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Renewable Energy Certificate
Looking to join the renewable energy revolution and align your skills with job market demand?
According to Clean Edge research’s Clean Tech Job Trends 2009 report, the top five sectors for clean-tech job activities in the US, based on a combination of job placements, job postings, and public and private investments, are: solar, biofuels and biomaterials, conservation and efficiency, smart grid, and wind power.
With an environmentally and socially responsible approach, our interdisciplinary 16-Unit Renewable Energy Graduate Certificate Program is designed to give the students a broad knowledge of the evolving renewable energy sector and specific engineering skills to work with solar, wind, hydropower, biofuel, and nuclear power.
To fulfill the requirements of the Renewable Energy Certificate, students must take the following:
Applicants must have completed an accredited bachelor’s degree program in a relative discipline. Application for admission to the Certificate Programs must submit the following materials:
Please note: Santa Clara University does not issue F-1 visas to international applicants who wish to enter directly into the Certificate Program.
Students must receive a minimum grade of C in each course and an overall GPA of 3.0 or better to earn a certificate of completion.
Continuation for a Master's Degree
All Santa Clara University courses applied to the completion of a certificate program earn graduate credit that may also be applied towards a graduate degree. Students who wish to continue for such a degree must submit a separate online application and satisfy all normal admission requirements. The application fee is waived for the current students. The general GRE test requirement for graduate admission to the master's degree will also be waived for students who complete a certificate with a GPA of 3.5 or better.
Tuition and Fees
Students in the certificate program pays the same tuition and fees as our graduate students in the School. The 2010-2011 tuition rate is $735 per quarter unit, plus a $135 course and lab fee per quarter.
U.S. Government Student Loans
All Financial Aid inquiries should be directed to the Financial Aid Office. Please visit their website for more information.
Employer Tuition Assistance
A significant number of Silicon Valley employers offer employee tuition reimbursement. Please check with your Human Resources representative to learn if your employer offers a tuition reimbursement plan.
Classes are taught in the following timeslots: 7:10-9:00 A.M., 5:10-7:10 P.M., and 7:10-9:00 P.M., Monday through Friday with some Saturday and/or Sunday offerings; 2-unit courses meet one day per week, and 4-unit courses meet two days per week.