Management and Eco 3 3-0
10-484-160 Introduction to Biomass Energy—Online 3 3-0
Plus additional credits from these courses to reach a total of 15 credits:
10-484-120 Introduction to Biofuels—Online 2 2-0
10-484-161 Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Technology 1 1-0
10-484-164 Biomass Systems, Nutrient Management, and Recycling 1 1-0
10-484-130 Introduction to Biodiesel Fuel 1 1-0
10-484-121 Introduction to Ethanol Fuel 1 1-0
20-806-290 Renewable Energy for International Development 3 3-0
Total 15 credits
Contact: Ken Walz — 608-246-6521
Course Number Course Title Credits Hours / Week
Lecture—Lab
Pre-Requisite
10-482-155 Electricity for Renewable Energy 3 3-0
 
Plus at least 8 credits from these core courses:
20-806-291 Introduction to Renewable Energy —Online 3 3-0
10-481-110 Energy Management and Economics 3 3-0
10-482-138 Introduction to Photovoltaic Technology 2 2-0
Plus an additional 4 to 7 credits from these courses:
10-482-XXX Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System Design and Installation 2 2-0
10-482-XXX Advanced Photovoltaic System Design and Installation 2 2-0
10-482-XXX Photovoltaic Systems and the National Electric Code 2 2-0
10-482-XXX Commercial and Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Systems 2 2-0
10-482-XXX Off-Grid and Battery-Based Photovoltaic System Design and Installation 2 2-0
10-482-137 Photovoltaic Site Assessment 1 1-0
20-623-290 Renewable Energy for International Development 3 3-0
Total 15 credits
Contact: Joel Shoemaker— 608-246-5275


Wind courses and programs are currently under consideration and development.
For more information, contact:
Cris Folk
608-258-2421

The CERET Train the Trainer Academies—

The academies are designed to provide high school teachers and two-year college instructors with hands-on experience and instructional training necessary to incorporate renewable energy technology into their own classrooms. The academies are taught by veteran industry experts, and are based on existing programs certified by national training/accrediting bodies such as the National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium and the Institute for Sustainable Power Quality. Two academies will be offered each summer in a staggered pattern to meet the scheduling needs of teachers. Funding through the National Science Foundation allows CERET to provide teachers with stipends to offset the costs of tuition, travel, room and board for the class.

Coordinator/Instructor
Ken Walz

Biofuels—

This academy will cover the fundamentals of biofuels with an emphasis on fuel production, quality control, engine performance, and vehicle emissions. Participating teachers will produce biodiesel by the transesterfication process and perform ASTM measurements to determine chemical and physical properties of fuel. They will also perform a distillation to process ethanol fuel from a fermented feedstock. Test engines will be operated on biofuels to evaluate both performance and emission properties.

Please send materials for this application to: Dr. Kenneth Walz:

  • Email attachments (preferred method) to: Dr. Ken Walz
  • Phone: 608-246 6521
  • Fax: 608-246-6880
    (please include a cover page labeled: Renewable Energy Program, ATTN: Kenneth Walz)
  • Postal Mail: Ken Walz, Madison Area Technical College,
    1701 Wright Street
    Madison, WI, 53704

Biofuel: Source and Product

Solar Electric—

This academy offers five days of hands-on installation practice with photovoltaic (solar electric) systems at SEI’s world-class PV Lab training facility in Paonia, Colorado. Participants will install, teardown, dissect, and reinstall multiple types of grid-direct PV systems. The academy will focus on safe installation and commissioning procedures, and techniques for teaching PV in the classroom.

Please send materials for this application to: Dr. Kenneth Walz:

  • Email attachments (preferred method)to: Dr. Ken Walz
  • Phone: 608-246 6521
  • Fax: 608-246-6880
    (please include a cover page labeled: Renewable Energy Program, ATTN: Kenneth Walz)
  • Postal Mail: Ken Walz, Madison Area Technical College,
    1701 Wright Street
    Madison, WI, 53704

Photovoltaics: Rooftop Install