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“While I have seen many such [renewable energy] programs in the US and Canada, I have seen none which compare to Morrisville’s. In terms of diversity of programs, quality of faculty and staff, depth of instruction and ‘passion,’ [MSC’s Renewable Energy program] is far ahead of the competition.”

Ross Taylor, IREC certified Training Manager, Southwest Windpower (now of Evoco Energy)

School of Agriculture, Sustainability, Business and Entrepreneurship

Dean: Christopher L. Nyberg
Phone: (315) 684-6083


Morrisville State College’s Renewable Energy Technology A.A.S. degree is a hands-on program to develop skilled technicians who are prepared to enter the job market as entry-level installers or maintenance technicians for renewable energy technologies, including grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV, electricity), solar thermal (hot water, heating), small wind (electricity), micro hydroelectric, and bioenergy systems (biodiesel, bioenergy crops, methane, gasification and combustion). Renewable energy training at Morrisville provides experience working on real systems that are installed on campus, including a farm-scale anaerobic digester, biomass gasification cogeneration systems (for electricity and heat), wind turbines, solar PV, solar thermal, micro hydroelectric, biodiesel and two dedicated renewable energy laboratory classrooms.

Class work in this curriculum focuses on the fundamental mathematics and science skills required to size, design, install and troubleshoot home-based renewable energy systems. Energy efficiency and energy conservation are continually examined throughout the curriculum. 

Because Morrisville State College faculty members work closely with local and national renewable energy companies, our students get cutting-edge technical training that is demanded in this high-growth job sector.

Renewable Energy Technology is a ThinkPad University curriculum in which the use of laptop computers is integrated into courses.

Admissions Requirements

The requirements for admission to this program are an S.A.T. score of at least 500 in math and 500 in critical reading. Additionally, incoming students will be required to have successfully completed two defined units of science and two defined units of math (three defined units of each is preferred).

The A.A.S. degree in Renewable Energy Technology will be a demanding curriculum for incoming students, as there are strong mathchemistryphysics, and electrical engineering components to the program. SAT scores, combined with math and science units, and their high school average will help to ensure that incoming students will be able to handle a rigorous curriculum.