Energy & Sustainable Technology

Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all.

– Paul Hawken
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The Energy and Sustainable Technology program prepares students for employment in the emerging industry of sustainable energy technologies. Training in both theoretical and practical skills enables students to develop career paths in the fields of Geothermal, Wind, Solar, and Sustainable Energy. Directed, experiential practice in all areas of energy technology maintenance and repair is provided given under simulated on-the-job conditions.

What You’ll Study
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy
  • Tools and Safety
  • Digital Controls and Inverters
  • Solar Photovoltaics-install
  • Solar Concentrators-Hot Water
  • Wind Turbine Drive Trains
  • Wind Turbine Power Generation
  • Geo-thermal Concepts

Visit our catalog for more information about the degrees and certificates, courses, and program learning outcomes for students majoring in Energy & Sustainable Technology.

Careers & Salary


  • Construction and Related Worker
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installer


  • Low: $24k
  • Average: $45k
  • High: $90k

Program Mapper

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Visit our Program Mapper for more information.

  • Richard Hock
  • Doug Sallade
  • Carlos Urquidi

Energy & Sustainable Technology Department

Location: Technical Education I Building, Second Floor
T: (714) 484-7231
Department Chair: Richard Hock,