Renewable Energy Technology A.A.S.

Students climbing an electrical thing

Your future’s so bright, you’re seeing green.

As a student in the SUNY Morrisville Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in renewable energy technology, your two years of hands-on learning can mean a fulfilling career in the latest energy technologies.

The program stresses learning by doing, and you will follow up lectures with lab work that applies concepts to actual practice.

You’ll take courses that teach you to size, design, install and troubleshoot residential and commercial renewable energy systems. The list of required courses can be found in the college catalog and the typical schedule of classes is provided as a PDF below.

The SUNY Morrisville campus will serve as your first real-world work setting, as you become familiar with the college’s farm-scale anaerobic digester, biomass gasification cogeneration systems (for electricity and heat), wind turbines, solar PV, solar thermal, micro hydroelectric and biodiesel operations.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to enter the field in installation, operations and maintenance of renewable energy systems.

Should you choose to continue your studies, you can transfer seamlessly into our Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree program in renewable energy.

Enhance your college experience through the Outdoor Recreation Club (ORC), which provides a variety of fun and adventurous outdoor recreational activities.

Labor Market Data

SUNY Morrisville provides Burning Glass labor market data to illustrate current trends in careers related to our academic programs. The below information is drawn from Burning Glass's data for job postings related to this program in the Northeast United States (New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019.

Market Salary

Market Salary shows the salary that graduates who remain in the region can expect to find with their degree. Expect to earn a salary close to the median (50th percentile) with your degree from SUNY Morrisville. Your actual salary could be lower (10th percentile) or higher (90th percentile), depending on factors such as location and certification requirements.

Top 10 Regional Employers for this Program

The list below displays the regional employers who have had the most job postings requiring skills you’d gain from this program.

  1. National Grid
  2. Fieldcore Service Solutions Llc
  3. EverSource
  4. NRG Energy
  5. Communication Infrastructure
  6. Duke Energy Corporation
  7. Green Development Llc
  8. Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated
  9. Allete Incorporated
  10. Alternative Carbon Energy Systems

Top Job Titles for this Program

These are the job titles you are most likely to see listings for, when graduating from this program.

  1. Solar Technician
  2. Wind Technician 
  3. Telecommunications Technician/Analyst
  4. Geothermal Technician/Installer
  5. Technician/Installer Technician

Program Faculty/Staff

Ben Ballard
Associate Professor, Director, RETC
Phil Hofmeyer
Associate Professor, Chair, Environmental and Renewable Resources Division, Interim Assistant Dean, School of Agriculture, Business, and Technology
Ryan Quinn Headshot
Assistant Professor