Environmental Studies
Continuing & Professional Education

Course Series
in Renewable Energy Essentials

Part-time, online study tailored for:

  • project managers
  • industry executives
  • environmental professionals

The renew­able ener­gy sec­tor employed 11 mil­lion peo­ple in 2018, with an esti­mat­ed growth of near­ly one mil­lion new jobs added every year.

IRE­NA Annu­al Review, 2019.

Enhance your resume and mar­ketabil­i­ty in the clean tech­nol­o­gy job mar­ket with this pro­gram, as you learn about renew­able ener­gy, smart cities, and the clean tech­nolo­gies that are shap­ing the future.

Explore the the­o­ry and prac­tice behind ener­gy pro­duc­tion, dis­tri­b­u­tion, and con­sump­tion. Learn about the rela­tion­ship between ener­gy and the envi­ron­ment, as well as the steps required for renew­ables to achieve grid par­i­ty. Dis­cuss alter­na­tive forms of elec­tric­i­ty gen­er­a­tion (coal-fired pow­er, com­bined cycle gas tur­bines, nuclear, hydro, geot­her­mal, solar, and wind pow­er) and get updat­ed on all major inno­va­tions and chal­lenges in the industry.

This pro­gram is for you if you want to devel­op, man­age, or improve your under­stand­ing of the rapid­ly evolv­ing clean ener­gy sec­tor. It will be of spe­cial inter­est, among oth­ers, to envi­ron­men­tal pro­fes­sion­als, project man­agers, and indus­try exec­u­tives, as well as devel­op­ers and investors inter­est­ed in expand­ing their career or busi­ness with renew­able energy.

                                                                   

Fully online.

No prerequisites; working experience in a related area is recommended but not required.

Complete three courses and earn a Faculty of Extension Record of Achievement.

Keep learning: also check out our Solar Energy and Wind Energy series. Once you complete the classes in Renewable Energy Essentials, you’ll be just one course away from earning another credential!

Complete all 3 Renewable Energy Technology Series (Essentials, Solar Energy, and Wind Energy), and be eligible to write the Sustainable Energy Technologies Professional Exam (administered by the Foundational Technologies Institute) for a discounted student rate of $200 CAD (regular $800 CAD).

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
A note about COVID-19 measures

If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Fall & Winter courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

  • Can be completed in 6 weeks
  • Pay as you go
Earn a Series Record of Achievement
in Renewable Energy Essentials

Start today – no need to apply for admission

Addi­tion­al Records of Com­ple­tion (with one or two cours­es)
Com­plete one oth­er course (Wind Ener­gy or Solar Ener­gy) to also earn your sec­ond Record of Achieve­ment.
You’ll then have an option to com­plete anoth­er sin­gle course (Wind Ener­gy or Solar Ener­gy) to earn a third Record of Achievement.


Com­plete all 3 Renew­able Ener­gy Tech­nol­o­gy Series (Essen­tials, Solar Ener­gy, and Wind Ener­gy), and be eli­gi­ble to write the Sus­tain­able Ener­gy Tech­nolo­gies Pro­fes­sion­al Exam (admin­is­tered by the Foun­da­tion­al Tech­nolo­gies Insti­tute) for a dis­count­ed stu­dent rate of $200 CAD (reg­u­lar $800 CAD).

  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Mate­ri­als are includ­ed in course fee.
Bursaries and funding opportunities

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