Alternative Energy Systems Specialist, C.C.C.


Would you like a career that benefits the environment and the people who live in it?

This certificate program will prepare you to meet the industry-specific skills needed for technicians in the new and emerging alternative and renewable energy fields. You could become an electrical technician, industrial engineering technician, solar photovoltaic installer, solar power plant technician, solar thermal installer and technician, energy auditor, or smart grid technician.

Your work environment could range from outdoor installations to manufacturing settings, and include working closely with engineers in the federal government, research and development laboratories, and utilities industry.

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Contact the Advisor

Antonio Adessi
Associate Professor
850-769-1551 extension 5887

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– US Green Building Council


Who is eligible for the alternative energy systems specialist, C.C.C. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.


How do I apply to the alternative energy systems specialist, c.c.c. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the Apply now  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Courses Credit Hours
#ETP1501, Introduction to Energy, Environment, and Society 3
#ETP1500, Alternative Energy Inventory & Analysis 3
#ETP1500L, Alternative Energy Inventory & Analysis Lab 3
#EPT2322, Distributed Electrical Power Generation and Storage 3
Choose two of the following:
#ETP1410C, Solar Energy 3
+#ETP1520, Geothermal Energy 3
+#ETP1510, Biofuels and Biomass 3
#ETP1550, Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles 3
+#BCN2643, Economics of Sustainable Construction 3

•General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.


Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology