Community Colleges in Northern California

Many community colleges provide affordable opportunities to learn employable skills in the solar industry. A partial list of colleges, curricula and contacts follows.

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City College of San Francisco

Solar Electric & Heating Training

Contact: Max Parsley


 

College of San Mateo

Renewable Energy

Contact: Irma Betancourt


 

DeAnza College

Energy Systems Training (Science Learning Institute)

Contact: Bill Roeder


 

Diablo Valley College

Energy Systems Program

Contact John W. Henry


 

Foothill College

Environmental Studies Department

Energy Management and Building Science Program Overview

Contact: Peter Murray


 

 

 

San Jose City College

Solar & Renewable Energy


 

Skyline College

Solar Energy Technology

Contact via website: Environmental Science Faculty


 

Professional Courses

 

Pacific Energy Center

Free Training Provided by PG&E

Contact: Pete Shoemaker


 

 

Workforce Training

These programs are usually grant-funded and can provide very low cost training for people who qualify. 

 

 

 

Master's Programs in Renewable Energy

 

Humboldt State University

Energy Technology and Policy (ETaP)


 

 

 

Online Courses and Certifications

Solar Living Institute

Online Solar Training