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Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency

Degree & certificate programs and non-credit classes in green building at GCC



SummerFall 2016 Schedule of Classes Flyer GCC only

(some of these classes are offered every semester, some only periodically)

Following is a list of all the classes pertinent to the certificate or associates degree. These are offered periodically. For example, Sustainable Energy: Theory and Practice is generally offered in the spring.


CREDIT classes

You can find current and upcoming credit classes in our online course guide.

Download our handy registration checklist to help you walk through the steps outlined below.

Current GCC students may register through their advisors or the Advising Center (775-1339).

New students should follow the steps outlined below:

  • To apply for admission to GCC call 775-1800 or see: http://www.gcc.mass.edu/admission/
  • To register for classes without applying for full admission, contact the Testing Center to schedule placement tests: 775-1147; 775-1821.
  • With completed test scores or equivalent (e.g. transcripts), contact the Advising Center to register at 775-1339.

Students need not be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at GCC to take RE/EE classes, although registration opens first to enrolled students.

For students already employed in the trades, classes in the RE/EE program offer professional development and skill enhancement relevant to specific renewable energy/energy efficiency technologies. They provide all students with knowledge and skills needed for continued learning and education in the renewable energy/energy efficiency field, including the option to transfer into an associate’s degree or four-year programs.

Courses in this program may be taken for credit or credit-free. Only credit courses count toward the certificate in Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency or a two-year associate’s degree in liberal arts. Several course sequences, (credit or credit-free) also earn students eligibility to sit for industry-based exams, such as the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Photovoltaic Basic Knowledge exam.

NON-CREDIT classes

Note that the math in many of these classes is introductory college-level and above.  If you have any concerns about your math skills, we encourage you to contact the Testing Center for free assessment.

Credit-free courses may not be used toward fulfillment of certificate or degree requirements at the college.

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