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GCC 2013-14 Academic Catalog

Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency (lre) Liberal Arts Option


Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts

60-62 credits

Satisfies MassTransfer Block

Required courses

The option

Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level employment opportunities in the renewable energy/energy efficiency field; provides students already employed in the trades with knowledge and skills relevant to specific renewable energy/energy efficiency technologies, as well as broader understanding of the scientific, economic and political context of the industry; provides students with a general education background combined with a comprehensive introduction to renewable energy/energy efficiency and technical and general electives with course work geared toward transfer requirements for a four-year Baccalaureate program.

Your next step

Take appropriate industry exams based on your course work. Find employment in the renewable energy/energy efficiency field, e.g. green building, energy auditing and/or solar. Continue academic studies in a four-year Baccalaureate program.


More info

The Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency option is one focused way to complete the Liberal Arts degree at GCC. By taking courses listed in this specific option, students complete courses that will help develop 100 and 200 course level knowledge and skills in a particular field. Students are advised to work closely with their GCC advisor to select the specific courses that will help meet their specific career or transfer goals. (Note: Students who complete this option will graduate with a diploma that reads "Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts.")

Please note that transfer to many four year colleges and universities will require the completion of four semesters of World Languages. Four sequential semesters of World Language classes from GCC will fulfill any UMass-Amherst language requirement.

Learn more

Option advisor

Teresa Jones, Office: S414, (413) 775-1462,

Related links

For a list of courses that can be taken online, refer to

Associate in Arts (AA) degrees

Associate in Science (AS) degrees


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