A growing demand for climate-friendly sources of energy - from the sun, from the wind - translates into jobs. Consider:
Clean energy jobs in Iowa have doubled since 2015.
Iowa’s 5,000+ wind turbines generate 40% of the state’s electricity – the highest share of any state - and produce more than 9,000 jobs.
Demand for renewable energy continues to grow.
There aren’t enough skilled workers to fill available jobs.
- Average starting salary in renewable energy: $46,000.
DMACC’s new Renewable Energy Technology program positions you to enter this rapidly expanding field. In just two years, you’ll graduate with an AAS degree and diverse skills for a career in renewable energy, communications, biomedical, automation, engineering, and more.
Acquire a foundation in electronics engineering technology principles
Learn how to use solar energy and design photovoltaic systems
Gain experience with commercial and industrial wiring using National Electric Code standards
Know how to support, troubleshoot, and repair solar-powered electrical systems
More than book-learning, you’ll get the opportunity for hands-on experience through:
Access to DMACC’s new
Energy Park, the first of its kind in central Iowa, which includes a 100 kilowatt wind turbine, three 25-ft. two-axis tracking solar arrays, and our newest addition – a 2.3 megawatt nacelle
Internships providing real-world experience
Best of all, DMACC’s Renewable Energy Technology program qualifies for the
Iowa Last Dollar Scholarship for in-demand fields. Learn more about the Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship here.