Mostly Central North Carolina
2 Full-Time Instructors
6 Part-Time Adjunct Instructors
Gender: Male 75%, Female 25%
Ethnicity: Caucasian 65%, African American 15%, Hispanic 10%, Other 5%
Associate Degree: Sustainability Technologies
Certificates: Renewable Energy, Green Building
Introduction to Renewable Energy
3 Credit Hours
The Renewable Energy Program is based on the Chatham County Campus of Central Carolina Community College. The campus features a variety of features that contribute to instruction including:
The most recent data we have is from the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Associate which releases an annual Clean Energy Industry Census. Results from the 2016 report show that North Carolina employs approx. 34,300 people in the clean energy sector (an increase of 31% from 2015). Geographic data shows that the Triangle region of North Carolina houses a large number of the 1660 clean energy businesses in the state.
Instructors – We have a great group of instructors, most of whom have full time jobs in industry, and are able to bring their experiences to the classroom to share with our students.
Administrative Support – The administration at CCCC has always been very supportive of our sustainability related programs.
Reputation – CCCC has been involved with sustainability related education and training for over twenty years. In that time, we have gained significant local, regional, and national recognition for the work we do and the students who have come through our programs.
Location – The town of Pittsboro, while itself quite small, is located near several large populations (Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Sanford).
Our program has an advisory board comprised of approximately 10 renewable energy business owners.
Yes, our program requires students take an internship to complete the Associate Degree program. An internship is not required for the Certificate programs.